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  • Friday, February 12, 2016
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    Karl Winkler 02/12/16 06:49 AM,
    Purple loudspeakers sound better than black ones. At least that’s what I hear when I see them. And plaid loudspeakers sound, well, more complex, with additional harmonics. Think I’m crazy? Actually, this is a real effect. Well, not purple versus black versus plaid loudspeakers, exactly. But a carefully controlled test might prove something along these lines, as evidenced by recent scientific reports about how the brain fills in some of the gaps, or even obscures certain things, due to input… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogLoudspeakerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 02/10/16 08:46 AM,
    There are many different ways of checking PA systems. Some of us play music and walk around the venue, while others use sweeps or pink noise and deploy on a measurement program. Many do a combination of both. Regardless, at some point in the process, we usually grab a microphone and listen to the PA with our own voice. Witnessing hundreds (thousands?) of these voice checks over the years has led me to compile the following “types.” Which one do… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertEngineerMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/09/16 05:48 PM,
    Two of the three new audio mixing and editing suites at the Los Angeles office of creative company 72andSunny are outfitted with RedNet Dante network interfaces from Focusrite. California-based MW Audio Visual handled the project as part of the design and installation of 13 new uncompressed-4K video editing suites at the facility. 72andSunny clients include leading brands such as Google, Samsung and Activision, with a workflow that depends on unfettered connectivity in the creative suites. The two RedNet 4 eight-channel… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEthernetInterconnectNetworkingSignalStudio

  • izotope
    PSW Staff 02/09/16 08:54 AM,
    iZotope has released DDLY Dynamic Delay, a new effects plugin designed to help achieve a cleaner, more complex sound than a traditional full-signal delay plugin. It’s available free for the next 30 days. DDLY Dynamic Delay responds to a track´s musical dynamics to create versatile and intriguing delays. It delays signal differently depending on the specific character of the sound. DDLY combines top-shelf analog and granular delay with a dynamic responsiveness to incoming audio, providing both conventional and unconventional effects… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

  • Monday, February 08, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/08/16 05:50 PM,
    Audix has introduced the Performance Series, a professional wireless system designed for vocalists, musicians, performers and presenters. The central component of the system is a two-step process of Scan and Sync. Pressing a hot key on the receiver instantaneously scans for open frequencies. Within 5-20 seconds, depending on the intensity of other wireless frequencies in the area, the system will select an available frequency from a grid of pre-coordinated internal frequencies.  Once the frequency is selected, the user holds the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementWireless

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    PSW Staff 02/08/16 05:17 PM,
    Auralex Acoustics has introduced GeoFusor, a new sound diffusor based on the geodesic dome pattern designed to address standing waves and flutter echo without removing acoustic energy. The dimensional shape is also intended to provide smooth, even diffusion and allow back filling with absorptive material for enhanced low-end control.  The GeoFusor is wall- and ceiling-mountable and is offered in two sizes (1-foot x 1-foot and 2-feet x 2-feet). The 2 x 2 GeoFusor is sized to fit in ceiling grids… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductAVMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementStudio

  • direct boxes
    Mark Frink 02/08/16 01:32 PM,
    In audio there are inputs and outputs, sometimes called sources and destinations. Audio input sources break down into two basic types: microphones and direct inputs (DI), which also stands for “direct injection.” We commonly refer to the devices that perform this function as a direct box, a DI box, or a DI for short. The various kinds of microphones utilized in pro audio are acoustic-to-electric transducers that convert sound waves in the air into electrical signals. A DI, on the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, February 05, 2016
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    Andy Coules 02/05/16 02:28 PM,
    Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to use some of the best sound systems currently available from many of the leading manufacturers, and one of the things that struck me is how far we’ve come in terms of delivering the bottom end of the mix. Subwoofer technology and placement techniques have developed to the point where we have a lot more control over how this important band of frequencies is deployed. So I thought it would be… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLoudspeakerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    Al Keltz 02/05/16 10:55 AM,
    Election cycles are getting longer and longer, and more campaigns are on the road for extended periods of time while cable and Internet news outlets hunger for content to fill their 24-hour news formats. This has resulted in an increased demand to sound companies and AV rental houses for providing press conference feeds. If you don’t have at least one press mult in inventory and available, you may be missing out on increased revenue opportunities. A Menu For Feeding The… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectMixerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • rational acoustics
    PSW Staff 02/05/16 07:59 AM,
    Rational Acoustics has just published the Smaart v.7 User Guide, available for free download (PDF) from the company website. The new 180-plus-page document covers virtually every aspect of working with the Smaart v.7 measurement and analysis platform. In addition, it supplies considerable information on fundamental audio measurement concepts, industry standards, measurement rig set-up, sound source characteristics, and other system measurement “geekery.” Also included is the entire Impulse Response Guide published in 2015, as well as the entire licensing and installation… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsTrainingAVEducationLoudspeakerManufacturerMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement



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