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  • Thursday, September 09, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/09/10 06:55 AM, 0 Comments
    Sennheiser has announced the successful installation of one of the most sophisticated simulation training environments in the world. The installation, which was completed for the Naval Research Laboratory by Arlington, VA-based VRSonic, will be used for training simulations and software testing for on-location communication solutions by the U.S. Navy. The multi-sensory environment is among the most advanced 3D audio systems in the world, and supports any surround sound format as well as higher order rendering. The audio system features 48… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsPollInstallationLoudspeakerMonitoringSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, September 08, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/08/10 11:45 AM, 0 Comments
    Teradek has announced that the Cube, the first camera-top HD video encoder also to provide the capability for internet streaming, is now shipping. Cube encodes HD video at up to 1080i using advanced H.264 High Profile Level 4.1 compression. The Cube is housed in a miniaturized, rugged aluminum enclosure weighing only 7 ounces with a locking Lemo power connector. It has no moving parts which ensures greater reliability and quiet operation. This new device provides the ability to stream HD… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsPollAVDigitalMonitoringSystem

  • Tuesday, September 07, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/07/10 09:14 AM, 0 Comments
    The Juilliard School recently underwent a significant renovation as part of major upgrade in New York’s Lincoln Center and the Recording Department also benefited from the changes. “In addition to a new orchestra rehearsal room and main control room, they also built a whole new suite of audio and video edit rooms because we needed more space,” said Bob Taibbi, Director of the Recording. Taibbi explained that his department is tasked with “recording public performances, master classes, and other events… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollBusinessLoudspeakerMonitoringStudioSystemAudio

  • Friday, September 03, 2010
    tech tip
    PSW Staff 09/03/10 08:59 AM, 1 Comment
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I just started mixing is surround. Well, I guess technically it’s 5.1, but anyways… It’s really a fun process, at least I find it to be much more creative than stereo mixing. However, I find myself with an issue. While It’s quite common sense what to do with the surround speaker (that is, depending on your mixing philosophy of using them strictly for effects or creating a completely enveloping mix), it’s rather confusing what to… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationMonitoringStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 09/03/10 07:42 AM, 0 Comments
    Linear Acoustic has announced two new upmixing products: the UPMAX II Reference Upmixer and UPMAX 5.1 Channel Upmixer. UPMAX II is a reference-quality, fully-featured 2RU upmixer with extensive user control over the sound field, and the 1RU UPMAX provides simple, cost-effective, space-efficient upmixing. Both produce fully downmix-compatible left, right, center, stereo surround, and LFE channels from the two-channel main input. The new UPMAX II algorithm produces a very stable 5.1-channel version of two-channel inputs. Active steering is not employed in… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigitalMixerMonitoringStudioSystemAudio

  • Thursday, September 02, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/02/10 11:43 AM, 0 Comments
    Doha International Tennis Court in Qatar recently hosted a concert for an audience of more than 10,000 by acclaimed Indian Bollywood pop singer Sonu Niigam, noted for his singing performances in a number of blockbuster Hindi movies. Maestro Sound & Lighting Company of Bahrain was the provider of sound, lighting and video backdrops for the event, with the help of tour manager Vincent Rodrigues and event manager Shafiq of Regency group. Doha International Tennis Court was not originally designed for… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Wednesday, September 01, 2010
    PSW Staff 09/01/10 06:25 AM, 0 Comments
    On Stage Audio (OSA) recently made its inaugural L-Acoustics purchase with the addition of a new monitor package comprised of three LA8-equipped LA-RAK touring racks and 16 coaxial 115XT HiQ wedges. OSA purchased the system at the request of Chicago’s Ravinia Festival, which used the gear for three months this summer in its 3,200-seat, open-air, covered pavilion. Hosting the summer residency of the Chicago Symphony Orchestra since 1936, Ravinia also featured a diverse array of non-classical artists who used the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollLine ArrayMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, August 31, 2010
    David McLain 08/31/10 09:52 AM, 0 Comments
    I am an audio engineer, a bass player, and a skeptic. So, when I first saw the Guitammer Buttkicker system, I’m afraid it was the skeptic that spoke up sarcastically: “Oh boy. Another gimmick! Yet another electronic toy to pay for!” But it was a cool idea, so I still went right over to look at it. I sat down on the drum throne (why is it that drummers need a “throne” and everybody else gets “chair”?) and it was… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogPollAnalogEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementSubwooferSystemTechnicianAudio

  • tech tip
    PSW Staff 08/31/10 08:34 AM, 2 Comments
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: So, first of all, a big thank you to PSW for all the monitoring articles lately. They’ve really helped me deal with the monitoring needs of some very demanding musicians. However, I do have a problem I’m hoping you can help me with. Despite my best efforts, the vocalist still needs their click track turned up ridiculously loud, which is constantly causing bleed. I’ve tried riding the track, to the point where I’m not mixing… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallEducationEngineerMicrophoneMonitoringSignalSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 08/31/10 06:20 AM, 0 Comments
    Fishman Acoustic Amplification has announced that Ian Popken has joined the company as Director of Product Development, assuming responsibility for both Engineering and Product Management. Popken will work with our leadership team to improve the company’s product development capabilities and business framework. “Ian’s vast experience and particular expertise make him uniquely qualified to lead our product development efforts and to take them to the next level in the months and years ahead.” “We’re thrilled to have Ian on board to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemAudio