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  • Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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    PSW Staff 11/16/11 11:53 AM, 1 Comment
    The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has announced its NAMM University professional development schedule for the upcoming 2012 NAMM Show, which takes place Jan. 19-22, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The association also announced a full educational session schedule for the Hands On Training (H.O.T.) Zone during the NAMM Show, focused on the pro audio, entertainment technologies and music business operations segments. Each day of the NAMM Show starts off with an educational “Breakfast Session” held at the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollBusinessEducationSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/16/11 10:57 AM, 0 Comments
    Three-time Grammy-nominated Brazilian sound engineer Gabriel Pinheiro, is well-respected in the Latin American music world. He is also the proud owner of two DPA SMK4061 stereo miking kits, which he recently discovered during a live concert recording. “The PA company had a few of them and I decided to try them on piano, double bass and cello,” says Pinheiro, who has been chief engineer at Biscoito Fino Records’ recording studio for the past 10 years. “It was the first time… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/16/11 09:15 AM, 0 Comments
    Since breaking into the music scene in 2002, Juno Award-winning composer/producer Ian Nieman has created an array of hits and remixes for the likes of Mariah Carey, LeAnn Rimes, Nelly Furtado and Jason Derulo - all with the help of his API  equipment. Now the owner of a new API 1608 console, Nieman plans to continue making even more Billboard-worthy tracks at his Canadian studio. “I have always been a fan of API products and of their punchy sound,” said… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesMixerStudio

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2011
    live sound
    Daniel Abelson 11/15/11 12:50 PM,
    As practitioners of performance audio in North America and Europe, we are very fortunate. I make this assertion having just returned from an adventure in the Middle Kingdom, observing production of a large western-style music festival in Shanghai, China. Shanghai is a modern and global city with 23 million people, some of the tallest buildings anywhere, and the world’s largest public transport system. On the surface it’s the epitome of the modern Asian metropolis. But as a friend who lives… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertConsolesEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerMixerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • recording
    Rob Schlette 11/15/11 10:47 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Background vocals aren’t just “more singing”; they have a job in the arrangement. Specifically, background vocals are usually either: a)  A layer of the lead vocal track intended to provide strength through tonal complexity, or b)  An additional instrumental idea intended to provide harmonic context for the melody. Whether you’re planning overdubs or you’re in the middle of a mix, it’s never too late to be sure the background vocals… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMicrophoneProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/15/11 10:08 AM, 0 Comments
    Wohler Technologies has announced a new software interface for the company’s MADI-8 in-rack audio monitor that allows for control and quick reconfiguration of channel presets from any PC. With the new software, operators now have the ability to name any or all of the 64 available channels and then assign them up to eight available presets. Configurations can be saved as files on the set-up application, so operators can instantly recall channel names and presets from previous events and assign… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollProductAVInterconnectMonitoringSignalSoftwareAudio

  • midas consoles
    PSW Staff 11/15/11 09:57 AM, 1 Comment
    Britannia Row Productions is enjoying a busy autumn and winter season, with its entire Midas digital inventory out on major international tours. Two XL8s continue on Jamiroquai’s world tour, with Rick Pope at front of house and Tristan Farrow on monitors. “Out of all the digital boards that I’ve used in the live environment, the XL8 is sonically by far the best,” says Pope of the XL8. “The definition in one’s mix can only be described as 3-D; I have… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalMonitoringSound Reinforcement

  • sennheiser
    PSW Staff 11/15/11 09:48 AM, 0 Comments
    Sennheiser has announced that several of its Sennheiser Sound Academy programs now qualify for InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) renewal units (RU). Individuals that hold an InfoComm CTS certification (including CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I) are required to earn RU credits periodically in order to keep their certification current. Sennheiser has partnered with InfoComm’s RU provider program in order to reinforce its standing commitment to the continuing education of CTS professionals in the industry. Sennheiser’s popular RF Sound Academy seminar now… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVEducationManufacturerAudio

  • church sound
    Gary Zandstra 11/15/11 08:04 AM, 1 Comment
    The public image of a church is important, but there’s another kind of image - of the sonic variety - that is also very important. . During a recent worship service, I got to thinking about image in terms of where sounds are coming from on the stage - and where I actually perceive them as coming. Specifically in this case, there was a choir singing, and it was located far left. In fact, I had to turn my head… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollInstallationLoudspeakerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, November 14, 2011
    audio networking
    PSW Staff 11/14/11 05:31 PM, 0 Comments
    Audinate will be a co-sponsor at this year’s Audio Engineering Society’s 44th International Conference on Audio Networking.  The conference is being held from November 18-20 in San Diego, California and is anticipated to be the largest event to date on audio networking. AES 44 features 17 papers on diverse topics related to networked audio, including five panel discussions industry veterans, plus three major technology demonstrations highlighting audio network control protocols, distributed performance, and a networked post-production master class. Audinate’s Dante… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVEthernetInterconnectNetworkingAudio