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  • Friday, April 23, 2010
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    PSW Staff 04/23/10 07:16 AM, 0 Comments
    Seeking to differentiate itself at a time when more music than ever before is being produced, Music Mayhem Entertainment has made careful choices. This extends to the artists they work with, such as vocalist Shanica Knowles, also known for her role as Amber Addison opposite Miley Cyrus on the hit teen show Hannah Montana; and producer/engineers such as Curtis “Sauce” Wilson, who has had a hand in the production and/or engineering for tracks by Brandy, Will Smith, Ne-Yo, Musiq Soulchild,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollLoudspeakerMonitoringStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 04/23/10 06:37 AM, 0 Comments
    Neal Schon hit the road this March on a mini-tour before heading to the studio with Journey for the band’s forthcoming release. The Neal Schon Band made its debut at the 2010 NAMM Show and took to the highway on a brief swing through clubs in and around the West Coast, including a live recording for a future DVD at the historic San Francisco Fillmore Auditorium. 

Working primarily with in-house production staff and gear, the crew carried a mic package,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalMixerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, April 22, 2010
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    PSW Staff 04/22/10 02:09 PM, 0 Comments
    The task of miking an acoustic piano is never easy and the issue only compounds itself when it comes to live sound reinforcement. Gaff tape never seems to hold throughout the performance while mic stands get bumped and, in the process, so does the piano sound. Add in ambient noise from the crowd, stage, and surrounding instruments and, from there, it’s frequently a downhill slide. That’s why Andrew McMahon, pianist and lead vocalist for Jack’s Mannequin, trusts the Earthworks PM40… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Blue Sky EXO2
    PSW Staff 04/22/10 12:02 PM, 0 Comments
    Blue Sky has announced the shipment of the EXO2, an evolution of the original EXO stereo near-field monitoring system. Taking the best features from its wildly successful EXO, the next generation of EXO combines full-range monitoring with the convenience of size. EXO2’s revamped subwoofer features an even smaller footprint, allowing it to easily integrate into even the most compact workspace with improved electronics for better sonic performance than the original EXO system. Blue Sky Website View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductLoudspeakerMonitoringStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 04/22/10 09:20 AM, 0 Comments
    Audio-Technica provided wireless solutions for the 45th Academy of Country Music Awards, broadcast live on the CBS Television Network from the MGM Grand Garden Arena in Las Vegas on Sunday, April 18, 2010. Several performers used Audio-Technica’s acclaimed Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System during the course of the show. Country/pop singer-songwriter Taylor Swift paired the 5000 Series system with the AEW-T4100 Cardioid Dynamic Handheld Transmitter for her lead vocals. Audio-Technica endorser Jason Aldean performed with the 5000 Series… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollDigitalMicrophoneSound ReinforcementSystemWireless

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    PSW Staff 04/22/10 07:58 AM, 0 Comments
    In preparing for the 2010 summer tour season, Rat Sound needed to add some new equipment to its inventory. Starting the season doing five stages at the Coachella festival and with several arena tours booked, the company is poised for a big summer. “We’re seeing demand we haven’t seen in several years,” notes company president Dave Rat. “This will definitely be our strongest year ever.” One area of need was a new digital mixing console. “Knowing our client requirements, we… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalMixerSound Reinforcement

  • The L.A. Warner Center Marriott Ballroom.
    PSW Staff 04/22/10 07:01 AM, 0 Comments
    Located in the San Fernando Valley, the Warner Center Marriott has been catering a wide range of events – including corporate meetings, Hollywood parties, large galas, sweet sixteens and weddings – in its 11,000 square-foot, 1,500-seat ballroom for quite some time. The space is extremely flexible and, with the capacity to subdivide into ten smaller meeting rooms, can be configured up to twenty different ways to meet the needs of any particular event. But for over a decade, the hotel… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAVInstallationInterconnectLoudspeakerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, April 21, 2010
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    PSW Staff 04/21/10 02:36 PM, 0 Comments
    Listening to music from the legendary catalogs of Decca, Atlantic, Stax, Sun, Parlophone, etc, it’s often hard to believe that several of those immortal recordings were made in a single session. How could any of those revered recordings have been made in one day? Simple… They had a killer studio, great gear, an extremely talented crew, and, most importantly, great artists. They were the masters from their day. In homage to these craftspeople, Benchmark has created a web series, ‘Masters… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollVideoConsolesEducationMixerStudio

  • Avid Technology, Inc.
    PSW Staff 04/21/10 01:52 PM, 0 Comments
    Avid today announced that it has completed the acquisition of Euphonix, which was initially announced on April 11, 2010. Video coverage from the announcement is available here. With the acquisition, Avid will deliver a broad range of complementary audio and video control surfaces and consoles designed to meet the needs of customers ranging from the independent professional to the high-end broadcaster. The company plans to maintain full support for both the Euphonix family of products and Avid’s existing ICON solutions.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEthernetInstallationInterconnectMixerProcessorSignalSoftwareStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 04/21/10 11:59 AM, 0 Comments
    Tannoy has released a new update to its VNET Software (also known as Podware) which features a number of new features and improved functionality. The latest version is now available to download from the Software section of the Tannoy website. VNET is Tannoy’s network protocol for commissioning and ongoing diagnostic and monitoring of loudspeaker systems. The VNET package comprises of VNET Software, VNET Interface drivers and of course VNET compliant loudspeakers with associated firmware. This Windows interface controls all of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductAVDigitalEthernetInstallationInterconnectProcessorRemoteSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementAudio