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  • Friday, March 09, 2012
    martin audio
    PSW Staff 03/09/12 01:32 PM,
    Carefully conceived and implemented sound reinforcement systems at performing arts and theatre venues typically produce excellent results, in general, because they can be purpose-designed for the venue. The system’s electronic backbone can be “tricked out” to meet a wide range of applications, while the particular performance parameters of loudspeakers can be matched to coverage needs. Still, the loudspeakers need to be well-suited to present diverse source material as it is intended to be heard – slamming rock n’ roll to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollSlideshowInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • recording
    Bobby Owsinski 03/09/12 12:42 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   This week we’ll feature isolated vocals on some big hits by major artists. Gimme Shelter Here’s a track that I featured a couple of years ago that was taken down by the record label shortly after it posted. It’s another version of the isolated vocal from The Rolling Stones’ great “Gimme Shelter” that’s a mindblower. On it we hear Mick Jagger, Mary Clayton and an uncredited third voice singing the song like… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/09/12 11:38 AM,
    Gary Honess, producer, engineer and owner of Kühl Muzik Studios in Toronto, Canada, has installed a 16-channel Rupert Neve Designs 5088 discrete analog mixer to provide essential summing, mixing and routing functionality at his facility. The new 5088 desk is the centerpiece of a custom-made, wrap-around stainless steel console, a Zin-de-Zine design and creation, that has been ergonomically designed to place the principal components of Kühl Muzik’s hybrid digital/analog workflow conveniently within reach. Honess, who has been engineering and mixing… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogConsolesDigitalStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/09/12 11:20 AM,
    IK Multimedia is pleased to announce the release of their first professional DJ Mixing app:  DJ Rig — a full-featured, double-deck DJ mixing app for iPhone and iPod touch. DJ Rig provides instant song-playing from the device’s music library, automatic tempo sync and beat match, sample-based pads and performance recording, plus an arsenal of high-quality DJ effects. Together with the just announced iRig MIX, the mobile DJ mixer for iPhone, iPod touch and iPad, DJ Rig represents the most portable… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessMixerSoftwareSystem

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    PSW Staff 03/09/12 11:13 AM,
    Australian location recorder Daniel Blinkhorn has been using DPA 2006A twin diaphragm omnidirectional microphones, supplied by local distributor Amber Technology, for his location recording work in the polar archipelago of Svalbard, midway between mainland Norway and the North Pole. Blinkhorn travelled to the region on a traditionally rigged tall ship, working on creative field recordings for sound installations and electroacoustic compositions as well as a feature for ABC radio’s 360 program and his own research into composing with environmental sound.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollMicrophoneSystemAudio

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    Henry Cohen 03/09/12 09:52 AM,
    Rules for the operation of Television Band Devices (TVBD) in the core TV bands (low VHF – channels 2-6; high VHF – channels 7-13; and UHF – channels 14-51) were finalized in January 2010. One of the requirements of TVBD operations was the establishment of a working and real-time accessible geo-location database from which TVBDs had to receive a list of available TV channels based on the TVBD’s physical location and type. It’s only as of January 26, 2012 that… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallBusinessMicrophoneSignalWireless

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    PSW Staff 03/09/12 09:30 AM,
    Trinity Episcopal Cathedral, located in Portland, Oregon, recently replaced their aging audio system with a fully automated system that includes Tannoy’s innovative QFlex array. When they did, they did they had two goals. One was to provide clear natural sounding reinforcement throughout the entire 1000-seat sanctuary and the other was to ensure the system was as user-friendly as possible. “Priest proof, I call it,” says Head Sexton, Kimberly Sherwood; “a very self-sufficient system.” Portland, Oregon based A/V systems integration contractor… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • meyer sound
    PSW Staff 03/09/12 09:28 AM,
    Built in 1891, Baptist Temple in Philadelphia has been transformed into the Temple Performing Arts Center to serve as a principal performance venue for Temple University. The $30 million theatre overhaul included an installation of Meyer Sound M’elodie line arrays to support a busy calendar of university-sponsored events and bookings by area concert promoters. “The hall looks spectacular and has excellent acoustics,” says associate technical director and head sound engineer Peter Schall. “M’elodie completes the picture with its combination of… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVConcertInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwooferAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/09/12 08:45 AM,
    It’s not hard to put a finger on the popularity of The X Factor, which recently completed its first season in the United States. The top-rated singing competition TV show (which aired on FOX) pits contestants against one another to see which pop singer has that certain indefinable, yet undeniable star quality—that all-important “X Factor.” To provide high-impact audio on the set of The X Factor, Valencia, California-based ATK Audiotek installed JBL VerTec line arrays to head a system designed… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsPollLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Thursday, March 08, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/08/12 03:19 PM,
    Extron Electronics is now manufacturing its Flat Field and SoundField ceiling tile loudspeakers at the company’s new 146,000 square foot East Coast regional headquarters in Raleigh, NC. The new manufacturing and testing facility is equipped with custom-designed machinery to ensure that the speakers are built to meet Extron’s standards for quality and performance. In addition, the facility has received full authorization by Underwriters Laboratories to manufacture these products as UL 1480 certified loudspeakers for commercial and professional audio applications. “With… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerAudio