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  • Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    microphone
    PSW Staff 05/02/12 02:01 PM,
    Point Source Audio has introduced the CO-5w, a new “unsinkable” waterproof earworn microphone outfitted with a special water-protected mic element. The CO-5w offers omnidirectional polar pattern that allows a 360-degree pick-up of sound, providing a natural blend of voice and ambience. The design of the CO-5w also lends itself to reduced speech produced “popping sounds” and voice overloads in close mic applications. “We’re super excited about our ‘unsinkable’ feature,” says Yvonne Ho, vice president of marketing at Point Source Audio.… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophone

  • Tuesday, May 01, 2012
    wireless
    Volker Schmitt & Joe Ciaudelli 05/01/12 03:26 PM,
    Using radio frequency (RF) wireless microphone transmitters with the right amount of RF output power is important to ensure total system reliability. There is a common misconception that higher power is better. However, in many applications high power can aggravate intermodulation (IM) distortion, resulting in audible noises. First, the applied RF output power must fall within the limit allowed by each country’s legislation. In the U.S., the maximum RF output power for wireless microphones is limited to 250 mW. In… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVMicrophoneWireless

  • image
    PSW Staff 05/01/12 10:21 AM,
    The Burgtheater in Vienna has added five DPA Microphones d:fine omnidirectional headsets to its existing armory of more than 70 DPA microphones. The d:fine microphones were purchased from DPA’s Austrian distributor, Studer Austria, for productions such as the prominent discussion televised panel Debating Europe, where top politicians and experts discuss the future of Europe. The d:fine headsets are being put through the paces at the Burgtheater, which comprises three separate stages: the 1200-capacity Burgtheater itself, the 400-capacity Akademietheater and the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageSystemAudio

  • Monday, April 30, 2012
    church sound
    David McLain 04/30/12 10:20 AM,
    It’s always been amusing to watch the band set up. The guitarist brings his amp, a few pedals, and maybe a couple of guitars. The bass player brings his instrument, and often his own amp. The drummer uses the church’s drum kit, but he brings his own sticks and takes the time to tune and position the drums to his liking. But the vocalist just uses whatever mic is handed to them. My experience has been that the choice of… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneTechnician

  • Friday, April 27, 2012
    audio-technica
    PSW Staff 04/27/12 09:14 AM,
    Audio-Technica officially kicked off its 50th Anniversary Year in the U.S. with a special gala event held in January during the Winter NAMM Show in Anaheim featuring an all-star music revue produced by GrammyAward-winning producer Phil Ramone. Among the featured all-star cast of performers were saxophonist and longtime Audio-Technica endorser Mindi Abair, R&B/jazz vocalist Patti Austin, new age/adult-contemporary superstar and Audio-Technica endorser Jim Brickman, smooth jazz saxophonist Dave Koz, vocalist Monica Mancini, legendary trumpeter/pianist/composer Arturo Sandoval, gospel/R&B music legend BeBe… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneAudio

  • Thursday, April 26, 2012
    image
    PSW Staff 04/26/12 04:17 PM,
    Kimbra is quickly becoming somebody that you ought to know. With a slew of SXSW showcase gigs, nationwide tours in support of Gotyé and Foster The People, tens of millions of views on YouTube, and a cover of the hit Gotyé song she lends her powerful vocals to, “Somebody That I Used to Know,” performed on Fox’s hit show Glee, Kimbra is bringing her music to the masses, one powerful performance at a time. And Earthworks is there to capture… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsVideoMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWirelessAudio

  • church sound
    Gary Zandstra 04/26/12 06:25 AM,
    Several years ago, I was invited to be a presenter at an audio industry trade show, and while there, I greatly enjoyed meeting some fellow presenters. In fact, after the convention center hall closed, eight of us audio “geeks” went to enjoy dinner together, and it turned out to be a fun—and instructive—evening on many levels. At one point, as we were seated around the table, someone in the group posed this hypothetical question: “If you got a call to… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, April 25, 2012
    microphones
    Mike Sessler 04/25/12 01:23 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   I received an e-mail inquiring about microphones; specifically what constitutes a good microphone. The reader had seen my post on rechargeable batteries and noticed that I was using Shure SM58 capsules on the mics under test. That made him wonder about the report he had just received from a consultant who had reviewed their church’s A/V systems. From the report, to wit: “Good quality microphones give the biggest performance increase for the money… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • heil sound
    PSW Staff 04/25/12 12:36 PM,
    Heil Sound has released an upgraded version of its PR 35 handheld dynamic microphone. Changes include a new chassis, resulting in cosmetic differences with the old model. In addition, rear rejection has been increased to -42 dB with the upgrade. A concealed two-position roll off switch replaces the former thumb switch. The PR 35 ships with three interchangeable colored trim collars that can be mixed and matched. The new PR 35 will be priced the same as the current model… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophone

  • recording
    Matthew Weiss 04/25/12 07:34 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Check out Mixing Rap Vocals Part 1 and Part 2 before reading this article. Compression is a difficult subject because there is a lot you can do with it. So let’s look at the main reasons to grab a compressor before getting into some of the more intricate uses. Quick Macro-Dynamic Control Macro dynamics refer to words and phrases. These are the clear dynamics you can hear as “this part… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsMicrophoneProcessorStudio