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  • Thursday, April 05, 2012
    re/p files
    John Gibson 04/05/12 02:41 PM,
    jg - The first question is about your use of baffles. B.H.- My use of baffles? I don’t use them. Using directional characteristics of the microphones, you can get just as good separation as you can using baffles. You have to remember that sound travels… the example that is most often used is that if you drop a pebble in still water, it makes concentric circles spreading out, and that’s what happens to sound. If you put a baffle up,… View this post
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  • Wednesday, April 04, 2012
    altec lansing
    Rick Chinn 04/04/12 05:19 PM,
    The Altec Lansing 639A/B microphone made its debut in the early 1940s, and was originally sold by Western Electric (WECO) under the same model number. When the U.S. government forced the breakup of WECO in 1947, Altec spun off to continue manufacturing the WECO sound reinforcement and related products, and they continued to make/offer the 639 for many years afterward. The microphone earned the nickname of “birdcage” because of its size and body design. It’s an early unidirectional microphone, and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductStudy HallEducationManufacturerMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 04/04/12 11:39 AM,
    Clearwing Productions is now a certified dealer for the Axient System, the wireless system recently introduced by Shure.  The certification allows for Clearwing to sell and install Axient as well as complete on-site trainings for customers. Nick Dressler and Bryan Baumgardner both completed the Axient Dealer Certification Training program in Chicago, Illinois, on March 15th, 2012. “When interference is not an option, this is the most innovative system on the market. It’s a step into the future for wireless systems,”… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollConcertInstallationMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWirelessAudio

  • Tuesday, April 03, 2012
    microphone world
    PSW Staff 04/03/12 02:18 PM,
    While the live microphone market is full of “old favorites” that continue to the do the job year after year, there’s also a constant drive toward innovation. Dynamic models remain most popular, but continuing a trend, condenser designs are getting increased traction among both manufacturers and users alike. Ribbon models, once too fragile for rigorous live sound applications, are no longer so, and provide yet another option in the mic box. We’ve also seen a notable uptick in the number… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, March 30, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/30/12 02:00 PM,
    Paul Mitchell has made a career of engineering live and studio performances for jazz artists; most notably with keyboardist Joe Sample, Jazz Crusaders and Jonathan Brooke. Recently he produced “Hipping the Hop” with Joe Sample - piano, Steve Gadd - drums and Nicklas Sample - bass, which is a perfect case study of how to record and mix live, at the same time. “I put the focus on the basics and start with a good set of tools,” says Mitchell. … View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudioAudio

  • Thursday, March 29, 2012
    Scott Foulkrod 03/29/12 02:11 PM,
    Why are there so many microphones? Which is best? These are among the most common questions asked by my audio students. First, there is no single mic best suited for all tasks, and this statement is also probably the best answer as to why there are so many mics on the market. Our ears are very sophisticated transducers capable of changing sound into electrical impulses that our brain can interpret as sound. Sound frequencies are measured in Hertz (Hz). 1… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductStudy HallMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, March 27, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/27/12 12:30 PM,
    Get more of the latest news from the 2012 PL+S show.   AKG has launched the new Perception 170 condenser microphone set. Consisting of two factory-matched, small diaphragm condenser mics, with cardioid polar patterns, the P170 Stereo Set extends both the successful Perception Series and studio sets by the Vienna-based microphone manufacturer.  Designed for the home recording and live club market, each pair is selected from a large quantity of individual mics to create a matched pair that enables stunning… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollMicrophoneStudioSystemAudio

  • Monday, March 26, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/26/12 02:22 PM,
    It was about one year ago that Latin talk show host Cristina rocked the Latin broadcast world with her move to Telemundo to start a new weekly entertainment program, Pa’lante con Cristina. The two-hour show is staged at Miami’s Blue Dolphin Studios before a live studio audience of about 300 people. The studio design and integration were done by a Miami firm, Acoutech. Because the show mixes traditional talk show format with live entertainment, the selection and deployment of wireless… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/26/12 10:07 AM,
    Get more of the latest news from the 2012 PL+S show.   DPA Microphones is pleased to announce the unveiling of its new d:vote range of instrument microphones at Prolight + Sound 2012 (Hall 8, Stand F22). Building on the success of the highly acclaimed 4099 instrument clip mic series, d:vote has been enhanced with a new shock mount to provide even better absorption. DPA’s original instrument microphones have been widely embraced by international artists including Sting, Randy Brecker, Wayne… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollInstallationMicrophoneSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Friday, March 23, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/23/12 02:18 PM,
    Relacart has introduced the HR30 Series, a line of powerful, stable true diversity wireless microphone systems. Models include the HR30D (dual channel) and HR30S (single channel), each with 1280 selectable UHF frequencies. PLL and true diversity design ensures reliable transmission and interference-resistant operation. The receiver will auto-scan and lock on to the cleanest frequency from the preset 32 channels simply by pressing the AFS (Auto Frequency Selection) button for three seconds, then pressing the IP button on the transmitter to… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVMicrophoneWireless