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  • Thursday, May 22, 2014
    PSW Staff 05/22/14 12:01 PM,
    Core Brands has announced the appointment of industry veteran Paul Roberts to the position of director of pro division sales. Effective immediately, Roberts will direct the development and implementation of all vertical and systems integration sales programs for the professional products marketed by Core Brands, with particular focus on the Furman and Xantech brands.  He reports directly to Core Brands Senior Vice President of Sales Dave Keller, who welcomes Roberts to the Core Brands team.  “Paul brings more than 15… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsBusinessInstallationManufacturerPower

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    PSW Staff 05/22/14 11:09 AM,
    As one of the top audio engineers in the business, Dave Natale has been the front-of-house engineer for a who’s who of artists, including Yes, Olivia Newton-John, Tina Turner, Joe Cocker, Lionel Richie and many more. He currently mixes shows for The Rolling Stones, but when he’s not on the road you can find him at Right Coast Recording, which he established in 1990. One of the factors that has made Right Coast Recording one of the oldest and well-equipped… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProcessorSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/22/14 10:57 AM,
    The West Ocean String Quartet, 2013 winner of The Irish Times Ticket Award for Trad CD of the Year for their album An Indigo Sky, are now using DPA Microphones’ d:vote 4099 instrument microphones. Supplied by DPA’s Irish Distributor Big Bear Sound, the mics were chosen to capture the quartet’s unique style and for their ability to deliver a true string sound with exceptional clarity. “The assurance of knowing that wherever we play in the world, the warmth and accuracy… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014
    PSW Staff 05/21/14 03:52 PM,
    Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems is launching two new amplifiers at the upcoming InfoComm 2014 show in Las Vegas that will add to the growing number of Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) products. The user-friendly UI of both the new MA2030 and PA2030 are based on years of experience developing AV products and musical instruments. At a targeted MSRP of $399, the MA2030 mixer amplifier, available in the summer of 2014, is outfitted with DSP technology that facilitates features such as priority… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAmplifierAVDigitalEthernetInstallationMixerNetworkingSignal

  • tracktion
    PSW Staff 05/21/14 03:02 PM,
    New Tracktion version 5.3 music production software (from Tracktion Software Corporation) provides a number of new features, including a streamlined user workflow and enhanced creativity via an expansion of the functionality of the program’s tools. For instance, the “comp tool” can now be used to merge MIDI clips and audio clips alike. In addition, multiple unrelated clips can be selected and turned into single files that can be rapidly edited, reversed and comped. These new capabilities are collectively known as… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalSoftware

  • gain structure
    Chuck McGregor 05/21/14 01:54 PM,
    Realistically, audio signals at or near the noise floor of a system are not useful because the signal will not be significantly louder than the noise. Therefore, some minimum usable level must be assumed below which the electronic noise is considered objectionable. A signal-to-noise ratio of 20 dB is considered minimally acceptable for good intelligibility. For a high-quality system, 30 dB would be a better figure to use. Using this value, the range from this minimum signal level (30 dB… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Mesanovic Microphones
    PSW Staff 05/21/14 12:25 PM,
    Mesanovic Microphones has introduced the Model 2, a microphone outfitted with a 1.8-micron-thick, 2-inch-long ribbon at the heart of its design, suitable for use on vocals, guitar amps, drums, strings, brass, piano, and more. A combination of custom designed resonator plates and a narrow ribbon motor gives the Model 2 an extended high-frequency response, while retaining classic ribbon midrange and a rich low end that reaches flat out to 20 Hz. The Model 2 also includes a custom toroidal transformer… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsProductAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/21/14 11:25 AM,
    Sennheiser, today announced the availability in the Middle East of its SpeechLine microphone range. The new microphones are specifically designed to deliver excellent speech intelligibility and to provide ease of use making them ideal for teleconferencing, meetings, lectures, presentations and speeches. These products supplement Sennheiser’s strong portfolio of solutions for the government, corporate, hospitality and education sectors. “Our Integrated Systems microphone portfolio is now rounded up by on table and installation boundary layer microphones along with new and improved table… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessInstallationMicrophone

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    PSW Staff 05/21/14 11:14 AM,
    Moogfest, the annual electronic technology, art, science and music festival, expanded its downtown Asheville, North Carolina event to five days. The festival, which takes place in late April, encompassed more than 10 venues. For audio reinforcement at the main stage located at US Cellular Center’s 2,431-seat Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Detroit-based Thunder Audio specified the use of its new L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker system. The loudspeaker complement for Moogfest 2014’s main stage included left and right arrays of nine K2, plus eight… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 05/21/14 11:00 AM,
    Mid-America Sound Corp., located in Greenfield, Indiana, will host a demo on the new Yamaha QL Series digital audio console, Tuesday June 3 between 12 noon and 4:00 pm at their 6643 West 400 North location, Greenfield, IN. Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems District Manager, Mike Eiseman, will be on hand to present and answer questions. The new Yamaha QL Series inherits CL console features such as all-in-one mixing, processing, and routing capability for small to medium scale live tour sound,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessConsolesDigitalEducationInstallationSound ReinforcementStage

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