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  • Monday, April 12, 2010
    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

  • Derrick Pierce
    PSW Staff 04/12/10 08:21 AM, 0 Comments
    Renkus-Heinz has expanded their engineering staff with the appointment of Derrick Pierce to the position of Staff Loudspeaker Engineer.   The California native returns to the state after more than a decade in design engineering and product development with loudspeaker manufacturers JL Audio in Florida. A designer of several award-winning products, Pierce has also held high-level engineering positions with Niles Audio and Menlo Scientific., and contributed to the development of several patents.   “I’m really pleased to be joining a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Sunday, April 11, 2010
    PSW Staff 04/11/10 06:33 PM, 0 Comments
    Avid today announced it has entered into a definitive agreement to acquire Euphonix, a leader in large-format digital audio consoles, media controllers and peripherals.  With the acquisition, Avid will deliver a broad range of audio and video control surfaces and consoles designed to meet the needs of customers ranging from the independent professional to the high-end broadcaster.  Avid plans to continue to support and sell both Euphonix control surfaces and Avid’s existing ICON solution, enabling customers to leverage existing investments… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollBusinessConsolesDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectSoftwareStudioSystemAudio

  • Saturday, April 10, 2010
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    PSW Staff 04/10/10 01:34 PM, 0 Comments
    Eventide has announced the V1.6 software upgrade for its flagship broadcast delay units, the BD600 and the BD600E.  Available as a free download at for registered owners and released to production for new units in May of 2010, the upgrade enhances the functionality of the BD600 series in two key areas.  In MicroPrecision mode, the delay will extend to 20 seconds.  This mode is ideal for syncing analog with digital signals in an HD radio broadcast chain or for… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingPollProductProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, April 09, 2010
    Mark Frink 04/09/10 02:44 PM, 1 Comment
    From the smallest van tours to the biggest worldwide touring attractions, digital consoles have established themselves for convenience, consistency and ease of workflow. The modern sound system has neatly divided itself into two major products: loudspeakers and consoles. Most analog consoles have the advantage these days of having been paid for, along with sonic quality and a familiar knob-per-function single-page control surface. However, any production manager can tell you the advantages of digital consoles: footprint, size, weight, repeatability, consistency and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerSound Reinforcement

  • Producer/Engineer Jason Goldstein
    PSW Staff 04/09/10 11:20 AM, 0 Comments
    Whether tracking lead vocals, instrumentals, or overhead drums, GRAMMY Award Winning Producer/Engineer Goldstein has been turning to one microphone that he knows will bring him a rich, accurate sound: AKG’s Perception 820 Tube.  Goldstein learned his craft from some of the most widely respected producers and engineers in the recording industry, including George Massenburg, Mike Schipley, Rick Ruben and more. Working with high-profile producers and GRAMMY winning musicians, Goldstein learned that having the right equipment for the right recording scenario… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductEngineerMicrophoneStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 04/09/10 10:40 AM, 0 Comments
    Fulcrum Acoustic has introduced a new addition to their Prophile series, the US212 subwoofer. The US212 is the smallest direct-radiating dual 12 inch subwoofer enclosure on the market and the smaller version of Fulcrum’s US221 dual 21 inch subwoofer that began shipping in Q4 2009. Measuring 13.8 x 24.0 x 21.0 inches, its size is ideal for installations in nightclubs, restaurants, museums and other showcase venues where high performance sound reinforcement products are required. The US212 subwoofer is lightweight (31.3… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwooferSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 04/09/10 09:55 AM, 0 Comments
    Neyrinck has announced that SoundCode For Dolby E version 2.0 is now shipping for Mac and Windows systems. Version 2.0 is a major update to the Dolby E software tools making it easier and faster to work with Dolby E. Version 2.0 features a highly accelerated Dolby E encoding engine for faster encodes, a new Final Cut encoding plug-in, Audio Unit and VST decoding plug-ins, and hot folder Dolby E decoding. Also, version 2.0 features a new Mac utility called… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudioAudio

  • Gavin Lurssen
    PSW Staff 04/09/10 09:22 AM, 0 Comments
    Three-time Grammy-winning mastering engineer Gavin Lurssen added the finishing touches to both the score for the Pixar animated feature Up and the theme song from Crazy Heart and pieces at Hollywood-based Lurssen Mastering using a system consisting of three-way active ATC SCM150ASL monitors. Lurssen explained the philosophy that guides his work, “A great piece of music never gives you the impression that someone sat down to write it. It is as if it always existed. A great recording is the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollLoudspeakerMonitoringStudioAudio