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  • Thursday, March 08, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/08/12 03:08 PM,
    EAW loudspeakers played a major role in the celebration of Black History Month at the White House. “In Performance at the White House: Red, White and Blues” brought together some of the greats of the Blues genre, including B.B. King, Jeff Beck, Mick Jagger and more for a once-in-a-lifetime concert. Anderson Audio of Harrisburg, Pennsylvania, is the long-time sound reinforcement provider for this auspicious series of concert events. The PA system consisted of two arrays of four EAW NTL720 Self-Powered… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • image
    PSW Staff 03/08/12 02:43 PM,
    An Allen & Heath iLive digital system was selected by Biel PA company, Walther AG, in Switzerland to manage the International Lauberhorn Ski Races 2012. Now in its 82nd year, the annual event takes place in January, and includes a mix of slalom and downhill races staged over 3 days. The iLive system, comprising an iDR-48 MixRack and iLive-T112 Control Surface, managed crowd announcements and ambient microphones at the start line, audio distribution to spectator seats along the slope, audio… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalSystemAudio

  • loudspeakers
    PSW Staff 03/08/12 12:13 PM,
    Penn-Elcom has reached an exclusive distribution partnership with U.K. loudspeaker manufacturer Fane, with the Fane line of now available to OEM and retail customers in North America. To foster and support this effort, Penn-Elcom has named pro audio industry veteran David Logan to the position of North America sales manager for Fane. Logan brings more than 40 years of pro audio and MI experience to the position, previously having held management positions at Hollywood Sound Systems, Westlake Audio, Alpine Car… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerAudio

  • kramer electronics
    PSW Staff 03/08/12 11:48 AM,
    Kramer Electronics USA has promoted Cathy Penyak to the position of vice president of finance and human resources, where she will be responsible for accounting, A/R and A/P departments, as well as operations, inventory control and human resources. Dave Bright, president of Kramer USA, states, “Cathy has wonderful leadership, management and communication skills, and does a great job of balancing multiple responsibilities…a must at a lean and mean operation like Kramer USA. Over the past five years, Cathy has served… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerAudio

  • processors
    Samuel O'Sullivan 03/08/12 11:03 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Bus compression is certainly not a new concept, however, it is an effective and reliable engineering tool and its basic principles are vital considering you are affecting multiple voices. When approaching bus compression, there are two essential tools at your fingertips: Attack and Release – these two tools, when properly utilized, will have the ultimate say in the outcome of your efforts. The attack and release functions of a compressor… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollProcessorStudio

  • midas
    PSW Staff 03/08/12 10:43 AM,
    Midas has announced new, competitive pricing for the PRO3, PRO6 and PRO9 digital mixing systems. The price restructuring is attributed to parent company the Music Group’s streamlined distribution system and US$ 20 million investment in the brand through a state-of-the-art manufacturing facility, which includes surface mount technology, X-ray and optical inspection systems, and the increased purchasing efficiencies resulting from the success of the PRO2 console. “We are on a relentless quest to remove unnecessary cost from our products wherever possible,”… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductBusinessConsolesManufacturerAudio

  • line arrays
    PSW Staff 03/08/12 07:37 AM,
    Germany-based Fohhn Audio AG will be previewing the new PT-6 compact line array at the upcoming Prolight + Sound/Musikmesse show in Frankfurt (hall 8.0, stand K90). In addition, Fohhn will be introducing the new Linea Focus Modular, the latest addition to the company’s flagship electronically steerable Linea Focus series. The PT-6 line array unit has been specially developed to offer both powerful coverage and easy set-up. Sporting a twin coaxial speaker construction, it contains 6 x 6.5-inch long-excursion neodymium and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollProductLine ArrayLoudspeaker

  • lynx studio
    PSW Staff 03/08/12 07:09 AM,
    Lynx Studio Technology has just released the new Hilo Reference AD/DA converter system, and it’s now available at Lynx dealers in the U.S. and Canada. International shipments will begin the week of March 12. Long awaited since a “soft” introduction in May, 2011, Hilo’s feature set has been augmented and its user interface is completely redesigned with many new features. Functions include two channels of AD converter, six channels of DA converter, high-quality headphone amplifier, all controlled and monitored via… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollVideoProductAnalogDigitalInterconnectProcessorStudio

  • Wednesday, March 07, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/07/12 04:39 PM,
    An interesting “audio related” item we ran across on YouTube today: “This recording of the 2011 Japanese earthquake was taken near the coastline of Japan between Fukushima Daiichi (the nuclear reactor site) and Tokyo. The initial blast of sound is the 9.0 mainshock. “As the earth’s plates slipped dozens of meters into new positions, aftershocks occurred. They are indicated by “pop” noises immediately following the mainshock sound. These plate adjustments will likely continue for years. “Georgia Tech Associate Professor Zhigang… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsBlogVideoMeasurementSignalAudio

  • nsca
    PSW Staff 03/07/12 03:11 PM,
    More than 230 attendees gathered in Dallas this past weekend at the 14th annual NSCA Business & Leadership Conference to discuss management strategies, social media tactics, accounting processes, and real issues affecting the industry such as the changing distribution models and the incorporation of new technologies and applications. The hub of these conversations focused on providing systems integrators with information to build better businesses. Setting a new attendance record of systems integrators, the conference hosted companies who brought not only… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessEducationAudio