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  • Wednesday, August 17, 2011
    Kent Margraves 08/17/11 09:40 AM,
    This article is provided by Sennheiser.   Live instrument mic’ing is no picnic. Especially when there are multiple elements on a stage that an audio mixer wants to capture and reproduce properly. With acoustic drums, the issue is compounded exponentially given that in order to isolate each drum “voice” correctly, you really need a heck of a lot of mics. Or do you? There are a thousand ways to mic and mix a drum kit with success. Conversely, there a… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollConsolesMicrophoneMixerProcessorStage

  • Tuesday, August 16, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/16/11 12:47 PM, 1 Comment
    Point Source Audio announces the appointment of Huahui Audio Technology as distributor for microphone products in China. James Lamb, president of Point Source Audio, states, “China represents one of our key markets globally and we had been looking for the right organization to represent Point Source in the area.” At the same time, Huahui’s president Allen Xu had been searching for a high quality and durable earset microphone to include in their product line. Lamb continues, “The timing was right… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneAudio

  • Thursday, August 11, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/11/11 10:43 AM, 1 Comment
    Blue Microphones announces the appointment of Michael “Hucky” Huckler as the vice president of worldwide sales – pro division. Huckler, an industry veteran with expertise in both international sales and global distribution strategies, will be responsible for continuing domestic growth, along with expanding Blue’s global market share and distribution in international pro audio sales channels. In addition to supporting sales of Blue’s classic lineup of professional mics, Huckler will be responsible for driving sales of the several new additions to… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneAudio

  • Wednesday, August 10, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/10/11 11:38 AM, 0 Comments
    Vocal microphones are most entertainers’ and engineers’ introduction to sound systems, their first point of contact and the first piece of equipment that they purchase and carry with them. The vocal quality is of paramount importance in most sung music, and the easiest way to improve it is often to change vocal mics. Dynamic mics use the same principle as a loudspeaker, except in reverse. A diaphragm attached to an induction coil is positioned in a magnetic field. Sound moving… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureSlideshowAVConcertEducationMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, August 09, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/09/11 02:36 PM, 0 Comments
    Muse engineer/producer Marc “MC” Carolan is utilizing Royer Labs R-122 live active ribbon microphone for lead vocalist-guitarist-keyboard virtuoso Matthew Bellamy’s guitar cabinet. Originally introduced to Royer Labs microphones during one of his various studio endeavors, Carolan reports the R-122 Live is a robust performer that can handle high SPL sources without the acoustic anomalies served up by some microphones. As for mic’ing Matthew Bellamy’s guitar cabinet, Carolan reports, “Between myself, Adam Taylor (monitor engineer) and Jason Baskin (guitar tech), we… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • microphones
    PSW Staff 08/09/11 12:30 PM, 0 Comments
    Building on the success of the KMS 104 and KMS 105 dynamic vocal microphones, Neumann has intrduced their digital counterparts: the KMS 104 D and KMS 105 D (MSRP: $1,398). Equipped with the core features of the existing models, the KMS 104 D, with its cardioid pattern, and the KMS 105 D, with its super-cardioid pattern, offer additional digital advantages such as an extended dynamic range, more robust operation and integrated peak limiters that prevent clipping. When used alongside either… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVDigitalMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • cad audio
    PSW Staff 08/09/11 05:50 AM, 0 Comments
    Independent producer/engineer Sterling Winfield has a notable track record that includes Pantera, Hellyeah, Damageplan, Mercyful Hate, King Diamond, Hatebreed and other metal bands over his successful career. In fact, Winfield has worked as engineer and producer with Pantera on a variety recordings with a career highlight that includes credit as co-producer and engineer for their Grammy-nominated, certified Gold record, Reinventing the Steel. Recently in New Zealand to produce an album from local heavyweights Legacy of Disorder, Sterling was looking for… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductMicrophoneStudio

  • Wednesday, August 03, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/03/11 11:20 AM, 1 Comment
    Welcome to our quiz featuring 20 questions about microphones and related issues. This is somewhat subjective and largely intended for entertainment purposes - better known as FUN for short - although there is fact and/or truth in many of the “correct” responses. Time for the obligatory non-apology: “We apologize if this quiz offends anyone. That is… er, is not... our intention. Besides, if you don’t like it, we’ll just claim you took it “out of context.” Enjoy! . . 1.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollEducationMicrophone

  • Monday, August 01, 2011
    Jack Alexander 08/01/11 05:14 PM,
    There’s a great moment in Forbidden Planet where Morbius tells the young Leslie Nielsen, intrepid captain of starship C57D, that it is “time for clarification.” The generationally challenged might want to check this flick out, as it is the progenitor of Star Trek, Star Wars – even certain aspects of Avatar.  “Clarification” in this case relates to the piano thing, as in a series of articles where I detailed a multi-mic technique for providing a very loud quad monitor mix… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • audio-technica
    PSW Staff 08/01/11 05:01 PM, 0 Comments
    Audio-Technica has announced that Westchester, PA-based Lienau AV Associates has been presented with A-T’s prestigious President’s Award. The award was presented by Philip Cajka, Audio-Technica U.S. president and CEO, and Tracy Brefka, Audio-Technica territory manager, professional products, to Lienau AV Associates principal Eric Schwartz. The award was presented at a ceremony during this year’s InfoComm Expo this past June in Orlando. The award recognizes a leading manufacturer’s representative for outstanding commitment and dedication during the Audio-Technica 2010/2011 fiscal year. Lienau… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneWirelessAudio