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  • Monday, November 19, 2012
    PSW Staff 11/19/12 11:42 AM,
    Shure Incorporated today announced the ten university and college institutions that have been randomly selected to move onto the final round of its ninth annual Fantastic Scholastic Recording Competition. In its ninth consecutive year, Shure’s recording contest gives students across the country the unique opportunity to have access to the same legendary, high-quality Shure equipment used by professional musicians and engineers. This year’s finalists include the following schools: Anderson University, Anderson, IN Appalachian State University Hayes School of Music, Boone,… View this post
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  • Thursday, November 15, 2012
    Dennis A. Bohn 11/15/12 06:48 PM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.   While selecting a power amplifier for a specific loudspeaker is often rather easy, selecting a preamp for a specific microphone is not. Terminology is the problem. At one end we find power amplifier and loudspeaker manufacturers speaking the same language, or at least using the same vocabulary. Power amps are rated in watts and ohms, while loudspeakers are rated in ohms with a maximum power handling capability stated in watts. Unfortunately, at… View this post
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  • Wednesday, November 14, 2012
    PSW Staff 11/14/12 10:59 AM,
    Sennheiser is offering end-user rebates on evolution Wireless G3, XS Wireless and select wired microphones, valid on all systems purchased from an authorized U.S. Sennheiser dealer between November 1, 2012 and December 31, 2012. During the promotion, customers can take advantage of the following rebates on Sennheiser wireless systems: —XS and G3 LE: $25 rebate—ew 100 (excluding EW 100 ENG): $50 rebate—ew 300 and EW 100 ENG: $75 rebate—ew 500: $100 rebate     Sennheiser is also offering rebates on… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneWireless

  • shure
    PSW Staff 11/14/12 09:54 AM,
    Shure wireless and personal monitor systems were utilized for a range of live performances by country music’s top artists at the recent 46th annual Country Music Association (CMA) Awards show held at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville and airing live on ABC-TV. This year, monitor engineers Jason Spence and Tom Pesa relied on Shure PSM 1000 personal stereo monitor systems for most of the live performances. “The PSM 1000 system has become one of my cornerstones for providing a solid… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsProductionAudioAVConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

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    PSW Staff 11/14/12 07:26 AM,
    Denmark’s Fredericia Theatre is using an extensive selection of DPA microphones to capture the audio for a very special musical production of the Disney classic Aladdin. All of the cast members are using DPA d:fine Headset Microphones, which were chosen for their discrete size, comfort and exceptional sound quality. DPA microphones also feature heavily in the orchestra pit, where a combination of DPA d:vote™ 4099 Instrument Microphones, 2011C twin diaphragm cardioid microphones and 4015C wide cardioid microphones are handling the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductionAudioMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Tuesday, November 13, 2012
    blue mics
    PSW Staff 11/13/12 03:33 PM,
    Blue Microphones announces the availability of Spark Digital, a true studio condenser microphone offering both iPad and USB connectivity. The digital version of Blue’s analog Spark microphone, Spark Digital delivers professional-quality audio to iPad or any computer, laptop or tablet with USB input. “We are excited to release the first studio microphone for the iPad. With both USB and iPad connections and a wide range of available recording apps like GarageBand, Spark Digital is the missing link for achieving truly… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductMicrophoneStudio

  • church sound
    Gary Zandstra 11/13/12 02:38 PM,
    Recently, someone at our church sought me out to tell me that every week, our music mix for services sounds fabulous. As merely the producer of our services, I quickly credited the front of house sound person, and then added, “without the great musicians, it wouldn’t sound good at all.” Really, when the musicians are great (and just as importantly, playing well together), mixing shouldn’t be too hard. Similarly, if the musicians are substandard, there’s not a whole lot that… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogConsolesEngineerMicrophoneMixerSignalSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Monday, November 12, 2012
    PSW Staff 11/12/12 05:35 PM,
    Audio-Technica is celebrating its 19th year of supporting the Country Music Association (CMA) Awards by providing an extensive selection of vocal and instrument microphones for its annual awards show. The 46th Annual CMA Awards aired live in 5.1-channel surround sound on Thursday, November 1, 2012, on the ABC Television Network from the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville, and featured over 200 Audio-Technica microphones, including an array of hard-wired mics and Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF wireless systems. . The CMA Awards… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

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    PSW Staff 11/12/12 11:31 AM,
    In the music industry, there is no greater honor than the Grammy Award. For Cuban-born composer and producer Yalil Guerra, the double Latin Grammy Award nomination of “Live in L.A.” — performed by Cuban pianist Elizabeth Rebozo — represents another accomplishment in a long list of milestone achievements. Capturing all the fine nuances of a world-class recording takes skill and the right tools for the job. So when it comes to microphones, Guerra depends on Mojave Audio. Live in L.A.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductionRecordingMicrophoneStudio

  • Friday, November 09, 2012
    radial engineering
    PSW Staff 11/09/12 02:12 PM,
    Radial Engineering has introduced the Gold Digger, a unique device that enables the studio engineer to quickly compare and select the best-sounding microphone to suit the character of a particular voice. Radial president Peter Janis explains: “Capturing the essence of a voice is critical during the recording process. This is best accomplished by selecting the most appropriate microphone and suitable mic preamp. But setting up an ‘honest’ comparison between microphones can be difficult due to the time lapse involved when… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductInterconnectMicrophoneSignalStudio