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  • Friday, September 16, 2011
    concerts
    PSW Staff 09/16/11 01:03 PM, 1 Comment
    Pop-punk band Simple Plan tours relentlessly, logging over 300 shows in a single year in support of their debut album of almost a decade ago. On the current world tour in support of Get Your Heart On! – a simultaneously sweet and cynical comment on the raptures and ravages of love – the band will make stops in Korea, China, Japan, Australia and South America, in addition to North America and Europe. They’ll be traveling with Sennheiser and Neumann wired… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Thursday, September 15, 2011
    wireless
    PSW Staff 09/15/11 04:18 PM,
    Gemini is now shipping the UHF-5000 Series of wireless microphone systems. This new collection features four frequency-agile systems in both handheld and hands-free configurations. The new series includes UHF receivers with 1156 operating frequencies, Phase Locked Loop (PLL) circuitry, front panel volume control and a range of 250 feet. The UHF-5100M and UHF-5200M systems include dynamic handheld microphone transmitters with high-sensitivity cardioid capsules and noise absorption components. For hands-free applications, the UHF-5100HL and UHF-5200HL offer discreet, lightweight belt pack transmitters… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneWireless

  • recording
    Bobby Owsinski 09/15/11 02:23 PM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   There are a few people on the planet that know a lot about microphones and how they’re made, but not many know as much and have the dedication of David Bock, the founder and owner of Bock Audio (formerly Soundelux Microphones). After all, how many people would go to the extent of teaching themselves German just so they could read the old Neumann service manuals? David makes some truly excellent mics, and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessEducationMicrophoneStudio

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2011
    audio-technica
    PSW Staff 09/14/11 09:29 AM, 0 Comments
    Award winning country music artist Clay Walker is now an endorser of microphones from Audio-Technica, and since the beginning of this year, he and his backing vocalists have used A-T microphones during their touring performances across the U.S. and Canada. Walker, who has won Radio & Records Best New Male Artist, Top New Male Vocalist from the Academy of Country Music, and Country Song Roundups’ Best New Male Vocalist Awards, is using A-T 5000 Series Frequency-agile True Diversity UHF wireless… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • microphones
    PSW Staff 09/14/11 06:42 AM, 0 Comments
    DPA has launched the d:fine range of headset microphones, utilizing the same 5 mm miniature capsules as the company’s popular model 4066 and 4088 headset mics, but now smaller due to a new housing that fits the capsule exactly. The reduction in capsule size also allows smaller windshields to be used. “We didn’t want to compromise on sound quality by reducing the size of our proven capsule,” says DPA CEO Christian Poulsen. “With the new design we’ve managed to keep… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophone

  • Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    akg
    PSW Staff 09/13/11 05:19 PM, 0 Comments
    AKG has introduced the DMS 70 digital wireless microphone system – a true uncompressed digital wireless system.  The DMS 70 operates in the 2.4GHz ISM band, a worldwide license-free frequency range. The DMS 70 package includes the DSR 70 receiver, DPT 70 digital pocket transmitter and DHT 70 digital handheld transmitter wireless microphone, as well as a DSR 70 rack mount kit, power supply and other accessories. All DMS 70 devices are available separately and in the following packages: the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneWireless

  • microphones
    Greg Stone 09/13/11 02:14 PM, 1 Comment
    All microphones are not created equal. Cardioid, supercardioid, hypercardioid, condenser, ribbon - literally dozens of choices. (It’s enough to give you a cardioid cardiac!) In many situations, our budgets just won’t allow the top-of-the-line models in our mic cases. Meanwhile, the same questions present themselves for every show, large or small. What kind of mic(s) on the backline? What to do about the softly singing angel at lead vocal? What about the singer that can never ever stay on mic… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollVideoMicrophoneMonitoringStage

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    PSW Staff 09/13/11 10:15 AM, 0 Comments
    DPA’s new Reference Standard series of microphones have been used for a large outdoor event in Aix-en-Provence by French rental company Texen. Parade(s) was the opening concert for the Festival d’Aix-en-Provence, and featured the London Symphony Orchestra, the Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir and various soloists, performing Verdi’s La Traviata. A selection of DPA’s new Reference Standard microphones, including the 2011A and 2011C twin diaphragm directional mics, was used for the concert. A total of 18 2011As and 2011Cs were used… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, September 12, 2011
    sennheiser
    PSW Staff 09/12/11 01:04 PM, 0 Comments
    At this year’s U.S. Open of Surfing, a nine-day broadcast event in which the top surfers in the world compete for a $100,000 top prize, digital Sennheiser MKH Series microphones were on hand to capture every sonic detail of the excitement – which also included a BMX riding and skating competition. The annual U.S. Open of Surfing is attended by over 500,000 people and held on a beach that stretches over 300 yards. For this year’s event, held in Huntington… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneWirelessAudio

  • Thursday, September 08, 2011
    recording
    Bobby Owsinski 09/08/11 09:59 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Here are some interesting facts about the recording methods of the Beatles and the innovations that they (mostly engineer Geoff Emerick) introduced that are commonplace today. —Multi-miking drums. Until Emerick began to experiment, the drum kit was picked up by a maximum of two mics - one on kick drum and the other as an overhead above the snare. In order to get a bigger drum sound, Emerick introduced a mic on… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMicrophoneProcessorStudio