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  • Monday, August 27, 2012
    PSW Staff 08/27/12 11:25 PM,
    Mackie has introduced the DLM Series, a new line of ultra-compact, powered loudspeakers with 2,000 watts of onboard Class-D power, as well as proprietary Mackie TruSource technology and a full-featured integrated digital mixer/processor. The series includes two full-range models (DLM8, DLM12) along with a high-output compact subwoofer (DLM12S). “With DLM you are seeing Mackie’s commitment to delivering groundbreaking technology,” states John Boudreau, Mackie senior vice president. “Yes. It’s amazing that DLM speakers are a third smaller than anything in their… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAmplifierAVLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • loudspeaker damping
    Chuck McGregor 08/27/12 02:48 PM,
    The main effect of damping in a loudspeaker is to reduce the SPL produced by the loudspeaker’s diaphragm moving because of its own inertia after the signal stops. The frequency of the sound it produces with this movement will be at the resonant frequency of the moving system. A common term for this is “overhang”. In severe cases this can translate into “one note bass”. Types Of Loudspeaker Damping There are two types of loudspeaker damping: mechanical and electrical. The… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementSound Reinforcement

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    Karl Winkler 08/27/12 02:28 PM,
    I mentioned in my previous article (What, Me Worry?) that I’ve been troubled by the lack of fundamental audio and acoustics knowledge often displayed in our industry. And because of this, there are misconceptions that are difficult to stamp out. So in an effort to help, I’ve whittled down a concentrated list of the top technical concepts I think everyone in our business should have under their collective thumbs. Of course there are many more important ideas and concepts that… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogAnalogEducationInterconnectMicrophoneMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 08/27/12 12:51 PM,
    Martin Audio has announced the appointment of Sam Spennacchio as Eastern Regional Sales Manager for North America. An audio industry veteran with over twenty years of experience in sales and management, Spennacchio will be responsible for all Martin Audio sales east of the Mississippi. His responsibilities include managing the company’s independent rep force and developing strategic goals and opportunities to increase sales and market share. Spennacchio has held sales management positions at SPL Integrated Solutions and the Sterling Sales Group.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    Mike Sessler 08/27/12 11:01 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Not too long ago, in a church not that far away, the battle had begun. It started off innocently enough. The bass player and drummer had to share a monitor because there were not enough to go around (budget constraints, you know). The first request was for a little more bass in the monitors. That was followed by a request for more kick and snare, then a little more bass. Now the drummer… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 08/27/12 08:11 AM,
    St Joseph Parish has been a part of the Needham, MA community for more than 100 years. Beginning with a humble wooden church in 1894 and expanding its campus over the years to include a convent, elementary and middle schools, and a range of ministries. In 1966, having outgrown its existing sanctuary, the church completed construction of their current building. Though there have always been sonic challenges, the space has served them well for more than four decades. The room’s… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 08/27/12 08:04 AM,
    World leading British audio company Linn has produced the Kiko music system. The systems combines the stylish Kiko DSM network music player – with built-in pre- and power amplification and a digital crossover – with the compact, fully active 2-way Kiko speakers.  Beautifully designed, sleek and compact, Kiko is small enough to find a place in any living room, kitchen or bedroom. Kiko is also available in a range of six bespoke colors – with all finishes created in-house –… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsPollAVLoudspeakerSoftwareAudio

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    PSW Staff 08/27/12 07:54 AM,
    Since joining Sarm Studios in 2005, Graham Archer has moved up the ranks to become one of Trevor Horn’s top in-house engineers. Having recently engineered recordings for Seal, Robbie Williams, Massive Attack, Ellie Goulding and Madonna, Archer is often found in Sarm’s London or Los Angeles studio reaching for his A-Designs Audio HM2 NAIL compressor/limiter. Purchased last summer, Archer’s NAIL spends most of its time on either the drum buss during tracking sessions or across the two-buss when mixing. The… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollEngineerProcessorStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 08/27/12 07:13 AM,
    St. Barnabas on the Dessert Episcopal Church in Scottsdale, AZ recently renovated their sound system around a pair of Tannoy Qflex 40 steerable array loudspeakers. Built in 1960 under the direction of noted architectural firm of T.S. Montgomery, the 350-seat sanctuary features columns and arches, a high ceiling, and a raised circular altar with choir risers and a pipe organ located directly behind it. CCS Presentation Systems, also located in Scottsdate, was tapped to design and install the new sound… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 08/27/12 07:06 AM,
    West Australian Sound Production (WASP) Studios, has installed a Solid State Logic AWS 948 Hybrid Console/Controller in its control room as part of a major equipment upgrade. The studio plays host to international and local bands performing everything from Brazilian Pan-Pot dance music, blues, rock, jazz and funk to traditional English dulcimer music. The console’s SuperAnalogue sound quality and ease-of-use provides sonic honesty for WASP Studios, while attracting more clients. “We saw the AWS 948 at a local distributor and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalStudioAudio

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