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  • Monday, July 21, 2014
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    PSW Staff 07/21/14 02:27 PM,
    Completed in 1837, St. John the Evangelist is a historic Catholic Church in Frederick, Maryland with a Grecian ionic design and a cruciform floor plan. The church has carpeted floors but its spacious marble and plaster interior and hardwood pews create major challenges for voice intelligibility. St. John’s existing sound system offered poor coverage, intelligibility and had a consistent feedback issue. In 2011, Eric Johnson of Audio Video Group offered St. John’s a new system using Community’s ENTASYS column line-source… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 07/21/14 02:22 PM,
    CADAC US and Canada has secured premises in Hoboken, New Jersey that will house the new North American division’s sales, distribution and service operations, headed up by general manager Paul Morini. Currently under refurbishment, the new HQ will be fully operational by the end of August. At the same time, the company announced the appointment of console engineer Mitch Mortenson as technical support manager. Mortenson is a renowned pro audio industry personality having spent some 20 years in the industry… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsAnalogConsolesDigitalInstallationSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 07/21/14 01:40 PM,
    Sound Emporium Studios is a go-to destination for artists including Willie Nelson, Kenny Chesney, and Alison Krauss, not to mention major projects by T-Bone Burnett. The facility was built by “Cowboy” Jack Clement in 1969. To meet the growing needs of its diverse clients, Sound Emporium consulted Rob Dennis at API Audio reseller Rack-N-Roll, who directed the studio towards a 48-channel Legacy Plus console. “Our clients have long requested an API in that room,” said studio manager, Juanita Copeland. “The… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEngineerStudio

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    PSW Staff 07/21/14 01:34 PM,
    PreSonus has introduced Capture for iPad and Capture Duo, two new audio-recording apps for Apple iPad that are based on the company’s lauded Capture live-recording software for StudioLive mixers. Capture for iPad can record up to 32 tracks simultaneously, with up to 24-bit, 96 kHz fidelity. The app provides basic mixing and editing features. Free Capture Duo lets you record and play two stereo tracks and is otherwise identical to Capture for iPad. With either app, you can record and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 07/21/14 01:20 PM,
    Artspace Studio, one of London’s premier boutique recording, has recently invested in a Prism Sound Titan USB multi-track audio interface for its Brixton-based facility. “Titan was recommended to me by quite a few people, including mastering engineer Mandy Parnell at Black Saloon Studios and Kirk DeGiorgio (aka As One),” explains mixing and mastering engineer/producer, Tom Gillieron. “We thought we’d test one out, and we were amazed! “I do a lot of mixdown work for people and they send me tracks… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalStudio

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    PSW Staff 07/21/14 01:10 PM,
    SAE in Mexico recently opened a new live audio engineering degree course, installing Allen & Heath’s new Qu-24 compact digital mixer as the teaching console. Supplied by Allen & Heath’s Mexican distributor, Audyson, students will learn to mix using Allen & Heath digital mixers, starting with the Qu-24 and progressing onto larger consoles, such as the GLD-80. The course will also include practical sessions, placing students in real situations with live bands, where they will also mix using A&H consoles.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConsolesDigitalEducationStudio

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    PSW Staff 07/21/14 12:25 PM,
    One of the region’s most respected institutions, Slovak Medical University, has recently completed a major renovation and reconstruction project at their campus in Banská Bystrica. The multi-functional complex includes several classrooms, student dormitories, and a large, multi-purpose auditorium and presentation hall, used for graduations, conferences, technical seminars, and more.  The complex underwent a full technology modernization, including new audio, conferencing, and interpretation systems, as well as video, digital signage, and information technology systems. The systems were designed and installed by… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, July 18, 2014
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    PSW Staff 07/18/14 11:43 AM,
    When Spanish tenor and conductor Plácido Domingo took to the stage for the concert in Rio, honoring the close of the 2014 FIFA World Cup, television audiences received a crystal clear sound thanks to DPA Microphones’ d:dicate recording microphones. Performing at the HSBC Arena Stage in Rio de Janeiro, Domingo was accompanied by Puerto Rican soprano Ana María Martínez, Chinese pianist Lang Lang and the Brazilian Symphony Orchestra. With the entire world watching, Grammy Award-winner Jesse Lewis, audio producer for… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 07/18/14 11:36 AM,
    Manhattan-based Avatar Studios, formerly known as The Power Station, is one of New York’s legendary recording facilities. It is also home to producer / composer/ engineer David Kahne, who has a resume that reads like the music industry’s “Best of…” list. Central to Kahne’s production efforts are studio reference monitors from Equator Audio. For the uninitiated, David Kahne is a musician, composer, engineer, mixer, producer, A&R man, and music supervisor. In one or more of these capacities, he has worked… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

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    PSW Staff 07/18/14 10:31 AM,
    iZotope, Inc. and Black Octopus have released Modern Grooves, a new expansion pack for iZotope’s acclaimed drum sculpting and beat sequencing plug-in, BreakTweaker. Featuring modern, clean, and crisp sounds with a dash of retro throwback, the expansion includes more than 300 sounds with 40 presets—all designed to have a timeless feel and work well with a wide range of material. In an interview with iZotope, Black Octopus founder Toby Emerson describes his approach to creating Modern Grooves: “I hope the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalSoftwareStudio