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  • Friday, December 03, 2010
    PSW Staff 12/03/10 01:15 PM, 0 Comments
    Finnish orchestral rock band Apocalyptica has embarked on a two-year world tour to support their new album, with DPA 4099 instrument clip mics accompanying the tour. The band, who has been together since 1993, consist of an unusual lineup: three classically-trained cellists and a drummer. Their music features elements from classical music and neo-classical metal, to symphonic metal and thrash metal, and they have sold over four million albums to date. The band are using three DPA 4099C instrument clip… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 12/03/10 10:51 AM, 0 Comments
    As Atlantic Canada’s largest professional theatre, the Neptune Theatre produces six shows a year running between September and July for its 500-seat proscenium main stage, the Fountain Hall. The renowned organization also produces world-class theatre in its Studio and operates a theatre school. Recognizing the importance of clear audio quality the organization recently took delivery of a new wireless microphone system from Lectrosonics. Joe Micallef is the Neptune Theatre’s sound coordinator. Now in his third season with the Company, Micallef… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertDigitalMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemWirelessAudio

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    PSW Staff 12/03/10 07:45 AM, 0 Comments
    Nearly 10 years ago, the Xavier College Preparatory high school invested in a brand new, 1,000-seat auditorium for its frequent musical productions, assemblies, concerts and fundraisers. Since the beginning, the all-female Catholic high school has relied on Sennheiser for the auditorium’s wireless audio infrastructure. The school originally installed 24 channels of Sennheiser’s ew 100 series wireless trans-mitters and receivers. More recently, and in light of the 700 MHz spectrum reallocation mandated by the Federal Communications Commission (FCC), Xavier took advantage… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollDigitalMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianWirelessAudio

  • Thursday, December 02, 2010
    PSW Staff 12/02/10 10:31 AM, 17 Comments
    How much do you really know about microphones? Make sure to keep track of your answers throughout this 20 question quiz and check them against the key on page 3. 1.) The dB is used when measuring mics because: A.) It’s more fun B.) It’s more logarithmic C.) It’s the standard for acoustic pressure measurements in audio D.) It helps the companies sell more mics 2.) 20 micropascals is: A.) The pressure present at an Atlas III launch B.) The… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMicrophoneStudioSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    PSW Staff 11/30/10 01:51 PM, 0 Comments
    Blue Microphones has announced the second generation Mikey, portable recorder for iPod and iPod touch. Building upon the audio technology developed for the original Mikey, the second generation portable mic is designed for iPod and iPod touch, featuring improved circuitry for superior recording and enhanced new features. “The second generation Mikey is a natural next step for Blue as we continue to expand our consumer audio line to include enhanced portable recording,” said John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. “Blue… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductBusinessConcertMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/30/10 08:15 AM, 0 Comments
    On November 30, thousands of people will gather at Rockefeller Plaza for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event, which has been an annual tradition since 1933, will feature live performances by Susan Boyle, Charice and many others. Wireless First, a Mount Vernon, NY-based production specialist, has chosen Sennheiser to provide the wireless infrastructure for the event for the ninth consecutive year. The event will appear on local and national prime-time television, broadcasting to millions of people. Aside from the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemWirelessAudio

  • Monday, November 29, 2010
    PSW Staff 11/29/10 07:30 AM, 0 Comments
    Midas’ newly-appointed UAE distributor Melody House recently supplied four DPA 4080 miniature cardioid lavalier mics to Almoe Digital AV Systems, for installation in the Shiek Zayed Mosque. The mics are being used by the mullahs of the mosque for prayers. “When comparing DPA microphones in a blindfold test, the DPA’s were clear leaders of the pack,” said Almoe’s Jason Rouzaire. “This was a perfect microphone to use in such a high profile job.”  Combining high audio quality and low visibility,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, November 23, 2010
    PSW Staff 11/23/10 02:14 PM, 0 Comments
    Multi-Grammy award winning double bass player John Patitucci has chosen a DPA 4099 instrument clip-on microphone and a 4021 compact cardioid for his live work as a member of the Wayne Shorter Quartet. Patitucci and the Quartet’s sound engineer Rob Griffin were instrumental in providing their input to the design of the DPA 4099B for bass. They worked together with DPA designers to develop a light, non-invasive rubber mount for the 4099, which fits onto the bass strings between the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/23/10 08:25 AM, 0 Comments
    Shure has announced the beginning of the SM58 Give It Voice Tour and is calling all undiscovered bands to show the world their talent. From alternative to country, bands looking for a big break have until December 10, 2010 to register for the competition and submit their best track. From now until December 17, 2010, fans will vote for their favorite tunes and have the ultimate say in which bands perform in the semi-finals and eventually move on to rock… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Monday, November 22, 2010
    PSW Staff 11/22/10 01:20 PM, 0 Comments
    Crossgates is a Southern Baptist church located in Brandon, Mississippi. With an active congregation of around 4,000, it falls squarely into the ‘mega-church’ category and hosts at least four services per week in addition to making its facilities available to the local community. Like other worship facilities all across the country, Crossgates was forced to make technical accommodations to comply with the Federal Communication Commission’s (FCC) recent ruling on the 700 MHz bandwidth issue. Crossgates’ worship services—all of which occur… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemWirelessAudio