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  • Wednesday, June 19, 2013
    Dave Dermont 06/19/13 04:24 PM,
    There are advantages to getting older. Years of learning something new at every gig add up to that thing we call experience. You remember how well the first Soundcraft console you ever used responded to your touch. You recall, despite its simple interface and lack of things to tweak, how great the reverb of a Lexicon PCM-60 sounded. Another advantage to getting older is that the gear you lusted after as a youngster becomes affordable. The downside of this can… View this post
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    PSW Staff 06/19/13 04:22 PM,
    Established in 1861 and one of the San Francisco Bay Area’s first Jewish organizations, Temple Emanu-El describes itself as “a vibrant, musical and diverse reform community offering meaningful worship services, lively holiday celebrations, and inclusive and affirming life-cycle events”. Temple Emanu-El’s current building, dedicated in 1948, includes the “Temple House” social hall.  Temple House activities include worship service overflow, “Rock Shabbat” services, wedding receptions and a variety of other events. In the past, the Temple House suffered from poor acoustics… View this post
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    PSW Staff 06/19/13 04:16 PM,
    The Whitley Conference center, located at The Oblate School of Theology, located in San Antonio, TX, boasts an auditorium, lecture halls and classroom space in addition to a host of other amenities. The new 24,000 square foot facility, which opened in 2012, provides the school with a place to accommodate different kinds of gatherings while allowing more comfortable and efficient seats for continuing education events and large assemblies. Overland Partners, an architecture firm in San Antonio, teamed up with San… View this post
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    PSW Staff 06/19/13 04:08 PM,
    Line 6 has announced that its full line of digital sound reinforcement equipment has new representation in the southeastern United States. The new rep assignments are Meyer Marketing in the state of Florida, and Atlanta-based Griffith Sales for the states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, the Carolinas and Tennessee. With the StageScape M20d digital mixer, StageSource intelligent loudspeakers and Line 6 digital wireless systems, the firms can provide a solution that will satisfy professional and non-skilled system operators alike. “We are… View this post
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    PSW Staff 06/19/13 03:56 PM,
    Indie-rock stalwarts Suede, which released its sixth album Bloodsports in March 2013, recently recorded a live acoustic session for Absolute Radio at the world-famous Abbey Road studios in London. The equipment line-up for this important gig incorporated three DPA d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones, which were chosen for their clarity and exceptional audio quality. Suede’s Neil Codling, who plays keyboards and rhythm guitar, was instrumental in the choice of microphones, specifying them for his own Martin D28 guitar and also for… View this post
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  • yamaha
    PSW Staff 06/19/13 02:19 PM,
    Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has added a new 8-channel amplifier line to its Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) product line. The new XMV amplifiers are 8-channel versions of the 4-channel XMV amps and share the same features and power ratings of 140 watts and 280 watts per channel, available in either YDIF or Dante versions. The four new models also support low-impedance and 70/100-volt modes. The Yamaha YDIF cascade bus provides a simple intra-rack connection utilizing inexpensive Cat-5 cabling for an… View this post
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  • eminence
    PSW Staff 06/19/13 02:02 PM,
    Eminence Speaker has added the PSD:3014, a 1.4-inch-exit compression driver, to its line of HF products. With a 100-watt continuous AES power rating, the PSD:3014 has a 3-inch voice coil and a recommended minimum crossover frequency of 800 Hz. “Sporting the same family resemblance of the PSD:3006, you would be hard pressed to find a compression driver that reliably plays as low and as loud as the PSD:3014,” says Matt Marcum, design engineer at Eminence. “It’s a large, robust, and… View this post
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    PSW Staff 06/19/13 10:30 AM,
    The independent non-profit group the Hennepin Theatre Trust and their managing partner the Historic Theatre Group operate three historic theaters in downtown Minneapolis’ thriving cultural district. With the recent installation of Electro-Voice line-array loudspeaker systems in both the State and the Pantages theaters, this partnership has left no doubt of its commitment to maintaining both the highest possible production values and the character of the places it preserves. The State and the Pantages have each been through multiple incarnations over… View this post
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    PSW Staff 06/19/13 10:19 AM,
    Bader Field, Atlantic City was the site for the first VetRock concert, held in honor of those forgotten that served in the Vietnam War.  Held the first Saturday in June, the concert featured memorable bands from the 70s including headliners Mark Farner from Grand Funk Railroad, Mitch Rider, the Buckinghams, the Traamps, Soul Survivors, as well as local area bands. Special guest speaker was Lt. Oliver North with Joe Piscopo acting as the event’s emcee. The day’s festivities lasted every… View this post
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    PSW Staff 06/19/13 10:06 AM,
    Every year, Orphei Drängar, the world famous male choir formed in 1853, puts together a show called Caprice in their hometown of Uppsala, Sweden. Caprice is a must for music lovers of all kinds. Each performance features guest artists who are never revealed to the audience in advance. The show is held in such high regard that the five concerts, totaling 8500 tickets, are sold out in only a few minutes. This year, the secret artists were opera singer Elin… View this post
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