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  • Thursday, April 05, 2012
    loudspeaker wire
    John Roberts 04/05/12 01:46 PM,
    Too many good folks have been separated from their hard earned money by hyperbolic claims about loudspeaker wire. There will always be people with more dollars than sense, but they don’t last very long in professional audio. I speculate there aren’t many (if any) of you who would pay thousands, or even tens of dollars per foot for speaker wire. A very basic practice in merchandising is called differentiation. Marketers must come up with reasons for why you should buy… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallTrainingAVEducationInterconnectMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Tuesday, April 03, 2012
    smaart
    PSW Staff 04/03/12 12:16 PM,
    Rational Acoustics Smaart v.7 measurement data is now integrated in the new Apex Intelli-Ware software control platform for the Intelli-X2 and the Intelli-Z² system management processors. Intelli-Ware 1.4 offers integration of Smaart v.7 data via the Smaart v.7 API (application program interface) enabling transfer of measurement data from Smaart 7 to Intelli-Ware. Smaart’s transfer function and/or spectrum analyzer response can be seen as an underlay in all parametric EQ bode-plot and crossover windows. Virtually all of Smaart’s measurement control features… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMeasurementProcessorSoftware

  • Friday, March 30, 2012
    church sound
    Gary Zandstra 03/30/12 08:05 AM,
    This past weekend I was at a Regency Ball with my family for an afternoon of exquisite ballroom dancing (think Jane Austen, 1812). The ballroom is located in South Bend, IN, in a restored old building called the Palais Royale. With its tall ornate ceiling and beautiful wooden floor, it’s one stunning place!  At the ball, there was live music (piano, harp, and flute) and a “caller” who walked us through the dances. He used a handheld wireless microphone feeding… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMeasurementSignalAudio

  • Thursday, March 29, 2012
    qsc audio
    Brian English 03/29/12 12:48 PM,
    Many regional sound companies today have made the strategic decision to invest in smaller mid-size line arrays as their main speaker systems of choice (the “A” rig), as oppose to making the huge investment of owning a large-scale “big box” line array system.  One of the reasons for this is a smaller box system is much easier to “scale up” for larger events, than it is for a large box system to “scale down” for smaller events.  And we all… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 03/29/12 11:40 AM,
    Get more of the latest news from the 2012 PL+S show.   L-Acoustics is pleased to announce the release of the new LA Network Manager 2 software and its suite of interactive tutorials. Completely rewritten from scratch on both network communication and GUI standpoints, LA Network Manager 2 features: An application-driven approach taking the user efficiently through the workflow steps of Setup, Tuning, and Live by implementing the tools required for each task into their own dedicated page A purely… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductLoudspeakerMeasurementSoftwareSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2012
    recording
    Matthew Weiss 03/21/12 04:54 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   We spend a great deal of time considering individual sounds in a space. We prescribe attributes to the instruments and the players in order to organize our thoughts about the sounds and how they blend. We may often say a singer is “mid-rangy,” a snare is “ringy,” or perhaps the acoustic guitar is “warm.” We do the same for microphones, pre-amps, compressors, and what have you. It is surprising how… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallMeasurementProcessorStudio

  • Saturday, March 17, 2012
    loudspeakers
    Pat Brown 03/17/12 01:27 PM,
    A loudspeaker array is a collection of loudspeakers that is assembled to achieve a coverage pattern that cannot be achieved with a single device. Arrays are most commonly implemented to achieve a wide horizontal coverage pattern from a position on or above the stage. The “perfect” array would be a collection of loudspeakers whose radiation pattern was indistinguishable from a single (hypothetical) device that provided the needed pattern for the audience area. Many attempts have been made to solve the… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    rational acoustics
    PSW Staff 03/13/12 10:19 AM,
    Rational Acoustics has announced the addition of Chris Tsanjoures in the role of applications supports specialist, where he will oversee all application support functions, including the creation and dissemination of customer support materials regarding application and use of the company’s products.  Tsanjoures will also provide application-based customer phone, e-mail and web support, work with partner companies to create integrated Smaart Measurement Technology-based solutions, and provide tradeshow support and external training support. Tsanjoures holds a BA in Music Production & Technology… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMeasurementAudio

  • Wednesday, March 07, 2012
    recording
    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

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2012
    qsc
    Gerry Tschetter 03/06/12 01:15 PM,
    The terms +/-3 dB and -6 dB are frequently (and erroneously) used interchangeably to characterize the frequency response of a loudspeaker system. This has led to understandable confusion among consumers who may believe that a +/-3 dB specification is more rigorous than a -6 dB specification. The purpose of this document is to explain the meaning of both specifications as they are commonly used (or misused) in pro audio today, and to provide a basis for comparing loudspeakers with differing… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurement