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  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 11/30/16 12:26 PM,
    I have to make a confession. KRK sent me its latest line of control room monitors over a month ago. Yes. I’ve been dragging my feet on returning the pairs of new V4s and V8s for one simple reason… They sound really good. My standard procedure when reviewing monitors is to throw a few favorite albums at them and see what happens. If they still sound good after that stage, then we look at adding some mics and making some… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductReviewLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

  • Monday, November 14, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 11/14/16 11:52 AM,
    Earlier this year at Prolight + Sound in Frankfurt, I saw an abundance of new products from every corner of our industry. There were a few that captured my attention and begged for me to rip the credit card out, slash my way through the crowd and claim some new treasures. Yeah, I still get a little emotional over new gear. When I met Drago from Schertler, we talked about the new products they were introducing. The guitar amp collection… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureOpinionProductReviewAnalogAVConsolesManufacturerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Thursday, October 20, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 10/20/16 01:42 PM,
    The Turbosound iNSPIRE iP2000 is a loudspeaker system comprised of modular, full-range column arrays and a companion 12-inch subwoofer. Each column array is comprised of 16 cone drivers plus a horn-loaded super-tweeter that can be easily mounted on the sub, locking to it and thus eliminating loudspeaker stands and cables. The iP2000 is outfitted with proprietary Klark Teknik SST (Spatial Sound Technology) for helping to create enhanced 3D acoustic environments as well as DSP presets for application type and loudspeaker… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureVideoReviewLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, July 01, 2016
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    Mike Sokol 07/01/16 11:05 AM,
    Cables are the bane of our existence as sound technicians. Can’t live with ‘em, and can’t live without ‘em. On many gigs I can have upwards of 100 XLR cables, which get used for everything from stage microphones and DI boxes, to sending audio to active loudspeakers for monitors, FOH, and delays. But while running XLR cables to the loudspeakers is certainly the least expensive and possibly most robust solution, many times it’s too cumbersome and creates logistical nightmares. For… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductReviewDigitalEthernetInterconnectLoudspeakerSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Wednesday, December 16, 2015
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    M. Erik Matlock 12/16/15 07:00 AM,
    The announcement of the new Audio-Technica BP40 large-diaphragm dynamic broadcast microphone last April didn’t really catch my attention. My first impression was “just another broadcast mic,” something I don’t have much need for. At least until recently… With a new podcast series on ProSoundWeb in motion, I’m considering a lot of gear that never hit my radar before. So when I finally saw this new mic in person at the recent AES show in New York, I was more curious.… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureProductReviewAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
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    M. Erik Matlock 11/10/15 07:19 AM,
    The new PreSonus Eris Series active studio monitors, designed for the budget-conscious studio seeking accurate and powerful reference monitors, make a strong first impression. The series incorporates a proprietary Midwoofer-Tweeter-Midwoofer (MTM, also known as “D’Appolito”) configuration, utilizing matched midrange drivers working together to create the effect of one much larger driver. The E44 is outfitted with two 4.5-inch, custom-woven Kevlar LF/midrange drivers, while the E66 uses 6.5-inch versions. Both models have a 1.25-inch, silk-dome HF driver centered between the mid/low… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductReviewAVLoudspeakerManufacturerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Monday, October 12, 2015
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    M. Erik Matlock 10/12/15 10:44 AM,
    It’s become a regular gig, opening boxes of toys and forming opinions for these reviews. Sometimes I’m impressed, sometimes not. Normally, I don’t have a problem keeping my cool and writing something moderately monotone. This might be different. For those who know the story, I have a pair of vintage Pioneer HPM-100 reference monitors from the 1970s in my office. These have been nicknamed “the lie detectors” because of how clean and accurate they are. No details escape them. So… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductReviewLoudspeakerManufacturerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015
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    Mark Frink 09/01/15 12:38 PM,
    Yes, I know. When I first saw TouchMix at NAMM two years ago, I thought it was a toy, but while I was at Summer NAMM’s new TEC Tracks, across the aisle QSC was presenting “the world’s most powerful and portable easy-to-use compact digital mixer” with hourly live performances. TouchMix is well into its second year and second software revision, so I knew it was stable. Greg Mackie and Peter Watts consulted with QSC to design this unique little mixer,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductReviewConsolesDigitalEngineerInterconnectMixerMonitoringRemoteSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, July 29, 2015
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    M. Erik Matlock 07/29/15 08:48 AM,
    Out of the box, my first impression of the new Les Paul Reference Monitors from Gibson was that I didn’t even care what they sounded like. They’re absolutely gorgeous. My room received an instant aesthetic upgrade just by having them in there. The active (bi-amped), 2-way line offers 4-inch, 6-inch and 8-inch carbon woofer options, each joined by a 1-inch carbon-coated titanium tweeter in a front-ported, bass-reflex enclosure. The rear panel includes high- and low-frequency trim controls for tailoring, both… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogReviewLoudspeakerMonitoringProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, January 08, 2015
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    PSW Staff 01/08/15 05:17 PM,
    The QSC TouchMix compact mixer series caught my attention from the moment it was introduced. The control surface is without physical faders – inputs and adjustments are accomplished via the large (6.1 x 3.5 inch) color TFT touch screen and rotary knob on the surface, or wirelessly via a tablet running the TouchMix app. And it’s been designed to meet the needs of both novice and experienced users. The company recently sent me the 16-channel model, appropriately named the TouchMix-16,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogReviewConsolesDigitalEngineerInterconnectMixerSoftwareSound Reinforcement



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