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  • Thursday, May 17, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/17/12 11:00 AM,
    Founded in 2005, the Houston Dynamo is a professional soccer team that competes in Major League Soccer (MLS). After playing its first few seasons at the University of Houston’s Robertson Stadium, the team needed a home of its own and will be moving to the newly completed BBVA Compass Stadium on May 12, 2012. The 30,000-seat stadium will offer the latest in facilities and amenities—including a Harman sound system that boasts more than 200 JBL loudspeakers, 50 Crown amplifiers and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAmplifierInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/17/12 10:50 AM,
    Bruce Springsteen’s Wrecking Ball tour kicked off at Atlanta’s Phillips Arena in mid-March, with an L-Acoustics K1/KUDO WST line source system provided by Solotech US Corp of Las Vegas. Harnessing the power of Springsteen and his 17-piece band is FOH engineer, mix veteran John Cooper, who has provided mixing services for the Boss for the past 10 years and also performs mixing duties for artists including Sheryl Crow, Wynonna Judd, Ringo Starr and Lionel Richie.   The K1/KUDO system provided… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/17/12 08:41 AM,
    Alcons Audio has opened a direct office presence in India, offering customers full factory support. The company will be operating out of Mumbai and Bangalore initially, with expansion planned to other cities in the near future.  “Alcons is installing systems around the world and it was high time we entered an important market like India,” says co-founder and managing director Tom Back. “Having successfully established our American presence, India is the next step. It is an important growth market -… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/17/12 08:21 AM,
    All the arrows are pointing upward for young country star Amber Leigh. Recently named south Florida’s female artist of the year, this hard-working multi-instrumentalist has built an impressive fan base by doing about 200 gigs per year. As an independent artist, Leigh has built a self-contained organization to assure the same high quality shows no matter where the road might take her. Recently, the band added a Turbosound NuQ portable PA system to their touring operation. “The idea is to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/17/12 07:27 AM,
    Outline Grand Touring Outline (GTO) Line Array Speakers were used exclusively by Special Event Services (SES) to supply front-of-house sound for the recent Joel Osteen Ministries America’s Night of Hope 2012 event. The program, featuring musical presentations and inspirational speeches, took place at Nationals Park in Washington, D.C., home to the Washington Nationals baseball team, and featured 12 stacks of six GTO speakers each, mounted on specially designed mobile speaker carts for easy “wheel-in” setup. Sound for the event was… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsVideoLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Wednesday, May 16, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/16/12 09:07 AM,
    Black Box Analog Design, an engineer-led design firm dedicated to handcrafted, American-made audio equipment, has announced the official release of the Black Box microphone preamp. The company has selected Vintage King Audio as its distributor, and is currently taking orders worldwide. Designers Eric Racy and Robert Wainscott have created versatile piece of gear that enables users to uniquely shape their sound by implementing unconventional methods and such features as an entirely analog audio path, custom, hand wound Cinemag input and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductAnalogMicrophoneProcessorStudio

  • martin audio
    PSW Staff 05/16/12 07:43 AM,
    This year’s KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta was both a 20th Anniversary musical celebration and a heartfelt remembrance for the Beastie Boys’ Adam “MCA” Yauch, who passed away from cancer the day before the show. Delicate Productions, also celebrating its 20th Anniversary of providing sound for KROQ’s annual event, upped the ante by deploying Martin Audio Multi-cellular Loudspeaker (MLA) arrays for the first time at the roast. Held at the Verizon Amphitheatre, the event featured headliner Coldplay along with heavyweights… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Tuesday, May 15, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/15/12 03:58 PM,
    Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) has been providing wireless solutions and gear onsite at the Billboard Latin Music Awards for the past 13 years. This year the PWS team, including Brooks Schroeder and James Stoffo, created a custom wireless communications package for the show, with the company’s frequency coordination team working backstage to ensure all wireless operations went off without a hitch. “This year’s package included all of the wireless microphones, in-ear monitors and IFBs for the technical production and musical… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementTechnicianWirelessAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/15/12 03:30 PM,
    In these financially difficult times, maximizing the potential of facilities has become a key issue for the education sector. At the same time as delivering high quality education in line with modern expectations, schools need to ensure that their facilities generate their own revenue. These are the reasons why one Australian primary school has invested in DiGiCo, opening up a new market for the console manufacturer. Helensvale Primary, located on Queensland’s Gold Coast, recently finished a new performing arts centre,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalInstallationSound ReinforcementStageAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/15/12 03:21 PM,
    Altinex is pleased to announce the availability of the dual input-type TNP162 / TNP162C Interconnect Boxes, a new addition to the ever-expanding line of Tilt ‘N Plug interconnect offerings. As a compact interconnect solution designed for installation into tables, podiums, or other furniture as part of an AV presentation system, the new TNP162 / TNP162C offers convenient, one touch access to a variety of video, audio, computer, network, and power connections—making the tabletop connection point attractive for any boardroom or… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsPollAVInstallationInterconnectAudio