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  • Friday, February 17, 2017
    old soundman
    Old Soundman 02/17/17 04:10 PM,
    Dear Old Soundman— Yes, SPA1! Were your parents named SPA.09? I’ve enjoyed reading your comments for some time now. See, even though you have named yourself after a decadent outdoor love tub, you’re okay! I wonder if you might give us your insight regarding musicians who use earplugs (sometimes very sophisticated earplugs,) but then require ridiculous monitor levels on stage. There was a lack of love in these people’s lives when they were children. I run into more problems with… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionAnalogEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

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    PSW Staff 02/17/17 02:11 PM,
    DiGiCo’s compact SD9 consoles, with 96 channels and a full range of features, it is the choice for Scott Humphries, front of house engineer and production manager, and Rory Mulligan, monitor engineer, for British folk rock band Bear’s Den. Supplied by SSE Audio, the two SD9s have spent five weeks touring with the band around Europe, starting in Scandinavia and taking in Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands and finishing in Belgium. The choice of console was Humphries’, and both… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/17/17 11:24 AM,
    Auralex Acoustics is now shipping its DeskMAX stand-mounted acoustical panels. The DeskMAX is designed for both permanent recording and makeshift setups (for instance, podcasting), mixing and live performance applications.  Equally appropriate in the studio, classroom, home office or on the stage, DeskMAX can be used anywhere boundary-mounted acoustical treatments aren’t feasible or desired. It is ideal for musicians and voiceover professionals working in rented spaces and can also be used as a very effective amplifier and speaker cabinet baffle.  The… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVStudio

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    PSW Staff 02/17/17 10:07 AM,
    Professional console designer and audio industry veteran John R. Petrucelli, 64, a resident of Hawthorne, NJ, passed away recently at the Hackensack University Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Over a career spanning more than three decades, Petrucelli developed a well-earned reputation for innovation in design. The son of the late Mario J. and Alice (Lucia) Petrucelli, he graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1977. Petrucelli began his career in audio in the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAnalogConsolesManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/17/17 08:47 AM,
    The 59th annual GRAMMY Awards show, broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, was hosted by James Corden and dominated by multiple-award-winners Adele, Beyoncé, and Chance The Rapper. To help ensure an interference-free evening, the audio crew paired Shure UHF-R transmitters with Axient AXT600 receivers for increased selectivity. The podium microphones were also wireless, with Shure UR1 transmitters hidden beneath. In addition, nearly all of the in-ear monitor systems used were Shure PSM 1000 units. Audio for the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 02/17/17 07:50 AM,
    Since the introduction of Allen & Heath’s dLive mixing systems, many of Germany’s top artists, including Nena, Xavier Naidoo, Joris, Brings and Van Canto have taken S Class systems on national and international tours. “The launch of dLive S Class has been a complete success and we are supporting a lot of satisfied customers and users,” comments Markus Sinsel, Allen & Heath’s German brand manager. “The unique design of the user interface, the FX processing, and the easy integration with… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/17/17 07:32 AM,
    The Lumineers debut single “Ho Hey,” quickly climbed the charts in 2012 with simple acoustic guitar and shouted “ho’s and “hey’s demanding attention from the first strum. The band makes music showcasing human emotion, using nothing but strings and singer Wesley Schultz’s voice. Currently touring the world in support of their sophomore album, Cleopatra, The Lumineers have been playing larger venues than ever before, supported by a Meyer Sound LEO Family-based system from Sound Image. According to Josh Osmond, the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    02/17/17 07:13 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   An important yet often misunderstood characteristic of directional microphones is Proximity Effect. The proximity effect is one that exists in microphones with any of the cardioid (cardioid, super-cardioid, hyper-cardioid, ultra-intersellar-cardoid—OK, I made that last one up…) patterns. As the mic is moved closer to the sound source, the low end response of the mic is boosted. On this graph, the solid line represents the response of the mic at 12-inches from the sound… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Thursday, February 16, 2017
    PSW Staff 02/16/17 03:08 PM,
    First Baptist Church of Los Angeles is a throwback to an earlier time when houses of worship were built to be just that. Until recently, the audio system there was a throwback as well, until the congregation turned to CCI Solutions to design and install a new system centered on Kiva and X Series enclosures from L-Acoustics. Built in 1927 and modeled on the Palace of Ducal in Italy, the historical landmark is reminiscent of a European cathedral—deep and narrow… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    Matthew Weiss 02/16/17 02:47 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   If we’re going to do some compression on the drum kit, we really have to start with the most fundamental question in the world, which is why? Why are we going to do this? Because if you’ve followed any of my tutorials, if you’ve listened to anything I’ve said, one thing I repeatedly say is we don’t do stuff just for the sake of doing it. We figure out why… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureVideoStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationEngineerProcessorSoftwareStudio

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