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  • Monday, June 13, 2011
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    PSW Staff 06/13/11 01:15 PM, 0 Comments
    CAD Audio is offering special sales incentives such as an $100 end user rebate from June 1 through September 30, 2011 on the popular 1600VP, 1700VP and 1800VP microphones featuring Remote Variable Pattern Control. Already found in leading commercial and House of Worship venues, the Remote Variable Pattern Control feature enables a user the unique ability to control the polar pattern of each microphone from a remote location up to 2,000 feet away via standard mic cable.  The series of… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollBusinessMicrophoneStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/13/11 11:45 AM, 0 Comments
    Producer/performer Joel A. Nielsen, a founding member of the new country influenced group Tenderfoot, recently installed the new Solid State Logic AWS 948 in his private home recording studio “Grendel’s Lair,” in Wisconsin. The goal of the upgrade was to bring the studio to the next level, graduating into more channels and greater flexibility, while offering Nielsen the possibility of expansion into larger productions in the future. Getting away from in-the-box production and mixing, the AWS provides Nielsen with SSL’s… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalStudio

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    PSW Staff 06/13/11 07:15 AM, 0 Comments
    A Studer Vista 8 Digital Live Production Console, now in use for “The Martha Stewart Show” on the Hallmark Network, provides Jorge Silva, the program’s Head Audio Engineer, with the tools that he needs to keep the show’s sound at the cutting edge. “When they designed the Vista 8, someone sat down and said, ‘How do we so this so that it makes sense to the operator that has to use the console under the time pressures of television production?’”,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 06/13/11 06:30 AM, 0 Comments
    Roland U.S. is now shipping the UM-ONE USB MIDI Interface, a super-compact, affordable, and easy to use MIDI interface ideal for hobbyists, musicians, and educators who need MIDI connectivity to control or record music with a computer. The UM-ONE is a bus-powered 1-In/1-Out MIDI interface with LED indicators for MIDI I/O signal monitoring, and conveniently integrates both USB and MIDI cables for easy compatibility with today’s computer-based music systems. The UM-ONE features high-performance FPT processing, which provides superior MIDI transfer… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollDigitalInterconnectManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, June 10, 2011
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    PSW Staff 06/10/11 03:15 PM, 0 Comments
    Acoustical Solutions, Inc. has announced the availability of three new Primacoustic London Room Kits. The London 8, London 10 and London 16 room kits will join the London 12 to create a comprehensive size selection of complete prepackaged studio noise control solutions, most of which are shipped in single boxes for greater convenience and lower shipping costs. “The London 12 kit is such a convenient and effective product that expanding the selection to encompass all room sizes is the right… View this post
    Filed in: AVRecordingNewsPollInstallationStudioSystemAudio

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    06/10/11 02:53 PM, 5 Comments
    With a reported production budget of $12 million, the hour-long pilot for the new Wonder Woman TV series posed quite a few challenges to the creative talents at RH Factor, a two-room post facility based in Burbank, CA. “Pro Tools|HD Native brings EuCon control to our [Avid Euphonix] System 5-MC console,” states co-owner Dave Rawlinson, “which we definitely needed during the complex film-style mix for Wonder Woman.” “Originally, our 5-MC in Stage A was configured with Nuendo as the mix… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalDigital Audio Workstations

  • rep recording phasing
    Jerry Ferree 06/10/11 02:31 PM,
    Everyone who listens to pop music has at some time heard that weird swishing effect swooping down through a drum solo or a vocal group making them sound rather like a long-distance short wave broadcast. Most engineers will tell you that this is caused by phasing, yet most have only a vague idea of the mechanics involved and few still are able to produce a controlled effect. Let’s take a quick look at what happens to produce this effect and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogEducationProcessorStudio

  • personal mixing
    PSW Staff 06/10/11 02:16 PM, 1 Comment
    At 2011 InfoComm in Orlando (at booth 428), Movek will launch the IEX16L-A, a 16-channel input expander offers two 8-channel digital inputs utilizing the common ADAT format, allowing 16 audio channels to be streamed in 24-bit, 48kHz into a myMix system. The IEX16L-A has an additional 16 analog line-level channel inputs which can be switched in blocks of eight, allowing the flexibility to use either 16 digital, 8 analog and 8 digital, or all 16 channels in analog. As the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductDigitalMonitoringNetworkingProcessor

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    PSW Staff 06/10/11 10:12 AM, 1 Comment
    Audiofile Engineering, creators of professional audio software for Mac OS X and iOS, have recently acquired Quiztones, an ear training application for audio professionals and musicians, and released it as an App for iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad. Quiztones founder Dan Comerchero joins Audiofile Engineering as a Product Manager. Quiztones is designed to train the ears to instantly and intuitively recognize frequencies. This is useful for tasks like mixing, adjusting EQ settings, and identifying and eliminating feedback “As musicians and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollEducationSoftwareAudio

  • technologist microphones
    Kyle P. Snyder 06/10/11 09:14 AM, 5 Comments
    It’s no secret an engineer’s knowledge of his tools is a source of great power. Any time I’m preparing for a recording session or live sound gig, the first thing I set upon once I determine the makeup of the ensemble and the equipment at my disposal is to determine how best to utilize the available microphones. One of the best tools any engineer has in this task are manufacturer specifications. However, many microphone manufacturer websites are laden with Flash… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogTechnologistOpinionEducationMicrophoneStudioAudio