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  • Monday, May 21, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/21/12 09:33 AM,
    Midas has announced the first sale of the PRO2 live audio system into the Slovakian market. Facilitated by Midas’ Slovakian distributor SBL Acoustics, the sale was made Patrik Kvacka, who runs his own rental company in Slovakia’s political and cultural capital of Bratislava. The new console has already been used for concerts by eclectic Berlin collective Jazzanova and British jazz and electronic band The Cinematic Orchestra. Kvacka ordered the first PRO2 after attending a demonstration of the new console for… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/21/12 09:25 AM,
    Following an eventful Q1 that saw the retailer expanding its operations in Tucson, Arizona, and Highland Park, Illinois, Guitar Center held the grand opening of its new location in North Charlotte, North Carolina, in April.  The store is located at 8813 JW Clay Blvd., STE A, Charlotte, NC 28262-5416. Guitar Center North Charlotte is Guitar Center’s 225th retail location. Guitar Center North Charlotte’s grand opening introduced customers to a vast selection of products and a dedicated staff with unparalleled musical… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessInstallationSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Friday, May 18, 2012
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    PSW Staff 05/18/12 11:48 AM,
    IK Multimedia is proud to announce that iRig MIX, the first ultra-compact DJ and audio mixer for the iPad, iPhone, and the iPod touch is now shipping. When used with an iPad, iPhone or iPod touch, IK’s included* DJ Rig FREE app and other DJ apps, it is a complete, highly portable DJ system for practicing, rehearsing, performing and recording. With its unique miniaturized form factor and exclusive features, designed to be used with the entire range of portable iOS… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVConcertMixerSoftwareSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/18/12 11:38 AM,
    Tradeshows are a great place to discover the latest, greatest products. While many manufacturers use models or product specialists to present their wares, others want something a bit more unique—and that’s where tradeshow magician Scott Tokar comes in. Outfitted with his trusty Countryman E6 Omni Earset Microphone, he consistently puts a fresh spin on tradeshow presentations. Tokar is not only a magician; he is the founder of Corporate-Fx, a firm dedicated to maximizing a company’s tradeshow visibility by attracting prospective… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessMicrophoneWirelessAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/18/12 11:07 AM,
    According to a recent survey by Gibson Guitars, First Avenue in Minneapolis, Minnesota is “one of the ten greatest rock venues of all time.” Touring artists consistently rank it one of the best places to play, both in the U.S and anywhere in the world. Between its authentic rock ‘n’ roll vibe, sightline-friendly layout, and iconic status as the concert venue in “Purple Rain,” First Avenue has everything a great live performance space should offer … including an exceptional sound… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • 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