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  • Wednesday, February 13, 2013
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    PSW Staff 02/13/13 12:47 PM,
    Tthe year’s biggest indoor trance music event in Central and Eastern Europe, Transmission “The Spiritual Gateway,” took place in Prague at the O2 Arena with production support from Martin Professional’s distributor in the Czech Republic T SERVIS in January. Martin gear played a large part in the show with the new MAC Viper Profile at the heart of an energetic lighting design. “The Viper was selected for its power and ability to punch through the venue for clear and visual… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingRiggingVideoConcert

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    PSW Staff 02/13/13 12:23 PM,
    QSC Audio has announced Q-Sys Designer version 3.1, the latest upgrade to the design and control software for the company’s Q-Sys integrated platform. Q-Sys Designer v3.1 adds Voice-over-IP capabilities and interfacing support for IP PBXs and analog telephone systems via third-party FXO gateways. With the update installed, telephone calls may now be routed into Q-Sys, or Q-Sys audio may be connected to external phone lines, further enhancing the existing fully-featured conferencing capabilities of the Q-Sys platform. “Q-Sys was born of… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVEthernetNetworkingProcessorSoftware

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    PSW Staff 02/13/13 10:20 AM,
    Front of house engineer Harold Rubens, who is known for his work mixing dozens of Christian acts, recently found much success using the new Yamaha CL5 Digital Audio Console on several tours in 2012 and early 2013. “CTS Audio (Franklin, Tenn.) has been my preferred audio provider,” states Rubens “They provide us with racks and stacks and any additional audio support we need. “For the shows I’m doing now the CL I’m using is owned by musician, Brandon Heath, who… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalStage

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    PSW Staff 02/13/13 10:13 AM,
    When St Joseph’s University in Philadelphia decided to transform their McGuire campus’ former chapel into a contemporary multi-use student center, they called upon Maryland-based RJC Designs. The re-purposed venue required an A/V and media solution that could address a multitude of challenges from from the acoustical and logistical to the aesthetic, while maintaining the room’s classic architectural lines. Audio is provided via dual integrated sound systems, each addressing a critical niche. A pair of Community Professional ENTASYS high-performance column line… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioVideoAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/13/13 09:43 AM,
    Located in Hollywood, Catalina Bar & Grill has been a revered fixture on the West Coast jazz scene for over 25 years. Legendary performers like Dizzy Gillespie and Miles Davis have played there, a tradition that owner Catalina Popescu continues by booking today’s top jazz artists. With a full kitchen, elegant dining room and perfect sight lines, every effort is made to honor the club’s legacy of hosting incredible performances in an intimate space. Recently, Popescu decided to upgrade its… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 02/13/13 09:39 AM,
    Award-winning engineer/producer Ryan Hewitt and top studio designer Hanson Hsu are presenting hands-on studio education with Studio Prodigy | Master Class Series, the ultimate experience in professional audio mentoring. Attendees hear everything in a ZR Acoustics Virtuoso Environment as chart-topping engineers, artists and producers reveal their studio techniques and applications—in a real studio. The Studio Prodigy series opens with a full-day master class on “Hybrid Mixing Techniques,” led by Hewitt (Red Hot Chili Peppers, the Avett Brothers, blink-182 ) at… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsTrainingDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationEngineerStudioTechnician

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    PSW Staff 02/13/13 09:29 AM,
    In just a few short years jazz pianist, multi-instrumentalist and composer Jonathan Fritzén has vaulted to the top of the smooth jazz charts. His latest release, Magical, has reached Number One on every major smooth jazz airplay chart. At turns easy-grooving, romantic, vibrant and always melodic, Fritzén’s music has captured the imagination of listeners worldwide. One of the most effective musical colors in Fritzén’s palette is the Lexicon PCM Total Bundle, which includes 14 hallmark Lexicon Vintage Plate, Room, Concert… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProcessorSoftwareStageStudio

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    PSW Staff 02/13/13 08:59 AM,
    Rental company Eko Geluid & lichttechniek, based in Silvolde NL, recently took delivery of an Outline point-source system. Currently the system is out in use on the Beethoven Rocks tour which they needed a powerful and compact stack PA system.  After testing, the Outline system was chosen due to its impressive sonic performance, its light weight and small size. Eko’s Outline system is composed of eight Outline Doppia II 5040, two Outline Doppia II 9075 and twelve Outline DBS 18-2… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 02/13/13 08:36 AM,
    The Church of the Greater Faith in New Albany, Indiana, is an active and forward-thinking Pentecostal congregation that has been growing by leaps and bounds, thanks in no small part to their contemporary approach to worship. Indeed, Greater Faith’s rapid growth has been a source of both joy and challenges, and as their numbers have swelled, their modest 700-seat sanctuary now hosts two Sunday morning services, with a third service added in the afternoon. The peaked, metal A-frame structure has… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, February 12, 2013
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    PSW Staff 02/12/13 04:58 PM,
    Crown Audio has announced that after 37 years of continuous production, the company is discontinuing its D Series power amplifiers. The Crown D Series became ubiquitous worldwide for its outstanding sound and reliability. It evolved from modest beginnings. “In 1977 we developed the D Series from the Crown SA20-20, a one-rack-space 20 watt per channel solid-state stereo power amp that was an accessory to the Crown tape recorders of the time,” says Gerald Stanley, director of research, Harman Professional Amplifier… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsBlogProductAmplifierAVPower