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  • Monday, June 27, 2011
    PSW Staff 06/27/11 06:30 AM, 0 Comments
    L’Acoustics’ Finnish distributor and system integrator Starlike has installed a KIVA WST line source system into the Helsinki Music Hall. The main users of the hall will be the Radio Symphony Orchestra (YLE/The Finnish Broadcasting Company), the Helsinki Philharmonic Orchestra and the Sibelius Academy. The 1700-seat hall is also in demand for other types of music; for example, Finnish cello rock band Apocalyptica have been booked to play the venue later this year. “The objective was to maintain even SPL… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Friday, June 24, 2011
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    Steve Mueske 06/24/11 03:34 PM, 0 Comments
    Greg, you’ve mastered over 3,500 albums in the last two decades; what are common mistakes clients make when presenting a final product for mastering? Now that so many artists are recording their own music, it has become much more common to find problems with incoming mixes. I sometimes get mixes that are very bright or very dark, or mixes that have some bright elements and some dark elements - which is very difficult to address in mastering since the fix… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollAnalogDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerProcessorSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/24/11 03:30 PM, 0 Comments
    RCF has announced the addition of the PLF 30 to the RCF Commercial Audio product line. The PLF 30 is a very compact ceiling speaker suitable for applications that require a high quality sound system that can be installed in limited space with minimal visual impact.  A flush-mount 3” ceiling loudspeaker, the PLF 30 is equipped with an internal transformer that allows direct connection to 100V and 70V constant voltage lines. The transformer has two inputs for power tapping 6… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVBusinessInstallationLoudspeaker

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    Pat Brown 06/24/11 03:20 PM,
    When it comes to room acoustics, definitions of “correct” or “appropriate” can be largely dependent upon the musical tastes of the listeners, often making it a sensitive subject. The decisions made are significant in terms of cost as well as the listening experience. Fortunately, not all of the aspects of auditorium sound are so subjective. Large rooms require a sound system, and the criteria for performance are more universally accepted. All successful sound systems must: 1) Provide even sound coverage… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallProductionAudioLightingAVEducationInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSystem

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    PSW Staff 06/24/11 02:45 PM, 0 Comments
    The d&b audiotechnik office in Barcelona is the centre for the Spanish distribution of their sound reinforcement systems, and which oversees the carefully chosen Partner network throughout the country. This move to a new location in the city will allow the d&b team to address a higher level of activity to satisfy current and future requirements as well as offering a greater capacity for logistics. It will become a meeting place where educational and training programs can be held on… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerAudio

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    PSW Staff 06/24/11 02:00 PM, 0 Comments
    Korg is now shipping the nanoSERIES2, the next generation of slim-line USB-MIDI controllers. Compact and convenient, with serious functionality and features, nanoSERIES2 incorporates many user-requested enhancements and offers them up in the same ultra-slim casing as the original nanoSERIES. The size and color of the entire series nicely matches a laptop computer. Available in both white and black, the new units – the nanoKEY2, nanoPAD2 and nanoKONTROL2 – are an ideal choice in portable control for laptop musicians, DJs, remixers… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalProcessorStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 06/24/11 01:15 PM, 0 Comments
    The new Digitool digital audio processors from Peavey Architectural Acoustics bring world-class NWare processing and network control to mid-market contractor and live sound reinforcement applications. The new Digitool Series is a trio of multi-channel, full featured, digital audio processing and control systems—the Digitool MX16, Digitool MX32 and Digitool Live—that provide stand-alone or network-based audio control in 8x8 or 16x16 I/O formats. The new Digitool processors can be networked with NWare, the proprietary programming and control application of the renowned Peavey… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductDigitalInstallationProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 06/24/11 12:30 PM, 0 Comments
    Outline, the makers of high quality, industry leading speaker systems for touring, installation and studio applications, has announced significant expansions to its corporate operations for 2011. The company has named Tom Bensen as senior vice president and managing director for its U.S. subsidiary, Outline North America, LLC, and has hired Chris Hinds as European Sales Manager. It is expected that the experience both Bensen and Hinds bring to the company will positively impact market acceptance of Outline’s new GTO Line… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 06/24/11 11:45 AM, 0 Comments
    French PA company On-Off, supported by Midas Consoles distributor EVI Audio France, has used a Midas digital network consisting of three PRO6s together with three DL431 mic splitters for La Nuite Africaine at the 80,000-capacity Stade de France, Paris. The event featured 18 bands including Alpha Blondy, Manu Dibango, Mory Kanté and Magic Systems. On-Off, a long time Midas analogue customer, was chosen to provide both the sound system and the engineers. The18 bands played for just five and half… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 06/24/11 11:00 AM, 0 Comments
    DiGiCo’s very first SD11 console has made its debut in the field - and on the road - with Staind founder and frontman Aaron Lewis. Out in support of his debut country-tinged solo album, Town Line, released in March 2011, the stripped-down tour features Lewis in an acoustic duo setting on sold-out stages ranging from headlining 700-seat casinos, churches and honky-tonks, to playing opening slots on 50,000-seat arena and festival bills. Long-time DiGiCo user Clay Hutson - who’s wearing multiple… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementAudio