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  • Wednesday, November 16, 2011
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    PSW Staff 11/16/11 11:53 AM, 1 Comment
    The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has announced its NAMM University professional development schedule for the upcoming 2012 NAMM Show, which takes place Jan. 19-22, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The association also announced a full educational session schedule for the Hands On Training (H.O.T.) Zone during the NAMM Show, focused on the pro audio, entertainment technologies and music business operations segments. Each day of the NAMM Show starts off with an educational “Breakfast Session” held at the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollBusinessEducationSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/16/11 10:57 AM, 0 Comments
    Three-time Grammy-nominated Brazilian sound engineer Gabriel Pinheiro, is well-respected in the Latin American music world. He is also the proud owner of two DPA SMK4061 stereo miking kits, which he recently discovered during a live concert recording. “The PA company had a few of them and I decided to try them on piano, double bass and cello,” says Pinheiro, who has been chief engineer at Biscoito Fino Records’ recording studio for the past 10 years. “It was the first time… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/16/11 09:15 AM, 0 Comments
    Since breaking into the music scene in 2002, Juno Award-winning composer/producer Ian Nieman has created an array of hits and remixes for the likes of Mariah Carey, LeAnn Rimes, Nelly Furtado and Jason Derulo - all with the help of his API  equipment. Now the owner of a new API 1608 console, Nieman plans to continue making even more Billboard-worthy tracks at his Canadian studio. “I have always been a fan of API products and of their punchy sound,” said… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesMixerStudio

  • Tuesday, November 15, 2011
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    Rob Schlette 11/15/11 10:47 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Background vocals aren’t just “more singing”; they have a job in the arrangement. Specifically, background vocals are usually either: a)  A layer of the lead vocal track intended to provide strength through tonal complexity, or b)  An additional instrumental idea intended to provide harmonic context for the melody. Whether you’re planning overdubs or you’re in the middle of a mix, it’s never too late to be sure the background vocals… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMicrophoneProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/15/11 09:48 AM, 0 Comments
    Sennheiser has announced that several of its Sennheiser Sound Academy programs now qualify for InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) renewal units (RU). Individuals that hold an InfoComm CTS certification (including CTS, CTS-D and CTS-I) are required to earn RU credits periodically in order to keep their certification current. Sennheiser has partnered with InfoComm’s RU provider program in order to reinforce its standing commitment to the continuing education of CTS professionals in the industry. Sennheiser’s popular RF Sound Academy seminar now… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVEducationManufacturerAudio

  • Monday, November 14, 2011
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    PSW Staff 11/14/11 08:49 AM, 0 Comments
    Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has announced the development of the MY8-LAKE processing card, designed exclusively for Yamaha digital products, which adds Lake Technology to PM5D, PM5D-RH, M7CL, LS9, DM2000, DM1000, 02R96, and 01V96 digital consoles, as well as DSP5D expander, DME24N/64N processors, and TXn power amplifiers. The new MY8-LAKE includes Lake Processing features such as Mesa EQ, Ideal Graphic EQ, Linear-Phase Crossover, and other intuitive, sonic tuning elements found in the DSP expansion card. The processing power of this compact… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductAmplifierAVConsolesInterconnectMonitoringNetworkingProcessorSoftwareAudio

  • Friday, November 11, 2011
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    PSW Staff 11/11/11 03:15 PM, 0 Comments
    The Central Indiana Section of the Audio Engineering Society will be hosting the First Annual Central Indiana Audio Student Workshop, slated for March 10, 2012 at Ball State University in Muncie, Indiana in the Music Media Production and Industry studios. The workshop aims to provide audio students and working professionals within the state the opportunity to meet, hang out, and improve their skills. Held initially on the campus of Ball State University, the goal is to rotate event sites/hosts in… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessEducationEngineerTechnicianAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/11/11 12:59 PM, 0 Comments
    An AES standards task group chaired by Kevin Gross is currently developing an interoperability standard for audio networking. The focus of the project, which is called “X192,” is addressing the need for interoperability between products of many different manufacturers. Once implemented, X192 will provide manufacturers with the means to remain with the network technology they are invested in, while also seamlessly interfacing with products that support other networks. There are currently a number of existing and work-in-progress protocols, each with… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductEthernetInterconnectManufacturerNetworking

  • Thursday, November 10, 2011
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    PSW Staff 11/10/11 11:25 AM, 0 Comments
    iZotope Inc., a leading innovator in digital audio signal processing, announces the release of Ozone 5 and Ozone 5 Advanced. Ozone 5 is an update to iZotope’s critically acclaimed software mastering suite. Ozone 5 Advanced is a professional mastering suite that expands Ozone’s feature set with individual component plug-ins, extended features, and the brand-new Ozone Meter Bridge. “Whether you’re a musician, engineer, or mastering pro, Ozone 5 lets you master music and other audio simply and efficiently,” says Nick Dika,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalSoftwareStudioAudio

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    Bob Katz 11/10/11 06:55 AM, 2 Comments
    This article is the first part in a series on decibels, excerpted from Bob Katz’s book Mastering Audio: The Art and The Science. So many of us take our meters for granted—after all, recording is simple: all you do is peak to 0 dB and never go over! But things only appear that simple until you discover that with the same material, one machine says that it peaks to -1 dB, another machine shows an OVER level, and yet your… View this post
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