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  • Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/16/12 09:07 AM,
    Black Box Analog Design, an engineer-led design firm dedicated to handcrafted, American-made audio equipment, has announced the official release of the Black Box microphone preamp. The company has selected Vintage King Audio as its distributor, and is currently taking orders worldwide. Designers Eric Racy and Robert Wainscott have created versatile piece of gear that enables users to uniquely shape their sound by implementing unconventional methods and such features as an entirely analog audio path, custom, hand wound Cinemag input and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductAnalogMicrophoneProcessorStudio

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/15/12 03:58 PM,
    Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) has been providing wireless solutions and gear onsite at the Billboard Latin Music Awards for the past 13 years. This year the PWS team, including Brooks Schroeder and James Stoffo, created a custom wireless communications package for the show, with the company’s frequency coordination team working backstage to ensure all wireless operations went off without a hitch. “This year’s package included all of the wireless microphones, in-ear monitors and IFBs for the technical production and musical… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementTechnicianWirelessAudio

  • Monday, May 14, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/14/12 09:42 AM,
    Music producer, songwriter and remixer Jake Gosling, best known for his collaboration with artists such as Ed Sheeran and Wiley, has just bought himself an Audient ASP008 mic preamplifer, which he is using in his Surrey-based Sticky Studios. Supplied by high end studio sales company Kazbar Systems, Gosling couldn’t be more satisfied. “Kazbar Systems lent me the ASP008 as we needed extra mic pres for our DAW,” he explains. “I was instantly impressed with how dynamic and punchy the pres… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollMicrophoneProcessorStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/14/12 09:30 AM,
    Recycled Percussion holds the distinction of the highest non-vocal finalists ever on “America’s Got Talent”. They’re now playing for audiences at the famed Tropicana Las Vegas Theater, performing six interactive shows a week using nearly 60 Audix mics to capture their brand of mayhem. From the moment guests enter the theater and are each handed a drum stick and something to bang on, to the curtain raising to reveal… well nothing, it’s obvious that this will not be a typical… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Friday, May 11, 2012
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    Ward Lionel Kremer 05/11/12 10:31 AM,
    Here’s a simple, common-sense method to record a great-sounding drum kit on only four tracks. I’ve always been a follower of the less-is-more philosophy, and this kit technique goes all the way back to my analog 4-/8-/12-track days when track economy was a must. There have, of course, been volumes dedicated to recording “trap kits”, from only two microphones to two mics on each drum! I think the concept of a drum kit as a group of separate instruments is… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureEducationMicrophoneStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/11/12 05:44 AM,
    Women’s Audio Mission, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts, recently partnered with Manley Labs and Telefunken Elektroakustik, who provided microphones for a recording session with the GRAMMY Award Winning Kronos Quartet. Telefunken generously loaned WAM a pair of ELA M 260s, AR-51s and CU-29 Copperhead microphones and Manley Labs loaned a Manley Gold Reference specifically for the session. The Kronos Quartet recorded material for their upcoming performance of “Women’s Voices” on… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • Thursday, May 10, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/10/12 01:17 PM,
    Line 6, Inc. has announced that TMP Pro, the installation division of The Music People, is now an official distributor of the Line 6 live sound product line. TMP Pro will offer the XD-V family of digital wireless systems, StageScape digital mixer, and StageSource loudspeaker systems to its installation and integration contractors. Lee Stein, Director of U.S. Sales, Commercial Audio for Line 6, states, “We’re thrilled to have The Music People on board as a distributor. They provide unparalleled support… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessLoudspeakerMicrophoneMixerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/10/12 12:28 PM,
    World-renown drummer and “groove” activist, Rick Latham recently entertained and educated aspiring and professional drummers in a workshop dedicated to the music business, highlighting the art of drumming.  Armed with AKG Drumset Groove Pack Latham’s educational sessions touched on multiple facets of musical education, wowing students and fans during the four-week group workshop. The workshops focused on mastering the drums; from essential playing tips and helping individual artists find their own sound, to miking, recording and mixing final products.  “That… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • Wednesday, May 09, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/09/12 09:24 AM,
    Malaysian DPA dealer AV United has supplied a number of mics to two companies staging the Penang World Music Festival 2012, Kinakoworx Productions and Echo Sound. The annual event, hosted by the Penang State Tourism Development and Culture Office, was held at Penang’s Botanic Gardens. It featured 18 bands from as far away as Colombia and Mongolia as well as from neighbouring Indonesia, South Korea and the Philippines. The DPAs – 10 DPA d:vote 4099D clip mics for drums and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Tuesday, May 08, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/08/12 12:57 PM,
    Point Source Audio has launched the new CO-7L Miniature Lavalier in response to customer demand for a lavalier version of its flagship CO-7 earworn microphone.  The new CO-7L Miniature Lavalier fills a need for speakers in broadcast or theatre production who generally prefer or need an “invisible” option.  The CO-7L element is extremely small so it can be cleverly hidden in the hairline, behind a button, or even attached to eyeglasses.  It is also water-resistant to be more resilient against… View this post
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