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  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/25/15 11:56 AM,
    At the 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York City, the recently formed Media Networking Alliance (MNA) held its first public display of audio networking based on the new AES67 interoperability standard, with support from Lawo. The demonstration showed interconnectivity between 22 currently available products from 18 different companies, all streaming live audio over the same network via AES67. AES67 specific extensions to the different network platforms utilized by each manufacturer provided for the common interchange of digital audio… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalEngineerInterconnectManufacturerNetworking

  • monitors
    PSW Staff 11/25/15 11:55 AM,
    Welcome to our quiz featuring 20 questions about stage monitoring and related issues. This is somewhat subjective and largely intended for entertainment purposes—better known as FUN for short - -although there is fact and/or truth in many of the “correct” responses. Time for the obligatory non-apology: “We apologize if this quiz offends anyone. That is… er, is not... our intention. Besides, if you don’t like it, we’ll just claim you took it out of context.” Enjoy! 1) Why do vocal… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertLoudspeakerMixerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 11/25/15 11:41 AM,
    British electronic dance act Underworld has chosen a Solid State Logic L500 as performance tool for its live tours. The console joins founder-member Rick Smith on stage as a fast, versatile, creative instrument, allowing him to combine old-school dub mixing techniques with the best in performance technology. It has been 20 years since the original release of Underworld’s album dubnobasswithmyheadman, and the anniversary was marked with a remastered release, accompanied by a tour that showcased the band’s live work. For… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalManufacturerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 11/25/15 09:05 AM,
    The NAMM Foundation works year round to create a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught. Now NAMM members and all of those who share that vision are invited to help support the Foundation’s work through the ‘Believe in Music’ fund. “We are proud to announce the opening of the ‘Believe in Music’ fund with the initial goal of raising $100,000 to further support music and music education,”… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEducation

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    PSW Staff 11/25/15 08:39 AM,
    The Maranatha Church in Zwijndrecht, Holland has upgraded its sound reinforcement system with the installation of a new Proel Axiom AX2065 compact line array. Installed by Schaapsound, a specialist church AV supplier with strategic locations across the Netherlands at Ridderkerk, Zwolle, and Roermond, the new sound system is used primarily for speech and live music applications to support the church’s program of events. After a recent renovation of the building, the Maranatha Church decided that a complete upgrade of its… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 11/25/15 08:26 AM,
    Auralex Acoustics announces the availability of new products in its SonoLite range.  SonoKits Modeled after the Auralex Studiofoam Roominator Kits, SonoLite SonoKits are modular configurations of Auralex’s SonoLite Panels and SonoLite Bass Traps. They offer the same performance as Studiofoam, with a stylish velour fabric covering. SonoLite SonoKits are cost-effective, and an excellent choice for residential applications such as home studios and home theaters. SonoLite Cloud SonoLite Cloud Panels are configurations of two-foot x four-foot panels that can be flown… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductAVInstallationSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/25/15 07:33 AM,
    Allen & Heath’s dLive has been installed in Mumbai’s renowned Hard Rock Café, marking the first installation of the new digital mixing system in India. Installer, Sun Infonet is the distributor of Allen & Heath products in India, selected the flagship DM64 MixRack with an S7000 Control Surface. The first artist to use the new mixer was national singing icon, Garry Lawyer, who along with his seven-piece band, performed a tribute to Elvis Presley. Both front of house and monitors… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConcertDigitalInstallationManufacturerMixerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/25/15 07:18 AM,
    Alternative pop-rock duo For King & Country (stylized as “for KING & COUNTRY”) brothers Joel and Luke Smallbone moved to the Nashville area in 1991 and played music together growing up, finally signing with Warner Music Group in 2009. Their hard work and talent have paid off, with two critically acclaimed LP’s and two Grammy wins in 2015. As road warriors over the last few years, the duo and their technical team have grown very fond of certain gear, not… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • church sound
    M. Erik Matlock 11/25/15 06:52 AM,
    Central Georgia is known for several things, including great food, classic southern culture, and a disproportionate number of churches. One church that’s stood as a beacon for many years is Christ Chapel, located on the north side of Macon. Currently serving as the audio director at the church, Jon Beachy and his family found everything they were searching for after relocating to Macon about 15 years ago. “We’d picked out a few churches to visit, and Christ Chapel was the… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesEngineerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/24/15 01:17 PM,
    Colombian singer/songwriter/guitarist Juanes recently wrapped up his Loco De Amor (Crazy Love) tour, which was reinforced by an Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) Anya PA provided by Camarillo, California-based Rat Sound. The tour traveled with 40 Anya modules and eight EAW KF364NT loudspeakers for fill. Because the size of the venues varied, the PA would range from eight modules per side to 20, depending upon the coverage required. “I went to a demo of Anya last year and had the opportunity… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementStage