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  • Friday, February 10, 2012
    rational acoustics
    PSW Staff 02/10/12 01:47 PM,
    Rational Acoustics has introduced a new version of its phantom powered pink noise generator. Called the Noise Stick II, it offers a 25 dB increase in sensitivity from a device that is the same size as the original, and also has new, blue LED on the endcap that provides visual confirmation that the unit is seeing phantom power and thus, operational. The Noise Stick II is hand-built in the USA exclusively for Rational Acoustics, outfitted with hand-matched transistors and 1-percent… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollMeasurementSound Reinforcement

  • das audio
    PSW Staff 02/10/12 01:28 PM,
    The recent two-day ADAC Supercross motorcycle competition at the Westfalenhallen exhibition centre in Dortmund, Germany offered 360-degree sound reinforcement handled by a system headed by D.A.S. Audio line arrays. The live event was broadcast onto huge LED screens hung in the center of the venue to bring the experience and performance of the leading drivers even closer to the more than 9,000 spectators each day. Music clips, advertisements, statements, progress reports, greetings, and awards ceremonies were recorded and broadcast to… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, February 09, 2012
    middle atlantic
    PSW Staff 02/09/12 01:38 PM,
    Middle Atlantic Products is introducing the new HRF Series Half Rack family of products that will also serve to help develop an ECIA standard for the half-width rack format. The new HRF Series half racks–which incorporate the dimensions of the proposed standard–feature a low profile design and compact dimensions. An offset cable tie area keeps their overall width to a slim 10 5/8-inch, which makes them an important off-the-shelf solution for maximizing the amount of usable rack space in confined… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVInstallation

  • image
    Dave Stevens 02/09/12 11:32 AM,
    In the early 1990s we were the kings of grunge, based in Seattle. We were the capital of music at the time, and we had a ton of wedges. Literally, a ton or more, as our company had over 100 of them. A few hours down the road in Oregon, we heard tales of a well established rock band using custom-fitted “headphones” that went inside the ear, like a hearing aid. At the time I remember saying, “that’s the dumbest… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallEducationMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianAudio

  • recording
    Joe Gilder 02/09/12 09:46 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Once upon a time, Joe made a stupid mistake. I was recording a bunch of acoustic guitar tracks for an album project. I was super-excited. I had set aside an entire afternoon to knock out all the songs. Also, I had just gotten a brand new microphone, and was going to use it along with another mic to record the guitar in stereo. All was right with the world. I set… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollSignalStudio

  • church sound
    Mike Sokol 02/09/12 09:14 AM,
    This article is provided by How-To ASSIST Technical Training.   If terms such as gain structure, impedance matching and headroom are unfamiliar, or worse, give you a headache, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Most church sound techs would rather have their gear work perfectly right out of the box than have to tweak it into compliance. Nevertheless, when it comes to setting up and operating a sound system, a working knowledge of gain structure (and a few related concepts) will… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallConsolesProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • rational acoustics
    PSW Staff 02/09/12 08:56 AM,
    Rational Acoustics has appointed NMK Electronics as the exclusive distributors for all Rational Acoustics and Smaart branded products for the Middle East.  NMK’s territory encompasses the United Arab Emirates, Qatar, Oman, Bahrain, Kuwait, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia, Jordan and Lebanon. Founded in 1984, NMK is a leading distributor of professional audio, video and communication equipment in the Middle East, with a product portfolio including Midas, Klark Teknik, TC Electronic, Dynaudio and Shure ‘We are excited to have NMK Electronics representing… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMeasurementAudio

  • d&b audiotechnik
    PSW Staff 02/09/12 08:33 AM,
    The Rose Theatre in Brampton, Ontario, is a confident combination of glass and brick that boldly reflects the city’s pride. When it opened in 2006, the theatre came equipped with a brand new loudspeaker system but, as technical coordinator Trevor Nash explains, all was not rosy in the garden. “Plans on paper don’t always successfully translate into real world situations,” Nash says. “There were coverage issues in several areas of the auditorium. Although adding ground stacked subwoofers and 2-way cabinets… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • meyer sound
    PSW Staff 02/09/12 08:05 AM,
    The Danish arm of KPMG, a worldwide accounting and consulting firm, makes a bold statement through its new 33,000-square-meter headquarters building in Copenhagen designed by architects 3XN. As part of the building architecture characterized by three interlocking polygons, KPMG’s auditorium features a virtually invisible system of Meyer Sound MM-4XP miniature self-powered loudspeakers to ensure intelligibility for company presentations. “It was a challenging room because the architects did not want any loudspeakers visible, not even color-matched ceiling grilles,” states Anders Jørgensen… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVInstallationLoudspeaker

  • clearwing
    PSW Staff 02/09/12 07:46 AM,
    Clearwing Productions, a national provider of production services since 1985, has launched a new website to better serve their growing clientele. The improved site navigation is formatted to highlight each Clearwing departments: Production, Sales, Service, and Systems Integration. Visitors will find informative descriptions of products and services available to various markets, such as theatrical, entertainment, corporate, and houses of worship. The redesign is enhanced with employee bios, recent production photos, a calendar of free local trainings and equipment demonstrations, as… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessSound ReinforcementAudio