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  • Friday, July 27, 2012
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    PSW Staff 07/27/12 06:53 AM,
    Renkus-Heinz has announced the appointment of Native Media Sales as the company’s newest sales representatives. Native Media Sales was founded by audio industry veteran Michael Austin, who has spent more than 25 representing some of professional audio’s biggest names. He has also served on a number of representative councils and advisory boards for several manufacturers. Native Media will cover the Renkus-Heinz line for the Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, and Louisiana area. “We’re really pleased to welcome Native Media Sales as our… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/27/12 06:44 AM,
    With over 10,000 reserved shed seats and room for nearly 18,000 more on its expansive sloped lawn, First Midwest Bank Amphitheatre, located just south of Chicago in Tinley Park, is the Midwest’s largest outdoor concert space. Owned and operated by Live Nation, the venue recently hired Clearwing Productions of Milwaukee to design and install a full lawn delay system, which now is comprised of 42 L-Acoustics KARA enclosures. With all acts coming through the venue carrying their own FOH production,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Thursday, July 26, 2012
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    PSW Staff 07/26/12 03:55 PM,
    Audio-Technica is pleased to announce that Wadsworth, Ohio-based Online Marketing has been presented with A-T’s prestigious President’s Award, for their work representing Audio-Technica in Indiana and Kentucky. Additionally, the firm sells Audio-Technica professional products to retailers and sound contractors in Ohio, Michigan, Western Pennsylvania and West Virginia. Online Marketing Sales Associate Steve Grigdesby accepted the award, which recognizes a leading manufacturer’s representative for outstanding commitment and dedication during the Audio-Technica 2011/2012 fiscal year. The award was presented by Philip Cajka,… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessManufacturerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • extron
    PSW Staff 07/26/12 12:59 PM,
    Extron Electronics has introduced the DMP 128 digital matrix processor, a 12 x 8 audio mixer with Extron ProDSP, automixing, I/O expansion capabilities, and available AEC - acoustic echo cancellation. The DMP 128 offers a configuration approach to DSP that simplifies mixing, routing, conferencing, and room optimization. Quick and intuitive configuration using the DSP Configurator software allows the DMP 128 to be installed in very little time, with easy-to-learn adjustments that can be heard in real-time. A digital audio expansion… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsProductAVDigitalInstallationProcessorAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/26/12 12:46 PM,
    Middle Atlantic Products has appointed Peter Vergano as vice president of human resources, reporting to president Mike Baker.  In this newly created post, Vergano will oversee all elements of HR as the company continues to grow since joining the Legrand North America organization. Vergano joins Middle Atlantic after nearly seven years at Samsung Electronics, most recently as a senior HR business partner Leader in the company’s Ridgefield Park facilities. He graduated from West Virginia University with a BS in Business… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessInstallationManufacturer

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    PSW Staff 07/26/12 12:28 PM,
    After 14 months of development, the Earthworks WL40V wireless vocal microphone capsule is now shipping. The WL40V is a wireless microphone capsule head suitable for use in a variety of live sound applications. The capsule head has a 3-ring bulls-eye connector and is interchangeable with any of the screw-on-type handheld transmitters that receive a 31.3 mm / pitch 1.0 mm. The WL40V delivers a detailed and realistic vocal sound that requires little to no EQ. Its hypercardioid polar pattern and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductMicrophoneWireless

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    PSW Staff 07/26/12 11:53 AM,
    Q-Sys, the integrated system platform from QSC Audio Products, is playing a controlling role at a recently built, 50-million-dollar theatre in Western China, an impressively modern symbol of the new economy in the Far East. The striking new Grand Theatre in Lanzhou, capital of the province of Gansu in Western China, opened in late 2011, a excitingly modern building of rounded corners and flowing, curved glass constructed at an approximate cost of 350 million RMB (over $50 million US). With… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollInstallationSound ReinforcementAudio

  • church sound
    Mike Sessler 07/26/12 06:53 AM,
    Selecting loudspeakers is perhaps one of the most daunting tasks a church sound tech – volunteer or paid – can face. The myriad options, costs and opportunities for things to go wrong make this a challenge unlike any other. But it doesn’t mean you can’t get it right; rather, it’s a matter of education and choosing carefully. Let’s consider options and weigh some pros and cons, and this input, combined with well-informed guidance from a professional systems integrator, should help… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, July 25, 2012
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    PSW Staff 07/25/12 12:18 PM,
    Spain-based live engineer Fabrizio Piazzini, a veteran of concert tours and venues throughout Europe, has recently been appointed as a Live Product Specialist for Waves Audio.  Piazzini’s credits include such acts as Patrick Wolf, Tindersticks, Delorentos, Kula Shaker, Amy MacDonald and many others. In his new capacity, Piazzini will communicate with other live sound engineers across the continent, demonstrating Waves plugins and typical workflows. “They become engrossed. Once they see how they can integrate plugins in their live workflow, they… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertManufacturerSoftwareSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 07/25/12 10:35 AM,
    Blumenthal Performing Arts’ venues are home to premier Broadway touring attractions as well as the Charlotte Symphony, Community School of the Arts, North Carolina Dance Theatre, On Q Productions, Opera Carolina, Queen City Theatre Company, and The Light Factory Contemporary Museum of Photography and Film. As the cultural hub of the greater Charlotte area, there are high expectations for every type of event that takes place here. That’s precisely why—when it comes to wireless microphone performance—the organization relies on its… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertInstallationMicrophoneWirelessAudio