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  • Thursday, January 02, 2014
    PSW Staff 01/02/14 03:24 PM,
    The first of its kind in the US, Pearl-Cohn Entertainment Magnet High School in Nashville, Tennessee provides a unique opportunity to students interested in pursuing careers in the entertainment industry. The school offers concentrations in audio engineering, radio production, broadcasting and other media industries. Fulfilling a key initiative of the project, Pearl Cohn partnered with the Nashville Chapter of the Recording Academy Producers and Engineers (P&E) Wing in late 2012, to build a fully functioning, world-class recording studio, creating the… View this post
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  • Friday, December 20, 2013
    PSW Staff 12/20/13 03:24 PM,
    Shure Incorporated today announced the launch of its third annual “Get the Gig” Artist Relations internship competition, open to junior and senior-level college students or recent class of 2013 graduates.  The winner will spend summer 2014 as an intern in the Shure Artist Relations department—a coveted position that offers a unique “inside look” at the music industry. “Work is not fun, that’s why they call it work. Not many people wake up in the morning, excited to go to work.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessEducationMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 12/20/13 02:20 PM,
    The Stereophonics, one of Britain’s most instantly recognizable bands, have just completed a major UK arena tour to promote their new album Graffiti On The Train. The equipment list for the tour included three Royer Labs R-121L ribbon microphones, which were supplied by Royer’s UK distributor Funky Junk. Royer’s R-121 Ribbon Microphone is known for its ability to bring an extremely natural and realistic analog sound to digital recording and live stages. The TEC Award winning R-121L, the ruggedized and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, December 19, 2013
    wireless systems
    Mike Wireless 12/19/13 07:05 PM,
    One of the topics that I’ve seen poorly understood, and even deliberately used to mislead people, is the issue of wireless microphone transmitter power and the effects said power has on system performance. Let’s start with the basics: all things being equal, more transmitter power = more range for the system, but not in a linear way. In broad terms, when discussing analog wireless systems, the receiver wants to see a signal from a transmitter (carrier) that is at least… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogMeasurementMicrophonePowerSignalWireless

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    Bobby Owsinski 12/19/13 06:01 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   In many ways we’re in the golden age of audio gear. On the whole, inexpensive audio gear (under $500) sounds better than ever and is a much better value than even a decade ago and way better than 20 years ago. The same can be said for mics, as there is a large variety of cheap mics that provide much higher performance for the price than we could have imagined back in… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallBusinessEngineerMicrophoneSignalTechnician

  • Wednesday, December 18, 2013
    PSW Staff 12/18/13 09:11 AM,
    The James Douglas Show, a six-time Grammy considered funk band, consists of James Douglas (lead vocals), Mike Cee (keyboards, vocals), Zach Fowler (bass, vocals), Marco Nunez (drums, vocals), Delmone Taylor (saxophones, EWI, keyboards, vocals), and Jessie Martinez (lead guitar), recently completed production of their new video, Vegas Hot. During the video’s shoot, the producers of SyFy Network’s Naked Vegas TV show crossed paths with the band and were so impressed with what they saw that they asked to incorporate a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Tuesday, December 17, 2013
    Craig Leerman 12/17/13 05:14 PM,
    Microphones as we know them date back to about the mid-1800s, when many different inventors were trying to electronically transmit sounds from one place to another. Before then, the term microphone was used to describe an acoustical device (like an ear trumpet or stethoscope) that helped amplify sounds. One of those inventors was German physicist Johann Philipp Reis (1834-1874), who designed a sound transmitter consisting of a metallic strip resting on a membrane with a metal point contact that would… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, December 12, 2013
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    Bobby Owsinski 12/12/13 09:52 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Sometimes we get caught up in a complex technique simply because we can. The technology that’s available to almost anyone today offers so many choices that we want to use them all—sometimes even at the same time. Then sometimes we use a technique because that’s what everyone else is doing, or even worse, because that’s what you’re favorite engineer, artist or producer does. The problem here is that each situation is different.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalMicrophoneSignalStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/12/13 09:00 AM,
    A 50-piece orchestra assembled at Ocean Way’s historic Studio A to record orchestral arrangements of Rihanna’s smash hit “Diamonds” for the first-ever Icon Award presented during the recent American Music Awards broadcast. “Producer Rickey Minor (Tonight Show with Jay Leno) called and asked me to write and conduct the orchestral arrangements over Rihanna’s existing rhythm tracks for her song ‘Diamonds’,” commented 4-time Grammy nominee Chris Walden.  “Our contractor Ernie Fields, Jr. put together a great group of musicians for a… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessMicrophoneStudio

  • Wednesday, December 11, 2013
    PSW Staff 12/11/13 05:31 PM,
    Lost In The 50s, the 4-day auto and music extravaganza in Sand Point, Idaho, was a huge success this year. Sound reinforcement for the popular event took a considerable step forward by transmitting audio wirelessly from one loudspeaker tower to another. Central to this endeavor was Lectrosonic’s IS400 Digital Hybrid Wireless Instrument System. Sagle, ID-based Over the Edge Productions Northwest was contracted to handle sound reinforcement. Owner Eddie Fontaine was determined to eliminate the cables that typically extend from one… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneWireless

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