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  • Thursday, January 26, 2012
    Bruce Swedien 01/26/12 05:32 AM,
    This excerpt is the first in a series from Bruce Swedien’s book Make Mine Music by Hal Leonard Microphone Design Technology And Microphone Technique Along with this development of a more live sound and hi-fi in the popular recorded music of the early 1950’s, a great deal of experimentation and improvement in microphone placement and technique was going on at the same time. Much energy and effort were put into the development of innovative microphone design. American microphone design technology… View this post
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    PSW Staff 01/26/12 05:09 AM,
    Prospect Theater Company in New York frequently re-interprets classic plays and musicals when creating new works, and such is the case of The Iron Curtain, a new musical comedy set in New York City, Moscow, and Berlin in 1954 about two struggling songwriters kidnapped by the KGB to fix a clunker propaganda musical. Performances of The Iron Curtain late last year took place in The Rose Nagelberg Theatre at the Baruch College Performing Arts Center, with Andy Leviss, a New… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneWireless

  • Wednesday, January 25, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/25/12 09:49 AM,
    At the NAMM 2012 Show, Shure debuted new models for the Microflex line, including the MX150 subminiature lavalier microphone and the MX153 subminiature earset microphone. The MX150 is available with either an omnidirectional or cardioid polar pattern, and in wired or wireless configurations. A new snap-fit foam windscreen is included, which locks securely to the microphone and reduces plosives and wind noise. A new multi-position tie-clip reduces cable noise by routing the cable in loops, and can be mounted horizontally… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, January 24, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/24/12 06:51 AM,
    At the NAMM 2012 Show, DPA Microphones  introduced an enhanced, dual-ear headset for its popular DPA d:fine directional and omnidirectional headset microphones. The d:fine series dual-ear headset mic, available in three sizez is designed to meet the needs of active live theatre, music video production, concert sound, and other applications. “When we first introduced the d:fine headset microphones series to the live sound market, it was embraced by the industry as a condenser headset that could provide exceptional sound quality… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, January 23, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/23/12 12:30 PM,
    Audio-Technica unveiled the new AT2005USB Cardioid Dynamic USB/XLR Microphone at Winter NAMM 2012. Ideal for recording instruments and vocals, this handheld dynamic microphone has both USB and XLR connections, enabling its use either with a computer or with a P.A. system. Its durable metal construction provides long-lasting performance. Its low-mass diaphragm and smooth, extended frequency response make the microphone ideally suited for podcasting, home studio recording, field recording, voiceover and live performance use. The AT2005USB features a convenient headphone output… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollMicrophoneStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/23/12 09:30 AM,
    The latest addition to the successful line of AKG WMS 40 MINI series now features a dual channel receiver.  The AKG WMS 40 MINI 2 Dual wireless system, launched at Winter NAMM, offers high-definition audio performance, with efficient body pack and cardioid mic transmitters, ensuring advanced, reliable and quality sound for performances. The WMS 40 MINI 2 Dual Package is available in three sets – the Vocal, Instrumental and Mix sets.  The Vocal set features two HT 40 MINI dynamic… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSystemWirelessAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/23/12 06:30 AM,
    Sennheiser  launched its brand new XS Wireless Series at the 2012 NAMM Show. Designed for users who want to easily go wireless, this entry-level series offers complete sets with sturdy units, simple operation and high quality sound. The transmitters have a battery life of up to 10 hours, while a switching bandwidth of up to 24 MHz allows for flexibility in the choice of frequencies. The series is comprised of two vocal sets, an instrument system and presentation sets with… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsVideoConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWirelessAudio

  • Friday, January 20, 2012
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    James Cadwallader 01/20/12 02:42 PM,
    So I’m standing in the kitchenette at Imperative Studios, my hair still wet from the shower taken in the ladies’ bathroom, when in comes one of the studio interns - a really good kid at heart, but heavily steeped in the “overconfidence” of youth. He catches me retrieving my container of coffee beans from the freezer. A half-smile crosses his face as he declares with an air of absolute authority, “You know, coffee beans shouldn’t be put in the freezer.”… View this post
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    PSW Staff 01/20/12 01:30 PM,
    Shure Incorporated is introducing the ULX-DTM Digital Wireless system, offering unmatched sound quality, improved spectral efficiency, robust encryption, and intelligent rechargeable batteries for professional sound reinforcement applications. The system is designed for use in corporate, education, worship, and live performance facilities. “Until today, digital wireless microphone users have had to accept trade-offs,” said Erik Vaveris, Category Director for Wireless products at Shure. “No digital wireless system has come close to meeting the performance standard set by Shure’s industry leading analog… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWirelessAudio

  • Tuesday, January 17, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/17/12 11:56 AM, 0 Comments
    RØDE Microphones is extremely proud to announce the VideoMic HD, a high-fidelity, precision RF bias shotgun microphone with integrated digital recording, designed for use with DSLR and large-sensor video cameras. The VideoMic HD’s audio DNA is directly inherited from RØDE’s flagship NTG3 professional shotgun microphone. Incorporating the same capsule and sharing much of the electronic design of the NTG3, the VideoMic HD is a true condenser super-cardioid shotgun microphone with RF bias technology. This makes it virtually immune to RF… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalMicrophoneStudioAudio