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  • Tuesday, June 28, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/28/16 10:00 AM,
    Alex Alvarez is best known as Lenny Kravitz’ guitar tech but after 25 years, he is in many ways Kravitz’ right-hand man. For tours, he’s the crew chief, responsible for hiring the crew, maintaining the equipment, and much more. Off tour, he manages Kravitz’ studios in Paris and the Bahamas. Wherever Kravitz and his band go, you’ll find a Mackie mixer in use. “Lenny has been using small Mackie mixers in his keyboard rigs and practice rigs for years and… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConcertConsolesDigitalMixerSoftwareSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 06/28/16 09:37 AM,
    For more than 50 years, Television New Zealand (TVNZ) has served up programming to Kiwi viewers — and for almost half of that time, the national broadcaster has placed its trust in Calrec Audio. TVNZ has just installed its latest investment in Calrec, a brand-new Artemis Light audio console and a Concord processor upgrade on the network’s existing Artemis Beam desk. “We’ve enjoyed a long and successful partnership with Calrec, going back to 1996 when we brought in two analog… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/28/16 09:19 AM,
    “My background is in the studio so I can appreciate good workmanship,” says Suffolk New College Music Technology Course leader, Craig Shimmon, who’s very pleased with the arrival of the new Audient ASP4816 desk. “The other lecturers have commented on the superior build quality and the clean preamps; the layout is a dream to teach with,” he adds. Installed as part of an upgrade to the studio at the college, the analog mixing console forms an integral part of the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEducationStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/28/16 09:06 AM,
    After more than a decade on the road with touring artists and as a house audio engineer at the Irving Plaza/Fillmore music venue in New York City, Daniel Willis established AV Technik a full-service AV firm in his hometown of South Portland, Maine. Willis has selected the Roland XS-83H 8-in x 3-out multi-format AV matrix switcher as his main AV switcher for clients ranging from music artists to corporate conferences to live events “It does a lot of things and… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVMixerStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/28/16 07:49 AM,
    From a bible study group started in 1936, Old North Church has grown to over 1,300 members and attendees. The Church’s modern new building includes a 1,000-seat sanctuary, a library, classrooms, and a family life center (gymnasium). Executive pastor Chris Drombetta says the church’s worship gatherings prioritize Biblical preaching and teaching, supported by music, and a blend of traditional and modern expressions of the gospel. Many of these expressions utilize new dynamic technologies, such as the recently installed loudspeakers from… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsInstallationLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 06/28/16 07:17 AM,
    Yamaha Corporation of America, Professional Audio Division has announced the promotion of Paul Furtkamp to director of commercial audio (CA) sales. “Paul has shown great skill leading the commercial audio sales team for North America,” states Alan Macpherson, general manager, Yamaha Professional Audio. “As we grow the division, his strategic vision will be invaluable.” Furtkamp began his career at Yamaha Corporation of America as a district manager in 1986 and by 2004 had ascended to the position of national sales… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusiness

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    PSW Staff 06/28/16 06:50 AM,
    EAW and Mackie are touring the U.S., showing their new end-to-end audio solution designed for production and system integration. Featuring stops at all key U.S. markets, the L3 Tour kicks off on July 11, 2016, running through Labor Day. If you are interested in pre-registering for a stop near you, please sign up for more info at L3 Tour Registration. The L3 Tour features a powerful new audio system designed to speed up setup time, reduce system costs and deliver… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVConsolesDigitalLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerMixerSoftwareSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    Joe Gilder 06/28/16 06:04 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   I know it may be hard to believe, but I too used to believe this was true. I had simply never given it much thought. Maybe you’re in the same boat? The issue was, I made the mistake of confusing headroom with dynamic range. Put simply, when I looked at the master fader, if there was a lot of room between the loudest peak of my mix and 0 dBFS (clipping,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioDigitalMeasurementMixerMonitoringSignalSoftwareStudioSystem

  • Monday, June 27, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/27/16 03:26 PM,
    K-8 schools have lately been embracing the “A” in “AV” more, and the St. Hilary School, in Fairlawn, Ohio, offers the perfect example of that, with a 32-classroom integration of 32 ATW-1301 System 10 PRO digital wireless systems from Audio-Technica. Part of a larger overall classroom audio/video/computer integration, the wireless systems included 32 ATW-1301 UniPak body-pack systems with AT831cW unidirectional lapel microphones, and two ATW-1302 handheld systems with handheld microphone/transmitters for both hearing and speaking assistance. The System 10 PRO… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalInstallationMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

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    PSW Staff 06/27/16 12:36 PM,
    Estudio Sacramento, founded by Daniel Saiz, has been operating as a commercial recording studio for 20 years. Saiz still owns and runs the facility and has recently installed a 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality δelta SuperAnalogue console. “It is like an injection of adrenaline for my business,” says Saiz. “I’m receiving a lot of calls just because I have changed the desk… The clients love it.” Saiz recalls that when he first started the studio, it was rare for a… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConsolesStudio



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