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  • Tuesday, December 01, 2015
    PSW Staff 12/01/15 04:36 PM,
    Lectrosonics has introduced the IFB-VHF wireless system, including the IFBT4-VHF frequency agile compact transmitter and IFBR1a-VHF receiver, designed to operate in the less-trafficked VHF broadcast band, offering 239 frequencies between 174 to 216 MHz. The IFBT4-VHF IFB transmitter is designed for use in broadcast, motion picture, theater, and stage applications where extended operating range and high quality audio are essential. It can be used as a stand-alone device or patched directly into popular intercom systems. The IFBR1a-VHF receiver is designed… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

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    Patrick Killianey 12/01/15 03:29 PM,
    A while back, I took some aspiring engineers to a trade show where some “antiques” were on display. Namely, CD/DVD players, along with a few analog multitrack players. Over the last 30 years, audio equipment has certainly followed the better-smaller-cheaper model of the computer industry. But like the computer market, repairs are no longer typically done at the part level. If the laser in a CD player goes bad, the chassis with the whole drive motor and optical track will… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallAnalogDigitalEducationEngineerInstallationSignalStudioSystemTechnician

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 03:03 PM,
    Equipped with a Meyer Sound Constellation acoustic system, the new Halloran Centre for Performing Arts & Education in Memphis can be instantly optimized to host a wide range of diverse events. With the push of a touchscreen button, Constellation adjusts the acoustics in the 361-seat theatre to host everything from educational programs to a regional film series, dance recitals, and music concerts of varied genres. “As much as I understood what Constellation did before the system was installed, actually hearing… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerMicrophoneProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 02:46 PM,
    West End sound designer Rick Clarke has chosen Point Source Audio’s SERIES8 microphones as his new standard after they outperformed the mics that were being used in “Chicago” during the musical production’s Germany tour this fall. The 35-year veteran sound designer announced, “I will be specifying these [SERIES8] mics on my next shows.” As Stage Entertainment’s production of “Chicago” was preparing to move from Stuttgart to Berlin last October, Clarke saw an opportunity to improve on their current mic situation.… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 02:35 PM,
    Adlai E. Stevenson High School, located in Lincolnshire, Illinois, recently installed a new sound reinforcement system for their football stadium featuring One Systems direct weather loudspeakers. The existing 15-year old system had become unreliable during the state championship team’s 2014 season, making replacement a necessity. ClearImpact Sound & Event Services, located in nearby Lake Zurich, Illinois designed and installed a system that would provide the vocal clarity and musicality the school administrators required. The ClearImpact team installed the system right… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 01:31 PM,
    TELEFUNKEN recently hosted recording sessions with Amy Helm and the Handsome Strangers at the company’s Connecticut studio. The daughter of Levon Helm, she co-produced Levon Helm’s 2007 CD “Dirt Farmer,” which won the Grammy for Best Traditional Folk Album, and she is prominently featured on the Levon Helm Band’s “Electric Dirt” and “Ramble at the Ryman” Grammy-winning albums. Amy Helm’s debut album “Didn’t It Rain,” is available now.  View the “Live from the Lab” session for the single “Didn’t It… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsVideoManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 12:47 PM,
    AKG by Harman introduces the new K182 professional monitor headphones. The foldable, closed-back K182 headphones provide sonic clarity, comfort and portability for musicians and engineers—all at an affordable price point. The K182 drivers ensure high output while the 10 Hz – 28 kHz frequency range provides a truly balanced mix. The K182’s high-sensitivity 50mm transducers ensure professional-quality sound even with mobile devices. In addition, the closed-back, over-ear design provides great performance for every instrumentalist, and comfort during long sessions. Providing… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVManufacturerMonitoringStageStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 12:33 PM,
    When the American musical Allegiance made its Broadway debut at the Longacre Theatre, Masque Sound pledged its support to sound designer Kai Harada with a custom audio equipment package. Inspired by the true-life experience of its star George Takei, Allegiance follows one family’s extraordinary journey in this untold American story. Allegiance tells the story of mysterious envelope that leads Sam Kimura back 60 years to a time when he and his sister Kei (Tony Award-winner Lea Salonga) strived to save… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConsolesDigitalEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 09:56 AM,
    The Audio Engineering Society mourns the loss of Irving L. Joel, for decades an integral member of the New York recording community and a beloved member of the Audio Engineering Society. “Irv Joel was an inspiration and mentor to many of today’s most noted audio professionals,” says Bob Moses, executive director of the Audio Engineering Society. “He also contributed in huge ways to the AES over decades. Well beyond his contributions to the industry and the AES, Irv was beloved… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingForumEngineerStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/01/15 09:27 AM,
    On any given night Hamilton Place Theatre hosts shows ranging from dance performances through one man standup acts like Billy Connolly, to the Hamilton Philharmonic and touring artists like Morrissey and Sarah McLachlan. In 2015, owing to changes in the entertainment industry, the 2200-seat venue’s audio system was upgraded substantially and now boasts a rig driven exclusively by Lab.gruppen amplifiers. “The previous system was installed roughly fifteen-years-ago,” says Mike Stewart, head of audio at Hamilton Place. “More bands tour without… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAmplifierAVEngineerInstallationNetworkingProcessorSound ReinforcementStage