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  • Tuesday, August 09, 2011
    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

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    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

  • Monday, July 25, 2011
    PSW Staff 07/25/11 03:15 PM, 0 Comments
    Singer songwriter Jacky Cheung, regarded as the ‘God of Songs’ in the Chinese community, recently played a run of 20 dates at the Hong Kong Coliseum. A variety of DPA microphones was used for the concerts, which featured stunning musical performance and dance in addition to Cheung’s great repertoire of songs. For Cheung’s vocal, the DPA 4088 miniature cardioid headband was used. The 4088 has long been used for Cheung’s acoustically demanding concert performances where sound quality, visual elegance, background… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, July 21, 2011
    PSW Staff 07/21/11 05:40 AM, 2 Comments
    DPA’s new Reference Standard microphones, specified by sound designer Mick Potter and supplied by Amber Technology to Melbourne production company System Sound, are being used on the Australian production of “Love Never Dies,” Andrew Lloyd Webber’s long-awaited sequel to “The Phantom of the Opera.” “Love Never Dies” continues the story of the Phantom, moving from Paris to Phantasma, a fabulous, early 20th century showground in Coney Island, New York - home to freaks and entertainers. It opened in late May… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2011
    Bobby Owsinski 07/19/11 03:01 PM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   I’ve been asked by a few people how I would go about getting a bass sound, since I mentioned that I’d approach things differently from the way Yossi Fine did in my Getting A Bass Sound In The Box post. Actually, the sound of the bass isn’t as important as the relationship it has with the kick and snare drums, since they all reinforce one another if blended correctly. Here’s my approach,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • 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
    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

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    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