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  • Thursday, September 18, 2014
    l-acoustics
    PSW Staff 09/18/14 03:29 PM,
    Two of this season’s most successful regional festivals took place in August in Oregon where the five-year-old BI-MART Willamette Country Music Festival in Brownsville drew upwards of 25,000 fans who came to hear acts like Blake Shelton, Gary Allen and Eric Church. Meanwhile, BI-MART, a regional discount retailer, also launched a new sister event in Sixes this year, the Cape Blanco Country Music Festival, which attracted at least 15,000 to hear Brad Paisley, Eric Church and Justin Moore, among others.… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 09/18/14 01:44 PM,
    Larry Fishman, the founder and president of Fishman, was recently invited to address designers, engineers and product managers at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, CA. Fishman delivered a presentation entitled “Inspiring Tools for Musicians: A Confluence of Engineering and Art” to a standing-room only audience. Many in attendance raised their hands when he asked, “How many of you are engineers?” The follow-up question, “How many of you are musicians?” produced an equal response. “At that point I knew I was among… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsBusinessEducationStageStudioTechnician

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    PSW Staff 09/18/14 01:42 PM,
    Five years ago Alan ‘Alby’ Miller, owner of Arsenal Sound, made the leap to digital consoles when he invested in Allen & Heath’s T80, T112, and R72 consoles and an assortment of IDR mix racks. “The other digital consoles were too hard to operate for an analog guy - the Allen & Heath consoles were easy to comprehend”, says Miller. This ease of use led Miller and his Arsenal Sound team to add more Allen & Heath T112’s and the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 09/18/14 01:23 PM,
    Harman Professional has announced that its Benelux distributor, AudioXL, has been named the exclusive distributor of the JBL Intellivox and AXYS loudspeaker products for the Benelux region. In October 2013, HARMAN acquired Duran Audio and its flagship Intellivox and AXYX lines, before incorporating them into the JBL product lineup. “We are very excited about having the Intellivox and AXYS products as part of the JBL portfolio,” explained William van Druten, General Manager at AudioXL. “Intellivox was the first digitally steerable… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsBusinessInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 09/18/14 01:09 PM,
    Mid-Atlantic Community Church is typical of many young 21st-century churches: steady growth has prompted moves to larger temporary quarters even as it embarks on the first phase of what will become its own permanent campus of buildings in Crofton, Maryland. The church’s headquarters office is located in an office park warehouse. The congregation meets at Crofton Middle School every Sunday morning, after outgrowing its original space at Crofton Elementary School where its first services took place shortly after it was… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsAVEngineerInstallationPowerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 09/18/14 01:04 PM,
    With sound quality a top priority, mix and mastering engineer Gonzalo González E. wanted to expand his studio offerings, while maintaining the high quality of recording for which his clients are accustomed. With the needs of his growing studio in mind, González was advised by 57 Pro Audio, API’s Chilean distributor, to add a standard 1608 console. The 1608 is a perfect match for the size of CHT Estudios, as well as both the independent and bigger international label clients… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesStudio

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    PSW Staff 09/18/14 12:54 PM,
    San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Jeff Campbell has been playing hundreds of shows a year in dozens of cities and continues to build a loyal following through his energetic performances. Recently selected as the winner of Guitar Center’s National Singer Songwriter 2 Competition out of over 13,000 entrants, Campbell was given the chance to record a five-song EP with GRAMMY-winning producer John Shanks and perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “I’ve been lucky, and I’m doing well,” states Campbell. “In between my larger… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 09/18/14 12:39 PM,
    The new DR-22WL from Tascam is the first portable recorder to include WiFi for transport control, file transfer, and audio streaming to your smartphone or PC. Other innovations like the new Scene Dial make it easier than ever to capture great-sounding recordings and share them online. The DR-22WL includes a set of stereo condenser microphones, arranged in true XY pattern for ideal stereo imaging. The eight-position Scene Dial selects recording settings for typical situations, or can be set to full… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductEngineerStudio

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014
    synaudcon
    PSW Staff 09/17/14 02:17 PM,
    Registration is open for the upcoming SynAudCon three-day Sound Reinforcement for Technicians (SRT) seminar in Dallas on October 6-8. SRT instructor Pat Brown provides a multimedia presentation along with interactive “hands on” exercises. The course covers the theory behind how systems work, and demonstrates how to use instrumentation to look “under the hood” to troubleshoot systems. On day three, system tuning is presented in a technical yet practical way. “The hands-on training kits allow attendees to leave with a better… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsVideoTrainingAVBusinessEducationEngineerMeasurementProcessorSound ReinforcementTechnician

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    PSW Staff 09/17/14 12:28 PM,
    Lakeville High School and Southland City Church, both located in the Minneapolis area, recently teamed up to find a sound reinforcement solution for the Lakeville High School auditorium, which is used by the church for Sunday services and by the school for classes, assemblies and theater productions. Maple Grove, Minnesota-based Excel AV Group, the systems integrator called in to work with both organizations, designed and installed a dBTechnologies line array system to meet their needs. “I took one look at… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage