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  • Tuesday, February 12, 2013
    martin audio
    PSW Staff 02/12/13 11:08 AM,
    The San Francisco offices of Delicate Productions recently conducted an in-depth three-day training session for the Martin Audio MLA Compact loudspeaker system. Attended by 12 top-tier Delicate touring and regional engineers along with notable independent engineers and facility owners interested in MLA technology, the session had a practical mission, according to general manager George Edwards. “We currently own an inventory of MLA and MLA Compact enclosures,” Edwards explains, “and we feel that any product with this level of depth and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsTrainingAVEducationEngineerLine ArrayManufacturerTechnician

  • avnu alliance
    PSW Staff 02/12/13 09:40 AM,
    AVnu Alliance, an industry forum that certifies Audio Video Bridging (AVB) products for interoperability, has announced the opening of its certification testing for AVB-enabled networking bridges at its appointed testing house, the University of New Hampshire InterOperability Laboratory (UNH-IOL). AVnu Certification is available to alliance member companies. The announcement is an important milestone in AVnu Alliance’s mission to bring high-quality open-standard audio and video networking to professional AV, automotive, and consumer electronics segments. Several manufacturers have submitted AVB-enabled devices for… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsProductAVEthernetNetworkingSignal

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    PSW Staff 02/12/13 06:55 AM,
    MUSIC Group, the corporate parent of Behringer, has announced the immediate appointment of Indiana-based Starin as its exclusive fulfiller for all 50 U.S. states and protectorates. Starin had previously represented Behringer in select territories while the rest of the country was served by Shoreview Distribution. The company reports that Starin has sufficient quantities of product on hand to fill all orders across the country. David O’Kelly, vice president of global sales for MUSIC Group, announced the appointment. “Starin has proven… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsAVBusinessManufacturer

  • Monday, February 11, 2013
    Gary Parks 02/11/13 06:26 PM,
    The annual Monterey Jazz Festival is a three-day extravaganza where tens of thousands of music fans enjoy a variety of jazz acts on several stages throughout the grounds. The most recent edition of the festival (the 55th), held late last year, saw stages ranging from two informal outdoor venues featuring simple audio systems in the entry courtyard and the concessions area to the 6,500-seat Jimmy Lyons arena with a concert stage, flown loudspeaker arrays, and full front-of-house and monitor stations.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductionAudioConcertMicrophoneMixerSound ReinforcementStageSystem

  • radial engineering
    PSW Staff 02/11/13 05:09 PM,
    Radial Engineering has announce a new addition to the 500 series range of modules, the PreComp combination preamp and compressor. The PreComp is a single wide module, with a high-performance preamp equipped with Radial’s unique Accustate gain control that simultaneously sets the output and sensitivity to maximize signal-to-noise at all levels. This is particularly important when recording in the digital domain where background noise can often be audible during quiet passages.  A full-feature compressor follows with adjustable threshold, compression ratio… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductProcessorStudio

  • harman pro
    PSW Staff 02/11/13 04:26 PM,
    Harman Professional announced that Ken Freeman has been appointed as senior manager, business development, installed sound, western region (U.S.). He will report directly to Debbie Frantom, regional sales manager, western region, Harman Pro. “Few people have the combination of real-world installed sound system experience and technical management expertise as Ken Freeman,” says Frantom. “He is uniquely suited to provide system designers and integrators with the best audio solutions for their needs as we continue to expand our RSO support capabilities.”… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessInstallationManufacturer

  • waves audio
    PSW Staff 02/11/13 04:19 PM,
    Waves Audio has introduced the GEQ graphic equalizer plug-in, developed primarily for live users (but suitable for studio use as well). GEQ offers selectable cut and boost at 1/3 octave intervals, using two unique filter types. More about GEQ: —Classic component with proportional Q—Modern component with independent non-interactive filter types—30 ISO bands—6 dB, 12 dB, 18 dB selectable cut & boost—Independent HPF, LPF and a parametric bell per side—Zero latency—2 input RTA with external input options—RTA input difference mode with… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductProductionAudioDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

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    David Miles Huber & Robert E. Runstein 02/11/13 03:50 PM,
    Go here for the first installment of this article. The Magnetic Tape Head Most professional analog recorders use three magnetic tape heads, each of which performs a specialized task: —Record—Reproduce—Erase The function of a record head (Figure 1) is to electromagnetically transform analog electrical signals into corresponding magnetic fields that can be permanently stored onto magnetic tape. In short, the input current flows through coils of wire that are wrapped around the head’s magnetic pole pieces. Since the theory of… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollProductionAudioAnalogEducationEngineerSignalStudioSystemTechnician

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    Brian Belcher 02/11/13 02:43 PM,
    Stage volume, stage volume, stage volume. I think if I have said it once, I have said it a million times. But about four months ago, while in a rehearsal, I had been preaching in-ears, in-ears, in-ears, and then BANG it hit me. Sometimes they do play better without the in-ears! I want to be able to do the best possible mix, but sometimes, as audio engineers we can stifle the creativeness and enthusiasm on stage by the constraints that… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductionAudioAnalogDigitalLoudspeakerMixerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • presonus
    PSW Staff 02/11/13 02:11 PM,
    PreSonus has unveiled new Eris-series, an affordable line of 2-way, bi-amped studio monitors delivering accurate response with a tight bass and clear upper end. They can also be user-adjusted to the acoustic space, allowing creation of a more accurate listening environment or to simulate different common listening environments. The Eris E8 features an 8-inch, Kevlar low-frequency transducer, driven by a 75-watt, Class AB power amplifier; and a 1.25-inch (32 mm), silk-dome, high-frequency tweeter with a 65-watt, Class AB amplifier. It… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio