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  • Monday, July 28, 2014
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    PSW Staff 07/28/14 02:26 PM,
    Harman today announced that it is locating its Professional Audio Customer Support and Training Centre in Potters Bar, just outside London at the Soundcraft Studer facility and where its EMEA sales and support team is located. The new center will provide services for the company’s mixers, microphones and pro headphones brands. “Harman will have one of the largest pro audio support centers in Europe to offer customized service and unique training programmes for our global customers,” said Andy Trott, VP… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConsolesDigitalEducationManufacturerMicrophoneMixerSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 07/28/14 01:48 PM,
    Located just blocks from the White House, the World Bank opened for business at 1818 H street on June 25, 1948.  Today, the Bank’s address remains the same, but as the organization’s focus has evolved, so has the footprint of its headquarters.  The Bank’s H Street headquarters is now a multi-building complex covering an entire city block. The buildings are enclosed by a massive glass atrium more than 150 feet tall and 150 feet wide. The atrium has become a… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVConcertInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 07/28/14 01:36 PM,
    Since 1935, the Comet Tavern has been a fixture of Seattle’s storied Pike/Pine corridor. The well-worn wood bar of this venerable Capitol Hill pub has bent the elbows of generations of locals and visitors, and its stage has played host to multiple decades of Seattle music and culture. When the Comet was shuttered late last year, many long-time Seattle residents feared it was another nail in the coffin of what local entrepreneur Dave Meinert refers to as the city’s “black… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 07/28/14 01:29 PM,
    Chongqing Guotai Arts Centre in China has installed Allen & Heath’s flagship iLive digital mixing system, the iLive-176 Surface and iDR10 MixRack as its new FOH console. With a total area of 36,000 square meters, the Guotai Arts Centre is a versatile venue, which stages musicals, operas, drama, entertainment, exhibitions and commercial events. Sanecore Group installed all the audio systems, which cover the performance system, public addressing system, intercom system, recording and broadcasting system, as well as the stage lighting… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 07/28/14 01:03 PM,
    Outline Butterfly and Mantas loudspeaker systems amplified the voice of Pope Francis on the occasion of the Holy Mass celebrated on the Plain of Sibari before a crowd of 250,000. A stage measuring approximately 50 x 25 meters was erected for the event, along with the installation of four maxi-screens and 20 km of barriers. The 35,000-seat audience area measured 650 metres (2,132 ft) by 250 (820 ft). Dee Jay Service located in Rende (Cosenza)—a well-known Calabrian company that has… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 07/28/14 11:49 AM,
    Diggerland is a unique construction-themed adventure park with four locations in the UK and a new “Diggerland USA” park in West Berlin, New Jersey which opened in June, 2014.  Visitors can ride on and operate construction machinery, play arcade games and hold birthday parties at the park. Diggerland USA’s is a large, fourteen-acre site that has varying ambient noise levels and a combination of outdoor, indoor and covered open-air areas. As a result, it was challenging to create an audio… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, July 25, 2014
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    PSW Staff 07/25/14 10:39 AM,
    DPA Microphones have turned up in some unusual places, but inside Scarlett Johansson’s t-shirt has to be one of the brand’s more exotic locations. Three of the company’s d:screet 4060 miniature microphones were used to capture Johansson’s performance during the making of Lucy, a new film directed by Luc Besson that is due for theatrical release July 25. According to French sound engineer Stéphane Bucher, the d:screet 4060s were absolutely perfect for this role because they offered exceptional audio quality.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMicrophoneStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 07/25/14 10:03 AM,
    Michalis “MsM” Michael is a UK-based mix engineer with a growing and eclectic list of credits that includes several Top-20 singles, a number-one single, notable work on Diddy’s Last Train to Paris and going on to assist the chief engineer of the Grammy Award-winning J.U.S.T.I.C.E. League. His work necessitated travel, which motivated Michael to shift his workflow from reliance on hardware processing to software plug-ins. These days, he mixes almost entirely in the box (ITB) and relies on Metric Halo… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerMixerSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 07/25/14 09:54 AM,
    Shure Incorporated is pleased to announce the opening of a new online store that will offer a variety of clothing and accessories, all branded with iconic Shure logos and images. Customers may purchase a variety of Shure items, including T-shirts, polo shirts and outerwear. The store also offers hats, bags and other items. “We have such passionate fans and are so excited to give them the opportunity to show their Shure pride,” said Terri Hartman, Director of Marketing Communications. “This… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsBusinessInstallationManufacturerMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 07/25/14 06:56 AM,
    Solid State Logic is proud to announce that mixer, engineer and producer Ethan Mates has entrusted the SSL Matrix to deliver big-room results in his newly relocated purpose-built private studio. Mates has been using SSL equipment since the early 1990s, when he meticulously sliced and diced composite vocals in 4000G+ rooms for the biggest pop divas of our time, under the tutelage of Ric Wake in New York. A few decades and a cross-country trek to Los Angeles later, he’s… View this post
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