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  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/13/16 07:26 AM,
    Professional Wireless Systems (PWS), a Masque Sound company, announces that it has recently completed a total repackaging of its rental fleet, which now provides its customers with a smaller footprint on site and faster load-in/out times. Some of the strategic moves PWS recently made to its rental package include the addition of H4 range transmitters to its Shure Axient rigs, planning ahead for future spectrum availability. In order to stay spectrally efficient, the company also added additional RAD UV-1G com… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalMicrophoneMonitoringNetworkingSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 07/13/16 06:45 AM,
    With 105 arena shows, multiple nights in virtually every venue (including six at Madison Square Garden, London’s O2 and the Los Angeles Staples Center) and every show sold out far in advance, Adele’s Live 2016 tour is big on both numbers and positive critical reviews, all focused on Adele’s voice. The production intentionally lacks dancers and hi-tech special effects to ensure the attention of every audience member is solely on Adele and her voice. In order to achieve that focus,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudioSubwoofer

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    Mike Sokol & Hector La Torre 07/13/16 06:09 AM,
    Provided by Live Sound Advice.   DI boxes (“Direct Instrument” or “Direct Inject” boxes) are very helpful tools in a live sound system. The most common type is called a passive DI, which includes an isolation transformer and ground lift switch.  The primary function of a DI box is to convert the unbalanced (1/4-inch 2-conductor) phone plug output on your keyboard or guitar into a low-impedance (low-z), balanced (3-conductor) XLR jack, which can be plugged directly into your signal snake… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogEducationInterconnectMonitoringPowerSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/12/16 08:29 AM,
    James Towler became Steve Winwood’s keyboard tech in 1997 and in 2003 became his monitor engineer. He built, managed, and engineered in Winwood’s Cheltenham studio, and he mixes front of house for live shows. For their 2016 tour with Steely Dan, Towler recommended mixing monitors with the PreSonus StudioLive RM32AI rack-mount digital mixer and recording with Studio One 3 Professional. It has worked out very well indeed. “I’ve been a fan of PreSonus since 2003, when I bought the DigiMax,”… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMonitoringSoftwareSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, July 11, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/11/16 07:15 AM,
    Australian event and PA company, DURT Pty Ltd, chose Allen & Heath‘s Qu and ME systems to manage sound reinforcement for the recent National Mountain Bike Championships in Victoria. “The location for a major mountain bike event can be the size of 10 football fields, there will be several concurrent events, each with their own audio requirements, plus briefing, meeting and conference areas which require audio but also minimal background noise. The trails can be upwards of 8 square kilometers,… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalMonitoringSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, July 08, 2016
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    Michael Santucci, Au.D. 07/08/16 10:45 AM,
    This article is provided by Sensaphonics.   Editor’s note: I’ve known Michael Santucci for a couple of decades now. I’ve been to his clinic and have talked with him numerous times about hearing health. His company, Sensaphonics, a manufacturer of in-ear monitors, is unique. The products are designed to promote safe listening through maximum isolation, and it’s the only IEM company with a Musicians Hearing Clinic on site. They would literally rather sell you a hearing test than a pair… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 07/08/16 07:15 AM,
    Galaxy Audio announces the newest addition to their ear bud line-up. The EB4 utilizes single titanium drivers to achieve high fidelity with extended bass. Frequency response is a full 20Hz~20 kHz - ± 3dB. Aluminum alloy construction makes the EB4 lightweight and durable. Heavy duty cabling throughout provides long life under rigorous live stage conditions. The EB4 includes three pairs of Silicon sleeves (small, medium, and large) for fit and comfort. The EB4 ear buds have a standard 3.5mm stereo… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVMonitoringSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Thursday, July 07, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/07/16 06:44 AM,
    Dynaudio’s redefined range of LYD monitors, including the LYD 5, LYD 7 and LYD 8 models, are ready to ship to music stores worldwide. “Regardless of what type of music you produce or which LYD model you choose, we made sure that you get a precise and true image of your mix, even at low volumes,” says Dynaudio product manager, Sebastian Rodens. “In particular low frequencies tend to be skewed at low listening levels, which often causes you to counter-adjust,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductAVLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Tuesday, July 05, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/05/16 12:39 PM,
    Tascam announces a new way to bring out the power and performance of your iPad and iPhone music and recording apps - the all-new iXR USB Audio/MIDI interface with iOS connectivity. Designed to bring your mobile devices into the world of professional audio, the iXR is a full featured “Made for iPad” PC/Mac USB audio interface that also delivers direct connectivity to your iPhone and iPad via the standard iOS Lightning or 30-pin connector, without the need for special adapters… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMonitoringStudio

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    PSW Staff 07/05/16 07:43 AM,
    Named for its founder, pianist and voice teacher Nellie Cornish, Seattle’s Cornish College for the Arts is one of only three fully accredited private colleges in the U.S. dedicated to the performing and visual arts, offering the Bachelor of Music degree and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in dance, theater, performance production, design, and fine art. After working with various sound systems for years, each with some level of compromise, tap dance professor Tim Hickey found an ideal solution that… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVLoudspeakerMonitoringSoftwareSound ReinforcementWireless



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