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  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 10:23 AM,
    Switchcraft has introduced the new AudioStix line of adapters, the newest additions to the company’s expanding line of premium pro audio products. AudioStix can be used as stand-alone adapters, rear mounted into modular Switchcraft QGPK Series rack panels, or permanently installed into any number of custom racks and wall plates. Four versions are available now: —#318 Mini AudioStix is an 1/8-inch mini to XLR adapter with volume control and ground lift—#319 is an 1/8-inch mini to terminal block adapter with… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVInterconnectPowerSignalAudio

  • image
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 07:34 AM,
    At the NAMM 2012 Show, Sony Electronics unveiled the expansion of its MDR-7500 Series professional headphones with two new studio headphones (MDR-7520 and MDR-7510) and one in-ear system (MDR-7550). Designed to accurately monitor the wide dynamic range and extended frequencies delivered by modern digital audio equipment, the new models in the series are precision-manufactured using the highest grade materials such as gold-plated Unimatch 3.5mm/6.3mm adaptors. “The need for feature-rich, high-performance headphones in the studio and on stage is nothing new,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • mackie
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 07:23 AM,
    Mackie has announced a partnership with New Japan Radio Corporation to develop a new op-amp exclusively for Mackie mixers. The new M-80 op-amp performs exceptionally well, offering low noise, high drive and class-leading channel separation. Implementation into the existing Onyx, VLZ3 and ProFX series mixers is currently in progress. “We are exceedingly happy with the design from New Japan Radio,” remarks Nathan O’Neill, VP engineering for LOUD’s MG Group. “The M-80 op-amp improves both channel separation and stereo field clarity,… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductConsolesMixerProcessor

  • bss audio
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 07:10 AM,
    BSS Audio has introduced AVB (IEEE Audio Video Bridging) functionality to its Soundweb London family of digital signal processors with the addition of two Soundweb London devices. The new Soundweb London BLU-805 and BLU-325 devices are AVB versions of the BLU-800 and BLU-320 CobraNet siblings from which they are derived. The BLU-805 offers the same configurable signal processing capability as the existing BLU-800 device. Both new devices offer configurable inputs and outputs, compatibility with all Soundweb London input and output… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

  • jbl
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 06:59 AM,
    At the NAMM 2012 Show, JBL Professional introduced the new PRX400 Series of passive portable loudspeakers, designed to bring true professional-quality performance, power handling and durability to more affordable price points. The PRX400 Series includes the 15-inch PRX415M, 12-inch PRX412M and dual 15-inch PRX425 loudspeakers, as well as the 18-inch PRX418 subwoofer. The PRX415M and PRX412M can be used as either mains or monitors, and when used with the PRX418 subwoofer, provide a sat/subwoofer system capable of delivering 135dB of… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • microphones
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 06:51 AM,
    At the NAMM 2012 Show, DPA Microphones  introduced an enhanced, dual-ear headset for its popular DPA d:fine directional and omnidirectional headset microphones. The d:fine series dual-ear headset mic, available in three sizez is designed to meet the needs of active live theatre, music video production, concert sound, and other applications. “When we first introduced the d:fine headset microphones series to the live sound market, it was embraced by the industry as a condenser headset that could provide exceptional sound quality… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • waves
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 06:41 AM,
    At Winter NAMM 2012, Waves Audio unveiled the new NLS Non-Linear Summing plug-in. NLS brings users the analog summing sound of three legendary consoles. Created in association with three of today’s leading producers/engineers – Mark “Spike” Stent, Mike Hedges and Yoad Nevo, NLS captures the sound of: —The SSL 4000G console belonging to Mark “Spike”’ Stent (Radiohead, Björk, Muse, Maroon 5, Madonna) —The EMI TG12345 Mk 4 desk owned by Mike Hedges (The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Dido, Faithless,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • d&b audiotechnik
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 06:06 AM,
    St Paul’s Methodist Episcopal Church (presently known as St Paul’s United Methodist Church) in Cedar Rapids, Iowa is listed on the United State’s National Register of Historic Places and is essentially the work of architect Louis Sullivan, the so-called “father of skyscrapers.” Sullivan’s aspirations however, were high, beyond what the church’s congregation could reasonably afford back in 1912. The restraint exercised back then by architect W.C. Jones, when he re-drew Sullivan’s plans under instruction from the church, meant that two… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Monday, January 23, 2012
    live sound
    Kevin Young 01/23/12 06:12 PM,
    Beyond technical expertise and experience, Dave Natale stresses that one of the most important qualities a front of house mixer should possess is knowing how to deal with people. “Now, anybody who knows me and reads that will say, ‘Yeah. Your people skills… Great,” he laughs, admitting that he can be blunt with co-workers at times, but adding that talking around a problem doesn’t help anyone. “You have to tell people straight up what’s going on.” Natale’s ability to strip… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionFeatureProductionAudioConsolesEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • namm
    PSW Staff 01/23/12 05:37 PM,
    The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) today announced the final registration and exhibitor numbers for the 2012 NAMM Show, the largest and longest-running musical instruments and products trade show in the United States. At show close, NAMM reported 95,709 registered attendees, a six percent increase from last year and representing a new record for the 110-year-old show. International registration also experienced a 15 percent increase from last year to 11,981. The association previously reported strong exhibitor numbers, with 1,441… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollBusinessEducationAudio