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  • Friday, January 20, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/20/12 08:03 AM,
    Soundcraft’s popular small-format digital console Si Compact has received a major upgrade with the V2 software release. The new free upgrade provides more than 23 major new features, updates and enhancements; the first welcome addition being eight additional DSP channels expanding the Si Compact 16 and Si Compact 24 to 32 and 40 inputs to mix, respectively. Of particular note is the new user configurable fader layers allowing input channels to be reassigned anywhere on either input layer and any… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, January 19, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/19/12 11:03 AM,
    Until today, MADI connectivity on your desktop or laptop required a format such as PCI or ExpressCard. This involves an inconvenient and time consuming set up operation on a desktop, while it is increasingly difficult to find a laptop with the necessary slot.DiGiCo Solutions’ UB MADI eliminates this frustration. Launched at the 2012 NAMM show in Anaheim, California, UB MADI allows any computer to instantly connect to MADI via the most standard connector of all, USB 2.0. In fact, over… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, January 18, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/18/12 09:01 AM, 1 Comment
    Just in time for the 2012 NAMM Show, Behringer unveils three small format premium mixers that directly interface with the ever-popular iPad. Drawing on the power of the most ubiquitous mobile digital device, the XENYX iX Series mixers are designed to handle live performance and provide state-of-the-art tools to create professional recordings. Users can also sync performances to video by utilizing the iPad‘s video out capability. The new XENYX iX Series, which include the XENYX iX3242USB, iX2442USB and iX1642USB, feature… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollDigitalMixerStageStudio

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/17/12 11:56 AM, 0 Comments
    RØDE Microphones is extremely proud to announce the VideoMic HD, a high-fidelity, precision RF bias shotgun microphone with integrated digital recording, designed for use with DSLR and large-sensor video cameras. The VideoMic HD’s audio DNA is directly inherited from RØDE’s flagship NTG3 professional shotgun microphone. Incorporating the same capsule and sharing much of the electronic design of the NTG3, the VideoMic HD is a true condenser super-cardioid shotgun microphone with RF bias technology. This makes it virtually immune to RF… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalMicrophoneStudioAudio

  • Saturday, January 14, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/14/12 11:04 AM, 0 Comments
    The new Aphex EX•BB 500 is a 500 Series version of the company’s Aphex Aural Exciter and Big Bottom processors. It will be on display at the company’s booth, number 6796, at the NAMM 2012 Show in Anaheim. Aphex 500 Series modules are designed to fit in industry-standard 500 Series racks from API, Radial Engineering, A Designs, Empirical Labs and Tonelux. A rack full of 500 Series modules creates a “custom” and portable solution with devices an engineer can easily… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductDigitalProcessorStudioAudio

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2012
    Bobby Owsinski 01/11/12 05:38 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Now with solid state memory becoming more and more the norm, it’s important to realize that it can occasionally also be at the root of some problems as well. Although it doesn’t happen that often, some nasty crashes can be avoided with a minimum of maintenance. Here are some tips for memory card care from Scott Bourne (he has a photography great site called that I’ve adapted for audio instead of… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigitalSoftwareStudio

  • Monday, January 09, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/09/12 11:00 AM, 0 Comments
    A new Soundcraft Vi1 mixing console at the University of Delaware is utilized for football game audio as well as and other major events around campus. Joe Dombroski, audio engineering technician at the college, as well as his colleagues at IT-University Media Services, were looking for a new board to complete the expanding audio needs of the university’s large events. After comparing a number of products they chose the Soundcraft Vi1, purchased through New Jersey-based Total Video Products. “This board… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    Matthew Weiss 01/09/12 10:07 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   What is dynamic processing? A dynamic processor is something that outputs a signal, where the level of the outgoing signal is based on the level of the incoming signal. In other words, a loud signal coming in will come out differently than a quiet signal coming in. Basic Types of Dynamic Processors Compressors: The most common – the louder the signal is coming in, the less level it provides going… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollAnalogDigitalProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 01/09/12 09:36 AM, 0 Comments
    The smash hit musical MAMMA MIA! recently broke new ground as the first Western musical to be performed in Mandarin with a Chinese cast. After runs in Shanghai and Beijing, the show is currently playing in Guangzhou, with a DiGiCo SD8 console at the helm. Although Western musicals have previously toured China, this is the first time that one has been performed by a local cast, with a translated script. MAMMA MIA! in China is produced by United Asia Live… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, January 05, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/05/12 09:30 AM, 0 Comments
    Powersoft K3 and M50Q DSP+ETH amplifiers were recently installed at the Music Hall in Worpswede, Germany.  Worpswede is a small village that has been hosting a lively artistic community since the end of the 19th century. The Music Hall is situated in a building dating back to 1870 that was originally designed for live events. Since then it has changed hands a number of times while retaining its primary use as a performance venue. It has been known as the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierConcertDigitalSound Reinforcement