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  • Thursday, July 05, 2012
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    PSW Staff 07/05/12 08:26 AM,
    Audio-Technica is offering rebates on select Artist Elite, Artist Series and 20 Series handheld vocal microphones from July 1 through December 31, 2012. Launched as part of its “Get Your Own Mic” campaign, the rebates will further empower singers to embrace Audio-Technica quality (and hygiene) with new microphones. All customers who purchase any of these handheld vocal microphones from an authorized U.S. A-T dealer during the rebate period will be eligible for either a $10, $20 or $30 rebate. As… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/05/12 07:49 AM,
    Avid (NASDAQ: AVID) recently (July 2) initiated a series of strategic actions to focus the company on its Media Enterprise and Post & Professional customers and to drive improved operating performance. As part of these actions, the company is divesting its consumer businesses. With these changes, Avid will concentrate on core markets where its deep domain expertise, track record of technical innovation, and strong brand offer the greatest opportunity for success. “The changes we are announcing today make Avid a… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsBusinessManufacturerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Tuesday, July 03, 2012
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    Karl Winkler 07/03/12 02:08 PM,
    After a few years away, recently I’ve returned to working with live sound in the field, at the request of a classical musician friend who talked me into it for a series of concerts with his contemporary group. We’re talking a modern version of classical music style – think Steve Reich and Nathan Davis – using traditional instruments combined with electronics in a variety of ways. Some of it has effects, some of it has pre-recorded material that the musicians… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementTechnician

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    Bruce Bartlett 07/03/12 12:51 PM,
    Take a breath of fresh air on a country morning. That’s the sensation you get from a well-amplified acoustic ensemble. Guitar, upright bass, mandolin, dulcimer, banjo – all produce a sweet, airy sound that can be captured with the right approach. Acoustic music heard over a sound reinforcement system is all about beauty and naturalness, not hype. Listen to a number of well-recorded CDs of old-time country, bluegrass and acoustic jazz. In most cases you’ll hear no effects except some… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 07/03/12 10:38 AM,
    Invited back for the eighth consecutive year to speak with students of the School of Audio Engineering (SAE), GRAMMY-winning engineer and platinum producer Steve Pageot presented an inspiring and educational session for the future engineers. Showcasing AKG P820 tube microphone during the workshops, Pageot recorded, and mixed a track during each of the four 2-hour sessions in SAE’s New York City studio. Pageot discussed the intricacies of the music industry, from the music itself, to the business side, encouraging students… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollMicrophoneStageAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/03/12 10:32 AM,
    The BBC will broadcast the London 2012 Olympic Games from the specially built International Broadcast Centre (IBC) in the Olympic Park, using no fewer than seven Harman Studer Vista and OnAir consoles, along with a Route 6000 network core. This will enable the BBC to take feeds from 34 participating Olympic Games venues for domestic transmission through its network. Following a promise to broadcast “every session of every sport every day,” this will amount to some 2,500 hours of TV… View this post
    Filed in: AVRecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalStudioAudio

  • church sound
    David McLain & Jeremy Carter 07/03/12 10:20 AM,
    Any time a band has some of its sound coming through the main PA system (usually vocals and electronic instruments) and some of the sound coming from the stage acoustically (most notably the drums) you have problems. The drummer must play loud enough to keep up with the sound system, which he cannot hear. However, playing loudly enough for the back row of listeners means that the drums are often too loud for the first several rows. It’s even louder… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogPollMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/03/12 10:18 AM,
    Now in its 27th consecutive year, Miami’s Winter Music Conference (WMF) is one of the most publicized annual music gatherings in the world. WMC attracts thousands of artists and music industry delegates from 70 countries and over 100,000 event attendees each year for a concentrated schedule of more than 400 events, parties, seminars and workshops. Audio Formula and CEO Nick Assunto have handled audio production for a portion of WMF and related events since 2002, when Assunto assumed the role… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/03/12 10:09 AM,
    International covert audio specialist Phil Manchester is renowned worldwide for his high level of effectiveness. He restores audio for some of the most high-profile investigations in his native U.K. and elsewhere and approaches his work with the dedication and creativity of a master artist. He also relies on plugins from Waves Audio. “Waves plugins are my primary palette of tools and have been since 2000. They are absolutely crucial to my work,” he notes. “Coming from a background using Waves… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollEngineerProcessorSoftwareAudio

  • electro-voice
    PSW Staff 07/03/12 08:34 AM,
    You have until midnight (U.S. Eastern time) on Wednesday, July 11, 2012, to enter to win Electro-Voice loudspeakers or microphones in the latest PSW Sweepstakes. Winners will receive: A professional stand-alone loudspeaker and subwoofer system —OR— A pair of professional loudspeakers —OR— A pair of premium dynamic microphones Go here to fill out the simple entry form for your chance to win. Specifically, for each drawing, we’re giving away: . (click to enlarge) 1st Prize - Two ZXA1 Powered Loudspeakers… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVBusinessLoudspeakerMicrophoneAudio