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  • Monday, November 30, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/30/15 10:17 AM,
    Mills College is known for its collaborative and experimental approach to music education—and now API will be part of that unique legacy. Professor Les Stuck oversaw the installation of the school’s new 1608 console just in time for the fall semester to begin. Professor Stuck, technical director at the school’s CCM (Center for Contemporary Music), discusses the addition of the API 1608. “The 1608 purchase was a no-brainer, and the best possible option,” Stuck reports. “In choosing an analog mixer… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/30/15 10:07 AM,
    Primacoustic (a division of Radial Engineering) announces a comprehensive room acoustics analysis service that can be accessed through the company’s website. This free service invites the user to fill out a series of questions that will be used to determine the acoustic issues with the space. Questions cover: the purpose of the room, the size of the room, wall surface measurements, and existing floor and ceiling materials. A description of the way in which the room will be used, as… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/30/15 09:49 AM,
    Canton, Massachusetts-based Communications Design Associates (CDA) recently designed a new sound reinforcement system for the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University. The upgraded system features Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) Anya adaptive column arrays. “When the original system was installed in the early 90s, the room was primarily used for lectures, not performance,”  says Joe Patten, associate designer for CDA. “As the space has evolved, it was clear they needed a system that could accommodate a variety of performances in addition… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/30/15 08:02 AM,
    When the ghosts and goblins surfaced at two major Halloween events recently, the mood was scary fun. With all the partying, laughing, and other trick or treat activities, there was plenty of noise. What was clear, however, were the announcements and the music emanating from two sound reinforcement system setups deployed by Raven Production Management Group (PMG) consisting of Aero 20A line arrays and LX-118A subwoofers from D.A.S. Audio. Raven PMG specializes in all aspects of event production and execution,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 11/30/15 07:51 AM,
    Founded in 1795, Rodeph Shalom is the oldest and largest Jewish congregation in Philadelphia. Its historic building in the heart of the city, built in 1928, has recently undergone major renovation, including a new sound system featuring Renkus-Heinz Iconyx IC Live ICL-FR steered arrays and IC212S-FR subwoofers. With general contractor Intech Construction handling the overall building renovation, the congregation brought in acoustics, audiovisual, and vibration consulting firm Acentech to design the new system, along with audio/video systems supplier Philadelphia Sound… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsEngineerInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 11/30/15 07:39 AM,
    Singer/producer/actor Marc Anthony officially kicked off his recent UNIDO2 North American tour with two nights at San Juan’s José Miguel Agrelot Coliseum. The shows packed nearly 18,000 fans into the tour’s dual kickoff shows, which were reinforced via a L-Acoustics K2 system supplied by local provider Wichie Sound Performance (WSP), based in Ponce, Puerto Rico. With the performance setup being “in the round,” Wichie flew a total of 96 K2 enclosures (some cross-rented from ESI in Tampa) in eight hangs… View this post
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  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/25/15 11:56 AM,
    At the 139th Audio Engineering Society Convention in New York City, the recently formed Media Networking Alliance (MNA) held its first public display of audio networking based on the new AES67 interoperability standard, with support from Lawo. The demonstration showed interconnectivity between 22 currently available products from 18 different companies, all streaming live audio over the same network via AES67. AES67 specific extensions to the different network platforms utilized by each manufacturer provided for the common interchange of digital audio… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalEngineerInterconnectManufacturerNetworking

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    PSW Staff 11/25/15 11:41 AM,
    British electronic dance act Underworld has chosen a Solid State Logic L500 as performance tool for its live tours. The console joins founder-member Rick Smith on stage as a fast, versatile, creative instrument, allowing him to combine old-school dub mixing techniques with the best in performance technology. It has been 20 years since the original release of Underworld’s album dubnobasswithmyheadman, and the anniversary was marked with a remastered release, accompanied by a tour that showcased the band’s live work. For… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/25/15 09:05 AM,
    The NAMM Foundation works year round to create a world in which every child has a deep desire to learn music and a recognized right to be taught. Now NAMM members and all of those who share that vision are invited to help support the Foundation’s work through the ‘Believe in Music’ fund. “We are proud to announce the opening of the ‘Believe in Music’ fund with the initial goal of raising $100,000 to further support music and music education,”… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/25/15 08:39 AM,
    The Maranatha Church in Zwijndrecht, Holland has upgraded its sound reinforcement system with the installation of a new Proel Axiom AX2065 compact line array. Installed by Schaapsound, a specialist church AV supplier with strategic locations across the Netherlands at Ridderkerk, Zwolle, and Roermond, the new sound system is used primarily for speech and live music applications to support the church’s program of events. After a recent renovation of the building, the Maranatha Church decided that a complete upgrade of its… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer