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  • Monday, July 06, 2015
    PSW Staff 07/06/15 10:26 AM,
    London-based production music company West One Music Group has purchased a pair of PMC twotwo.8 nearfield monitors for the Soho-based facility. The independent West One Music Group composes and creates music in almost any genre for television, films, corporate presentations, adverts and gaming. Music is mainly recorded in-house, utilizing studios in the basement of the company’s Soho HQ when space allows. For larger live sessions, other locations are used, such as the Cadogan Hall and AIR Studios. Most of the… View this post
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    PSW Staff 07/06/15 09:44 AM,
    This year’s Italian Summit, by global nutrition and weight management company Herbalife, was held at Rome’s Palalottomatica arena and supported by loudspeakers from Outline. The event’s AV, lighting and ground support contractor was Planet Service of San Marino, whose audio team consisted in Alessandro Saudelli (audio chief), Emanuele Vischi (sound engineer), Francesco Passeri (mic tech) and Edoardo Michelori (PA man). Saudelli explains how the team faced the venue’s challenging acoustics and domed ceiling to provide clear audio for the 8,000… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 07/06/15 09:23 AM,
    Moloko front-woman Róisín Murphy is performing tracks from her third solo album, Hairless Toys across European festivals this summer, where an Audient ASP880 mic pre is joining her on stage. Album co-writer and producer Eddie Stevens – whose credits include Freak Power, Zero7 and Moloko - has continued to work with to Róisín since her Moloko days to create this 8-track album, and is pretty pleased with how the Audient eight channel mic pre is managing to capture the music… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAnalogConcertDigitalEngineerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 07/06/15 08:07 AM,
    Cruise to the Edge, progressive rock cruise, is honoring the Bob Moog Foundation as the official beneficiary organization for its third annual Caribbean cruise. The music-based cruise, which sails from November 15-19, 2015, features bands ranging from legendary to neo-progressive rock acts. The progressive rock genre traces its roots to the early use of the Moog synthesizer, making the Foundation’s role in this year’s cruise a fitting tribute. The five-night cruise will feature multiple stages of progressive rock music from… View this post
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    PSW Staff 07/06/15 07:28 AM,
    The Shrine of Hussein Ibn Ali is one of the oldest holy shrines in Iraq, marking the burial site of Husayn Ibn Ali, third Imam of Shia Islam. As part of an extensive expansion of the holy site, the 318-seat Sayed Al-Awssiya’a Auditorium recently received a substantial audio and video upgrade, including a new sound system centered on Renkus-Heinz Iconyx IC Live steerable array loudspeakers. Baghdad-based Qurtuba Broadcasting and Communications Services (QBCS) provided full audio, video, and control systems for… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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    Pat Brown 07/06/15 07:11 AM,
      The device commonly referred to as a “speaker” is more correctly referred to as a loudspeaker system. It is comprised of some transducers, a crossover network, an enclosure, and a few additional parts. Loudspeaker system designers must be familiar with the complicated interactions of the components that form the system. An assemblage of good parts does not guarantee a good system. (Note: For the remainder of this article I will refer to a loudspeaker system as simply a “loudspeaker.”)… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductStudy HallInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, July 03, 2015
    M. Erik Matlock 07/03/15 12:28 PM,
    Garth Brooks is back. Following a 13-year hiatus from touring, the Garth Brooks World Tour with Trisha Yearwood has been on the road for several months in support of his latest album, Man Against Machine, continuing on an open-ended basis in selling out arenas across North America. Prior to announcing his retirement in 2001, Brooks had undoubtedly been the top-selling recording artist on the planet for a decade. His first album, released in 1989, peaked at number 2 on the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerMonitoringProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementStageSubwooferWireless

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    PSW Staff 07/03/15 07:18 AM,
    Demonstrating its commitment to providing support and education for its customers, Harman’s Soundcraft has developed a brand-new series of tutorial videos for its Ui Series remote-controlled digital mixers. The videos are viewable on the Soundcraft website or on Soundcraft’s YouTube page. The Ui Series tutorial videos include 10 chapters, providing an in-depth explanation of all basic and advanced features of the Ui Series consoles, including: getting the console out of the box, powering up and connecting devices, mixing a show… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalManufacturerMixerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 07/03/15 07:04 AM,
    At the upcoming Montreux Jazz Festival (MJF), LEOPARD linear sound reinforcement systems will be heading a lineup of almost 400 Meyer Sound loudspeakers providing reinforcement throughout MJF venues. 2015 will mark Meyer Sound’s 29th year as an official sponsor of the MJF, the world’s second largest jazz event. This year’s headliners will include Lady Gaga, Tony Bennett, and other festival veterans like Santana and Herbie Hancock. Meyer Sound’s history with the MJF extends back to the 1970s, when festival founder… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 07/03/15 06:56 AM,
    Allen & Heath hires two new sale representative firms to handle the New England and Mid Atlantic territories in the United States. Richard Dean Associates, a manufacturers representative firm based out of New England signed an agreement with Allen & Heath. In 1975 two partners, Richard Bazirgan and Dean Goodwin, established the firm, which focuses on the professional audio and musical instrument markets. 
Allen & Heath also hired Samuel K. Macdonald, a manufacturer’s representative firm widely known as SKMac.  SKMac… View this post
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