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  • Tuesday, April 13, 2010
    ARX DI Plus RC Direct Box
    PSW Staff 04/13/10 07:50 AM, 0 Comments
    ARX has announced the addition of the new ARX DI Plus RC Direct Box to their signal processing range. ARX’s Managing Director Colin Park said,“Working with the pedigree of our popular DI Plus Direct Box series the ARX design team has redesigned & updated the circuitry and packaging resulting in our new DI Plus RC Direct Box, which is now in production and in stock in the U.S.A”. “ARX is well aware of the problems of disposing of batteries in… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 04/13/10 07:15 AM, 0 Comments
    Solid State Logic has announced the integration of their digital broadcast console range with the Optocore Optical Digital Network System at NAB 2010. “This collaboration enables SSL C10 HD and C100 HDS consoles to connect directly to the Optocore Optical Digital Network System via MADI optical fibre,” says Niall Feldman, Director of New Products at SSL. “Optocore produces a high quality system that has enjoyed considerable success in the stadium and theater installation sectors so this integration extends the range… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalEthernetInstallationInterconnectNetworkingSignalStageSystemAudio

  • MC Control v2
    PSW Staff 04/13/10 06:47 AM, 0 Comments
    Euphonix has announced MC Control v2, the latest addition to its line of Artist Series media controllers. MC Control v2 features the same ergonomic layout and slim line design as the award-winning MC Control, but offers enhanced graphics thanks to a new LED-backlit touch-screen and better tactile control of parameters via eight new custom rotary encoders. MC Control v2 is the new flagship of the Artist Series and provides a host of controls to speed up and enhance the workflow… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductConsolesDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEthernetMixerNetworkingStudioAudio

  • Monday, April 12, 2010
    Golden Ears
    Mauro J. Caputi 04/12/10 02:16 PM, 0 Comments
    Can you recognize the difference between a major chord, a minor chord, or a 7th chord? Can you identify a song’s chord progression without seeing the sheet music? Skills of this type are great for musicians who sing or play an instrument, but can they help a sound mixer? Mixing live and/or recorded sound requires a different set of critical listening skills - skills that are often acquired from many years of experience, by trial and error, or from being… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingFeaturePollEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioTechnicianAudio

  • real world gear wireless systems
    Mark Frink 04/12/10 01:03 PM, 9 Comments
    If you still haven’t heard, the FCC has prohibited the sale of all wireless microphone and monitoring systems that operate above 698 MHz, and have banned their use after June 12 of this year. The ban on 700 MHz systems includes sales of used inventory as well, including selling to unsuspecting buyers on eBay. This means any 700 MHz inventory only has value either for sale overseas or as trade-in fodder for the rebates being offered by various manufacturers, many… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundFeaturePollAVBusinessConcertDigitalEducationInstallationManufacturerMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageWirelessAudio

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    PSW Staff 04/12/10 12:21 PM, 0 Comments
    Longtime FOH engineer and production manager Terry Friedman has, in recent years, stepped off the tour bus to offer schools, houses of worship, and other establishments in New York City his approach to audio under the name Noise and Distortion. Two recent jobs highlight Friedman’s approach and philosophy. First, the all-girls private Brearly School on the Upper East Side of Manhattan required a functional sound system for its 800-seat theater. For years, they had suffered with a convoluted system that… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsPollAVInstallationInterconnectProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Extron VN-Matrix Encoder and Decoder
    PSW Staff 04/12/10 11:35 AM, 0 Comments
    Extron Electronics has announced theVN-Matrix 200 Series and VN-Matrix 300 Series encoders and decoders for real-time transmission of high resolution audio visual content across standard IP networks. Unveiled under the Extron banner for the first time since the acquisition of the Products Division of Electrosonic, the VN-Matrix Series is intended for live viewing, collaboration, storage, and playback of high quality A/V signals. With the scalable VN-Matrix system, you can start small and add additional encoders and decoders later to turn… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsPollProductAVBusinessDigitalInstallationInterconnectNetworkingSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 04/12/10 10:34 AM, 0 Comments
    DiGiCo has announced the appointment of new team member James Lawford as UK sales executive who will provide additional support for its UK operation. James, or JJ as he is known, will work closely with DiGiCo’s UK dealer network, helping to further strengthen commercial development in the UK market and provide a dedicated point of contact for both DiGiCo’s UK dealers and its end-user customers. JJ has considerable technical knowledge and will provide product demonstrations and help to increase product… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessConsolesSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 04/12/10 09:26 AM, 0 Comments
    NAMM has announced a continuation of its recent efforts to broaden attendance at Summer NAMM by inviting and allowing its Members to invite more music students, parents, music advocates and enthusiasts to the 2010 event. Called “Wanna Play Music Sunday,” NAMM will open its show floor on Sunday, June 20, for these groups to see demonstrations of the latest products, watch unique live musical performances, attend valuable workshops taught by known professional musicians and talk with music products industry insiders.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollEducationSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 04/12/10 08:36 AM, 0 Comments
    Funkmaster Bootsy Collins has acquired a full range of new microphones from TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik. A bassist, producer, singer, and songwriter, Collins now has a matched pair of large diaphragm AK-47 tube mics, a matched pair of ELA M260 small diaphragm mics, and a pair of M80 dynamic mics.  Snoop Dogg, who is contributing to Collins’ upcoming James Brown tribute album at “Boot Cave” studios, also picked up a new AK-47 to add to his collection, which now includes three AK-47s,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogMicrophoneStudioAudio