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  • Tuesday, August 20, 2013
    PSW Staff 08/20/13 02:03 PM,
    Sean Karpowicz has joined Harman Professional, where he will serve as product manager for Soundcraft Si Series mixing consoles. Karpowicz comes to Soundcraft from VenueMagic, a show control software platform, where he served as marketing director. Prior to that, he worked as product manager at Gemini, responsible for pro audio product design and management. Karpowicz has an extensive background as a front of house and recording engineer, and is still active with both. He also performs with several music projects,… View this post
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    PSW Staff 08/20/13 01:45 PM,
    One of the Sweden’s early pioneers of Scandinavian death metal, the group Entombed, recently performed its complete album ‘Clandestine’ (released 1991) with the NCO under the baton of Josef Rhedin. The performance with the NCO was just one of the many highlights for the band recently. In addition to an extensive period of touring coming up, they have also recently been the subject of a national radio documentary about Swedish music, on national television as part of the series ‘Metal… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertManufacturerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 08/20/13 01:39 PM,
    Described by Rolling Stone magazine as among the greatest live acts presently touring, Bruno Mars has been out on the road supporting his platinum Unorthodox Jukebox album — which officially became the fastest selling album by a recording artist in 2012. Once again his production design team on this arena tour is Cory FitzGerald and LeRoy Bennett, who have worked with the artist since the 2011 Hooligans in Wondaland tour. Stepping up to larger arenas this time around, production has… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingStaging

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    PSW Staff 08/20/13 01:17 PM,
    When Grand Canyon University’s Antelopes men’s and women’s basketball teams joined the Western Athletic Conference this summer and upgraded to Division I, GCU Arena was in need of a sound system retrofit worthy of the new division level. To accommodate, GCU turned to the local Phoenix office of Clearwing Productions, which provided two independent L-Acoustics ARCS WIDE and KARA loudspeaker systems for the 5,000-seat multipurpose venue. Installed in late June, the arena’s fixed audio system for athletic events, commencement ceremonies… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 08/20/13 01:10 PM,
    3G Productions Inc. has expanded its presence in Southern California with a larger Los Angeles facility and a new Director of Business Development and Sales. Devon Murray will spearhead the company’s growth and sales in the market. Located just south of downtown Los Angeles, 3G’s facility now has more than twice the warehouse space of its predecessor and is centrally located to major live production and corporate events, touring and dance festival venues in the Southern California area. Highly experienced… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioAVBusinessSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 08/20/13 12:36 PM,
    Located at the heart of Milan’s fashion district, the new Spazio Gessi is a showroom and meeting centre that has literally been dug in underground between two historical mansion houses on Via Manzoni. Home to the design and manufacture of what the company calls, ‘bathroom solutions,’ Gessi’s interior designs might more readily be termed high art. The company has built a world class reputation for innovation, style, and the successful marriage of commercial enterprise and great design; skills they readily… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 08/20/13 09:47 AM,
    The Oostende Post Office, the only public building designed by famed Ghent architect Gaston Eysselinck, has been recognized as one of the finest architectural creations of Belgium’s postwar period. In 1981 the modernist style building was granted status as a protected monument. When the Post Office moved out in 1999, B-Architects, under the direction of Dirk Engelen, undertook the massive challenge of creating multiple modern theaters and performance spaces inside, while respecting the venue’s design ethos. The result is De… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 08/20/13 09:41 AM,
    Line 6, Inc. has released the Variax HD upgrade including Workbench HD software. This free upgrade enhances the ultimate recording guitar with an entire collection of pristine HD instruments—plus the ability to customize instruments and capture unique tones. The upgrade delivers a world-class collection of HD guitars rebuilt from the ground up using Line 6’s next-generation HD technology, resulting in unprecedented sonic character and a more natural playing experience. From rare vintage electrics to classic acoustics and exotics, each HD… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 08/20/13 09:32 AM,
    Harman’s Martin Professional MAC III Quadray is an all-new, multi-beam effect offering a whole new dimension to the lighting designer toolbox. The MAC III Quadray is tour-tested, having been deployed on Paul McCartney’s latest tour ‘Out There!’ with lighting design by Roy Bennett, among others. The MAC III Quadray allows designers to create a wide variety of looks that would otherwise be difficult to program solely via a lighting console. The MAC III Quadray allows for projection of up to… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStage

  • Monday, August 19, 2013
    PSW Staff 08/19/13 11:23 AM,
    Harman’s Crown Audio has announced that Craig Lambrecht has been appointed as business segment manager, commercial audio and portable PA, overseeing product development, marketing and sales in those product categories. He will report to Marc Kellom, senior director of engineering and marketing for Crown. Before joining Crown, Lambrecht was a senior consultant at Deloitte and Touche, LLP, and he also previously served as the director of operations at software consulting firm Olim, LLC and held managerial positions at other IT,… View this post
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