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  • Thursday, August 25, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/25/11 07:10 AM, 0 Comments
    The Louisiana House of Representatives Chamber, located on the ground floor of the historic Louisiana State Capital building in Baton Rouge, recently received a long overdue sound system overhaul. The project was part of an extensive electronics upgrade that recently took place in the capital building. NBTA Engineers, Inc. of Baton Rouge, an engineering consultancy that designs audio-visual, telecommunications, and security systems, was contracted to handle the design and specification of the upgrade. Ford AV, headquartered in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollLoudspeakerPowerSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2011
    Chater-La 08/23/11 04:32 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Audiofanzine. A pair of audio heads with a studio based outside Tokyo recently contacted me with their first recorded mic preamp comparison tests. I was impressed and happy to have made friends from studio trenches far far away. Let’s take a look at what they came up with. The guys at Studio J conducted their preamp test by recording two songs through the following preamps:—Chandler Limited TG2—Chandler Limited Germanium—Chameleon Labs 7602—Focusrite Red 6—Grace Design 201—Sound… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollVideoProcessorStudio

  • jbl
    PSW Staff 08/23/11 10:57 AM, 0 Comments
    Dallas-based consultants Wrightson, Johnson, Haddon & Williams (WHJW) specified JBL VerTec line arrays to fit the physically and acoustically demanding environment of Ohio State University’s Archie M. Griffin Grand Ballroom. The venue hosts events ranging from concerts, presentations, commencements, as well as outside events, including corporate meetings and weddings. The VerTec line arrays met detailed specifications for a semi-portable and self-powered solution. Installed by Zenith Systems of Bedford Heights, Ohio, the VerTec arrays were seamlessly integrated into the venue, according… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollProductInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeaker

  • Monday, August 22, 2011
    PSW Staff 08/22/11 05:37 PM, 0 Comments
    Ahnert Feistel Media Group (AFMG) is expanding the EASE Suite with AFMG SoundFlow, which models of multi-layered wall constructions can be quickly and intuitively created to instantly deliver accurate and precise predictions of absorption, reflection and transmission. With growing demand for improved sound insulation and energy efficiency, multi-layered construction utilizing modern materials has become increasingly critical in building physics and acoustical design. AFMG SoundFlow is specifically designed to meet those demands, making it possible to create fast and highly accurate… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVMeasurementSoftware

  • digico
    PSW Staff 08/22/11 05:05 PM, 0 Comments
    At the end of 2009, Mexican audio rental company Speed Audio, invested in a DiGiCo SD8 digital mixing console, and since then it has been in almost constant use on a varied range of projects from high profile artists, including Spanish singer songwriter Shaila Dúrcal, Israel’s Shiri Maimon, Mexico’s Kalimba, composer Carlos Cuevas, Pepe Aguilar, Susana Zavaleta, Pablo Montero, Argentine Queen tribute band, for two consecutive years with Mexican Christian community Mega Frater, as well as on a host of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

  • reverb
    Pat Brown 08/22/11 04:23 PM, 0 Comments
    The reverberation time (RT) is one of the most fundamental room measurements. It gives a broad brush stroke description of the general acoustical behavior of a space, paving the way for the use of other metrics to determine clarity and direct-to-reverberant ratios. Wallace Clement Sabine was the first to formalize the RT into an acoustic metric. His method of measurement involved a program source, a stopwatch and a quiet room. Sabine determined that 60 dB of room decay was audible… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollAVMeasurementProcessorAudio

  • church sound
    Chris Huff 08/22/11 03:24 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   One button that still looks pristine. No fingerprints. No worn finish. It doesn’t even have a name. Working in audio, it’s easy finding my way into a foreign sound booth. It could be it’s my station for an event or it might be that I’ve been invited in by the sound tech on duty.  Over the years, I’ve noticed one button that’s often not used. It’s the fixed-point high-pass filter button… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollConsolesMixerProcessor

  • jbl
    PSW Staff 08/22/11 10:05 AM, 0 Comments
    In the first fixed installation of JBL VERTEC subcompact line arrays in Western Australia, Perth-based Vizcom Technologies recently integrated VT4886 at the 575-seat Heath Ledger Theatre in Perth. The venue is part of the Theatre Centre of Western Australia, one of the defining architectural landmarks in Perth. The VERTEC system was sold through Jands, Harman’s Australian distributor. The Heath Ledger Theatre is a traditional proscenium arch stage, measuring 12 meters wide and 9 meters high. The proscenium opening can be… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollProductInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • studio
    Bobby Owsinski 08/22/11 09:41 AM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   The graphic below represents the dilemma of the recording studio business. It’s the legendary Electric Lady Studio’s rate card from 1994 and it’s evidence why so many legendary studios have been turned into condos. If you take notice, a lock-out rate (meaning the studio is purchased for the entire day) ranges from $2,500 to $2,800 a day. Sixteen years later, major studio rates are the same, even less if you get a… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessStudioAudio

  • music group
    PSW Staff 08/22/11 08:58 AM, 0 Comments
    The MUSIC Group, corporate parent for brands such as Midas, Klark Teknik and Behringer, has announced the appointment of Mark Wilder as vice president of marketing communications. Based in the company’s Seattle-area office, he will oversee all creative teams and direct online strategy, trade shows, advertising, as well as public and artist relations. Wilder has 17-pluys years of experience, having previously served as VP of marketing at Gemini and as marketing director for Samson. He is also a classically trained… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerAudio