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  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    PSW Staff 02/12/14 03:58 PM,
    Monitors for touring and at festivals present a unique set of conditions and challenges, with digital console technology helping engineers rise to the occasion. It’s also interesting to see the ways that networking is serving to more closely ally house and monitors. Here’s a look at some recent applications. Fitz and the Tantrums On Tour Monitor engineer Aaron Glas has been mixing on a Soundcraft Vi1 during a recent U.S. concert tour by indie pop band Fitz and the Tantrums… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertConsolesEngineerMixerNetworkingStageTechnician

  • midas
    PSW Staff 02/12/14 02:07 PM,
    Midas has launched a new price plan for PRO Series digital consoles, with a price reduction of up to 30 percent available. A company statement attributes the new price structure as a direct result of Music Group’s $100 million investment in its 3-million-square-foot manufacturing and research & development facilities called Music Group City. The statement adds that the highly automated manufacturing facility will begin producing the consoles within a few months. “Our manufacturing processes provide the ultimate in efficiency, while… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsAVBusinessConsolesDigitalMixer

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    PSW Staff 02/11/14 05:10 PM,
    While it’s still common to see tours carrying racks of outboard processing and effects gear (of analog and digital varieties) for mix enhancement and to optimize certain system facets, the ability of modern digital consoles to provide these same capabilities is changing the game. Overall, the quantity of outboard gear needed to accomplish the same (and more) functionality has lessened, in some cases dramatically. Even smaller-scale mixers of recent vintage provide considerable capacity, ranging from multi-band EQ to sophisticated “signature”… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductConsolesDigitalMixerProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • ssl
    PSW Staff 02/11/14 04:57 PM,
    Solid State Logic is continuing to add to its U.S. reseller network for SSL Live consoles with the appointment of Hi-Tech Audio. Headquartered in Hayward, CA, Hi-Tech Audio is a long-time provider of professional audio rental, sales and services for everything from houses of worship across the U.S. to concert tours and music festivals around the world. “SSL is a name synonymous with the highest quality of audio recording control,” says Louis Adamo, president of Hi-Tech Audio. “Now that the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessConsolesManufacturerMixer

  • image
    PSW Staff 02/11/14 02:12 PM,
    The Music Production and Engineering Department (MPED) at Boston’s prestigious Berklee College of Music will add a fourth 32-channel analog API Legacy Plus console to its Studio A in early summer of 2014. At that time, a John Storyk-led renovation will overhaul the space to create a fourth facility with nearly identical equipment to three existing facilities for the instruction of foundational tracking and mixing courses. Because the MPED recognizes the importance of giving students abundant hands-on experience with definitive… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEducationStudio

  • Monday, February 10, 2014
    mix techniques
    Chris Huff 02/10/14 05:53 PM,
    I was ready to chuck the mixer out the window. Why did the acoustic guitar sound so bad? I checked and re-checked my EQ settings, but it wasn’t until talking with the guitarist that I discovered the problem. That’s when I wanted to chuck the guitar out the window, rather than the mixer. Common acoustic guitar mixing problems fall into three categories: volume, EQ, and OOMC, short for “Out Of My Control” and the source of my difficulties. So before… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerSignalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/10/14 12:35 PM,
    Avid today congratulated its many award-winning and nominated customers at the 56th Annual GRAMMY Awards for their outstanding achievements in the recording arts. At the ceremony on January 26 in Los Angeles, the preeminent peer-recognized awards for music excellence were bestowed on numerous artists, producers and engineers who use Avid audio solutions. Avid audio professionals created GRAMMY Award winners including Album of the Year Random Access Memories by Daft Punk, Record of the Year Get Lucky by Daft Punk featuring… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, February 05, 2014
    thunder audio
    PSW Staff 02/05/14 06:09 PM,
    Thunder Audio (Livonia, MI, and Nashville) is supporting the legendary Dolly Parton on her current “Blue Smoke” world tour that kicked off in Palm Springs CA, and has her performing in New Zealand, Australia, Europe and the U.S. The tour went into rehearsals in mid-November at the Nove Entertainment rehearsal space in Nashville that’s jointly owned by Thunder Audio and CTK management. “We built two identical control and monitor systems due to the geographies and timeline of this tour, which… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesLine ArrayMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemWireless

  • tech tip
    PSW Staff 02/05/14 05:16 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I have an old analog mixer with really dirty faders. I’ve tried deoxidizing cleaner on some of them, but now they feel much worse, yet seem to work okay. What’s wrong? A: No doubt about it, your mixer is in need of a good cleaning! Here’s a rundown of the steps I normally take. 1. Vacuum and/or blow out faders with compressed air. Vacuuming gets the “dust bunnies” and larger chunks. Try to run the… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogAnalogConsolesEducationMixerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • yamaha
    PSW Staff 02/05/14 04:03 PM,
    Wirebox Media (Smyrna, GA) has added a Yamaha Commercial Audio CL5 digital console to augment its existing Yamaha console line, along with the NEXO systems already in inventory.  “We selected the CL5 primarily because our operators are already familiar with the Yamaha interface, design, and software but we also take into account the renowned reliability and stability of the Yamaha digital platforms,” explains Tim Harrigan, ownger of Wirebox Media. In addition to the CL5, Wirebox added Rio3224-D and 1608-D input/output… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVConsolesDigitalInterconnectMixerSound Reinforcement

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