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  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 03:14 PM,
    Focusrite has announced the launch of a new eight-channel mic pre/A-D/D-A, the Clarett OctoPre, designed to allow the rapid addition of eight mic/line inputs and line outputs with the company’s Clarett range of audio interfaces, or other interfaces that include ADAT optical I/O. The Clarett OctoPre includes eight of the Clarett range’s ‘Air’-enabled mic pres: the ‘Air’ effect emulates the transformer-based sound of Focusrite’s ISA range of heritage mic pres. The preamps include extensive headroom, making them ideal for drums… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 01:32 PM,
    Radial Engineering announces the new LX3 passive line splitter. The Radial LX3 is designed to send one audio signal to as many as three destinations at once. Completely passive with no need for power, you simply plug in and the LX3 goes to work delivering your audio wherever it needs to go.   The heart of the LX3 is a Jensen transformer, which provides two isolated outputs to eliminate hum and buzz from ground loops, along with a third direct… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVInterconnectSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Tuesday, October 11, 2016
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    PSW Staff 10/11/16 01:38 PM,
    Riedel Communications has announces its list of products to be presented at SMPTE 2016. “SMPTE’s annual technical conference and exhibition draws media and production professionals seeking creative and innovative solutions to their day-to-day challenges, and the products we will bring to SMPTE 2016 fit this bill perfectly. Our MicroN device, part of the acclaimed MediorNet family, enables exceptionally versatile and reliable transport and routing at a great price point. “We’ll also showcase the first-of-its-kind Smartpanel multifunctional user interface and complementary… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVDigitalEthernetInstallationInterconnectNetworkingSignalSoftware

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    Mike Sokol 10/11/16 11:18 AM,
    Provided by the No Shock Zone.   Most musicians really don’t want to learn about electrical engineering, or even how basic electricity works. Everyone, however, should learn how to test for and avoid electric shocks on stage. Guitar amps and mixing boards as wired from the factory are inherently safe, but they can become silent-but-deadly killers if plugged into an extension cord or wall outlet that’s improperly grounded. This is because guitars are held in moist hands while wet lips… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierEducationInstallationInterconnectMicrophonePowerSignalSound ReinforcementStageSystemTechnician

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    PSW Staff 10/11/16 09:47 AM,
    Related to the famous Canadian public school of the same name, the College of the North Atlantic Qatar (CNA-Q) in the Qatari capital of Doha, has celebrated the graduation of more than 4,000 alumni since 2002. Among its facilities is a recently refurbished auditorium with a full technical upgrade including digital signal processing from Symetrix. Taking place over the course of two years, improvements have been made to every technical system within the auditorium, from projection and lighting to the… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVEthernetInstallationInterconnectSound ReinforcementStageSystem

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    PSW Staff 10/11/16 08:17 AM,
    Energy Transformation Systems (ETS) has introduced the Balanced Line AES/EBU digital audio splitters and panels. Models PA830, PA832 & PA835, specifically designed for the professional audio market, are passive units, so no external power is required. AES/EBU digital audio splitters and panels are used for balanced 110-ohm signals, and accommodate signal levels to 10 volts. Since proper impedance is maintained, the splitters do not have to be symmetrically applied. Owing to careful specification and minimal signal modification, units may be… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVDigitalInstallationInterconnectSignalSystem

  • Monday, October 10, 2016
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    Chris Foreman 10/10/16 10:54 AM,
    Formed in 2012, Fifth Harmony has quickly risen to major touring status backed up with impressive recording sales success. The all-female pop/R&B group, currently out on the 7/27 Tour of the U.S., Europe, and South America in support of the latest album of the same name, is visiting both arenas and amphitheatres, with sound reinforcement provided by Clair Global (Mannheim, PA) and a veteran live audio team. Front of house engineer Matt Lawrence is mixing on a new Allen &… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerInterconnectLine ArrayMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, October 07, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 10/07/16 08:21 AM,
    Sometimes the differences between a good and a great system design are the “little things” like cables, connectors, mounts, stands, rigging, and so on. So let’s shine a bit of light on these often overlooked aspects. Loudspeaker cables come in many styles and lengths but they all do the same thing, which is to provide two conductors to connect a passive loudspeaker to its respective amplifier output. The rule of thumb is simple: “Use the largest gauge cable possible and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectLine ArrayLoudspeakerSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Thursday, October 06, 2016
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    Jonah Altrove 10/06/16 08:42 AM,
    It may not seem so at first blush, but there are a few concepts as pervasive in live audio as the concept of impedance. It’s relevant to microphones, direct boxes (DIs), preamps, processors, amplifiers, loudspeakers, equalizers, crossover filters, and even the cables that connect them all together. In this article we’ll explore the principles of impedance, and examine how these concepts apply directly to our work in the field. Ohm Sweet Ohm In order to understand impedance, we need to… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectLoudspeakerMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, October 04, 2016
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    PSW Staff 10/04/16 07:33 AM,
    Radial Engineering introduces the LX2 passive line splitter and attenuator. The Radial LX2 allows you to easily send a single source to two different destinations at once without noise, with the ability to attenuate the input signal and tame hot outputs from a mixing console or mic preamp. The input of the LX2 features an XLR/TRS combo jack, which allows you to connect balanced or unbalanced line level signals to be split to two different destinations. A premium Jensen transformer… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStage



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