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  • Wednesday, July 03, 2013
    PSW Staff 07/03/13 11:44 AM,
    When professors in Berklee College of Music’s Music Production and Engineering (MP&E) department decided to outfit its microphone lockers, they sought equally top-of-the-line recording technologies. For that reason, they selected a variety of DPA Microphones from the company’s d:dicate Recording Microphone line, including the 4006 and 4007 Omnidirectional Mics and 4011 Cardioid Mics. Having the advantage of Berklee’s musical community of more than 4,500 hand-picked musicians to refine their engineering skills, MP&E students spend an enormous amount of time learning… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Monday, July 01, 2013
    PSW Staff 07/01/13 01:48 PM,
    TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is adding two new models to its popular dynamic microphone lineup.  The new “Shorty” compact M80-SH provides the bright, open sound of the standard M80, while the new low profile “Shorty” M81-SH produces the darker, richer tones of the M81. Both the M80 and M81 are available in standard and wireless capsule formats.  Starting this summer, the “Shorty” M80-SH and M81-SH will be offered in these alternative, lower profile versions, with built in mic clips, making them ideal… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

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    PSW Staff 07/01/13 01:15 PM,
    This year the Country Music Association (CMA) held its 42nd annual Fan Fair in Nashville, TN. The four-day music festival consisted of dozens of country performances including current, chart-topping Sennheiser users such as Blake Shelton, Miranda Lambert, Lady Antebellum and Zac Brown Band to ‘heritage’ artists including Kenny Rogers and Oak Ridge Boys. Sennheiser supported the production with wireless equipment consisting of eight channels of EM 3732-II receivers, coupled with SKM 2000-XP handheld wireless transmitters and MMD 935-1 cardioid microphone… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Tuesday, June 25, 2013
    Bobby Owsinski 06/25/13 03:23 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Today everyone is conditioned to go direct with the bass guitar that many times miking a bass amp is completely overlooked. That’s too bad because it can bring something to the track that you just can’t get any other way. Here’s an excerpt from my Audio Recording Basic Training book that provides an exercise for bass amp miking. —————————— Back in the 60s and 70s, the way engineers recorded the electric bass… View this post
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    PSW Staff 06/25/13 02:58 PM,
    As the third largest hotel in the world and the largest hotel resort complex in the United States, the MGM Grand Las Vegas is one of the true cornerstones of Las Vegas entertainment. With its broad assortment of clubs, conference centers, and arenas, the MGM Grand is one of the most in-demand venues for entertainment of all types. To ensure the best audio performance at its many events, Countryman microphones and direct boxes (DI’s) are in regular use. Jerome Lee,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, June 21, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/21/13 01:24 PM,
    LazyTown Entertainment in Iceland is using DPA miniature microphones to capture the audio for the multi-award winning LazyTown pre-school television show, which is now shooting its fourth series in Iceland. LazyTown is a leading and highly respected children’s entertainment brand comprising an award-winning TV series, live stage shows, sports events, publishing, and more. The LazyTown concept is entertainment for children and the whole family, dedicated to promoting a healthy lifestyle in a fun and engaging way. The TV show has… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Thursday, June 20, 2013
    PSW Staff 06/20/13 04:17 PM,
    Studer VistaMix is a new software upgrade for the range of Vista digital mixing consoles, offering automatic microphone mixing that removes the need for an operator to manually adjust all the faders all the time, leaving the microphones of talking participants open while closing the mics of silent participants in order to reduce spill and background noise. Mixing sound for houses of worship in particular can pose a unique set of challenges, particularly when services involve large choirs, musical ensembles… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductConsolesDigitalMicrophoneMixerSoftware

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    PSW Staff 06/20/13 03:06 PM,
    AKG proudly introduces its C111LP earhook microphone, ideal for on-stage performers and corporate speakers for venues of all sizes. The C111LP is nearly indestructible, constructed out of stainless steel to ensure ruggedness and reliability. Still, the strong frame is pliable, able to adjust and fit the head of any performer. The small skin-colored boom visually disappears against the face, while its 7g weight provides a comfortable fit.  “The C111LP’s flat frequency response ensures perfect audio quality, which we research, design… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsProductAVBusinessConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 06/20/13 03:04 PM,
    Audio-Technica has introduced the new ATM610a/S hypercardioid dynamic handheld microphone. A variation on A-T’s successful ATM610a, the ATM610a/S features a lockable MagnaLock on/off switch design providing silent on/off operation, adding versatility for a variety of applications. The new ATM610a/S has a hypercardioid polar pattern that reduces the pickup of sounds from the sides and rear, improving isolation of the desired sound source. It’s a solution for vocal applications when the user needs the ability to control his or her own… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVMicrophone

  • lundahl
    PSW Staff 06/20/13 09:28 AM,
    Chapter 2 of PSW’s ongoing free white paper series, entitled “Transformers - Insurance Against Show-Stopping Problems,” is now available for free download. (Get it here.) The white paper series is presented by Lundahl, a world leader in the design and production of transformers. The new chapter goes in-depth on the best measures to prevent ground loops and other problems that commonly occur in feeding multiple loads, including the use of transformers to effectively solve the problem.  The series of papers… View this post
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