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  • Tuesday, September 13, 2011
    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
    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
    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

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    PSW Staff 09/08/11 06:16 AM, 0 Comments
    Paving the way for live performances by leading Chinese bands Fairy Manufacture and Harbin Savage Valley, a selection of AKG microphones was deployed during the Northeast Rock Festival 2011, held at the Shenyang Rich Gate Shopping Center. The first large-scale music festival in the area led by local bands combined four major styles of music - Chinese underground music, Chinese rock chart toppers, Guitarchina and live house music to capture the attention of all fans in attendance. On each drum… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Tuesday, September 06, 2011
    PSW Staff 09/06/11 07:15 AM, 0 Comments
    An international pilgrimage center for church-goers and visitors alike, Grace Cathedral is famous for its reproduction of Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise, two labyrinths, stained glass windows, its medieval and contemporary furnishings, as well as its 44-bell carillon, three organs, and choirs. Adjoining the main sanctuary is the Chapel of Grace, a charming space that serves as a more intimate environment for a wide range of functions. To ensure flawless performance for these functions, the microphones of choice are none other… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollInstallationMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 09/06/11 06:30 AM, 0 Comments
    Just paces from the Arizona border in Blythe, California, St. Joan of Arc is not your average Catholic church. Father Henri Licznerski stays ahead of the technological curve, as evidenced by the church’s video system with three screens, several pan/tilt/zoom remote control cameras, and a digital video recording system. The recent addition of several hot condenser mics for the choir with accompanying monitors left the church exposed to a substantial feedback risk, and its multiple mixer locations invited busy fingers… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollDigitalMicrophoneProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, September 02, 2011
    PSW Staff 09/02/11 07:45 AM, 0 Comments
    Audix has introduced the DP-QUAD, a package of microphones specifically for drums and percussion. It includes the D6 for kick, i5 for snare and two ADX51s for overhead, intended to create a blend effect between close and overhead mic’ing. The D6 and i5 are high SPL dynamic microphones particularly well-suited for close mic’ing, effective in capturing the attack and percussive sound of the drum. The ADX51 is a pre-polarized condenser microphone with a 14mm gold sputtered diaphragm, designed for overhead… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophone

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    PSW Staff 09/02/11 06:46 AM, 0 Comments
    For the second consecutive year, Blue Microphones has earned a spot in Inc. magazine’s annual Inc. 5000, a ranking of the fastest-growing private companies in the U.S. No.1081-ranking Blue jumps from a No. 1481 rank in 2010. The company reports a 267-percent growth rate over the last three years. The list represents a comprehensive look at the most important segment of the economy—America’s independent-minded entrepreneurs. “We are honored to be included for a second consecutive year in the Inc. 5000,… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneAudio

  • Thursday, September 01, 2011
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    Bruce Bartlett 09/01/11 04:01 PM, 2 Comments
    Let’s face it -  the live sound reinforcement realm presents some microphone challenges that regularly threaten sound quality. Look at the conditions. The monitors feed back. They leak into the vocal microphones and color the sound. The bass sound leaks into the drum mics, and the drums leak into the piano microphones. And then there are the other mic-related gremlins breath pops, lighting buzzes, wireless-mic glitches, and even electric shocks. So let’s have a look at solving at least some… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallMicrophone

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    John Murray 09/01/11 01:05 PM,
    When last we left off, you had just acquired a 3-D, FFT -based measurement system and were ready to use it to tune a sound system. (Click here to view the previous article.) So let’s get to it! The first thing to do is place the calibrated measurement microphone on a mic stand in the middle of the listening area, turn on all of the system’s loudspeakers and turn up the test signal, just as is done with a real-time… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio