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  • Friday, July 15, 2011
    church sound videos
    PSW Staff 07/15/11 12:36 PM, 1 Comment
    Audix has released a new “How to Mic a Choir” instructional series of videos. (View video series below.) The series offers six chapters, featuring Dean K from Audix and guest Travis Cibolski, engineer and technical director for Sunset Presbyterian Church in Portland, OR, providing a detailed discussion on which types of microphones are best suited for choir mic’ing, how many mics should be used, and how they should be positioned.  Additional subjects covered include microphone basics, polar patterns, the 3… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureNewsPollVideoEducationMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, July 14, 2011
    microphones
    PSW Staff 07/14/11 03:31 PM, 4 Comments
    Monitor engineer Mark Vanderwall, in his second decade on the road with John Mellencamp and currently out on the No Better Than This tour, is utilizing his proven microphone approaches, albeit with some new twists. Continuing the tradition established by Rocky Holman, who had an 18-year run as monitor engineer with Mellencamp before handing off to Vanderwall, he’s using a lineup primarily comprised of Electro-Voice microphones. Mellencamp sings through an EV RC2-967 supercardioid dynamic, the wireless version of the N/D967… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollConcertEngineerMicrophone

  • microphones
    PSW Staff 07/14/11 12:32 PM, 0 Comments
    Shure Incorporated has named S.K. Macdonald as the company’s representative of the year for fiscal year 2010/2011. S.K. Macdonald president Perry D’Angelo received the award at the recent 2011 InfoComm show in Orlando. “The selection process was difficult this year,” says Jim Schanz, Shure director of U.S. and Canada field sales. “S.K. Macdonald made significant reinvestments in the company that helped it continue to offer best-in-class dealer support and drive the Shure brand to new levels in its territory.” “Being… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneAudio

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2011
    microphones
    PSW Staff 07/13/11 11:46 AM, 0 Comments
    Telefunken Elektroakustik is introducing at Summer NAMM in Nashville (booth 213) the ELA M 260 Tube Microphone Stereo Set, which comes complete with three capsules for each microphone, plus one dual power supply and flight case. The Stereo Set was first introduced in 1958 by Gotham Audio as a package for the Neumann U-47 and U-48 microphones that were distributed in the United States. Telefunken liked the idea, so 53 years later, the concept is reborn. Each microphone in the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • church sound wireless
    Karl Winkler 07/13/11 10:55 AM, 1 Comment
    Since the “paddle” or “shark fin” directional antennas (actually called LPDA or Log Periodic Dipole Array) are often seen at major events, it’s easy to conclude that such devices are always better and should be used for your church wireless system. However, directional antennas aren’t always best for every application. Related to this, there is the misconception that putting the antennas closer to the transmitters is a good thing, even if your receivers are far away and connected with coax… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemWirelessAudio

  • microphones
    PSW Staff 07/13/11 10:39 AM, 0 Comments
    CAD Audio is introducing new 10th Anniversary GXL Black Pearl micriophones and Studio Packs at Summer NAMM 2011 in Nashville (booth 322). The new GXL1200BP condenser is characterized by an open, transparent sound. The mic’s transformerless design reduces distortion and optimizes low-end response, while a uniform cardioid pattern controls feedback. The GXL1200BP’s small size, accuracy and high SPL capability make it well suited for miking overheads, hi-hats, cymbals and stringed instruments. The new GXL2200BP is a large diaphragm condenser microphone… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • conference system
    PSW Staff 07/13/11 08:24 AM, 0 Comments
    Audio-Technica has announced upgrades for its ATCS-60 IR (infrared) Conference System from its contractor-exclusive Engineered Sound range of meeting/conference room offerings. The ATCS-60 is a fully self-contained wireless distributed audio system using infrared communications technology, designed for corporate, government and educational applications. The system offers many impressive and practical features, providing ease of setup and operation, and eliminating the need for microphone wiring and ceiling speakers. New upgrades include a voting module (model ATCS-V60) and updated software (ATCS-C60MAG-REG). The new… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollProductAVInstallationInterconnectMicrophoneNetworkingSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2011
    recording
    Bobby Owsinski 07/12/11 07:51 AM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Most recording engineers (both those learning and experienced) place way too much stock in the kind of gear they’re using. It seems like if the gear is not vintage, a name brand or high priced, it’s automatically shunned, but the major variables that go into making a good recording always lie in other places than the gear itself. Here’s a list of recording variables that you must be aware of when recording… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessDigital Audio WorkstationsMicrophoneProcessorStudio

  • Friday, July 08, 2011
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    PSW Staff 07/08/11 02:15 PM, 0 Comments
    Powersoft has patented new technology that incorporates solar power with bi-directional wireless A/V communications. The first product showing the potential of the concept, the DEVA 1S, consists of a power/control module and an interface module. The power/control module consists of a solar panel, batteries, processing, WiFi communication, and amplification. The interface module consists of loudspeakers, light, and can include optional devices including camera, microphone and telemetric sensors. “The DEVA technology has endless possibilities,” explains Thomas Mittelmann, Powersoft Business Development Manager.… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAmplifierAVLoudspeakerMicrophonePowerWireless

  • church sound
    Mike Sessler 07/08/11 06:03 AM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Let’s admit it: It happens a lot. Even when you pay careful attention to the audio you record for a video, and you use a good mic (you did use a good mic, right? if not read this…), you can still end up with a bunch of background rumble and noise in your recording. It happened just the other day to someone at the video production company I work for. They were shooting… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollMicrophoneProcessorStudioAudio