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  • Monday, March 05, 2012
    Craig Leerman 03/05/12 11:38 AM,
    I started collecting microphones long ago, when at a large flea market, I spotted an Electro-Voice 664. The chrome was pitted, the windscreen was dented, and the guy selling it didn’t know if it even worked. But it was only a few dollars and it reminded me of my years working tech theater in high school, so I bought it. From then on, I looked for old mics everywhere, and pretty soon had built a sizable collection. They’re really interesting,… View this post
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  • Thursday, March 01, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/01/12 01:08 PM,
    British microphone brand Sontronics is proud to announce a new approach to distribution in the UK by joining forces with fellow British brand Audient, renowned for its high-quality mixing consoles. As of March 1, the two companies, working as Audient-Sontronics UK, will provide joint support for end users, studios and stockists, with a dedicated UK sales manager, Gareth Williams (pictured, left), and centralized warehousing at Audient’s Hampshire headquarters. Service and support will continue to be handled at Sontronics HQ in… View this post
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    PSW Staff 03/01/12 07:17 AM,
    DPA Microphones has named Susanne Seidel as its new executive VP sales and marketing. She joins DPA from Sennheiser Electronics, where her most recent position was president of global marketing. “A large part of the market for microphone solutions is cornered by better and smaller microphones to meet the continuously challenging conditions of sound reproduction,” says Seidel. “I have been watching DPA Microphones closely for many years and I’m confident that DPA has great market potential with its innovative technology… View this post
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  • Friday, February 24, 2012
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    Mikkel Nymand 02/24/12 12:21 PM,
    When reading microphone specifications, it is extremely important to understand how to interpret them. In most cases, the specifications can be measured or calculated in many different ways. While microphone specifications provide an indication of a microphone’s electro-acoustic performance, they will not give a total appreciation of how it will sound. Specifications can detail objective information but cannot convey the subjective sonic experience. For example, a frequency response curve can show how faithfully the microphone will reproduce the incoming pure… View this post
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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 10:05 AM,
    Danish singer-songwriter Mads Langer, well known for his guitar-based ballads, utilized DiGiCo SD11 consoles and Neumann digital microphones during his end-of-year European tour. Sound company for the tour was Victory Tour Production, a long-term DiGiCo rental house. Victory Tour Productions provided a pair of SD11s and shared SD racks for the tour purchased via DiGiCo’s Danish distributor Soundware. DiGiCo supplied the AES42 interfaces. “We wanted to use Neumann digital microphones and DiGiCo is one of only two manufacturers who currently… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, February 22, 2012
    PSW Staff 02/22/12 12:00 PM,
    Tour Supply, Inc. and RFvenue have announced a partnership to introduce RFvenue’s innovative RF products to the live touring industry. RFvenue’s Chris Regan explains, “We were looking for a partner who could help us introduce RFvenue’s antenna products to bands touring in clubs, theaters, arenas, and stadiums worldwide.  Considering their many industry relationships and rehearsal-based locations in L.A., New York, and Nashville- Tour Supply was the perfect partner for introducing RFvenue products to the live sound market.” There are three… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWirelessAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/22/12 12:00 PM,
    As in years past, Harman Professional audio components played a crucial role in the live sound reinforcement system at the 54th Annual GRAMMY Awards, held February 12 at the STAPLES Center in Los Angeles. ATK Audiotek provided live sound reinforcement at the venue, relying on JBL VERTEC line arrays and AKG microphones. The annual GRAMMY Awards telecast, known as Music’s Biggest Night, is presented by The Recording Academy to honor outstanding achievements in the production and performance of recorded music.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollLine ArrayLoudspeakerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/22/12 10:05 AM,
    Blue Microphones announces a mutual decision along with TC Group International to cease their European distribution partnership. TC Group International will remain the distributor of Blue Microphones in the MI and Professional Audio sales channel until March 31, 2012. Over the coming months, Blue Microphones will transition away from distribution through TC Group International by partnering with European distributors on a country-by-country basis. Both TC Group International and Blue Microphones have grown rapidly over the past few years and each… View this post
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  • Tuesday, February 21, 2012
    PSW Staff 02/21/12 10:25 AM,
    Recently renewed for its third season, A&E’s popular police drama The Glades is preparing to return to production. Capturing the location sound is no easier than solving the crimes the show is built around. That’s precisely why the show’s production sound mixer uses an arsenal of wireless equipment from the catalog of Rio Rancho, NM-based Lectrosonics. Mark Weber CAS is a veteran film & television production sound mixer and responsible for the location sound on The Glades. In this line… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollMicrophoneTechnicianWirelessAudio

  • Monday, February 20, 2012
    Bruce Bartlett 02/20/12 11:17 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   Nothing has more effect on the sound of your recordings than microphone technique. For example, which mic you choose—and where you place it—affect the recorded tone quality. That is, mic technique affects how much bass, midrange, and treble you hear in the monitored sound of a musical instrument. Mic choice and placement also affect how distant the instrument sounds in the recording, and how much background noise you pick up. This guide… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio