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  • Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/21/11 09:25 AM, 0 Comments
    Audient has introduced the ASP4816, a compact, cost-effective console that maintains the key benefits of the company’s flagship ASP8024 recording console, without the larger dimensions. Due to ship in February 2012, the ASP4816 takes many design cues from the ASP8024, with the same input and monitor design in a smaller frame size. Characterized by Audient’s analog circuitry designed by David Dearden, the ASP4816 is well-suited for production studios and educational facilities. The main input channels offer Audient’s Class A preamp… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductConsolesStudio

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2011
    church sound
    PSW Staff 12/20/11 01:56 PM,
    The HOW-TO ASSIST Tour (Academy of Sound System Integration, Setup & Troubleshooting) is a training tour designed to provide sound and electrical contractors and sound system installers with the best possible training on how to setup, integrate and troubleshoot live sound systems of any size. Installing a sound system in a modern facility is not as simple as just running a few wires anymore. Customers expect perfect room coverage, no hums or buzzes and volume levels that may approach concert… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureNewsPollEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • microphones
    Bruce Bartlett 12/20/11 11:07 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   Condenser microphones need phantom power to operate their internal circuitry. Phantom power is supplied to the mic through its 2-conductor shielded cable. The power can be supplied either from a stand-alone device or from a mixing console (at each mic connector). The microphone receives power from, and sends audio to, the mixer along the same cable conductors. It’s called “phantom” because the power does not need a separate cable; it’s “hiding” in… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductMicrophone

  • image
    PSW Staff 12/20/11 10:42 AM, 0 Comments
    Giveon Electronics Ltd. is celebrating 75 years as a distributor of Shure products. Based in Tel Aviv, Israel, Giveon has marketed quality audio products in Israel since 1934, and began its affiliation with Shure Incorporated just two years after being founded. Ahinoam Giveon, managing director and son of company founder Joseph Giveon, says the relationship began when his father sent Shure a postcard in response to enjoying a Shure catalog. He was impressed by Shure’s quick response, and the relationship… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneAudio

  • community
    PSW Staff 12/20/11 10:31 AM, 0 Comments
    Community Professional Loudspeakers has introduced the DP6, the newest addition to the company’s Distributed Design Series of ceiling and surface mount loudspeakers. Featuring identical componentry to the D6 ceiling model, the new DP6 pendant loudspeaker offers the sound quality and exceptional intelligibility of the rest of the Distributed Design Series. A true coaxial loudspeaker with an HF compression driver, the DP6 offers Community’s patented Carbon Ring Cone Technology and Tru-Phase high-frequency waveguide for consistent, wide dispersion up to 16 kHz.… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • apps
    PSW Staff 12/20/11 10:09 AM, 0 Comments
    IK Multimedia has announced that SampleTank 1.1 for iOS is now available as a universal app for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, through the iTunes App store. The update, for both regular and free versions, is available as a free download to existing users, and also adds a 4-track MIDI recorder, a new beat-making interface, an expanded set of instruments and patterns, more compatibility with third party docks and more. SampleTank is a pro-quality, sample-based sound and groove workstation available… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductInterconnectSoftwareStudio

  • altinex
    PSW Staff 12/20/11 09:51 AM,
    Altinex has announced the introduction of the TP115-201/202 Video+Audio+IR+RS-232 To Twisted Pair Transmitter/Receiver. The ideal solution for transmitting video (computer or component), stereo audio (analog or digital), RS-232, and IR signals over a single twisted pair-type (CAT-5) cable, the TP115-201/202 enables AV integrators to take advantage of existing cable infrastructure to contain costs while providing an effective means of distributing these signals up to 300 feet, making these units well suited for conference facilities, lecture halls, presentation spaces, and similar… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollProductProductionAudioVideoAVEthernetInterconnectNetworking

  • aes
    PSW Staff 12/20/11 09:33 AM, 1 Comment
    Long-time Audio Engineering Society (AES) member and officer Bob Moses has been named executive director of the AES, replacing Roger Furness. Moses will assume his new role on January 1, 2012. “An exhaustive search was undertaken for the best possible candidate for this pivotal AES position,” states AES president Jan Abildgaard Pedersen. “Bob Moses is eminently qualified to address the multi-faceted demands of our 14,000 plus member organization. He brings enthusiasm, technical acumen, leadership and communications skills to this critical… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessEducationAudio

  • image
    Jeff Kuells 12/20/11 09:28 AM,
    When I set out writing the article it was originally about 70-volt audio distribution systems. However, it occurred to me that prior to educating readers about 70-volt systems, it was more important to examine the market conditions we’re currently face today. Quite often, sound reinforcement companies are asked to perform audio installations. While sound contracting and live sound may be the focus of a few businesses tackling both markets is not the norm for most sound reinforcement companies. However, one-stop… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollAVBusinessInstallationInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • church sound staff
    Bobby Owsinski 12/20/11 07:31 AM,
    (Click here to go to part 2 of this article.) As a staff sound operator, your fundamental charge is to make sure the best possible audio is available for every church function—that seems fairly obvious. However, unlike most of the rest of the world, churches thrive because of the efforts of volunteers. With help from God, they achieve great things and do good works. In the workforce, an employee commits to fill a job position, understanding that there will be… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianAudio