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  • Tuesday, July 26, 2011
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    Mark E. P. (Milo) Woods 07/26/11 03:42 PM,
    The technical information package often provides the first contact that a touring sound crew has with a given performance facility. This is often called “advancing the show,” and can be vital to the success (or failure) of both sound quality of the production, as well as addressing important factors such as the speed and efficiency of the system load-in and set-up. In a perfect world, the sound mixer/designer for a touring production will receive a copy of an in-depth description… View this post
    Filed in: AVPollAVBusinessConcertConsolesEducationMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • loudspeakers
    PSW Staff 07/26/11 02:56 PM, 0 Comments
    Push the point hard enough and consolidation is inevitable; that’s the premise presented to production manager Simon Foster as he prepared to take the revitalized Pixies around North America once more. “We had already confirmed the LED video and lighting parts of the tour,” says Craig Mitchell, “when I learned the band’s preference was for a d&b audiotechnik PA system, I suggested we provide sound as well.” Mitchell handles touring sales at Florida-based LMG, a company with a long and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • audio education
    PSW Staff 07/26/11 04:30 AM, 1 Comment
    Synergetic Audio Concepts (SynAudCon), renowned worldwide for providing essential real-world audio education, has released its in-person seminar schedule for the remainder of 2011. “SynAudCon Digital: Audio, Processing & Networking” is a three-day seminar that will be presented September 26-28 in Indianapolis. The course provides a comprehensive introduction to digital audio, digital signal processing and networking. The materials presented shorten the learning curve for understanding everything from data formats to networked audio systems, with an emphasis on the practical. SynAudCon will… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianAudio

  • Monday, July 25, 2011
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    PSW Staff 07/25/11 04:54 PM, 4 Comments
    The following is a very useful “thread” from the Live Audio Board (LAB) forum on ProSoundWeb. Question posted by D.D. Pawley I know most everyone has had to deal with this sort of issue before. Two sides of the same coin. What is the generally used policy on deadbeats? Do you wait for em’ to pay? Take them to court? Arrange a mob hit? Give them bad press? What do you guys do? (I like he mob hit thing, but… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureOpinionBusinessConcertEngineerSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/25/11 04:45 PM, 0 Comments
    Line 6 Inc. has introduced the MIDI Mobilizer II, its latest portable MIDI interface that connects all classic and modern MIDI equipment to Apple iPhone and iPad.  Descended from the first-generation MIDI Mobilizer (the world’s first MIDI interface for Apple iOS devices), MIDI Mobilizer II is the ideal MIDI interface for GarageBand for iPad and other CoreMIDI music apps. “MIDI Mobilizer II makes portable music production easy,” remarked Chris Grigg, Line 6 mobile products manager.  “Anyone with an iPhone or… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalStudioAudio

  • church sound
    PSW Staff 07/25/11 04:29 PM, 0 Comments
    Recently I was visiting with my friend Chris Walker,  the worship leader at Covenant Life Church in Grand Haven, MI, when he dropped the term “tech ninja” on me.  I laughed and thought of the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. I imagined a green shell-clad sound guy with an assortment of weapon stashed in his belt. (Not to mention the shell would be nice to be able to hide in when something goes awry.) Chris went on to give this definition… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollAVBusinessEngineerTechnicianAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/25/11 04:15 PM, 0 Comments
    Loud Technologies Inc. (“LOUD”) today announced that Alex Nelson, formerly LOUD’s VP of Worldwide Sales, will lead its newly expanded Music Gear (“MG”) Business Unit in the elevated role of President and General Manager. This move completes the alignment of all brand strategy, product development, engineering, product management, demand planning, operations, marketing, training sales and service for its Ampeg, Crate, and Mackie brands under the now fully autonomous MG Business Unit. “Alex is perfectly suited to lead our MG Business… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessManufacturerAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/25/11 04:00 PM, 0 Comments
    BOSS is now shipping the MICRO BR BR-80 Digital Recorder, an updated and improved version of its popular MICRO BR multitrack recorder. The first MICRO BR, launched in 2006, was a big hit among musicians, offering pro-quality multitracking in a handheld device only slightly larger than an iPod™. With an eight-track upgrade, the latest BOSS guitar and vocal effects, built-in rhythms, onboard stereo mics, fun jamming and practice features directly inherited from BOSS’ eBand® JS-8, and a Live Record mode… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductDigitalStudioAudio

  • faders
    Keith Clark 07/25/11 03:41 PM,
    For several years, Live Sound International magazine has presented several ongoing series of cartoons with a professional audio slant - “The Faders” by Frank Frombach. It’s proven quite popular with readers throughout its run, highlighting conversations between three mixing console faders - Darth, Bump and Slam. Here we present several installments of “The Faders,” and more will be coming soon. By the way, Frank’s a long-time audio professional in addition to being a talented cartoonist and all-around great guy. He… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureSlideshowSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/25/11 03:15 PM, 0 Comments
    Singer songwriter Jacky Cheung, regarded as the ‘God of Songs’ in the Chinese community, recently played a run of 20 dates at the Hong Kong Coliseum. A variety of DPA microphones was used for the concerts, which featured stunning musical performance and dance in addition to Cheung’s great repertoire of songs. For Cheung’s vocal, the DPA 4088 miniature cardioid headband was used. The 4088 has long been used for Cheung’s acoustically demanding concert performances where sound quality, visual elegance, background… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage