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  • Wednesday, May 30, 2012
    church sound
    Gary Zandstra 05/30/12 10:14 AM,
    A drummer who also sings while playing can impact drum sound due to the presence of an additional microphone on or around the kit. Here are some ways I deal with this issue. Go for maximum isolation. A headset mic with a lot of rear rejection like the Crown Audio CM-311A headworn differoid (photo below). With maximum rear rejection, this headset really helps in keeping vocals separate from the drum kit.  I’ve used the CM-311A numerous times and it does… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, May 29, 2012
    lauten audio
    PSW Staff 05/29/12 02:32 PM,
    Lauten Audio has begun shipping the new FC-387 “Atlantis” microphone, which offers a solid-state large-diaphragm condenser as well as multiple switches for three different polar patterns, gain, and unique timbre settings. The FC-387 offers a blend of full and rich low- and mid-range, as well as smooth and unique high-mid and high-frequencies. Fab DuPont, a New York engineer and producer who consulted on the tuning and settings of Atlantis, states,“Nobody is making a microphone for the modern recording process -… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductMicrophoneStudio

  • sennheiser
    Volker Schmitt & Joe Ciaudelli 05/29/12 08:27 AM,
    The position of the antenna and the correct use of its related components—such as the radio frequency (RF) cable, antenna boosters, antenna attenuators, and antenna distribution systems—are key to trouble-free wireless microphone transmission. The antennas act as the “eyes” of the receiver, so the best results can be achieved by forming a direct line of sight between the transmitter antenna and receiver antenna of the system. A large variety of antennas are available for wireless microphone systems. The signal distribution… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVMicrophoneSignalWireless

  • Thursday, May 24, 2012
    PSW Staff 05/24/12 09:01 AM,
    Working alongside singer/songwriter Claude Kelly in New York City’s KMA studio in the historic Brill Building, two-time Grammy-nominated engineer, arranger and programmer Ben Chang uses AKG D12 dynamic and C451 condenser microphones as his go-to solutions for tracking. With a client list ranging in artists such as David Cook, Steve Jordan, Jessie J, Lil Jon, Mya, Ne-Yo, Trey Songs, Tiësto and his Grammy-nominated work with Fantasia and Ledisi, Chang focuses on an “organic” sound with live drums and acoustic guitars.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollMicrophoneStudio

  • Wednesday, May 23, 2012
    PSW Staff 05/23/12 01:44 PM,
    Faced with audio issues ranging from sound quality to interference, Central Seventh Day Adventist Church in Albuquerque decided to switch from conventional wireless microphones to Line 6 XD-V digital wireless. As Pastor Don Gibson recalls, “Our systems were pretty old, and we started having issues, especially after the FCC rules changed. Then the Line 6 systems solved all our problems.” Tony McKenzie, a member of the congregation and an AV professional, helped research the change. “Having been an audio-visual technician… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWirelessAudio

  • Monday, May 21, 2012
    PSW Staff 05/21/12 10:10 AM,
    Introduced at InfoComm 2012, the new UHF WX100 Wireless Series from CAD Audio/Astatic provides the A/V installer with simple and intuitive form factors, ultra-reliable high performance wireless connectivity and exceptional audio bandwidth. The WX100 was designed using the newest wireless technologies and industry-leading diversity performance to ensure the highest standards in connectivity, even in the most congested RF environments. In addition to superior connectivity, the WX100 features a familiar and intuitive control scheme that allows easy, problem-free operation by casual… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollInstallationMicrophoneWirelessAudio

  • Friday, May 18, 2012
    PSW Staff 05/18/12 11:38 AM,
    Tradeshows are a great place to discover the latest, greatest products. While many manufacturers use models or product specialists to present their wares, others want something a bit more unique—and that’s where tradeshow magician Scott Tokar comes in. Outfitted with his trusty Countryman E6 Omni Earset Microphone, he consistently puts a fresh spin on tradeshow presentations. Tokar is not only a magician; he is the founder of Corporate-Fx, a firm dedicated to maximizing a company’s tradeshow visibility by attracting prospective… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessMicrophoneWirelessAudio

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2012
    PSW Staff 05/16/12 09:24 AM,
    Editor’s Note: This article provides straightforward explanations of the primary issues that account for a full 80 to 90 percent of all wireless microphone system problems, while also presenting solutions that will do the trick in most cases. However, keep in mind that the best solution is avoiding these problems from the outset. Certainly this won’t guarantee completely trouble-free operation, but the odds dramatically improve. This compilation of wireless system knowledge is provided by several highly qualified professionals, with Gary… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollSlideshowStudy HallEducationMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemWireless

  • black box
    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
    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