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  • Friday, April 13, 2012
    PSW Staff 04/13/12 09:29 AM,
    Cerwin-Vega!  is introducing a line of professional audio mixers that are designed for live performance and recording applications. Available in 10, 12 or 16 channel versions, the new mixer range offers extensive features such as digital sound effects processing and USB input/output for laptop computer playback and recording. Built using premium-grade components that deliver precision audio performance, the mixers feature a commercial-grade metal housing for reliability and longevity. The mixers’ clear markings and color-coordinated knobs also allow for intuitive operation,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductConsolesInstallationSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Thursday, April 12, 2012
    PSW Staff 04/12/12 06:28 PM,
    Audio-Technica has introduced new System 8 VHF wireless systems, available in handheld, headworn, guitar, lavalier and bodypack configurations. The single-channel, fixed-frequency systems are available in three traveling VHF frequencies (169.505, 170.245 and 171.905). Features include an advanced dipole antenna system for extended operating range; Power, RF and AF Peak indicators; volume control, 1/4-inch output jack and user-adjustable squelch; rugged unidirectional dynamic element on handheld microphone/transmitter; variable microphone trim control and multi-color battery/power indicator (with AA operation on transmitters); and professional… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneSystemWireless

  • yamaha
    PSW Staff 04/12/12 06:17 PM,
    Originally making its debut in 1959, and recently celebrating its 50th birthday, the legendary Second City Comedy Theatre has opened the UP Comedy Club, a new theatre in the Piper’s Alley area of Chicago. With resident stages in Chicago, Toronto, and Touring Ensembles, Second City entertains over 1,000,000 guests each year. It was the training ground for a host of famous alumni including John Belushi, Mike Myers, Bill Murray, Gilda Radner, John Candy, Catherine O’Hara, Tina Fey, Steve Carell, Stephen… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVConsolesInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • digital console
    Mark E. P. (Milo) Woods 04/12/12 05:34 PM,
    As we left off last time, our hero was fighting for truth, justice… Oops - wrong story. Our story here is to continue the discussion of creating a truly useful technical information package for a visiting acts and sound personnel, is a bit less glamorous. But it need not be overly complicated, either. Previously (here), we looked at the basic format of the tech package, and talked about the first five of 10 essential items it should offer. Now, let’s… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallTrainingBusinessConsolesEngineerInterconnectSystemTechnicianAudio

  • line 6
    PSW Staff 04/12/12 04:42 PM,
    Line 6 has announced the availability of the new StageSource L3t loudspeaker, outfitted with Smart Speaker mode that optimizes output for a variety of performance scenarios: front-of-house PA, floor monitor, personal PA, keyboard and acoustic guitar backline. The L3t can also be used with Line 6 POD multi-effect processors as a high-performance electric guitar speaker system. Smart Speaker modes can be set manually or automatically via built-in orientation sensors that detect whether the loudspeaker has been pole-mounted or rotated and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVLoudspeakerMixerProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 04/12/12 01:18 PM,
    The 47th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards (ACMA) show was broadcast live from Las Vegas on CBS. Hosted by country greats Reba McEntire and Blake Shelton, the show boasted two venues and a dazzling array of 24 musical performances, most of which involved Shure wireless systems. For a live broadcast like the ACMAs, there are literally hundreds of wireless frequencies in use. Wireless systems were supplied by ATK Audiotek, while system design and frequency coordination were handled by Dave… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

  • church sound
    Chris Huff 04/12/12 10:54 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Ringing out a room is a process for eliminating problem frequencies, wherein those frequencies are prone to feedback in your room.  You might hear it called “tuning the system” or “tuning the room.” The last phrase “tuning the room” is actually a wrong phrase to use. You aren’t tuning the room, you are tuning the house EQ to work in the room. Additionally, tuning the system and ringing out the room… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollTrainingMeasurementProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

  • image
    PSW Staff 04/12/12 10:22 AM,
    ASL Belgium takes delivery of the first SP2-15, a new generation of elegant self powered sub low systems. The new sub is loaded with two long hub 15” drivers powered by the combination of Sound Projects’ DALC speaker management electronics and proprietary 2500W Cool Class DTM power amps. This combination boasts an impressive 134dB SPL, augmenting the low-end response of any full range and high/mid system down to 30Hz. The cabinet is constructed of a rigid multiple layer cross grain… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollSound ReinforcementSubwooferAudio

  • image
    PSW Staff 04/12/12 10:15 AM,
    Sensaphonics has announced a new demo program for its patented 3D Active Ambient IEM System. The “3D/3Free” program enables artists to obtain a universal-fit version of the system for trial or demonstration purposes. Demo participants qualify for three separate value-added incentives when purchasing a custom-fit 3D system. The patented 3D Active Ambient has the unique ability to add user-controlled stage ambiance to the monitor mix via a binaural miniature microphone system embedded in its soft silicone earpieces. “This is a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollConcertMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • aes
    PSW Staff 04/12/12 10:10 AM,
    The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has confirmed that registration is now open for its 47th International Conference on Music-Induced Hearing Disorders, which will take place at Columbia College in downtown Chicago, June 20-22, 2012. The conference presents expert knowledge from audio engineers, academic researchers, medical experts and cutting-edge manufacturers, with a total of 18 papers being presented over two days. “The conference is a great opportunity for people to learn a wide array of perspectives on hearing health in the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsPollAVBusinessEducationMeasurementSignalAudio