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  • Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    in-ear monitoring
    Jack Kontney 03/14/12 01:29 PM,
    In-ear monitors (IEMs) are radically different from the traditional floor wedge method of providing a monitor mix to performers. For many artists and engineers, they are the ideal monitor solution. But for others, they’re simply a method of trading one set of problems (extreme volume, tiny sweet spot, feedback potential) for another (sense of isolation, can’t hear amps or audience). Clever engineers and earphone manufacturers have come up with various methods of handling these issues, all of which revolve around… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • church sound
    Mike Sessler 03/14/12 01:00 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Though I’ve been using rechargeable batteries for almost six years now, I’m still learning the best way to maximize their life and run time. I am a firm believer in continuing education, and we try to monitor the life of our batteries, look at the data and feed that information back into our systems that get tweaked for better performance. As I said in a previous post about batteries, I was a little… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductMicrophonePower

  • digico
    PSW Staff 03/14/12 12:51 PM,
    U.S. pro audio and lighting distributor Group One Ltd. has appointed Ryan Shelton as sales and support associate, where he will provide national sales support for Group One’s rep force, dealers and end-users, as well as handling product demos and educational classes for DiGiCo, XTA and MC2. Shelton graduated summa cum laude from the University of Memphis in 2006 with a Bachelor of Music in Recording Technology. He served as audio engineer for the university’s touring ensemble Sound Fusion. In… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessEducationAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/14/12 09:23 AM,
    Kelowna Christian Centre (KCC) in Kelowna, British Columbia recently upgraded their sanctuary with a new sound reinforcement system featuring Danley Sound Labs loudspeakers and subwoofers. KCC’s flexible, decade-old sanctuary is heavily used by the church and the school, and also for events, but until recently its multi-media infrastructure and sound reinforcement were outdated and approaching haphazard. Local A/V integrator AVcom Technical Productions designed and installed the new state-of-the-art A/V system centered on the Danley Sound Labs boxes. “As is common… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollInstallationLoudspeakerPowerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/14/12 09:09 AM,
    Late 2011 saw the annual finals of the Halıcı Computer Aided Composition Contest held at the Babylon venue in Istanbul. Ensuring that the finalists’ live performances sounded their best was a DiGiCo SD9 console. Sponsored by Halıcı, one of Turkey’s leading software companies, the contest has been run for the past 18 years. Open to all amateur and professional composers, the competition’s main aim is to give entrants the opportunity to showcase their songwriting talents to both the national and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 03/14/12 08:19 AM,
    Rain has announced the new Solstice A3 Audio Workstation, a high performance computer designed for audio design with popular apps like Pro Tools and Cubase. Rain Computers, designer of audio and video workstations for the likes of Conan O’Brien, Cirque du Soleil and the US Pentagon, among others, specializes in tireless testing and certification before the release of each new model ensuring a smooth and stable experience for creative pros and novices alike. Following their new naming convention, Rain has… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollAVBusinessConcertSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • cable
    PSW Staff 03/14/12 08:17 AM,
    Get more of the latest news from the 2012 PL+S show.   At the Prolight+Sound 2012 show in Frankfurt, Sommer Cable is presenting the new Cardinal DVM120 Series, which includes seven audio tools for professional live and studio applications. Devices include: DVM-120-TDI Tube Direct Box. The combination of a very high impedance input and a high-class buffered valve stage takes care of very sensitive signal sources in an optimal manner. So, for instance, the high-Z input will prevent the overloading… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductInterconnectNetworking

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    meyer sound
    PSW Staff 03/13/12 02:36 PM,
    Harpa Concert Hall and Conference Centre in Reykjavik, Iceland is a keystone element in Iceland’s bid to become a first-tier destination for both business meetings and arts events. Harpa expects to attract increased bookings with its striking architecture and cutting-edge AV systems, incorporating more than 160 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers. Harpa’s crown jewel is the Eldborg hall, a resplendent new home for the Iceland Symphony Orchestra and the Icelandic Opera with a capacity of up to 1,800 seats. Designed by… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 03/13/12 02:15 PM,
    Swedish rock band Takida has embarked on its sellout spring tour of Scandinavia, The Burning Heart, with Midas PRO2 consoles being used for FOH and monitors. Leading Scandinavian hire company Starlight, which purchased the PRO2s from Midas’ Swedish distributor Intersonic, is the first company in the region to use a dual system on a tour. “Overall the system is very stable, and I really feel I can fully trust it,” says monitor engineer Robert Egnelius. “The POPulation and MCA groups… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 03/13/12 02:03 PM,
    Hal Leonard Books is now shipping Sound Design, Mixing & Mastering with Ableton Live ($16.99) by Jake Perrine. This book is part of Hal Leonard’s Quick Pro Guides series and is designed to be a companion guide to help readers get the most from their software. Go beyond the basics of Ableton Live with this book of audio-making and audio-mangling recipes, tips and mixing/mastering techniques. Ableton Live is undoubtedly the most flexible audio application available today: use it for sound… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollEducationSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudioAudio