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  • Tuesday, February 05, 2013
    PSW Staff 02/05/13 11:27 AM,
    BSS Audio has introduced AVB (IEEE Audio Video Bridging) functionality to its Soundweb London family of digital signal processors with the addition of two Soundweb London devices. The new Soundweb London BLU-805 and BLU-325 devices are AVB versions of the BLU-800 and BLU-320 CobraNet siblings from which they are derived. The BLU-805 offers the same configurable signal processing capability as the existing BLU-800 device. Both new devices offer configurable inputs and outputs, compatibility with all Soundweb London input and output… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVDigitalEthernetInterconnectNetworkingProcessorSoftware

  • radial
    PSW Staff 02/05/13 10:49 AM,
    Radial Engineering has announced the new Stage Bug SB-1, an ultra-compact direct box designed to fit inside the string pocket of a guitar case. Designed primarily for acoustic guitars, the Stage Bug SB-1 measures less than 2 inches wide, by 3.85 inches long and only 1.3 inches high. (5.1 cm x 9.8 cm x 3.3 cm). It’s powered using standard 48-volt phantom power. The Stage Bug SB-1 has a standard 1/4-inch hi-Z instrument input, a low-Z balanced output to feed… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductInterconnectRemoteSignalStage

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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 10:38 AM,
    The largest ski resort in Northern Europe has amplified the lighting and sound experience for its guests, with Technomad advanced audio loudspeakers as the centerpiece. SkiStar, located in the Åre municipality in northern Sweden, is giving skiers an interactive experience on the slopes with its new high-quality, multi-zone entertainment system.  The Technomad loudspeakers, projected by systems integration company Watt & Volt Sverige AB, communicate the history of SkiStar and deliver atmospheric audio in eight locations.  Watt & Volt worked alongside… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 10:32 AM,
    Piper Payne is an accomplished mastering engineer, recording engineer, and audio archivist who is currently working out of Michael Romanowski’s mastering studios in San Francisco, California. While working on a graduate studies certificate from the Unviersity of Stavenger in Norway, she became a member of the beta team for Metric Halo’s flagship ULN-8 interface, and it has remained an irreplaceable fixture in both her recording and mastering work ever since. An audio evangelist, Payne has turned other professionals on to… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerStudioTechnician

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    Chuck McGregor 02/05/13 10:05 AM,
    Polarity and Phase - two terms are often used as if they mean the same thing. They are not. POLARITY: In electricity this is a simple reversal of the plus and minus voltage. It doesn’t matter whether it is DC or AC voltage. For DC, Turn a battery around in a flashlight and you have inverted or, more commonly stated, reversed the polarity of the voltage going to the light bulb. For AC, interchange the two wires at the input… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallProductionAudioAVEducationLoudspeakerSignal

  • harman
    PSW Staff 02/05/13 09:47 AM,
    The Studer Vista 1 console is now available in a compact 22-fader version, measuring just over 1 meter (about 3 feet) in width, and well suited to small spaces such as found in OB vans. For smaller vans where the audio console fits into the cab area, the Vista 1 provides a comprehensive solution requiring no additional racks, including integral I/O, DSP and surround sound management including up and down-mixing. The low weight of the new desk is also an… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductConsolesDigitalMixer

  • qsc audio
    PSW Staff 02/05/13 09:33 AM,
    The second location of the Saddle Up Saloon and Dancehall, which recently opened in Indianapolis, offers a total of 13,440 square feet, including a stage, large dance floor, three bars, and sound by QSC Audio KW Series active loudspeakers. Local integrator Sean Wooldridge, previously a sales engineer at Sweetwater Sound in Fort Wayne, IN and a graduate of the Music Production and Engineering program at the Berklee College of Music in Boston, installed the system at the new Western-themed dance… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 09:30 AM,
    From December 28th to January 20th, Lennon and McCartney fans were treated to the theatrical concert Hey Jude at Forum in Copenhagen. A spectacular musical and visual treat with lighting design by Jonas Bøgh, the Beatles-inspired show used a host of Martin Professional MAC luminaires, including the new MAC III Wash, with supply by Nordic Rentals. “I needed a very powerful fixture to create an enormous ‘background of light,” explains LD Jonas Bøgh. “At the beginning of the theatre concert… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStageTechnician

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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 09:00 AM,
    When Brooklyn Tech High School, one of New York City’s most prestigious public high schools, needed to overhaul the outdated audio system in its 80-year-old auditorium, it called on Masque Sound to do the job. The company equipped the majestic hall with a range of state-of-the-art audio equipment. Built in 1933, Brooklyn Tech is home to the third largest auditorium in New York, second only to Radio City Music Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House. Featuring seating for 3,100 and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAmplifierEducationLine ArrayLoudspeakerPowerSound ReinforcementStage

  • recording
    Bobby Owsinski 02/05/13 05:42 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Here’s an excerpt from The Music Producer’s Handbook regarding a checklist for overdubs. If you want your overdubs to go fast and easy, follow this list. It works every time. Do you have a list of overdub priorities? Do you know which overdubs absolutely must get done and which ones are less important? A list will keep you on track budget-wise and time-wise. Can you record in the control room? Most players… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerStudioTechnician