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  • Wednesday, May 08, 2013
    Jon Tidey 05/08/13 12:45 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   In recording sessions it’s usually a good idea to keep the phone on silent and out of sight until it’s actually needed. Avoid the distraction. This goes for engineers, musicians and especially interns. Give the client your full attention. If your phone goes off in the session, guess who’s buying the first round. Aside from being a tremendous distraction in the studio, an iPhone (or iPad) actually does have several… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogProcessorSoftware

  • pro production
    PSW Staff 05/08/13 10:15 AM,
    Westbury National, the Toronto-based show services and AV systems integration firm, has launched a fully redesigned company website. Accessible at, the company’s goal for the site is to better communicate its service offerings to current and potential clients, drive sales of new and used equipment, share company information, and showcase the achievements of the company’s show services and systems integration divisions. Designed by Toronto’s Climax Media, whose clients include Acura, Honda, and Astral Media, the site offers a number… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundProductionNewsProductionAVBusinessEducation

  • Tuesday, May 07, 2013
    Bobby Owsinski 05/07/13 02:17 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Whenever I do clinics at universities I always get a number of questions about home studio construction, since most every musician wants and needs one. One of the most frequent questions is about ways to increase isolation so the neighbors won’t hear what you’re doing. Here’s an excerpt from The Studio Builder’s Handbook that explains the two principles involved in acoustic isolation. “When building almost any kind of space (especially a home… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallSignalStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/07/13 01:45 PM,
    Popular British indie band Bloc Party celebrated the release of their new album, “Four”, by performing a one-off show at Earls Court in London. The band’s biggest show to date, the performance hinged on proper video support for the 19,000 capacity venue. Video Director Matt Askem and XL Video rose to the occasion with a stunning visual package that perfectly complemented LD Rob Sinclair’s lighting. XL Video supplied two Catalyst Media Servers, a Hog 4 console from High End Systems… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingProduction SoftwareVideoConcert

  • dpa microphones
    PSW Staff 05/07/13 01:20 PM,
    DPA Microphones has announced the launch of the d:dicate Recording Microphone range, including the new modular MMC4018 supercardioid capsule, the counterpart to the MMC4018V capsule used in the company’s d:facto vocal microphone. The d:dicate range also includes the well-known MMC4007 hi-SPL omnidirectional capsule, previously known as 4007, now in a modular version. Widely used for measurement purposes, this capsule has an very wide dynamic range and can handle extremely high sound pressure levels. Both capsules are widely used for picking… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • isoacoustics
    PSW Staff 05/07/13 12:55 PM,
    IsoAcoustics has announced that the new ISO-L8R130 isolation-enhancing stand, designed for small studio monitors as well as desktop and bookshelf loudspeakers, is now shipping.  The new ISO-L8R130 shares all the features found in the company’s ISO-L8R155 and ISO-L8R200 stands, including patented “floating” architecture for audio image stabilizing. The new stand measures 5.1 inches wide and 6 inches deep, and comes with tubing to configure it to 2.5 inches or 7.5 inches in height. It also includes two sets of adjustor… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/07/13 12:25 PM,
    David Rosenthal has enjoyed a remarkably successful career as a keyboardist, synth programmer, orchestrator, and touring musician and that doesn’t begin to cover it all. Rosenthal is also Billy Joel’s musical director, a role that recently has him performing worldwide at events like 12-12-12: The Concert for Sandy Relief and the upcoming New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival 2013. Besides working with Billy Joel for the past 20 years, he’s also worked with Bruce Springsteen, Enrique Iglesias, Elton John, Cyndi… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConcertDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/07/13 12:12 PM,
    In late 2012, popular French singer Michel Sardou began a four-month “Les Grands Moments” tour across France, revisiting his biggest hits in a truly energetic show. Lighting designer Jacques Rouveyrollis used just one type of spotlight on stage throughout the tour -  the MAC Viper Profile from Martin Professional – a somewhat bold choice given it was the lighting fixture’s French début. Fortunately it more than delivered on all its promises.  A total of 93 MAC Viper Profiles, supplied by… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStage

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    PSW Staff 05/07/13 11:59 AM,
    New Orleans’ latest traditional jazz venue, the Little Gem Saloon, recently celebrated its rebirth and grand opening. The two-floor venue features two new, state-of-the-art sound reinforcement systems consisting of Outline loudspeakers and iMode networking and control technology. Outline’s iMode-based sound system provides the venue a crystal-clear, transparent sonic foundation for delivering authentic live jazz. Located at the head of New Orleans’ famed “Jazz Alley” on the 400 block of South Rampart Street, the Little Gem Saloon has been resurrected on… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 05/07/13 11:42 AM,
    Marko Hunt is closing in on four decades behind the mixing console, and he has spent the last thirty-two of them with The Oak Ridge Boys – first at monitors and then later at FOH. Before securing that enduring gig, Hunt cut his teeth touring with the Little River Band in its heyday. He also spent several years touring with Johnny Cash. After all those countless gigs in the innumerable venues of the nation and the world, he hears music… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMeasurementMicrophoneSoftwareSound Reinforcement

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