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  • Wednesday, February 29, 2012
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    02/29/12 12:11 PM,
    Chartmakers has installed an Solid State Logic (SSL) AWS 948 Hybrid Console/Controller in its Green Room studio. Chartmakers purchased the AWS to expand its business into mixing, a new direction for the facility. The engineers chose the AWS to preserve the analog workflow they already have, while gaining advanced DAW control to work with their clients’ project files. “We have found that by running an existing mix through the AWS from Pro Tools we can really enhance the overall sound… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalStudio

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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    PSW Staff 02/28/12 03:43 PM,
    Warner Audio Visual Co. recently purchased a Soundcraft Si Compact 24 digital console in order to provide corporate organizations the proper audio support for their annual meetings and events. Warner Audio Visual, with locations in Chicago, Phoenix and Orlando, is a a full audiovisual supply house, stemming from creative design and logistics to setup and take down, all while maintaining affordable budgets for its clients. The company has had the opportunity over the past 40 years to work with countless… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollBusinessConsolesSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, February 27, 2012
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    PSW Staff 02/27/12 10:19 AM,
    Foo Fighters took home five statues at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards for an album produced entirely using a 32-channel API 1608 console. For its Wasting Light album, the band went back to basics, switching off the computers and tracking and mixing to tape via the all-analog API console, with the help of engineer James Brown and producer Butch Vig. In his acceptance speech after the band received the Best Rock Performance award, frontman Grohl said, “Rather than go to… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogConsolesEngineerStudio

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    PSW Staff 02/27/12 09:55 AM,
    Production Consultants is deploying Fairlight consoles to meet its production needs. Founded by veteran producer/engineer and St. Louis Audio Engineering Society Chairman Bill Schulenburg in 1986, the company relies on Fairlight’s Xynergi and XE6 Side Car Consoles to keep clients on the leading edge of video and audio success. Production Consultants often collaborates on projects with World Wide Wadio, a group of Hollywood writers, directors and producers who produce radio commercials, campaigns and audio tracks for internet, TV, film and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesManufacturerStudioAudio

  • Friday, February 24, 2012
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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 02:21 PM,
    Perhaps best known as the perennial front of house mixer for Tool, Alan “Big Nobby” Hopkinson spent most of 2011 on the road with System Of A Down. It was his first tour with the band, and his first behind a Midas digital mixing system – the PRO9. “I’ve been a longstanding Midas user, but it’s always been an XL4 analog for me until now,” says Hopkinson. “I have used Midas digital previously though, as we have a PRO6 installed… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalMixerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 10:05 AM,
    Danish singer-songwriter Mads Langer, well known for his guitar-based ballads, utilized DiGiCo SD11 consoles and Neumann digital microphones during his end-of-year European tour. Sound company for the tour was Victory Tour Production, a long-term DiGiCo rental house. Victory Tour Productions provided a pair of SD11s and shared SD racks for the tour purchased via DiGiCo’s Danish distributor Soundware. DiGiCo supplied the AES42 interfaces. “We wanted to use Neumann digital microphones and DiGiCo is one of only two manufacturers who currently… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, February 23, 2012
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    PSW Staff 02/23/12 10:29 AM,
    Solid State Logic is pleased to announce that Rik Simpson has installed a Matrix in Coldplay’s Beehive studio in North London. Coldplay set up the Beehive in 2010, and Chris Martin asked Simpson to be involved in the design and build of the new studio. Simpson tried out the Matrix in the process of co-producing and engineering Coldplay’s fifth studio album, Mylo Xyloto at the Beehive last year and like it so much he decided to keep it. Mylo Xyloto… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/23/12 10:18 AM,
    iLive was selected to manage a three week run of performances held at The 02 in London, featuring over 100 bands, including The Feeling, Irwin Sparkes (Hoosiers frontman), and up-and-coming UK artists Nicki Garnett, Belakiss, Laura Steel, and Treetop Flyers. Run by Silent Gig Ltd and supported by PA company The Audio Group, the December Sessions were a series of free performances to celebrate emerging UK talent hosted festival-style on an outdoor stage in the London Piazza at the O2.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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    PSW Staff 02/21/12 02:22 PM,
    Built in the Golden Age of elaborate movie palaces, Honolulu’s Hawaii Theatre is an exquisite example of the gilded glamour that characterized its era. The Hawaii opened its doors in 1922, decades before Hawaiian statehood, making a strong statement that Honolulu was no backwater. Technically and aesthetically, the neoclassical theater was state-of-the-art, reinforcing the notion of the movie house as a sort of temple to the gods of cinema. Among the innovations that delighted patrons were the double-cantilevered balcony and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierConcertConsolesLine ArrayMixerSound ReinforcementStage

  • church sound
    Gary Zandstra 02/21/12 02:01 PM,
    Do you replace production/system equipment based on it being worn out or for new features and functionality? When we get a new system or new piece of gear, often the last thing on our minds is repairs or the life cycle of the system. In my view, churches are getting better at understanding professional A/V systems. I find that in general the market is more aware of the cost versus the expectation of the system, along with the willingness to… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallConsolesInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSystem