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  • Monday, October 10, 2016
    PSW Staff 10/10/16 10:55 AM,
    With greater than 30 years working as a studio musician on motion pictures, TV shows, jingles, record dates, and live TV shows—including the Academy Awards and the Grammys—trumpeter Wayne Bergeron has amassed an enviable list of impressive accomplishments. He served as lead trumpeter and featured soloist with Gordon Goodwin’s Big Phat Band, played on Disney’s The Incredibles soundtrack, performed on the last six Michael Bublé CDs, and has been a featured soloist on the motion pictures The Perfect Game and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMicrophoneStudio

  • Thursday, October 06, 2016
    Jonah Altrove 10/06/16 08:42 AM,
    It may not seem so at first blush, but there are a few concepts as pervasive in live audio as the concept of impedance. It’s relevant to microphones, direct boxes (DIs), preamps, processors, amplifiers, loudspeakers, equalizers, crossover filters, and even the cables that connect them all together. In this article we’ll explore the principles of impedance, and examine how these concepts apply directly to our work in the field. Ohm Sweet Ohm In order to understand impedance, we need to… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectLoudspeakerMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, October 03, 2016
    PSW Staff 10/03/16 02:42 PM,
    Following the release of her UK number one album, The Hope Six Demolition Project, English singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist PJ Harvey has been out on the road, headlining some of Europe’s most prestigious music festivals. Her summer touring schedule, along with her 9-strong band of musicians, has included appearances at the likes of Glastonbury, London’s Field Day, Primavera Sound, and Rock Werchter to name but a few. PJ Harvey’s vocal microphone of choice on these shows is a Sennheiser super-cardioid MD… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudioWireless

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    PSW Staff 10/03/16 09:41 AM,
    As a live and studio sound engineer, one of the challenges that front of house engineer John Buitrago faces daily is maintaining balance between the final studio production and the live elements of the band on tour, especially the drums. For Latin American performer J. Balvin, the drummer is an essential part of the rhythm. In order to find the space for a kick, snare and toms, Buitrago relies on DPA Microphones’ d:vote 4099D instrument microphones for drums. J. Balvin… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 10/03/16 07:20 AM,
    Allen & Heath announces the availability of further ProFactory Mic presets for Audio-Technica microphones, following the collaboration with microphone manufacturers, Shure and Sennheiser, to provide channel library presets on its Qu Series compact digital mixers. ProFactory Mic presets offer engineers of all abilities starting points for their instrument, microphone and mixer combination, in short time and across a large range of popular and industry standard mics. New presets for Audio-Technica include MB, ATM and Pro series microphones, to add to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsProductAVConsolesDigitalMicrophoneMixerProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, September 30, 2016
    PSW Staff 09/30/16 08:02 AM,
    Audio-Technica announces the formation of a new subsidiary company, named Alteros. The creation of this new company will allow for dedicated focus and flexible action to provide a wide range of technically advanced solutions that directly address the issues surrounding the ever-shrinking frequency spectrum, affecting the operation of wireless products used in live audio production, broadcast studios, sporting events, theaters and other applications. The announcement of the formation of Alteros, an Audio-Technica company, was made by Philip Cajka, Audio-Technica U.S.… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessManufacturerMicrophoneWireless

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    PSW Staff 09/30/16 07:27 AM,
    Radial Engineering introduces a compact, desk-top talk-back/cue system with the new Studio Q. Radial CEO Peter Janis: “With more and more recording happening in smaller studios, the need for a simple talk-back system has become evident. Yes, there are other cue systems on the market, but most either have too many features, are too costly, or are too large. The Studio-Q manages to do it all in a super compact design.” The Studio-Q begins with a simple cue switch that… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductAVMicrophoneMonitoringStudio

  • Thursday, September 29, 2016
    PSW Staff 09/29/16 02:39 PM,
    Audio-Technica (booth 503) is displaying its new ATM350a microphone systems. Offering clear, well-balanced response even in very high SPL applications, the ATM350a cardioid condenser instrument microphone comes in six specially designed systems that provide discreet mounting solutions for a host of instruments, including woodwinds, strings, brass, percussion, drums and piano. Following in the footsteps of the ATM350, the ATM350a is capable of handling 159 dB max SPL, a 10 dB increase over its predecessor. This allows the mic to cope… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

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    PSW Staff 09/29/16 09:49 AM,
    Soundelux USA has released the U195 cardioid fet P48 microphone. Based on the original Soundelux U195 in production from 1996-2006, and the Bock 195 in production from 2007-2014, the Soundelux USA U195 features a new improved k67 capsule while maintaining the “FAT” switch low-frequency control and it’s output transformer. The U195 is a versatile phantom-powered single, low-noise, wide-band fet mic coupled with Soundelux USA’s new k67 capsule.  “The U195 can satisfy a wide range of applications for engineers and studios… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductMicrophoneStudio

  • Wednesday, September 28, 2016
    PSW Staff 09/28/16 09:12 AM,
    The John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts and Harman International Industries have extended their longstanding relationship with a multi-year partnership including the addition of Harman’s audio and lighting products supporting an ambitious expansion project. As part of the expanded relationship, Harman becomes the official sound of The Kennedy Center. JBL Professional loudspeakers, AKG microphones, Crown amplifiers, AMX receivers, digital lighting from Martin and sound editing equipment from its Soundcraft, BSS Audio and dbx brands will continue to amplify… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAmplifierAVInstallationLoudspeakerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSystem

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