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  • Saturday, January 14, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/14/12 08:05 AM, 0 Comments
    Roland Systems Group is now shipping the Roland VR-3 - a fully integrated audio mixer, video switcher for live production and web streaming. It will be on display at the company’s booth at the upcoming NAMM 2012 show, located in the Arena of the Anaheim Convention Center. Similar to the Roland VR-5, the VR-3 offers an “all-in-one” design intended to simplify production and streaming of live events. It incorporates a video switcher, audio mixer, preview monitors and streaming ready USB… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVMixerProcessorAudio

  • Friday, January 13, 2012
    PSW Staff 01/13/12 10:11 AM, 0 Comments
    Spectr Audio has introduced the S Series, a new line of compact 2-way loudspeakers for main and monitor applications that are available in non-powered and powered (800-watt amplifier) versions. The new series will be on display at the NAMM 2012 Show in Anaheim at booth 2375. All drivers are neodymium; available woofer sizes include 10-inch, 12-inch and 15-inch, accompanied by a 1.7-inch compression driver on a 90-degree by 60-degree rotatable horn. Maximum long-term SPL is specified as 128.6 dB (LF)… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • monitoring
    PSW Staff 01/13/12 09:45 AM,
    POSSE Audio has introduced the Personal On Stage Sound Environment (POSSE) system that interfaces with wireless earphone and instrument systems, allowing artists to independently set the level of their vocal microphone, instrument output, ambiance of the room and any auxiliary input(s). It will be on display at booth 3283 at the upcoming NAMM 2012 Show in Anaheim. It is supplied with a gooseneck condenser mic for unelectrified instruments as well as a built-in phantom power supply, and also includes a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductMonitoringStage

  • image
    PSW Staff 01/13/12 09:43 AM,
    You’ve finally invested in a high-quality vocal microphone and your voice has never sounded better. Unfortunately, the keyboard player in your band decides he wants to use your mic during his featured rap. You cringe as he practically eats the microphone. You can barely watch as he encourages audience members to scream into the mic. Afterwards he returns your mic, still operational but considerably wetter and unhygienic. Microphones are subject to an inordinate amount of abuse, especially in live music.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingFeaturePollStudy HallAnalogEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioSystemTechnicianAudio

  • old soundman
    Old Soundman 01/13/12 09:40 AM,
    Dear Old Soundman: Recently I’ve been doing many more concerts where concert grand pianos are being played (and in some cases two at the same time) by very talented musicians. My question is directed at providing the very best sound reinforcement possible in an outdoor environment for these pianos. I’ve tried a number of combinations, and last year did several shows using two Shure SM81 condensers. I placed each a few inches over the strings, essentially horizontal (aiming down the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollBusinessMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • studer
    PSW Staff 01/13/12 09:23 AM, 0 Comments
    Studer has appointed Roger Heiniger to the position of product manager, where his primary responsibilities include overseeing product development of Studer mixing systems and contributing to the company’s brand development programs. For the past six years, Heiniger has worked in Studer’s Regensdorf facility as software test manager, and he will report to Andrew Hills, who recently returned to Studer as director of product management. Heiniger has a great deal of broadcast experience, having worked for several years as an audio… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessConsolesManufacturerAudio

  • Thursday, January 12, 2012
    das audio
    R Maxwell 01/12/12 04:24 PM,
    For three wild days and nights, music enthusiasts of every popular genre in Medellin, Columbia recently had the opportunity to enjoy live performances of their favorite artists at the 8th Annual Altavoz International Music Festival, more commonly known as Festival Altavoz. Key acts at this year’s festival included Mexico’s alternative rock band Plastilina Mosh and Latin Grammy Award-winning rockers Molotov, the English punk band The Adicts, as well as Argentina’s Bajo Fondo Tango Club. Held at Estadio Cincuentenario, a large… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertLine ArrayMonitoringSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • image
    PSW Staff 01/12/12 03:14 PM, 0 Comments
    iConnectivity has introduced iConnectMUSE, a palm-sized personal mini-mixer that combines several music accessories into one iOS controlled product iConnectMUSE offers quality audio processing, improved audio latency and the ability to share and mix audio through an iOS device, and even charge the iOS device at the same time. Featuring six stereo inputs and six stereo outputs, as well as two USB device ports, hub-able USB Host Port, two input and two output 1/4-inch audio port jacks, a headphone monitor jack,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollInterconnectMixerStudioAudio

  • martin audio
    PSW Staff 01/12/12 01:13 PM, 0 Comments
    The Canadian Country Music Awards once again marked a celebration of some of the best talent in the genre, with numerous live performances for thousands on hand at Copps Coliseum in Hamilton, Ontario, in addition to being broadcast live on the CBC. P.A. Plus Productions of North York, Ontario, handled audio production for the event, choosing to provide Martin Audio stage monitors for all performances. “With 14 bands on a one-band stage, we had very short change over times between… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • namm 2012
    PSW Staff 01/12/12 11:52 AM, 0 Comments
    On Thursday, January 12, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) hosted a Congressional briefing in partnership with the U.S. House Manufacturing Caucus in support of the RELIEF Act (H.R. 3210), legislation that would fix the unintended negative consequences resulting from the 2008 amendments to the Lacey Act. During the briefing, members of Reps. Don Manzullo’s (R-IL), Tim Ryan’s (D-OH) and Jim Cooper’s (DTN) staffs spoke in favor of NAMM’s public affairs efforts and encouraged caucus members to co-sponsor the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsPollAVBusinessEducationManufacturerAudio