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  • Monday, March 12, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/12/12 09:13 AM,
    Pro Sound Alliance (Troy, New York) a division of Live Sound, Inc., recently provided a paging system to deliver both routine and safety-related information for the Yaphank Correction Facility (YCF) on Long Island, New York. The three-tiered redundant system is centered on the (figuratively) bulletproof Ashly Pema powered processor.  The new $133-million building will house 650 inmates in six “pods” when it is finally commissioned for operation in the spring of 2012. Beyond the pods, common areas, food preparation quarters,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollInstallationProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/12/12 08:44 AM,
    Alfred Music Publishing, has released Alfred’s Teach Yourself Studio One, Version 2.0, a book and DVD resource guide that teaches everything needed to know to get started using Studio One right away. Created for users ranging from the absolute beginner to the experienced user in need of a reference guide, Alfred’s Teach Yourself Studio One, Version 2.0 is a user-friendly multimedia resource to the widely popular cross-platform DAW. Completely updated for version 2.0, the book and DVD will teach you… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollBusinessDigitalEducationStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/12/12 08:37 AM,
    Brussels-based Studio La Buanderie has recently installed a 16-channel API 1608 – a console that its owner and engineer, Pieter Apers, calls, “the holy grail in recording.” Apers purchased the fully-analog console through API dealer Amptec, who is credited with quickly bringing multiple 1608 consoles into Belgium. “I have always been an audio enthusiast, so I have known about API for a very long time,” said Apers. “But when I was choosing a console for my studio, I considered a… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesEngineerStudioAudio

  • Friday, March 09, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/09/12 10:15 PM,
    Original music and audio post production house Earhole Studios in Chicago has installed a Genelec 5.1 Active DSP Monitoring System as part of an upgrade to surround sound mixing capabilities in Studio B. Concurrently, composer and engineer Eric Lambert acquired a Genelec SE (Small Environment) DSP Monitoring System for his home studio to enable him to seamlessly transfer projects between Earhole Studios and his home composition room. The new 5.1 system in Earhole’s Studio B comprises five Genelec 8240A Bi-Amplified… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollLoudspeakerMonitoringStudioAudio

  • loudspeakers
    PSW Staff 03/09/12 02:37 PM,
    Alto Professional is now shipping the TS110A, a new 10-inch active loudspeaker that joins the Truesonic Series. The compact TS110A is outfitted with a 10-inch cone driver and a 1-inch neodymium compression driver. It incorporates a 600-watt into a enclosure that is both durable and light weight, and comes with a 35mm socket for mounting on a stand as well as professional M10 rigging points for flying. Additional TS110A features: —Two mic/line combo inputs with independent volume controls—XLR output to… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • 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