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  • Monday, February 27, 2012
    installed sound
    Pat Brown 02/27/12 12:53 PM,
    Why a “70-volt” system? A good question, and one that causes a lot of confusion among audio practitioners. Some common misconceptions about 70-volt (actually 70.7-volt) distribution systems: • There is 70.7 volts on the line at all times. • The 70.7 volts is a “carrier” that the audio is riding on. • A voltmeter across the line should measure 70.7 volts during the operation of the sound system. And there are many more. With that in mind, let’s take a… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVBusinessInstallationInterconnectNetworkingSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/27/12 10:19 AM,
    Foo Fighters took home five statues at the 54th Annual Grammy Awards for an album produced entirely using a 32-channel API 1608 console. For its Wasting Light album, the band went back to basics, switching off the computers and tracking and mixing to tape via the all-analog API console, with the help of engineer James Brown and producer Butch Vig. In his acceptance speech after the band received the Best Rock Performance award, frontman Grohl said, “Rather than go to… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogConsolesEngineerStudio

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    PSW Staff 02/27/12 09:55 AM,
    Production Consultants is deploying Fairlight consoles to meet its production needs. Founded by veteran producer/engineer and St. Louis Audio Engineering Society Chairman Bill Schulenburg in 1986, the company relies on Fairlight’s Xynergi and XE6 Side Car Consoles to keep clients on the leading edge of video and audio success. Production Consultants often collaborates on projects with World Wide Wadio, a group of Hollywood writers, directors and producers who produce radio commercials, campaigns and audio tracks for internet, TV, film and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesManufacturerStudioAudio

  • Friday, February 24, 2012
    midas
    PSW Staff 02/24/12 02:21 PM,
    Perhaps best known as the perennial front of house mixer for Tool, Alan “Big Nobby” Hopkinson spent most of 2011 on the road with System Of A Down. It was his first tour with the band, and his first behind a Midas digital mixing system – the PRO9. “I’ve been a longstanding Midas user, but it’s always been an XL4 analog for me until now,” says Hopkinson. “I have used Midas digital previously though, as we have a PRO6 installed… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalMixerSound Reinforcement

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    Jim Pfitzinger 02/24/12 12:50 PM,
    Editor’s Note: While this article discusses delays in a theater environment, the information can be applied to any situation. In an ideal world, the best system would be a single point source that would cover every single seat in the house at the same level with the same frequency response. This is easy to state, tough to execute. Most theaters have walls, ceilings, domes, balcony boxes and balcony fronts, chandeliers, canopies, sidewall projections, pillars, pilasters, plaster pachyderms, which get in… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVEngineerInstallationLoudspeakerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • microphone specs
    Mikkel Nymand 02/24/12 12:21 PM,
    When reading microphone specifications, it is extremely important to understand how to interpret them. In most cases, the specifications can be measured or calculated in many different ways. While microphone specifications provide an indication of a microphone’s electro-acoustic performance, they will not give a total appreciation of how it will sound. Specifications can detail objective information but cannot convey the subjective sonic experience. For example, a frequency response curve can show how faithfully the microphone will reproduce the incoming pure… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductStudy HallAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 11:36 AM,
    Post production facility Union Editorial has upgraded the monitors in the larger of its two audio production and mixing studios with Genelec Active Monitors. Because the L.A.-based facility regularly handles high-end agency clients, including Chevy, McDonald’s, Fiat and Diet Pepsi while also doing a fair share of feature film work and movie trailers, it needs 5.1 monitoring that can cover the gamut of media needs. The new monitoring system, consisting of three Genelec 8250A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitors for the L-C-R… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollBusinessLoudspeakerMonitoringStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 11:28 AM,
    Austrian full service provider Light and Sound provided an L-Acoustics KARA/KIVA WST line source system for the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck. Innsbruck’s city centre was transformed into a huge party zone for the 2012 Games, with an action-packed program taking place at Medals Plaza, which hosted not only the daily Victory Ceremonies but also the week-long Innsbruck 2012 Music Festival. The challenge was to find a perfect setup for the wide ranging styles of music performed, from… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 10:22 AM,
    When the Hilton Concord on the East Bay of San Francisco, undertook a multi-million dollar plan to renovate its thirty year-old property, its goal was to increase the environmental sustainability of its operations. Even the sound reinforcement system in the building’s flexible ballroom and meeting space was to contribute to the hotel’s much smaller carbon footprint. Local AV integrator JK Sound, Inc. designed the new sound reinforcement system around Ashly Audio’s new KLR Series amplifiers, which deliver tremendous output efficiency… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierInstallationSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 10:05 AM,
    Danish singer-songwriter Mads Langer, well known for his guitar-based ballads, utilized DiGiCo SD11 consoles and Neumann digital microphones during his end-of-year European tour. Sound company for the tour was Victory Tour Production, a long-term DiGiCo rental house. Victory Tour Productions provided a pair of SD11s and shared SD racks for the tour purchased via DiGiCo’s Danish distributor Soundware. DiGiCo supplied the AES42 interfaces. “We wanted to use Neumann digital microphones and DiGiCo is one of only two manufacturers who currently… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalMicrophoneSound Reinforcement