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  • Thursday, May 02, 2013
    Todd Hartmann 05/02/13 02:51 PM,
    Choosing an audio console can be likened to a guitarist choosing an ax – it’s the pallet with which one creates. Some engineers have built their mixing techniques around plug-ins while others rely on complex channel grouping or outboard gear. It’s difficult to classify one platform as “better” or “worse” than another, simply because it boils down to one question: does it help produce the best-sounding show possible in the shortest amount of time? In addition, due to the enormous… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEthernetInterconnectNetworkingProcessorSoftware

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    PSW Staff 05/02/13 02:29 PM,
    Alcons Audio has named independent rep firm Griffith Sales to handle sales and support in the Southeastern U.S. states of Georgia, Alabama, Mississippi, North and South Carolina, and Tennessee.  The response to Alcons systems has been positive on all fronts since the inception of Alcons Audio in North America, notes sales manager David Rahn. “Part of our approach is to have a small community of dedicated dealers to whom we can provide a high level of service and commitment,” Rahn… View this post
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  • loudspeakers
    PSW Staff 05/02/13 12:14 PM,
    Although they’ve been around for decades, line source (“column”) loudspeakers have enjoyed increased popularity due to recent upgrades in technology. With a slim physical footprint that addresses aesthetic concerns, they’re an attractive option in many applications, particularly in highly reverberant acoustic environments, offering minimal vertical coverage above and below the enclosure and coherent sound (particularly in the vocal range). This can be achieved passively or in tandem with DSP that offers further tailoring of coverage. Let’s have a look at… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogProductAVInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • recording
    Joe Gilder 05/02/13 11:59 AM,
    These videos are provided by Home Studio Corner. In the first of two videos, Joe builds on a commonly used technique, showing how utilizing delay to more tightly align signals can in turn pay huge dividends in bass tone. And in the second video, he addresses a query from an audience member, demonstrating the suggested approach and then contrasting it with his own way of going about it. Both solutions end up working quite well, providing additional “tools in the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogVideoDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/02/13 11:42 AM,
    Riedel Communications, provider of pioneering real-time video, audio, data, and communications networks, today announced the appointment of Daniel Huard as sales manager for Canada. In this role with Riedel, Huard will work to increase awareness and adoption of the company’s products in broadcast, entertainment, and sports event applications, and to continue the growth of Riedel’s rental services. “Daniel has been actively involved in audio and video production for more than 25 years, with an exclusive focus on A/V equipment sales… View this post
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    PSW Staff 05/02/13 11:37 AM,
    Founded in 1981 by spiritual leader Sri Sri Ravi Shankar, the Art of Living Foundation has evolved to become one of the world’s largest volunteer-based humanitarian and educational non-governmental organizations. Working with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, the Foundation offers programs dedicated to health, education, eliminating stress, and restoring human values in more than 140 countries worldwide. One of the Foundation’s most treasured retreats is The International Center for Meditation and Well-Being, located in the lush, rolling hills… View this post
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    PSW Staff 05/02/13 11:30 AM,
    On March 17th, Harvest Christian Fellowship in Riverside, California, celebrated the ministry’s 40th anniversary by hosting a weekend event titled “ReEnvision.” The weekend was intended to reflect on how Harvest grew from a small church into one of America’s mega-churches with one of the largest evangelical outreaches in America and the world, “Harvest America.” Harvest lighting designer and programmer Christopher Eguizabal was tasked with lighting the event, as well as a special dinner for Harvest guests and staff to be… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertConsolesStage

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    PSW Staff 05/02/13 11:17 AM,
    American Audio introduces of the ELS15A, a lightweight 15-inch active speaker that has everything needed to establish a serious party groove using virtually any music player or audio source. The sleekly designed speaker features an extremely high-efficiency design but plenty of power to cover small and mid-sized venues. Best of all, it carries an incredibly affordable MSRP of $229.95 — and a MAP price of only $170 — making it the perfect choice for today’s mobile DJ on a budget.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsProductLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 05/02/13 11:08 AM,
    Clear-Com is pleased to announce that Samer E. Mouwanes will join the company on May 13, 2013 as Regional Sales Manager, Middle East. Mouwanes is a dedicated sales professional with extensive experience in the broadcast, pro audio and installation markets. In his new role, Mouwanes will establish and head Clear-Com’s new Middle East office. He will be responsible for overseeing all sales and customer service activities in the Middle East, Turkey, Greece and Cyprus. Mouwanes will build on the sales… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsAVInstallationManufacturer

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    PSW Staff 05/02/13 10:19 AM,
    In today’s über-connected world, it’s easy to become inured by the nearly endless procession of cookie-cutter bands on the Web. But when a breath of fresh air like Alt-J comes along, it’s proof positive that great music stands out on its own merits. In almost no time at all, the Leeds, UK-based quartet has captured the ears of millions of music lovers, with each gig playing to ever-larger sold-out crowds. On Alt-J’s recently completed U.S. tour, the band counted on… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement