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  • 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

  • cloud lifter
    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

  • Thursday, February 17, 2011
    Ty Ford 02/17/11 01:00 PM, 0 Comments
    In the midst of talking about mics and mic preamps, the timely subject of mic modeling hardware and software has been raised. So, here’s my take on mic modelers. They may change the sound of the audio that passes through them, but there are major problems that mic modelers can’t get around: namely, the laws of physics and the limits of metallurgy. I’m not alone with these thoughts - a bit later in this article, Norbert Sobol, a noted microphone… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallDigitalMicrophoneProcessorSoftwareStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/17/11 10:00 AM, 0 Comments
    Foreigner is currently out on their first tour of India with 48 channels of ARX MSX 48 Mic Line Splitters, part of the complete audio production package supplied by Mumbai based The 5 date Tour consists of shows in Delhi, Mumbai, Hyderabad, Kolkata and Bangalore. Foreigner are being joined on stage by renowned Indian musician Niladri Kumar, the young Electric Sitar (Zitar) Maestro who is opening the nights performance and joining the Band on stage for the evenings encore.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierConcertInterconnectMicrophoneMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, February 16, 2011
    PSW Staff 02/16/11 09:15 AM, 0 Comments
    Ear Machine has announced the introduction of myMicSound, a free web application that simplifies the difficult task of using your ears to decide which microphone to purchase. The application learns the user’s preference by analyzing ratings of example microphones. myMicSound then returns a list that ranks microphones by the probability that the user will like their sounds. “myMicSound is the first step toward a fundamental change in how people decide to purchase audio equipment,” said Andrew Sabin, Ear Machine owner… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigitalMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/16/11 07:20 AM, 0 Comments
    Capturing the action for an in-depth look at ice hockey is never easy. Giving the viewer an up-close-and-personal perspective by being able to listen in on the players, coaches, and referees is an even more challenging matter. This requires robust wireless microphone performance, which was the mission of Bexel, a unit of the Vitec Group’s Services Division, who chose Lectrosonics as they assisted HBO Sports on a recent look inside one of the NHL’s great rivalries: the Pittsburgh Penguins versus… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalMicrophoneSignalSystemWirelessAudio

  • Tuesday, February 15, 2011
    PSW Staff 02/15/11 07:59 AM, 0 Comments
    TK Audio has announced the release of The Strip (ST1), a complete and easy to use channel strip with a mic preamp, compressor and EQ - a perfect tool for the recording engineer, songwriter or producer on the go that needs a great sounding recording channel. The preamp is a transformerless design with up to 75 dB of ultra-clean amplification; enough to power low output ribbon and dynamic microphones. The high-impedance instrument input on the front is perfect for instruments… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigitalMicrophoneMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Monday, February 14, 2011
    jazz festival
    Bruce Bartlett 02/14/11 02:42 PM, 0 Comments
    Festivals always serve to teach new tricks to even the most experienced of sound professionals among us, as I learn every year when setting up microphones and mixing sound for the annual Elkhart Jazz Festival. Over a three-day weekend and joined by my colleagues Mark Darnell and Dave Engstrom, we handle all sound duties for 16 performances at the historic Elco Theater in downtown Elkhart, Indiana. Artists range from 1920s-style orchestras to “modern jazz” combos. Over the years we’ve had… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertEngineerInterconnectMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 02/14/11 10:52 AM, 0 Comments
    Audio-Technica has announced the introduction of the U855QL Cardioid Dynamic Gooseneck Microphone. Designed for use as a high-quality talk-back, paging and dispatch microphone in commercial, industrial and entertainment applications, the U855QL features a versatile gooseneck design that allows for flexible positioning and dependable performance. Its tailored frequency response ensures excellent intelligibility in environments with excessive ambient noise. The U855QL’s easily adjustable gooseneck permits quick positioning, and the quick-mount design includes an XLRM-type connector insert at the base, allowing the microphone… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollProductAVInstallationMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio