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  • Friday, November 21, 2014
    PSW Staff 11/21/14 03:40 PM,
    The Sleep Country Amphitheater, an 18,000 seat live music venue located 20 miles outside of Portland, Oregon, has extremely strict operating regulations regarding SPL levels at the mix position (as do many other facilities). When General Manager Dan Braun’s Grozier SPL monitoring system ceased to work a few weeks back, he was in a tight spot with a Mötley Crüe performance just days away. Luckily Braun, who is also happens to be the production designer for Metallica, had heard about… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertManufacturerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 11/21/14 03:33 PM,
    The Marriott Theatre in the Chicago suburb of Lincolnshire is the most subscribed musical theatre company in the US, and a new DiGiCo SD7T console is ensuring that its sound is every bit as top rate as the shows that are produced there year-round. Founded in 1975, The Marriott Theatre sells more than 400,000 tickets a year and has presented more than 165 productions to an estimated eight million people. The venue has received a record 500 Joseph Jefferson Award… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

  • black lion audio
    PSW Staff 11/21/14 08:35 AM,
    Black Lion Audio has introduced the B12A MKII, a single-channel microphone preamp in the style of an API 312A. The MKII version offers an upgraded input transformer, higher gain, and lower noise than the original B12A. It also includees an output transformer, a Hi-Z input, phantom power, pad, phase, and is housed in a 1U, 1/2 rack chassis. “The original B12A was very popular, but we were continually being asked by customers to modify them for more gain,” commented Nate… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductAnalogProcessorSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Thursday, November 20, 2014
    Karl Winkler 11/20/14 03:17 PM,
    Technology in professional audio (and technology in general) has changed so much and so quickly that it’s become difficult to get up to speed and stay up to date. The learning curve for some aspects of what we do is quite steep and appears to be accelerating. Analog consoles are challenging enough, but the number-crunching digital beasts are even more complex. We hardly used wireless 20 years ago, now it’s everywhere. Outboard effects have become plug-ins, and what were once… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogBusinessConsolesDigitalEducationSound ReinforcementTechnicianWireless

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    PSW Staff 11/20/14 02:41 PM,
    Bose Professional announces three new RoomMatch Utility (RMU) loudspeaker models: the RMU206, RMU108 and RMU105, joining the RMU208 small-format sound-reinforcement loudspeaker in the series. Featuring RoomMatch array modules’ mid/high sonic character, these RMU models are designed either to complement a RoomMatch full-range array installation or to be used on their own for high-quality foreground music, under-balcony, zone-fill and vocal-range floor monitor applications in performing arts centers, civic auditoriums, houses of worship, secondary education and college auditoriums, dance clubs, retail, hospitality… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/20/14 02:26 PM,
    The University of Indianapolis (UIndy), a private university located minutes from downtown Indianapolis, recently upgraded Key Stadium with a One Systems sound reinforcement system. As a NCAA Division II school, UIndy is recognized for having one of the best athletic programs in the country. The decision was made to upgrade the system in order to accommodate its expanding football fan base and game day experience. The school administration tapped Tech Electronics of Indiana to assist in the design of a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/20/14 02:16 PM,
    The George S. and Dolores Doré Eccles Center, owned and operated by the Park City school district, opened in 1998 and is well known as the primary venue for Sundance, Robert Redford’s annual film festival. Recently a new sound reinforcement system, featuring L-Acoustics, was installed in the venue’s 1,269-seat Kearns Auditorium. Eccles Center Production Manager David Hallock, who had been researching the renovation of the sound system for nearly four years, finally called on Salt Lake City-based Poll Sound to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessConcertInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • rcf
    PSW Staff 11/20/14 07:31 AM,
    The new EVOX system from RCF is a compact, self-contained PA system designed for easy portability and set-up while delivering quality sound reinforcement. The EVOX package is self-contained, with the mid-high loudspeaker cabinet fitting into the back of the subwoofer, which also protects the electronics and system connections. A pole mount is included. The loudspeaker array design provides a constant coverage of 120 degrees by 30 degrees (H x V). A progressive array shape to optimizes directivity while avoiding the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVInterconnectLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • adamson
    PSW Staff 11/20/14 07:12 AM,
    France’s National Theatre, the Hexagon, has been a challenging space for sound reinforcement since it was built in 1976, has been outfitted with a new distributed sound reinforcement system with Adamson Systems Point Series loudspeakers. The hexagonal-shaped room, with a seating capacity of 560, hosts 35 shows each season. It also regularly offers arts community training programs, conferences and debates. Olivier Delpeuch, sound engineer and head of the audio department at the Hexagon, underwent a search for a sound reinforcement… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, November 19, 2014
    PSW Staff 11/19/14 03:07 PM,
    At the recent 48th Annual CMA Awards from Nashville’s Bridgestone Arena, featuring 21 performances that were telecast live on ABC, Shure PSM 1000 personal monitors were the exclusive choice for all performances as in-ear monitors. To ensure quick transitions between acts, the production team employs as much wireless technology as possible, and as is customary, a mix of major wireless microphone brands was available to the performers. Production mixer Mark King, a Los Angeles-based freelancer, has been providing the final… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVConcertEngineerMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementWireless