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  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012
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    PSW Staff 02/21/12 10:25 AM,
    Recently renewed for its third season, A&E’s popular police drama The Glades is preparing to return to production. Capturing the location sound is no easier than solving the crimes the show is built around. That’s precisely why the show’s production sound mixer uses an arsenal of wireless equipment from the catalog of Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. Mark Weber CAS is a veteran film & television production sound mixer and responsible for the location sound on The Glades. In this line… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollMicrophoneTechnicianWirelessAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/21/12 10:13 AM,
    From elegant social events to corporate gatherings and non-profit galas, New York City’s Gotham Hall never ceases to amaze. In order to match the prestige of the venue and its variety of functions, Eastern Stage Productions, located in Edgewood, New York, recently installed a Soundcraft Vi1 digital console. Gotham Hall, originally a landmark bank built in 1922 incorporating many Roman architectural features, was transformed in 2002 into a remarkable high-end ballroom. It has been used for a variety of events… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalInstallationSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/21/12 10:07 AM,
    Unit Audio has introduced the Milli-Unit and Micro-Unit, two new 8-input by 2-output compact passive summing mixers for studio/recording applications.  Both units are outfitted with eight balanced line-level inputs and two balanced microphone level outputs, all with Neutrik TRS connectors. Input impedance is 20 Kohms, while output impedance is 220 ohms. Resistors are hand-selected, metered Xicon 1/4-watt, with 1 percent tolerance. The units are hand-wired at the company’s headquarters in Nashville, TN, and are housed in rugged aluminum cases. The… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectMixerStudio

  • Monday, February 20, 2012
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    PSW Staff 02/20/12 01:42 PM,
    Alto Professionall has debuted the MasterLink Live 16 and MasterLink Live 24 mixers featuring an iPad docks that bridge the gap between high-quality analog consoles and sophisticated DSP technology. The MasterLink Live 16 and MasterLink Live 24 offer channel compression, three-band semi-parametric EQ, four aux sends, four group buses, built-in Alesis digital effects and the unprecedented capability of the Alto Professional Live Drive App. With the MasterLink Live 16 and MasterLink Live 24, Alto Professional is delivering iPad integration at… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalMonitoringRemoteSound Reinforcement

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    Wayne Yentis 02/20/12 01:23 PM,
    Oh, what an interesting time it was! Concert sound reinforcement was in the early stages of moving to where we are today. This article originally appeared in the June 1974 issue of Recording Engineer Producer (REP) magazine, and Live Sound also ran a text-only version many years ago. It is presented here in its full glory, without editing and much as it originally appeared, to provide a fuller understanding and appreciation of that time and place and the people behind… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallConcertDigitalEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    Michael Miles 02/20/12 12:49 PM,
    The design of a concert sound system, especially for stereo sound, requires close attention to issues such as room acoustics, headroom, loudspeaker levels, timing, and coverage. For a surround system, those basic issues are even more important and complex. This is because the timing and level distribution of the sound are dependent on the direction of wave propagation. Mono and stereo sound can propagate generally from the stage toward the more distant part of the audience, where the level may… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/20/12 09:24 AM,
    It was evident from the beginning that the attendees to the 2012 AV Networking Congress were in for a unique day. The event tackled some of today’s most pressing digital media networking topics with leading AV Networking AV design consultants, and manufacturers.  Derrick Zieba, sound designer and moderator of the “Stadiums and Large Venues” panel discussion commented, “With the increasing use of networked audio in one-off concerts, installations and theatres, a forum such as this is becoming an essential requirement… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessEducationEthernetManufacturerNetworkingSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/20/12 09:17 AM,
    Community Professional Loudspeakers has applied for EN54-24 Certification of many of its large-scale loudspeaker systems. EN54-24 Certification will enable its loudspeakers to be used in voice alarm systems in venues across Europe. The international laboratory network of European Notified Body, Intertek, will be conducting the testing. Intertek’s newly opened Life Safety & Security testing facility in Leatherhead UK had been developed to accommodate larger products used in fire detection and evacuation and had the capacity to test Community’s loudspeakers (which… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/20/12 08:24 AM,
    Saginaw Valley State University is one of Michigan’s fastest-growing universities. The university’s main athletic complex, the Ryder Center, comprises a number of venues, including the 3700-seat James E. O’Neill Arena, which is home to the university’s Cardinal basketball teams. The multipurpose facility can be segmented using movable walls, accommodating not just basketball, but everything from baseball practice, pole vaulting and shot putting to convocations, and even the occasional swap meet. The arena recently received a major sound system upgrade, overseen… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollEducationInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/20/12 08:09 AM,
    Hosa Technology is pleased to announce that their new Hosa Pro Speaker Cables are now shipping. Combining first-rate cable for enhanced signal transmission and audio quality, world-class REAN connectors by Neutrik AG, the new Hosa Pro Speaker Cables re-define the landscape for professional quality cables at a midline price. Cable quality is crucial to signal transmission and sound clarity—these cables feature 14 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors for enhanced signal clarity and a black PVC jacket for durability, flexibility, and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio