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  • Thursday, November 14, 2013
    PSW Staff 11/14/13 02:06 PM,
    Choosing the right monitors can be a challenge in any scenario. Facilities often conduct blindfold listening tests in order to choose well from the many options and features available. They do this to make the best possible decision based entirely on pure audio considerations. “Monitors must be the most overhyped and least understood part of the audio chain,” says Fred Speckeen, Global Business Manager, Dynaudio Professional. “Paul Mac brings together his own extensive experience and the seminal AES20 standard to… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEducationMonitoringStudio

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    Joe Gilder 11/14/13 02:05 PM,
    Article provided by Home Studio Corner.   Can a children’s video game really teach anything valid—let alone valuable—about studio mixing? (And let’s be honest, adults love to play the game too.) Anyway, in Angry Birds, players use a slingshot to launch wingless birds at a variety of structures housing pigs. The goal is to destroy all of the pigs. Really, this has exactly “what” to do with mixing? In the following video, Joe Gilder makes the connection, explaining how various… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogVideoDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMixerStudioTechnician

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    PSW Staff 11/14/13 01:52 PM,
    Children are lovely, but they do have a habit of breaking things, which is why any piece of equipment used in a school environment needs to be very tough. For Matthew Talks, founder of educational equipment specialists Podboffin, DPA Microphones’ versatile d:fine headset microphones certainly fit the bill as they are virtually unbreakable, even in the hands of kids. Established in 2010, Podboffin provides recording, sound installation and live production services to schools and also consult on choosing the right… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsConcertEducationMicrophoneWireless

  • keith urban
    Greg DeTogne 11/14/13 01:16 PM,
    As the eighth headlining foray from Keith Urban, this year’s ongoing Light the Fuse tour is a heady and eclectic mix featuring new music, A-list openers Little Big Town and Dustin Lynch, and all-new production based around audio guided by a pair of industry veterans most known for battling from within the smoke-filled trenches of hard rock and metal. Admittedly not your average kind of “Nashville guy,” Light the Fuse front of house engineer Tom Abraham is calling the Music… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertConsolesEngineerLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • studio monitors
    PSW Staff 11/14/13 12:09 PM,
    Known for his breakthrough production work on albums by Dokken, Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne and others, Michael Wagener still maintains a ferocious pace of producing new bands and conducting sold-out recording workshops both here and abroad. Wagener’s Nashville-based WireWorld Studio is constantly booked with a variety of new projects encompassing bands from different generations. “They play the usual melodic hard rock kind of stuff,” explains Wagener. “We’re always busy these days, I’m working with Jerry Gaskill, the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessMonitoringStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/14/13 11:54 AM,
    Systems integrator Daktronics recently upgraded Virginia Tech University’s Lane Stadium with new JBL VLA Series loudspeakers, along with equipment from BSS audio and Soundcraft. The stadium seats 66,233 and is home to the Virginia Tech Hokies football team. The goal of this renovation was to ensure a high output system and even coverage from seat to seat. Daktronics selected JBL Professional’s VLA Series line arrays, which offers high-impact sound beyond the reach of traditional loudspeaker designs. “We designed the JBL… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAmplifierAVConsolesInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 11/14/13 11:44 AM,
    A recent four-night stint for funk great Maceo Parker and band at San Francisco’s acclaimed new SFJAZZ Center was saved from an abrupt and untimely end, thanks to cool heads, quick thinking, and a well-placed PreSonus StudioLiveTM 24.4.2 console.  New Orleans audio engineer Andrew “Goat” Gilchrist has toured with Parker for nearly a decade. A veteran road dog who has also logged globetrotting miles with the likes of the Neville Brothers, Ani DiFranco, and Steel Pulse, Goat describes how the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/14/13 10:47 AM,
    Britannia Row Productions chose a Turbosound Flashline line array system to deliver world-class audio for the 18th year of the lively and irrepressible MOBO Awards. Broadcast by BBC 3 from the recently completed 13,000-seat SECC Hydro Arena in Glasgow, Britannia Row supplied, installed and managed the entire sound system for the celebratory event. Artists including Tinie Tempah, Rudimental, Naughty Boy, Laura Mvula, So Solid Crew and Iggy Azalea performed to the excited audience while DJs Trevor Nelson and Sarah-Jane Crawford… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 11/14/13 10:18 AM,
    Producer, arranger, songwriter and musician Neil Giraldo is most comfortable in his private production studio in the hills of Malibu, CA.  The writing, recording and mixing facililty is located in a two-story barn on the grounds of the estate Giraldo shares with his wife, Pat Benatar, and family. Giraldo, who has lived in various homes in Malibu over the past couple of decades, have always maintained a home studio. “I’ve had a studio at the house probably for the last… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogBusinessStudio

  • community
    PSW Staff 11/14/13 09:54 AM,
    Community Professional has expanded its Distributed Design Series of ceiling, surface mount and pendant loudspeakers with the addition of the new DP8 Pendant. Available in paintable white or black, the DP8 is a high-performance, 8-inch coaxial loudspeaker with a tapered style that complements the design of modern open-architecture environments and provides intelligible voice and musical sound quality for a wide range of commercial applications. With its weather-resistant enclosure, grille and components, the DP8 may also be used outdoors in covered… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsProductAVLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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