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  • Tuesday, March 15, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/15/16 07:48 AM,
    Today (March 15), Rational Acoustics has released the latest version of Smaart measurement and analysis software—Smaart v8—and it’s available for purchase from the company website (link below). Smaart v8 offers greatly expanded control of the software environment while simultaneously providing easier and more streamlined measurement configuration, control and data handling.  “Since the release of Smaart v.7 in 2010 we’ve learned a tremendous amount about what features are important to users in a multi-measurement capable environment, and how they integrate Smaart… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVMeasurementSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, March 14, 2016
    performing arts
    Sam McLean 03/14/16 06:43 AM,
    Located in the heart of Toronto, the Sony Centre for the Performing Arts has hosted a variety of international attractions and stars since opening its doors as the O’Keefe Centre in 1960, featuring Alexander H. Cohen’s production of the pre-Broadway premiere of Lerner and Loewe’s Camelot starring Richard Burton and Julie Andrews. Its stage has also hosted a who’s who of music legends such as Louis Armstrong, Duke Ellington, Diana Ross, and Tom Jones. The mantra of presenting top-shelf live… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogAmplifierAVConsolesInstallationLine ArrayMeasurementSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, March 11, 2016
    Kevin Young 03/11/16 04:17 PM,
    For Sam Berkow, acoustical design, sound measurement, and audio in general are lifetime passions, the ones that ultimately led him to found SIA Acoustics, and later, SIA Software Company, the creator and developer of the SMAART (now stylized as Smaart) tuning and measurement platform that’s had a tremendous impact on professional audio. Over time, Berkow has plied his design talents at iconic performing arts and production facilities across a broad spectrum, among them SFJazz Center in San Francisco, AirShow Mastering… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, March 10, 2016
    John Calder 03/10/16 11:33 AM,
    Courtesy of Acoustic Geometry.   It’s a truism in standards-testing industries: you can only test for parameters for which you have tests. In the acoustics business that means testing is limited to measurement values which have accurate and repeatable tests, like sound pressure. This is especially important when you consider that hearing – our system of ears and brain – is highly complex, and some sound-perception functions have no equivalent in current test methodologies. Or, put more simply, you can’t… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallAVDigitalEngineerMeasurementSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 03/10/16 07:55 AM,
    NUGEN Audio has named Beijing Pacific Budee Technology Development Company as the exclusive distributor of NUGEN Audio’s complete family of products throughout greater China. Founded by Mao Yanjun in 2002, Budee is a distributor of solutions in the audio and visual communications fields, employing more than 100 people at two branch offices and five provincial sites throughout Mainland China. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by many high-profile names in the broadcast, post,… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessManufacturerMeasurementProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, March 09, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/09/16 08:47 AM,
    Audio Precision announces its planned application demonstrations for ProLight + Sound from April 5-8 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Attendees seeking to understand and solve measurement challenges should visit AP in Hall 4.1, Stand A20 for hands-on demonstrations of audio and electro-acoustic testing, and the accompanying expertise of AP’s technical staff. Enhanced Electro-Acoustic and Production Testing Audio and electro-acoustic test within a manufacturing environment can present unique challenges for the test engineer. Audio Precision’s latest software release, v4.2, adds a… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVEducationEthernetMeasurementNetworking

  • Tuesday, March 08, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/08/16 07:36 AM,
    In celebration of World Hearing Day 2016, Sensaphonics reached out to an array of musicians to help raise awareness of the importance of hearing health among online fans. Participating artists included Coldplay, Maroon 5, Dave Matthews Band, Lisa Loeb, OK Go, The Lumineers, and Umphrey’s McGee. Their social media posts on Twitter and Facebook used #HearingDay and #RespectYourEars hashtags along with hearing-related messages. World Hearing Day messages went out to an audience estimated at over 60 million people. Tracking activity… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsAVEducationManufacturerMeasurementMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 03/08/16 06:46 AM,
    The rough and tumble world of reality TV not only puts the show’s contestants through the wringer, it also subjects the equipment used in production to extreme conditions. Be it submersion in water, dirt, or who knows what else, the gear must work. Welcome to the world of audio supervisor / sound mixer Rian Engelen. He relies on his B3 omnidirectional lavalier from Countryman Associates for work that can be positively brutal on the microphones. During the course of his… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVEngineerManufacturerMeasurementWireless

  • Monday, March 07, 2016
    Mike Sokol 03/07/16 11:50 AM,
    Here’s something I’ve seen in at least three churches over the last several months, so I know it happens. Let’s suppose there’s a standard 100-foot audio snake from the console position running to the stage. But instead of putting the amp rack on the stage, maybe the facility is using a powered mixer at front of house, or the amp rack is already sitting next to the mixer. A look over at the audio snake shows XLR inputs from the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, March 04, 2016
    wireless systems
    Ike Zimbel 03/04/16 10:06 AM,
    So, you’ve done your scan, frequency coordination, antenna placement, walk-around and war-gaming tests, and everything works. All of your wireless transmitters are resting comfortably in their metal trays, the batteries are good and line check has verified that all of your units are sending audio where they’re supposed to. What else can go wrong? Well, for one, a presenter or performer can end up with the wrong transmitter in his/her hand at a critical moment. Wireless microphones, being, well, wireless,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementWireless

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