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  • Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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    PSW Staff 07/22/14 05:06 PM,
    The 2014 Special Olympics USA Games was the largest national games undertaking by the organization. This year’s event (June 16-20) included 16 different sports competitions with over 5,000 athletes and more than an estimated 70,000 spectators. RCF was proud to partner with Windsor, New Jersey-based Reid Sound to provide the sound system for the Olympic Town Entertainment Stage. The College of New Jersey acted as the site for the Olympic Town, which served as the hub for all the events… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 07/22/14 03:19 PM,
    Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Sessions (YCATS) is moving in a new direction with their console training programs. This year, YCATS has created two new console classes in order to eliminate the repetition between the CL, QL, M7CL and LS9 seminars as these consoles share many of the same software features. The new classes will initially be held at HB Live during the first week of August, HB Live is sponsoring a CL/QL Series Essentials Class in North Haven, CT and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsConsolesDigitalEducationSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 07/22/14 03:04 PM,
    The Sextant Group, a national independent technology consulting firm specializing in the planning and design of learning, communications and entertainment facilities and systems, was recently contracted to specify a sound system for the new Convocation Center at Mount Aloysius College in central Pennsylvania. After much consideration, the Sextant Group selected a RoomMatch sound system from Bose Professional Systems. The system consists of 17 RoomMatch loudspeakers divided into one five-speaker array (RM5505, RM7010, RM9010, RM9020, and RM12040 modules) that covers the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 07/22/14 03:00 PM,
    Altinex is pleased to announce five new additions to its popular UT line of Under Table Interconnect Boxes: the models UT240-121S, UT240-125S, UT240-128S, UT240-325S, and UT240-328S. With their low profile design, these new products are ideal for organizing commonly used AV system connections for use with tables, podiums, and other furniture in meeting and presentation spaces. All five models are UL Listed for the utmost safety. The new Altinex UT240-121S, UT240-125S, and UT240-128S Under Table Interconnect Boxes replicate the connectivity… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVInstallation

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    PSW Staff 07/22/14 02:12 PM,
    IK Multimedia is proud to announce the new version of the highly acclaimed VocaLive app for iPhone, iPad and iPod touch, which now adds a flexible new multitrack studio with digital audio workstation features. Now singers, songwriters and musicians of all kinds can benefit from advanced editing features like timeline audio editing, waveform visualization, touch-and-drag looping and more. When used with the IK Multimedia iRig line of microphones and mic interfaces, like the upcoming iRig Mic HD or the popular… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConcertSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 07/22/14 02:04 PM,
    GRAMMY-winning singer-songwriter and producer Bruno Mars recently performed at the Wireless Festival in Finsbury Park in London using an Audio-Technica Artist Elite 5000 Series wireless system with an AEW-T6100a hypercardioid dynamic handheld microphone/transmitter throughout his performance. The event was part of Mars’ Moonshine Jungle Tour 2014, the ongoing second concert tour by Mars in support of his second studio album, Unorthodox Jukebox.The tour began on June 22, 2013 and will continue through September 6, 2014. Audio-Technica View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertManufacturerMicrophoneStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 07/22/14 01:56 PM,
    Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of the AXP 50 C AT, a five input audio expansion processor with Extron ProDSP for integrating remote microphones and other sources onto a Dante-enabled Extron DMP 128 audio system. A single Ethernet cable from one AXP 50 C AT, or several linked units, to a central equipment rack significantly reduces the effort and expense of pulling one cable for each mic. The AXP 50 C AT provides 48 volt phantom… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVEthernetInstallationMicrophone

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    PSW Staff 07/22/14 01:03 PM,
    Baton Rouge, Louisiana-based Premier Sound Services (PSS) recently provided the sound reinforcement for the Miss USA Pageant, one of the country’s most widely viewed beauty contests. The event is part of Miss Universe, which is owned by Donald Trump and was televised nationally live on NBC. As they have for previous Miss USA Pageants, PSS deployed their inventory of Harman JBL VTX line arrays to generate the best coverage and superior sound quality.  The main PA system consisted of 13… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierConcertEducationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    Bobby Owsinski 07/22/14 07:59 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Ever wonder why there are so many different compressors and why they all sound different? That’s because back in the analog days there were a number of different ways to achieve compression depending upon the type of electronic building block that you used. Here’s a brief excerpt from The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook that covers the four families of compressors that we generally use today. In the days of analog hardware compressors, there… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Monday, July 21, 2014
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    PSW Staff 07/21/14 02:27 PM,
    Completed in 1837, St. John the Evangelist is a historic Catholic Church in Frederick, Maryland with a Grecian ionic design and a cruciform floor plan. The church has carpeted floors but its spacious marble and plaster interior and hardwood pews create major challenges for voice intelligibility. St. John’s existing sound system offered poor coverage, intelligibility and had a consistent feedback issue. In 2011, Eric Johnson of Audio Video Group offered St. John’s a new system using Community’s ENTASYS column line-source… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement