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  • Thursday, August 15, 2013
    PSW Staff 08/15/13 05:24 AM,
    The Naval Academy Chapel is a historic focal point for the U.S. Naval Academy and the city of Annapolis, Maryland.  Dedicated in 1908 and remodeled in 1940, the Chapel underwent an extensive restoration in 2009.  Its classic cruciform design centers on a 121-foot-high dome, seats 2500 worshipers and includes a 268-rank pipe organ. The Chapel’s large volume, hard surfaces and large, high dome present substantial acoustical issues.  As a result, the Chapel has always suffered from poor speech intelligibility and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, August 14, 2013
    PSW Staff 08/14/13 04:11 PM,
    The Wireless Festival, now in its ninth consecutive year, is the quintessential urban open-air music experience, with headliners Jay-Z, Justin Timberlake,, Snoop Dog, A Tribe Called Quest, and Rita Ora drawing record crowds to London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. A Turbosound Flashline PA was deployed by Britannia Row Productions for the Pepsi Max Stage, which also saw appearances by Calvin Harris and Tinie Tempah. Britannia Row Productions’ Johnny Keirle was systems tech for the event and, despite arriving in… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementWireless

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    PSW Staff 08/14/13 11:28 AM,
    Located in the heart of West Hollywood, the Whisky A Go-Go has served as the launching pad for literally dozens of high profile acts, gaining a well-deserved reputation as “the place to play” in Los Angeles. Recently, this iconic nightclub added its first digital mixer, placing Behringer X32 digital consoles into both the front of house and monitor positions. “Our last console was purchased about 30 years ago, and obviously it was analog. So it was time,” notes Leonard Contreras,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 08/14/13 10:41 AM,
    Bag End has introduced the CD-12 Time-Align as part of its Venus series. The CD-12 is a full range high performance compact loudspeaker. Its multi angle enclosure allows great flexibility for installations as well as floor monitoring applications. The loudspeaker components include the E-12F Neodymium magnet 12” cone transducer and the E-806 1.4” exit Neodymium compression high frequency driver coupled to a directivity controlled waveguide. The Time-Align technology featured in the CD-12 assures that acoustical signals are presented to the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 08/14/13 10:33 AM,
    Originally founded in Johor Bahru, Malaysia by Presbyterian missionaries from England, the English-speaking congregation of Holy Light Church celebrated its 60th anniversary with the completion of a gleaming white new church building. To ensure clarity for speech and music, this new worship hall has installed a Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeaker system. The hall’s architecture features a high-peaked ceiling and ample windows which give a feeling of natural light and open space. This design also introduces reverberation for choirs… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 08/14/13 10:17 AM,
    Guitar Center Professional (GC Pro) has built a strong relationship with Jonathan “JT” Thornton, the Worship Pastor at Phenix City First Assembly of God. The “lively, upbeat, encouraging, and Spirit-led” church is led by Senior Pastor Barry Danner in Phenix City, on the Alabama-Georgia state line. Thornton has been working closely with Brad Lyons, his Account Manager at the GC Pro office in Atlanta. “I need a trusting relationship with someone who can help me take my church forward, Thornton… View this post
    Filed in: AVChurch SoundNewsAVConsolesInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 08/14/13 09:54 AM,
    Punch Bowl Social is a unique entertainment concept that got its start in Denver, Colorado. The second and most recent Punch Bowl Social occupies 32,000 square-feet on the top floor of Pioneer Place Mall in downtown Portland. Punch Bowl Social venues provide adult entertainment in the form of bowling, karaoke, billiards, darts, ping-pong, shuffle board, play board games, and ‘80s video games along with a drinks, food and music. To keep the music engaging, Denver-based A/V integration firm PRIME used… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsInstallationProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 08/14/13 07:10 AM,
    Adamson Systems Engineering has announced that Stagelight, based in The Netherlands, has joined the Energia Partner program. Stagelight’s Audio Manager Robert de Lorijn first used Adamson’s Y-Axis line arrays in 2005 while a FOH-tech for Eagles of Death Metal at Pukkelpop & Rock Werchter.  Stagelight-owner Jacco van der Heijden was introduced to the brand when Stagelight provided European support for the 2006 Simple Minds tour. The sound production company purchased their first Y10-system in 2008 and added Spektrix line source… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, August 13, 2013
    PSW Staff 08/13/13 02:31 PM,
    Since the launch in early 2012 of the QSC Q-Sys Core 250i, Scottish audio visual integrator Black Light has designed and installed several QSC audio routing and processing systems based around this latest addition to the Q-Sys product family. Recent Core 250i-based Q-Sys installations carried out by Edinburgh-based Black Light have ranged from simple systems in which the Q-Sys Core manages and routes audio to loudspeakers and amplifiers from third-party manufacturers, to projects comprised solely of QSC equipment. One such… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAmplifierInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 08/13/13 02:13 PM,
    Producer Ben Hillier recently specified Solid State Logic’s Matrix SuperAnalogue mixing console with software controlled analogue patch system and multi-layer DAW control to anchor tracking on Depeche Mode’s eagerly-awaited thirteenth studio album, Delta Machine.  The SSL Matrix has become a central hub of the Depeche Mode production process with frontman Dave Gahan, having set up a Matrix-based project studio at his New York City home, while Ivor Novello Award-winning principal songwriter, synthesist, and guitarist Martin Gore has added a Matrix… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesStudio