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  • Tuesday, June 05, 2012
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    PSW Staff 06/05/12 08:58 AM,
    The BOSS VE-5 Vocal Performer, a compact and mobile personal effects processor and looper for vocalists, is now available. Featuring a simple-to-use tabletop design that can be easily attached to a mic stand for performing, the VE-5 is perfect for singers, rappers, beatboxers, webcasters, and anyone that wants to have fun with processing vocal sounds. The VE-5 inherits high-quality effects from BOSS’ popular VE-20 Vocal Performer pedal, including reverb, delay, double/harmony, and dynamics processing. Also onboard is real-time pitch correction… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollManufacturerMicrophoneStudioAudio

  • Monday, June 04, 2012
    live sound international
    Steve Jennings 06/04/12 03:14 PM,
    With a full catalog, as well as songs from last year’s “The Kings of Limbs” and some brand-new material, you can’t ever know for sure what surprises are in store at a Radiohead show, because no two are exactly alike. I caught up with the current concert tour during a U.S. West Coast stop – and in the only interview of the sound team granted to a North American audio publication – talked with longtime front-of-house engineer Jim Warren, as… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductionBacklineConcertConsolesEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerMicrophoneSoftwareSubwooferSystemTechnician

  • Thursday, May 31, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/31/12 10:59 AM,
    Wohler Technologies, the U.S. distributor for SoundField, announced that it has provided mix engineer Jonathan Freed with the SoundField DSF-2 microphone and DSF-3 digital surround processor for his work on NBA games and Monday-night NFL match-ups. “I’ve known about SoundField microphones since they were invented, and I have always wanted to experiment with one,” said Freed, who has been mixing audio for broadcast for more than 25 years. “The SoundField capsules have an extraordinarily smooth and wide response, at least… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementAudio

  • microphones
    PSW Staff 05/31/12 09:58 AM,
    The new IK Multimedia iRig Mic Cast, an ultra-compact portable voice recording microphone designed specifically for recording podcasts, interviews, lectures, voice memos, speeches and more, is now shipping. iRig MIC Cast provides a tight unidirectional pickup pattern that minimizes background noise making it ideal for single-source audio recording. Features: —Stereo mini-jack headphone output which enables real-time monitoring of what is being recorded using headphones or speakers.—Mini-switch that provides two different sensitivity settings to record close-up or distant sources.—Adjustable desktop stand… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophone

  • Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    church sound
    Gary Zandstra 05/30/12 10:14 AM,
    A drummer who also sings while playing can impact drum sound due to the presence of an additional microphone on or around the kit. Here are some ways I deal with this issue. Go for maximum isolation. A headset mic with a lot of rear rejection like the Crown Audio CM-311A headworn differoid (photo below). With maximum rear rejection, this headset really helps in keeping vocals separate from the drum kit.  I’ve used the CM-311A numerous times and it does… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2012
    lauten audio
    PSW Staff 05/29/12 02:32 PM,
    Lauten Audio has begun shipping the new FC-387 “Atlantis” microphone, which offers a solid-state large-diaphragm condenser as well as multiple switches for three different polar patterns, gain, and unique timbre settings. The FC-387 offers a blend of full and rich low- and mid-range, as well as smooth and unique high-mid and high-frequencies. Fab DuPont, a New York engineer and producer who consulted on the tuning and settings of Atlantis, states,“Nobody is making a microphone for the modern recording process -… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductMicrophoneStudio

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    Volker Schmitt & Joe Ciaudelli 05/29/12 08:27 AM,
    The position of the antenna and the correct use of its related components—such as the radio frequency (RF) cable, antenna boosters, antenna attenuators, and antenna distribution systems—are key to trouble-free wireless microphone transmission. The antennas act as the “eyes” of the receiver, so the best results can be achieved by forming a direct line of sight between the transmitter antenna and receiver antenna of the system. A large variety of antennas are available for wireless microphone systems. The signal distribution… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVMicrophoneSignalWireless

  • Thursday, May 24, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/24/12 09:01 AM,
    Working alongside singer/songwriter Claude Kelly in New York City’s KMA studio in the historic Brill Building, two-time Grammy-nominated engineer, arranger and programmer Ben Chang uses AKG D12 dynamic and C451 condenser microphones as his go-to solutions for tracking. With a client list ranging in artists such as David Cook, Steve Jordan, Jessie J, Lil Jon, Mya, Ne-Yo, Trey Songs, Tiësto and his Grammy-nominated work with Fantasia and Ledisi, Chang focuses on an “organic” sound with live drums and acoustic guitars.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollMicrophoneStudio

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/23/12 01:44 PM,
    Faced with audio issues ranging from sound quality to interference, Central Seventh Day Adventist Church in Albuquerque decided to switch from conventional wireless microphones to Line 6 XD-V digital wireless. As Pastor Don Gibson recalls, “Our systems were pretty old, and we started having issues, especially after the FCC rules changed. Then the Line 6 systems solved all our problems.” Tony McKenzie, a member of the congregation and an AV professional, helped research the change. “Having been an audio-visual technician… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWirelessAudio

  • Monday, May 21, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/21/12 10:10 AM,
    Introduced at InfoComm 2012, the new UHF WX100 Wireless Series from CAD Audio/Astatic provides the A/V installer with simple and intuitive form factors, ultra-reliable high performance wireless connectivity and exceptional audio bandwidth. The WX100 was designed using the newest wireless technologies and industry-leading diversity performance to ensure the highest standards in connectivity, even in the most congested RF environments. In addition to superior connectivity, the WX100 features a familiar and intuitive control scheme that allows easy, problem-free operation by casual… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollInstallationMicrophoneWirelessAudio