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  • Monday, April 30, 2012
    soundcraft
    PSW Staff 04/30/12 03:14 PM,
    The municipality of Praia, located on the Cape Verde Island of Santiago, isn’t the most obvious place to find a pair of Soundcraft Vi6 digital desks. But it is here in the archipelago where Mario Bettencourt has been operating his rental company, MARIUS Produções—the largest pro audio and lighting company on the islands—for the last 13 years, and Soundcraft desks have been a central feature. The island hosts a population of around 500,000, and although 20 percent live in the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 04/30/12 03:14 PM,
    Organized by Reed Exhibitions UK, the biennial SPE Offshore Europe conference and exhibition is the largest upstream oil and gas event outside North America. With some 1,500 exhibitors, the convention attracts an audience of around 50,000 visitors, including engineers, technical specialists, industry leaders, and experts from all over the world. Held at the Aberdeen Exhibition and Conference Centre, around 25,000 square meters (270,000 square feet) of temporary exhibition space is created in five giant marquees. Not surprisingly, a substantial PA… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 04/30/12 02:11 PM,
    The conversion of Britz Castle in Berlin-Neukölln, Germany, into a new cultural centre, was recently completed, and includes a 300-capacity concert and theatre hall, installed with Allen & Heath’s iLive digital mixing system. The spec was for a future-proof digital system that could easily be used by sound engineers of guest productions. It also needed to be portable to service not just the hall but other areas in the venue, and flexible and simple to configure, with the option to… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalMixerSound Reinforcement

  • ashly
    PSW Staff 04/30/12 01:18 PM,
    Ashly Audio has announced the hire of Gary Jones to the newly-created position of central regional sales manager, where he will bring nearly 30 years of pro audio industry experience to the role. Jones will manage Ashly’s independent rep firms throughout Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, Iowa, Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana, Michigan, Ohio, Kentucky, West Virginia, and western Pennsylvania. “We’re very glad to have Gary on our team,” says John Sexton, Ashly Audio vice president of sales and marketing.… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAmplifierAVBusinessManufacturerProcessorAudio

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    PSW Staff 04/30/12 01:03 PM,
    South Africa’s largest rental company, Gearhouse South Africa, has recently reinvested in more L-Acoustics components to complete its existing inventory of KUDO, V-DOSC, dV-DOSC and ARCS. The new equipment comprises of 48 KARA, 12 ARCSII and 12 KUDO WST line source cabinets, eight SB28 and 24 SB18 woofers and 22 LA-RAK touring racks installed with LA8 amplified controllers. South Africa is increasingly becoming a regular fixture on the international touring circuit. Combined with an increase in the domestic market, Gearhouse… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • jbl
    PSW Staff 04/30/12 10:28 AM,
    Maryland Sound International recently became the first company in the United States to add the new JBL VTX Line Array Series loudspeakers to its inventory. Maryland Sound was founded in 1966 to serve Frankie Valli and The Four Seasons on a national tour, growing over the decades to become one of the industry’s foremost sound contractors, with a resumé spanning presidential inaugurations to Times Square New Year’s Eve broadcasts to major concert tours. “We built our business on offering our… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollProductAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • faital pro
    PSW Staff 04/30/12 10:10 AM,
    Andy Liu has been named sales development manager in China for FaitalPRO, the Milan, Italy-based manufacturer professional loudspeaker drivers Liu previously handled pro audio account sales in China, focusing particularly in the area of Guangdong, the core region for the Chinese pro audio industry. He will work closely with major audio wholesalers, retailers, top enclosure manufacturers and OEM producers. “With our China business growing nearly four-fold year on year for the past three years, the timing is perfect for Andy… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerAudio

  • Friday, April 27, 2012
    fiber optics
    PSW Staff 04/27/12 04:51 PM,
    FiberPlex Technologies has released the WDM16, a 16-channel active wave division multiplexer that does not require optical wavelength matching, which allows users to use standard off the shelf equipment without worrying about having to have equipment operating at specific wavelengths.  The WDM16 provides (16) Small Form Factor Pluggable (SFP) ports that can be loaded with any sort of optical laser of any speed or mode. The WDM16 allocates the individual wavelengths for the CWDM by taking each input in (from… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollProductInterconnectNetworkingSignal

  • celestion
    PSW Staff 04/27/12 10:52 AM,
    Celestion has announced the appointment of Electric Factory as its new distribution partner for Australia. Based in Victoria, Electric Factory is a leading importer and distributor of musical instruments and professional audio equipment. Representing a wide-ranging portfolio of leading brands, they are committed to providing high quality products supported by exceptional levels of customer service. Electric Factory will be distributing Celestion’s entire range including HF compression drivers and LF cast aluminium and pressed steel chassis drivers for pro audio applications,… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerAudio

  • grundorf
    PSW Staff 04/27/12 10:27 AM,
    Grundorf has announced the addition of three new utility transport dollies to help musicians and audio pros move their equipment easier. Each of the three available models is manufactured from 13-ply Baltic birch wood, which supports considerable weight without flexing. To prevent abrasions to the dolly’s edges, the wood has been finished with rounded edges for protection against damage and splintering. A convenient carry handle is an integral part of the dolly’s wood platform. Being carved directly from the dolly’s… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVSound ReinforcementStageAudio