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  • Tuesday, December 04, 2012
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    PSW Staff 12/04/12 03:43 PM,
    At the end of a boom pole on a film set is probably the last place you’d expect to find a microphone designed for close miking toms and snare. Yet thanks to some ingenuity from Production Sound Mixer Mark LeBlanc, that is exactly where you’ll find the Earthworks DP30/C. So, how did a drum microphone end up as 25 year industry veteran LeBlanc’s microphone of choice on set? After meeting with an Earthworks representative to discuss the challenges faced on… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMicrophoneStageStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/04/12 03:30 PM,
    Waves Audio has again teamed with London’s legendary Abbey Road Studios to introduce the new REDD Console plugins. Abbey Road Studios were at the epicenter of a shift that rocked the world of music during the 1960s, and changed the course of popular culture forever. At the heart of it all were REDD consoles, custom-designed, built by and named after Abbey Road Studios’ in-house Record Engineering Development Department (REDD). Renowned for their smooth EQ curves, extraordinary warmth and lush stereo… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductConsolesProcessorSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/04/12 03:19 PM,
    The Multnomah Athletic Club (MAC) in downtown Portland, OR has upgraded two of its aerobics studios to include Powersoft M28Q, M30D and M50Q amplifiers powering an exploded array of Fulcrum Acoustic loudspeakers in each room. The MAC occupies two buildings totaling more than 550,000 square feet; the eight-level clubhouse faces directly onto Jeld-Wen Field, home of the Portland Timbers soccer club. David R. Garlett, senior design consultant, Delta A/V Systems, of Gresham, OR, designed the playback systems for the two… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAmplifierInstallationSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, December 03, 2012
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    PSW Staff 12/03/12 02:54 PM,
    Reaffirming his commitment to providing channel partners, distributors, manufacturers reps and team members with strong sales leadership and responsive support, Harman Professional President, Blake Augsburger, today promoted Scott Robbins to Executive Vice President of Sales.  Effective immediately, Robbins assumes worldwide responsibility for sales operations including management of Harman Professional’s regional sales programs, its target market sales programs and all technical service and support.  In making the appointment, Blake Augsburger pointed to Robbins’s consistent leadership, strong organizational skills and deep customer… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingProductionChurch SoundNewsBusinessInstallationManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 12/03/12 11:06 AM,
    Nationwide Arena is home to the Columbus Blue Jackets of the National Hockey League and is host to most of the popular musical acts that travel through Ohio’s capital city. Depending on its configuration, Nationwide Arena can accommodate between 17,000 and 21,000 people. Unfortunately, since opening its doors in 2000, poor sound system coverage had been the arena’s little secret. Fortunately the owners were unwilling to rest on their laurels. Recently, as part of a project that included a massive… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductionLightingAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 12/03/12 10:55 AM,
    New U.S. production company ECTO Productions, based in Chicago, has recently made its first lighting purchase of exclusively Martin fixtures and is supplying Martin Professional’s MAC Viper Profile for the Umphrey’s McGee tour with lighting design by Jefferson Waful. “All of ECTO’s gear is brand new and working great and we couldn’t be happier with them,” says Jefferson, who also handles lighting direction on the tour. “The Viper was the obvious choice,” he says of his decision to use the… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStage

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    PSW Staff 12/03/12 10:46 AM,
    Full Sail University’s flagship recording arts program dates back to the school’s founding over thirty years ago and is currently supported by a massive studio complex. After a comprehensive search and thorough vetting, Full Sail has announced it will replace the existing console in Studio B with a 64-channel API Vision analog surround sound console. “It was important that we provide our students the invaluable experience of working with high-end analog audio,” explained Dana Roun, director of audio arts at… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEducationStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/03/12 10:36 AM,
    RCF has announced the launch of the DXT 9000 – a digital voice-alarm system with the brains of network technology and the soul of professional audio. The system can be viewed at ISE 2013 in Amsterdam, where RCF will be demonstrating it at booth 7H230 showing the DXT 9000 system’s capabilities in real-world applications. “From the word go, our goal was to design a voice-evacuation system that offered all the benefits of modern network technology: scalability, ease of configuration, reliability,… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAmplifierLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 12/03/12 10:05 AM,
    PreSonus has announced the release of Studio One 2.5, a major update to the company’s Studio One 2 DAW. This free (to Studio One 2 users) update adds nearly 100 enhancements and features, as well as many bug fixes. All versions of Studio One 2 have been updated, including Studio One Artist, Producer, Professional, and Free. Although the update adds some entirely new features, it mostly builds on existing Studio One 2 features, completing and enhancing functionality based on PreSonus’… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/03/12 07:59 AM,
    Located on the campus of the University of Massachusetts, the largest public university in New England, the 10,500-seat William D. Mullins Memorial Center arena unveiled the replacement for its 20-year-old installed PA system in mid-October. The new system includes QSC Audio ILA line arrays, specifically comprising 72 WL2082-i elements and 12 WL118-sw subwoofers driven by 22 PowerLight 3 Series PL340 amplifiers, all under the control of two Q-Sys Core 250i units with a Q-Sys I/O Frame. The Mullins Center —… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsProductionAudioAmplifierAVInstallationLine ArrayNetworkingSound Reinforcement