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  • Monday, February 28, 2011
    Ty Ford 02/28/11 12:27 PM, 0 Comments
    Live recording: the double whammy. The crossroads at which sound reinforcement and getting a good clean signal for recording antagonize and compromise each other. Whether the job is recording a guest speaker at a convention, a discussion panel (any of whom may talk at any moment), coffee house groups, a theatrical presentation, a church service with choir and band, music group in a small venue, or coliseum rock, the first thing you have to decide is exactly what you want… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollEducationMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/28/11 09:59 AM, 0 Comments
    As part of a continuing effort to educate its customers, CAD Audio has announced it will become a sponsor for SynAudCon (Synergistic Audio Concepts) whose mission is “to establish a baseline of audio and acoustic understanding for audio practitioners.” CAD Audio/Astatic National Sales Manager Gary Dixon became aware of SynAudCon at an Audio and Acoustics for Conference Systems Workshop and through the sponsorship program he hopes to provide a training path for CAD Audio employees and their customers. “Because we… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVEducationInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Friday, February 25, 2011
    PSW Staff 02/25/11 11:30 AM, 0 Comments
    Danny Boyle’s latest film, 127 Hours, recreates the ordeal of young mountaineer Aron Ralston, who gets trapped in a Utah canyon when a boulder slips, trapping his arm. The soundtrack, which was nominated for a BAFTA and a Satellite in the Best Sound categories, was almost entirely recreated in post production. A large selection of DPA microphones provided by UK distributor Sound Network was used extensively to record the dramatic tension and ambience of the surroundings. Boyle has described 127… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/25/11 10:00 AM, 0 Comments
    Founded in 1950, the Beijing Film Academy is at the heart of China’s burgeoning film industry and is currently the only specialized institution of its kind in China’s higher education system. Highly regarded for its contributions to the art of film, numerous graduates of the academy have won international acclaim for their cinematic efforts. In recognition of the academy’s achievements and to foster more opportunity for the students, there was a special, January 1st ceremony on campus where Lectrosonics equipment… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalEducationMicrophoneSignalSystemWirelessAudio

  • Wednesday, February 23, 2011
    PSW Staff 02/23/11 01:20 PM, 0 Comments
    When teacher Glenn Bolin decided to take 38 of his high school media students from Tennessee to Hawaii to document the stories of Pearl Harbor survivors on video, he knew sound quality would be crucial. Bolin’s plan was to have the students preserve forever the memories of some of the remaining 300 survivors of the attack in 1941 while they attended a memorial service and dedication this past December. “These great men are, at the youngest, reaching into their nineties… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalMicrophoneStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/23/11 09:38 AM, 0 Comments
    Nashville-based producer Mark Hornsby recently a SoundField SPS200 microphone on an orchestral session at Abbey Road Studios, London, and has used it and its associated Surround Zone plug-in to mix the audio from the sessions. Like all SoundField’s microphone systems, the SPS200 consists of a multi-capsule microphone which captures the entire soundspace around the microphone in three dimensions, describing it in a four-channel proprietary output format. The four-channel signal may be decoded using SoundField’s SPS200 Surround Zone plug-in to produce… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalMicrophoneSignalStudioAudio

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
    Mike Sessler 02/22/11 01:35 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   An important yet often misunderstood characteristic of directional microphones is Proximity Effect. The proximity effect is one that exists in microphones with any of the cardioid (cardioid, super-cardioid, hyper-cardioid, ultra-intersellar-cardoid—OK, I made that last one up…) patterns. As the mic is moved closer to the sound source, the low end response of the mic is boosted. On this graph, the solid line represents the response of the mic at 12” from the sound… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollEducationEngineerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Friday, February 18, 2011
    PSW Staff 02/18/11 04:45 PM, 0 Comments
    TASCAM has launched the DR-05, a new portable stereo recorder that is outfitted with pair of condenser microphones with sensitivity up to 125 dB SPL and low noise. The design of the DR-05 is optimized for sound quality, from the dedicated power supply for the codec to bring out the full spec of the A/D and D/A converter to the separate analog & digital circuit boards and low impedance circuit design with noise resistance in its compact case. The DR-05… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductMicrophoneStudioAudio

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    Bruce Swedien 02/18/11 03:19 PM, 0 Comments
    To me, the first, the most interesting, the most capable musical instrument of all is the human voice. It has the ability to communicate a wide variety and range of emotion. Delicate timbral shading is easily accomplished by a well-trained vocalist, as well as an amazingly wide dynamic range. The range of instantly recognizable vocal personality is astonishing. In other words, two voices can have the same range classification, so by category we could say that they are the same… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureEducationMicrophoneStageAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/18/11 08:10 AM, 0 Comments
    Cloud Microphones is now shipping the new single-channel Cloudlifter model CL-1 mic activator, which uses any 24- to 48-volt phantom powered device to safely supply up to 25 dB of initial gain to any passive, low-output ribbon or dynamic microphone. Compact and portable enough to go anywhere, the CL-1 houses direct-coupled, discrete JFET circuitry that delivers ultra-clean, transparent performance to preserve the natural sonic characteristics of the source without coloration. In addition to significantly improving the performance of any passive… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductInterconnectMicrophonePowerSound ReinforcementStudio