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  • Thursday, November 29, 2012
    PSW Staff 11/29/12 11:27 AM,
    The recent Arsch Huh music festival in Cologne, Germany was one of the largest of the year, with 85,000 people enjoying performances by more than 25 bands including BAP, Bläck Fööss, Brings, Tommy Engel and other notable German artists. The concert, organized in 1992 to stand against racism, celebrated its 20th anniversary with spectacular sound courtesy of Sirius Showequipment AG and an audio system featuring JBL Professional VTX Series line arrays. “We were one of Europe’s first users of the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsProductionAudioAVConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • adamson
    PSW Staff 11/29/12 07:47 AM,
    Audio Systems Del Norte of Mexico has expanded its existing Adamson Systems inventory of Y-Axis, SpekTrix, T21 Subs, and M Series by adding 32 new Energia E15 loudspeakers.  Audio Systems has been serving concert tours in Mexico for more than 20 years, employing 60 full time employees. In addition to audio, the full service company has staging, trussing, video and lighting departments, and also offers installation consultancy and services. The new inventory was sold to Audio Systems by Showco, Adamson’s… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsProductionAudioAVBusinessLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/29/12 07:16 AM,
    When Elation Professional introduced its groundbreaking Platinum Beam 5R last year, the ultra-bright, compact, extreme ACL beam effect quickly became a favorite of lighting designers, appearing everywhere from high-profile events like Super Bowl XLVI Village and the 2012 Southern Baptist Convention, to major concert productions like Drake’s Club Paradise Tour, to world-class nightclubs such as New City Gas in Montreal. Now Elation has taken this popular moving head beam to its next stage of evolution with the new Platinum Beam… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductProductionLightingConcertInstallationStage

  • lectrosonics
    PSW Staff 11/29/12 07:00 AM,
    Lectrosonics has announced the introduction of the SRB and SRB5P (domestic) and SRB/E01, SRB5P/E01 (export) two-channel slot-mount Digital Hybrid Wireless diversity receivers. The new receivers offer two independent channels and fit into the standard video camera slots found on slot-equipped professional cameras such as those from Panasonic and Ikegami (SRB & SRB/E01) and Sony (SRB5P & SR5P/E01) by using the appropriate optional mounting kits. The two audio channels can feed separate inputs or can be mixed internally to feed a… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundProductionChurch SoundNewsProductProductionAudioAVDigitalMicrophoneWireless

  • Wednesday, November 28, 2012
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    PSW Staff 11/28/12 01:43 PM,
    An update to AMFG EASE Focus 2 (v2.2) brings several new features to the platform that make it work easier and faster. EASE Focus 2.2 now supports conventional “box-type” loudspeakers in a mixed project together with line arrays and digitally steered column loudspeakers. A maximum of 16 sound sources can be combined into a complex system, opening up an wide range of applications—front-fills, side-fills, under-balcony systems, delay lines, etc. – in all possible combinations! This new option should be especially… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductProductionAudioAVMeasurementSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 11/28/12 01:20 PM,
    Sabine Kämper had two major projects in mind when she set off to her dream country Namibia during the summer. With a stereo pair of Sennheiser MKH 8040 cardioid microphones and a matching windshield prototype from Ry-cote in her backpack, the journalist and author from Hamburg travelled through Namibia to record ethnic choirs and the sounds of nature. The first result of her 9,000 kilometre trip from the Kalahari to Kaokoveld is now complete: “Chorus and Cuisine“, an unusual mixture… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessEducationEngineerMicrophoneTechnician

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    PSW Staff 11/28/12 01:03 PM,
    SurgeX announces the availability of Crestron and AMX control system interface modules designed by Control Concepts, a company with over 15 years of control programming for AV consultants, integrators, end users, and manufacturers. Smart energy management is playing an emergent role in homes and businesses, and the new automation modules will provide intelligent options for power management, measurement and reporting. The partnership makes it easier for integrators and end users to manage their power through an automation system. With the… View this post
    Filed in: AVChurch SoundNewsAVInstallationProcessor

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    PSW Staff 11/28/12 08:23 AM,
    Holophone is introducing a new line of single-channel stage and studio microphones. Designed for critical live, recording, and broadcast applications, the new Super C handheld supercardioid condenser is the first in a new line of customizable performance mics created by Holophone. Combining ruggedness and low handling noise with ergonomic comfort, the Super C features the same proprietary capsule technology employed in Holophone’s surround microphones, including the H2-PRO, used for productions in Broadcast, Concert Sound, Film, and Music Recording. Holophone’s new… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductProductionAudioConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/28/12 08:00 AM,
    Directed by Nick Palmer, Mr. Christmas is a new independent documentary film about Concord, California’s Bruce Mertz, a man who both figuratively and literally brightens his community each December with the 50,000-plus lights decorating his house. Already sweeping up awards at film festivals in Aspen, Philadelphia, Palm Springs and Providence, the short 15-minute documentary features a score composed by Jim Briggs, who tracked all of the instrumentation through a collection of A-Designs Audio processors. Recorded earlier this year in Studio… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/28/12 07:06 AM,
    Daktronics Inc.(Nasdaq:DAKT), installed the display system for the largest single high school stadium in Texas. When Allen ISD kicked off its inaugural season with the new 41 feet tall x 76 feet wide video display, fans were informed and entertained by the custom football scoreboard and HD2000 audio system towering 75 feet above the Eagle Stadium playing field. Designed and manufactured by Daktronics, the displays are seamlessly integrated with the sound system giving fans an unprecedented visual and audio experience.… View this post
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