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  • Friday, May 18, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/18/12 11:07 AM,
    According to a recent survey by Gibson Guitars, First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota is “one of the ten greatest rock venues of all time.” Touring artists consistently rank it one of the best places to play, both in the U.S and anywhere in the world. Between its authentic rock ‘n’ roll vibe, sightline-friendly layout, and iconic status as the concert venue in “Purple Rain,” First Avenue has everything a great live performance space should offer … including an exceptional sound… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Thursday, May 17, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/17/12 11:00 AM,
    Founded in 2005, the Houston Dynamo is a professional soccer team that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). After playing its first few seasons at the University of Houston’s Robertson Stadium, the team needed a home of its own and will be moving to the newly completed BBVA Compass Stadium on May 12, 2012. The 30,000-seat stadium will offer the latest in facilities and amenities—including a Harman sound system that boasts more than 200 JBL loudspeakers, 50 Crown amplifiers and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAmplifierInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/17/12 10:50 AM,
    Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball tour kicked off at Atlanta’s Phillips Arena in mid-March, with an L-Acoustics K1/KUDO WST line source system provided by Solotech US Corp of Las Vegas. Harnessing the power of Springsteen and his 17-piece band is FOH engineer, mix veteran John Cooper, who has provided mixing services for the Boss for the past 10 years and also performs mixing duties for artists including Sheryl Crow, Wynonna Judd, Ringo Starr and Lionel Richie.   The K1/KUDO system provided… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • alcons audio
    PSW Staff 05/17/12 08:41 AM,
    Alcons Audio has opened a direct office presence in India, offering customers full factory support. The company will be operating out of Mumbai and Bangalore initially, with expansion planned to other cities in the near future.  “Alcons is installing systems around the world and it was high time we entered an important market like India,” says co-founder and managing director Tom Back. “Having successfully established our American presence, India is the next step. It is an important growth market -… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/17/12 08:21 AM,
    All the arrows are pointing upward for young country star Amber Leigh. Recently named south Florida’s female artist of the year, this hard-working multi-instrumentalist has built an impressive fan base by doing about 200 gigs per year. As an independent artist, Leigh has built a self-contained organization to assure the same high quality shows no matter where the road might take her. Recently, the band added a Turbosound NuQ portable PA system to their touring operation. “The idea is to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/17/12 07:27 AM,
    Outline Grand Touring Outline (GTO) Line Array Speakers were used exclusively by Special Event Services (SES) to supply front-of-house sound for the recent Joel Osteen Ministries America’s Night of Hope 2012 event. The program, featuring musical presentations and inspirational speeches, took place at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., home to the Washington Nationals baseball team, and featured 12 stacks of six GTO speakers each, mounted on specially designed mobile speaker carts for easy “wheel-in” setup. Sound for the event was… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsVideoLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/16/12 09:26 AM,
    The NAMM Foundation has announced the 21 recipients of the NAMM Foundation’s 2012-2013 program grants, allocating $445,000 in funding. The grants support innovative community-based music learning programs that expand access to active music making and its many benefits. The new grants, while only a small portion of the National Association of Music Merchant’s (NAMM) overall annual multimillion-dollar-reinvestment into the music products industry, help organizations operate programs designed to increase interest and participation in making music among teachers, seniors, college students… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingBlogPollBusinessEducationAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/16/12 09:24 AM,
    Editor’s Note: This article provides straightforward explanations of the primary issues that account for a full 80 to 90 percent of all wireless microphone system problems, while also presenting solutions that will do the trick in most cases. However, keep in mind that the best solution is avoiding these problems from the outset. Certainly this won’t guarantee completely trouble-free operation, but the odds dramatically improve. This compilation of wireless system knowledge is provided by several highly qualified professionals, with Gary… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollSlideshowStudy HallEducationMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemWireless

  • black box
    PSW Staff 05/16/12 09:07 AM,
    Black Box Analog Design, an engineer-led design firm dedicated to handcrafted, American-made audio equipment, has announced the official release of the Black Box microphone preamp. The company has selected Vintage King Audio as its distributor, and is currently taking orders worldwide. Designers Eric Racy and Robert Wainscott have created versatile piece of gear that enables users to uniquely shape their sound by implementing unconventional methods and such features as an entirely analog audio path, custom, hand wound Cinemag input and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductAnalogMicrophoneProcessorStudio

  • recording
    Dan Comerchero 05/16/12 08:41 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   The ability to record and mix music is no doubt a skill and an art form. Developing it takes time, and requires many “failures,” experiments, and learning experiences. In my opinion, to truly succeed and excel in the recording industry – or any industry for that matter – you must have a craving and a passion to absorb the infinite amount of knowledge that’s out there. I wanted to give… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollEngineerStudio