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  • Wednesday, December 14, 2011
    Bobby Owsinski 12/14/11 10:08 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   It’s not unusual for musicians and engineers that are doing a lot of work in their home studio on bookshelf-sized speakers to crave more bottom end. As a result, the first thing they think about is adding a subwoofer to their monitor system. That’s all well and good, but there are a few steps that you can follow that might help your venture into low frequency territory a lot easier. 1. Do… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollLoudspeakerMonitoringStudioSubwoofer

  • outline
    PSW Staff 12/14/11 09:50 AM, 0 Comments
    The recent “Echoes” tour of the UK by multi-million selling British singer-songwriter Will Young was supported by Britannia Row Productions, which deployed part of its Outline inventory. The main system comprised an 18 per-side configuration of Butterfly CDH 483 enclosures, with two Mantas 120-degree cabinets under-hung as down fills. A dozen Outline Subtech dual 18-inch subwoofers provided low-frequency reinforcement. All of these loudspeakers were driven with Outline T Series amplifiers. System technician Dave Compton states, ‘This system is so modular… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • adamson
    PSW Staff 12/14/11 09:36 AM, 1 Comment
    With phase one of Project Energia well under way, Adamson Systems Engineering along with CMI Music and Audio, have announced that Norwest Productions has joined the exclusive group of beta partners with the purchase of an E15 beta system to service the Australia and Asia market. Chris Kennedy, founder of Norwest Productions, which already own a large inventory of Adamson loudspeakers and subwoofers, including Y18, Y10 and T21, states, “Our Adamson Y18/Y10 systems are our flagship premium systems and demand… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollProductAVBusinessLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementSubwooferAudio

  • church sound
    Mike Sessler 12/14/11 09:11 AM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Headphone extensions have been the bane of many a sound engineer’s existence. The cables on IEMs are never long enough to get from the musician’s head to the Aviom or M-48, which means we need to provide some sort of extension cable. In the past, I’ve tried buying 1/4-inch headphone extensions and used 1/4-inch to 1/8-inch adapters, but those cheap, off-the-shelf adapters are very stiff and the adapters don’t always work. Recently, we’ve… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollInterconnectMonitoringStage

  • api
    PSW Staff 12/14/11 09:02 AM, 0 Comments
    Constructed in rocker Alice Cooper’s former house in 2008, Canyon Hut Recording Studio has recently acquired and installed a fully analog, all-discrete API 1608 console. According to co-owner Tim Hutton, picking the right console was an easy decision once he heard the 1608. “When making the decision to buy a console, I knew it had to feel ‘right’ in my gut,” says Hutton. I tested many and most of them were fairly linear. The 1608 was the only console that… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogConsolesStudio

  • image
    PSW Staff 12/14/11 08:48 AM, 0 Comments
    Switchcraft has introduced the SC702 Series of stereo A/V direct boxes for converting the outputs of equipment such as MP3 players, laptops and DJ mixers to balanced, mic level signals that can be connected to audio consoles, mic preamps and house sound systems. Two fully shielded isolation transformers galvanically isolate input and output connections, creating a pair of ultra-clean audio signals immune from hum and buzz caused by ground loops and RF interference. Additional features include a 20 dB pad… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductInterconnectSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2011
    PSW Staff 12/13/11 04:36 PM, 0 Comments
    Community Professional Loudspeakers has announced several promotions within the company’s sales and marketing division. Steve Goodwin has been promoted to the position of Latin America sales manager. In addition to his current responsibilities as marketing services manager, Goodwin will now handle all sales for Central and South America and the Caribbean, investigating new distributors and driving increased sales in those territories. In addition, Julie Henn has been appointed to the post of senior sales associate. Her new duties include overseeing… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerAudio

  • image
    Kevin Young 12/13/11 02:10 PM,
    Over the course of relentless touring – first in support of their 2008 self-titled debut album, and more recently, 2011’s Thank You, Happy Birthday – Cage The Elephant has built a reputation for raucous, high-energy rock performances during which they leave everything on stage. The main factors informing the approach of the band’s engineers, Jay Rigby (monitors) and John Hagler (front of house), is accurately capturing and amplifying that energy. The two have had plenty of time on tour to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • smaart
    PSW Staff 12/13/11 11:19 AM, 0 Comments
    Rational Acoustics has just introduced the new Smaart I-O, a measurement-grade 2×2 USB audio interface designed and built specifically for use with Smaart v.7 measurement software.  The I-O features two high-quality, active balanced inputs with 50 dB of computer adjustable gain in precision 1 dB steps. These input gains are monitored directly by Smaart allowing the user to retain accurate SPL calibration while varying measurement signal input levels. The inputs employ a Neutrik combo jack (XLR – 1/4-inch) to accommodate… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductInterconnectMeasurementSoftware

  • soundcraft
    PSW Staff 12/13/11 10:39 AM, 0 Comments
    Mt. San Antonio College in Walnut, CA sought a console that could satisfy all of its audio needs around campus, with Chris Rodriguez, head audio engineer at the college, advising the school to purchase a pair of Soundcraft Vi1 consoles and large stage boxes for respective uses in broadcast mixing and in the new Design Technology building, which is home to a 400-seat theater. The first console, purchased for permanent use within the broadcast truck located on campus, is well-suited… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalInstallationSound Reinforcement