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  • Wednesday, September 12, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/12/12 06:36 AM,
    Bridgeway Community Church in Columbia, Maryland, had come to rely heavily on wireless audio from everything from worship services to theatrical and music performances. When the new regulations governing the RF spectrum came into affect, the church turned to their long-time A/V collaborator Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro), to assist them in upgrading and complying with the new regulations. Bridgeway Community Church is a nondenominational, multicultural house of worship that puts an emphasis on dramatic presentations and music concerts and… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsPollConsolesLine ArrayMicrophoneSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 09/12/12 06:16 AM,
    Bassist and vocalist artist Esperanza Spalding is currently touring with her new group, the Radio Music Society, with a full microphone setup from DPA Microphones, including the new d:facto Vocal Microphone, which she is using for her vocal performances. Esperanza’s sound engineer Jaime Armengol chose DPA for the world tour because of the sound quality he knew he could achieve with the brand. In addition to the d:facto, Armengol relies on the full range of d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones, and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneStageAudio

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/11/12 03:19 PM,
    One of the most commonly asked questions in audio is “What microphone can I use that doesn’t cause feedback?” The answer: no such microphone exists. Feedback results from a combination of many factors, including loudspeaker placement, microphone placement, and the frequency response of both devices and room acoustics. It’s a complicated process. Entire books have been written on the subject and the mathematical formulas that model feedback are quite involved. So let’s summarize the problem. What is it? Feedback is… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 09/11/12 10:54 AM,
    Developed more than six decades ago, AKG achieved a breakthrough in recording and broadcast technology with the introduction of its first dynamic microphone, the D12. Today, AKG has introduced the newly designed D12 VR large-diaphragm cardioid microphone intended specifically for kick drum live and recording applications. D12 VR (vintage sound re-issue) offers a thin diaphragm within its newly designed capsule, which enhances low-frequency performance.  With phantom power disabled, the D12 delivers accurate, pure character from the sound source.  With phantom… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductAVMicrophoneStageStudio

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    PSW Staff 09/11/12 09:31 AM,
    Once, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best New Musical, relies on DPA Microphones’ 4060 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones to provide a transparent sound in a small, discreet capsule. Based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film of the same name, Once takes place on a set designed to give audience members the illusion that they are watching a true event unfold, making them feel as though they are right on stage with the actors. The natural sounding DPA 4060s add to this impression. With… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Monday, September 10, 2012
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    George Koch 09/10/12 05:23 PM,
    From the archives of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, this feature is an interesting look at the studio approach for a legendary artist. This article dates back to the September/October 1971 issue. The door of Studio B at A&M in Hollywood sports a sign which reads, “CLOSED SESSION - NO ADMITTANCE PLEASE.” Inside, Carole King, looking much more like a friend that the superstar she is these days, is recording her third album. At this writing her last… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollSlideshowStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneMixerStudioAudio

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    Craig Leerman 09/10/12 04:09 PM,
    The Olson M-191 is one of the more interesting-looking microphones I’ve run across, a hybrid metal and plastic unit that has a style all it’s own. Olson Electronics may not be a familiar name. Started by Sid Olson in Akron, OH in 1961, the company grew into a large retail chain that carried a wide variety of consumer electronics, including stereos, CB radios, TV antennas, parts, tubes, batteries, and car audio equipment. Olson Electronics was sold in the late 1960s… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductStudy HallManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 09/10/12 06:42 AM,
    When it comes to recording piano for jazz ensembles, producer Andy Ross knows a thing or two. He recorded the highly acclaimed Mercury Prize nominated album ‘Golden’ by the Kit Downes Trio and has produced all five albums in the ‘Yamaha New Jazz Sessions’ CD series that has shifted 80,000 copies from the cover of the UK’s best-selling jazz magazine, ‘Jazzwise’, since its inception. Ross owns Astar Studios, based in Heywood, Lancashire where the live room acoustics are among the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollMicrophoneStudioAudio

  • Friday, September 07, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/07/12 08:50 AM,
    Studer has introduced a software upgrade for its range of Vista digital mixing consoles, specifically, VistaMix automatic microphone mixing that removes the need for an operator to manually adjust all of the faders all of the time, leaving the microphones of talking participants open while closing the microphones of silent participants in order to reduce spill and background noise. Without this facility, the reaction time of a human operator will often result in audible fade-ins of people who start talking… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductConsolesDigitalMicrophoneMixerSoftware

  • Thursday, September 06, 2012
    Bruce Bartlett 09/06/12 03:05 PM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   Here’s a highly simplified explanation of mic specs in plain English. It may help you evaluate microphones based on their specifications. MICROPHONE TYPE: Dynamic, condenser, ribbon These terms refer to the way the microphone converts sound into an electrical signal. Each type has its own “sound” and application. Dynamic: Good sound quality, rugged. Popular for guitar amps and drums. Does not require phantom power. Condenser: High-fidelity, detailed sound with lots of clean… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallEducationMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio