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  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 04:46 PM,
    At the NAMM 2012 Show, Peavey Electronics introduced the new PVi 8500 and PVi 6500, both 400-watt powered mixers that combine staples of the company’s proprietary technologies with modern amenities such as an input dock for iPhone and iPod. Eight combination XLR and 1/4-inch inputs (six on the PVi 6500) based on proprietary high-quality, low-noise Silencer mic preamps provide versatility and clear audio reproduction, while proprietary Mid-Morph EQ control improves the tone and clarity of vocals and complements the low… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVConsolesMixerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • digico
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 04:35 PM,
    Soundlink, a Dutch audio company which added a DiGiCo SD9 digital console about 18 months ago, reports that the board has been in constant use since joining the inventory. Owned by Bas Jansen, Floris Roelfzema and Hugo van Meijeren, Soundlink is based near the town of Roden, just west of Groningen. After five years of providing sound reinforcement as a hobby, in 2008 they turned Soundlink into a full-time business. “In the summer of 2010 we were in the market… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessConcertConsolesSound Reinforcement

  • eaw
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 04:27 PM,
    EAW has announced the appointment of Scott Pizzo to the position of North American sales manager, Eastern region. Pizzo was previously part of the EAW team from 2003 through 2008, serving as U.S. sales director among other positions. The announcement was made by Jeff Rocha, EAW president, and reflects EAW’s ongoing emphasis on strengthening its sales channels and enhancing its customer relations. “Re-hiring Scott is a critical step in strategically growing our internal capabilities,” Rocha states. “He brings tremendous experience… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerAudio

  • radial
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 03:20 PM,
    Radial Engineering has introduced the Firefly tube direct box, a fully discrete class-A unity gain amplifier designed for both studio and live performance. Radial company president Peter Janis explains: “We have always wanted to launch a tube DI to round out our product range. But over the past two years, we have been sidetracked as we developed the Workhorse and our many 500 series modules. We finally got back on this project and are pleased to bring the Firefly DI… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductInterconnectProcessorSignalStage

  • l-acoustics
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 11:51 AM,
    L-Acoustics U.S. has announced its first two product training sessions for 2012. The first three-day training is set for February 20 to 22 in Red Hook, NY and will specifically focus on the new KARA modular line source system and SOUNDVISION version 1.9. The second session, hosted in Oxnard, CA exactly one month later from March 20 to 22, will cover the large-format KUDO line source system and SOUNDVISION. “We’re particularly looking forward to our KARA and SOUNDVISION session in… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollTrainingAVEducationLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSoftwareSound ReinforcementAudio

  • image
    Craig Leerman 01/24/12 11:15 AM,
    Alto Professional recently sent me a pair of TS115A loudspeakers to check out, and they turned out to be a gig saver - but more on that in a bit. Let’s look at the specs first. Part of the company’s TRUESONIC Series, the TS115A is a 2-way self-powered model that utilizes a 15-in woofer for the lows and a 1-in neodymium compression driver for the highs. The injection molded cabinet measures 26.8 (h) x 16.9 (w) x 15.2 (d) inches… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogRoad TestPollProductLoudspeakerSubwoofer

  • jbl
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 10:53 AM,
    JBL Professional HiQnet Performance Manager sound reinforcement system design software is now available to users as a public beta version. Previously it had been available to a closed group of 60 worldwide beta testers. HiQnet Performance Manager is a highly refined user interface that facilitates the design of touring and live performance venue sound reinforcement systems. Created especially for touring and theatrical sound engineering, Performance Manager is an application-specific iteration of the HARMAN HiQnet System Architect configuration and control software… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductLoudspeakerSoftwareSound ReinforcementAudio

  • yamaha
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 10:38 AM,
    Celebrating the 40th anniversary of the PM200 analog mixer and the 25th anniversary of the launch of the DMP7 digital mixer, Yamaha officially launches a premium mixer series with the debut of the new MGP12X and 16X analog mixers. They incorporate proprietary DSP that provides Ducker, Leveler, and Stereo Image functions. The MGP Editor app for iPhone/iPod Touch will allow access to further detailed parameter editing of DSP functions of the Ducker, Leveler, REV-X and SPX effects. The app will… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductConsolesMixer

  • switchcraft
    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

  • church sound
    Chris Huff 01/24/12 07:54 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   The first time I heard the word crossover was in the context of “Chris, plug those into the crossover unit.“ I was clueless.  I was helping with a live gig setup and even after being told EXACTLY where to plug in the cables, I still didn’t know what the crossover unit did.  Funny thing about it, crossovers are easy to understand.  Implementation…well, that’s a bit harder. What Is A Crossover Unit?… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement