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  • Friday, October 28, 2016
    PSW Staff 10/28/16 12:30 PM,
    In partnership with Miami-based pro audio production company, Mix3 Sound, Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) brought its largest ADAPTive sound system ever to the 2016 Apostolic and Prophetic Conference (CAP) in Miami. The Adaptive system allowed an audience of more than 20,000 at the American Airlines Arena to enjoy the sound quality across a wide range of presentations, including sermons, speeches and prayer sessions, as well as live and recorded music. In an industry long dominated by the mechanically-articulated line array… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwooferSystem

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    Gary Parks 10/28/16 10:40 AM,
    The much-discussed auction of the 600 MHz frequency band is happening in the U.S., and it may well affect present wireless systems as well as related issues such as frequency planning/coordination. It’s important for everyone who works with creating the content that will stream on the mobile devices when the spectrum is cleared to understand the present situation and to be planning for the transition to different frequency bands.  Several leading pro audio wireless system manufacturers have taken the lead… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureNewsStudy HallAVBusinessConcertEducationEngineerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStageSystemTechnicianWireless

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    PSW Staff 10/28/16 10:03 AM,
    As of November 2016, Bill Evans will have a PhD in music technology from Manchester Metropolitan University/Glasgow University for an innovative new model of music production called Belexes. Belexes is a virtual audio workstation (VAD) that uses Volumetric Haptic Display (VHD) t0 project 3D objects into space to create a customized user interface that users can touch and use in space. While Evans’ head may be floating around in the future, his heart and hands are firmly grounded in the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerProcessorSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/28/16 09:17 AM,
    As part of its 32nd Annual NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity Awards (NAMM TEC Awards), The NAMM Foundation has announced that Joe Perry will receive the prestigious Les Paul Award. The annual award is given on behalf of the Les Paul Foundation and honors individuals that have set the highest standards of excellence in the creative application of recording technology in the spirit of the famed audio pioneer, inventor and musician, Les Paul. The award will be presented at a… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerStage

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    PSW Staff 10/28/16 09:06 AM,
    Celestion announces the appointment of .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) as distribution sales manager for the UK, Europe, Africa, Middle East, India and Asia Pacific Regions. Based in the Celestion headquarters in Ipswich, England, McDougall will develop and build relationships and business with distributors in these regions, helping to ensure the best offerings from Celestion in each region. McDougall brings a rich and varied career in various aspects of the music, MI and pro audio industries to Celestion; having worked both as… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturer

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    PSW Staff 10/28/16 08:52 AM,
    Sennheiser has announced that its Sound Academy training program is heading to .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) in Glasgow on November 8th 2016 for its latest Wireless Mics and Monitoring Essentials courses. Run by Sennheiser’s Andrew Lillywhite and Tim Sherratt, the course is aimed at both new and existing users of wireless microphones and in-ear monitor systems, including sound engineers, live event professionals, students, apprentices, sales people and AV technicians who want to further their understanding of the area. The course will… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalEducationEngineerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianWireless

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    PSW Staff 10/28/16 07:32 AM,
    When Isaias G. Asbun, front of house engineer and director at Pyramid Sound, was in charge of the sound for Grammy-Award nominated Mexican singer Ana Gabriel’s tour titled “Por Ti,” he packed up his brand new DPA Microphones’ d:vote 4099 Rock Touring Kit to capture the band’s sound. “This was my first time using DPA microphones and I was blown away by the quality,” says Asbun. “I have always chosen my microphones very carefully, and when I tested the DPA… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 10/28/16 06:58 AM,
    Staged across the Italian city that bears its name, the Ravenna Festival ranks high among Europe’s most prestigious events. Adding another edge to its character, the 2016 event relied heavily on the use of RAVENNA IP networking for its audio operation. The Ravenna Festival hosts performing arts in venues including the Pala de Andrè indoor sports arena and Dante Alighieri theater – where a Lawo mc²36 mixing console, compact I/O Stagebox and RAVENNA formed the heart of a flexible network.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalNetworkingSound ReinforcementStage

  • microphones
    Bruce Bartlett 10/28/16 06:46 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Audio.   Getting a little bored with the same old “tried-and-true” microphones and techniques? Let’s have some fun with fresh approaches that are off the beaten path. Vocals To create a differential (noise-canceling) mic, tape two identical omni mics together, one over the other, separated by a block of wood (Figure 1). Mix both mics at equal levels but with one mic switched in opposite polarity. Have the performer sing close to the top… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Thursday, October 27, 2016
    Jonah Altrove 10/27/16 12:06 PM,
    Ladies and gentlemen, step right up! I’ll be your guide as we survey signal processing capabilities of modern digital consoles. We’ll focus on several recent trends, check out the approaches of various manufacturers, and even speculate a bit on things to come. Diving In Let’s get our feet wet with a look at the concept of “pooled” DSP. “Pooled” is my term for one of the two main approaches that govern various manufacturers’ allocation of DSP in their desks, the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConsolesDigitalEngineerProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

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