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  • Tuesday, November 26, 2013
    hard drives
    Mike Sessler 11/26/13 01:21 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   As more and more of our A/V/L equipment becomes computerized—and thus is running from a hard drive—figuring out how long a drive will last is quickly becoming a big deal for technical leaders. A quick count in my tech booth tallied 20 hard drives (both SSD and spinning). Some of those are backups, and that doesn’t count the three others that we keep in another room as backups. So to say our operation… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigitalMixerProcessorSoftware

  • Friday, November 22, 2013
    PSW Staff 11/22/13 02:59 PM,
    Denon Professional has announced the availability of its new DN-700R network SD/USB audio recorder. Designed to facilitate recording within today’s wide range of audio applications, the DN-700R records WAV and MP3 audio files to solid state media storage drives including SD/SDHC and USB. A network-based device, the DN-700R allows users to easily program the unit for scheduled events, record and play back material automatically, and designate locations for audio transfer over or outside networks — eliminating the need for on-location… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingProductDigitalStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/22/13 12:58 PM,
    With the release of OneRepublic’s third studio album, Native, this past spring, the Colorado-based pop-rock band have taken to the road to bring its music to the people. The international tour began in February and is slated to run through September of 2014, with audio production resources being handled by VER Tour Sound. Production manager and FOH engineer Zito chose a DiGiCo SD5, with an additional pair of DiGiCo SD-Racks and an SD-Mini Rack for FOH. Everything is run digitally… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, November 19, 2013
    PSW Staff 11/19/13 06:03 PM,
    Rob Bernstein, the sole owner of Hob Sound in Framingham, MA, recently purchased a Soundcraft Si Expression 2 to accommodate his production and mixing needs. As a one-man business that provides sound equipment for a wide range of events, Bernstein requires a versatile console to match his needs. In addition to recallable features and analog-type controls, the Si Expression Series comes with GEQ effects on every bus as well as built-in Lexicon effects. Within 15 minutes of working with the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVConsolesDigitalMixerSound Reinforcement

  • tech tip of the day
    PSW Staff 11/19/13 06:01 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I’ve heard a lot about the “crest factor” when people are discussing loudness. Does this relate at all to the issue of CD loudness in mastering? A: It’s funny how often the term “loud” is used in the same sentence with “mastering” these days. “Real” mastering is of course much, much more than maximizing the loudness of a recording. But loudness is an issue, regardless of whether you’re in the “more is better” camp or… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMeasurementMixerMonitoringSignalStudio

  • ssl
    PSW Staff 11/19/13 05:38 PM,
    Solid State Logic has started to roll out its commercial distribution network for the live sector, with distribution for the new Live console in France to be handled by SSL France, with Juke Box Ltd as the official SSL Live dealer. And, in Italy, the console will be distributed by Cablateam. “SSL has been established for a long time in both France and Italy,” says Philippe Guerinet, director of international sales for SSL. “We have been working closely for many… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessConsolesDigitalManufacturerMixer

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    PSW Staff 11/19/13 02:44 PM,
    Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH today announced the release of Cubase iC Air, allowing users of Cubase 7 or Cubase Artist 7, together with Leap Motion Controller or Intel systems powered by the Intel Perceptual Computing SDK, to control Steinberg’s popular DAW intuitively by the command of gestures. “With the advent of various gesture recognition technologies we’ve been looking into possibilities to control Cubase in a novel way by using simple hand gestures as an alternative control alongside the conventional mouse… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/19/13 02:20 PM,
    Every summer, countless mountain bike enthusiasts converge on Whistler, British Columbia, to experience Crankworx, the largest freeride mountain bike festival in the world. This year’s event marked the 10th anniversary of this iconic festival, which featured the world’s top talent competing for over $175,000 in prizes, as well as a weekend concert series, contests, clinics, and more. Pro audio specialists Gearforce of Coquitlam, BC, provided sound again this year, with veteran sound engineer Ryan Brubacher facing a grueling, 10-day schedule… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, November 18, 2013
    digital transport
    Craig Leerman 11/18/13 05:36 PM,
    Way back when I started in professional audio, hooking up a sound reinforcement system was a pretty straightforward affair. Signals ran one way, point-to-point, and every signal had its own cable. Larger systems included a multi-channel snake, which allowed us to position the mixing board away from the stage and hear what we were actually putting through the system. Over the years I’ve watched as analog systems have progressed from simple cables to complex routing solutions. These interconnect systems can… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogSlideshowDigitalEthernetInterconnectNetworkingSignalSoftware

  • guerilla compression
    Karl Coryat 11/18/13 02:46 PM,
    Unlike an expander, which increases dynamic range, a compressor reduces dynamic range. In recording, running a signal through both a compressor and an expander can be very effective. Why would you want to reduce and enlarge the dynamic range at the same time? Actually, you wouldn’t. They don’t both come into play at the same time; an expander does its thing when signals are at their quietest (or nonexistent), and a compressor does its thing in the louder part of… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

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