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  • Wednesday, November 10, 2010
    Chris Huff 11/10/10 11:11 AM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Lookout! The Christmas program is approaching!  The only think that sneaks up faster than Christmas is the church Christmas program.  For many of you volunteers out there holiday productions can be a daunting obstacle, but I’m here to help! Follow this cheat sheet for your Christmas (or other) productions and you’ll be certain to have everything you need this season. 1. Date/time of the program and any possible make-up date due… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollDigitalMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/10/10 10:00 AM, 0 Comments
    At the 2010 San Francisco AES show AEA unveiled the KU4 unidirectional ribbon microphone. The KU4 is AEA’s modern interpretation of the original RCA KU3A, which many engineers consider to be the best ribbon microphone ever made. The increased rear rejection of the supercardioid pattern reduces the amount of room sound, which is often desired in modern production applications, particularly vocal recording. The KU4 celebrates the legendary RCA unidirectional KU3A, a highsensitivity microphone designed for the Hollywood movie studios. Also… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductAnalogMicrophoneSignalStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/10/10 08:28 AM, 0 Comments
    E.A.R. Inc. announced at the 129th AES Convention the new “E.A.R. Sound Checker”, a compact device which is designed to protect hearing by easily checking surrounding decibel levels. The E.A.R. Sound Checker is a personal Sound Level Meter which indicates if sound levels are safe or dangerous and helps the user determine whether hearing protection should be worn. The E.A.R. Sound Checker is opperated by pointing the device toward a sound source and pressing the button. At that point the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductConcertMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/10/10 08:05 AM, 0 Comments
    At the 129th AES Convention Lavry Engineering showcased the new AD11 stereo A to D converter. The AD11 features USB connectivity, built-in microphone preamplifiers with phantom power, large wide-range LED meters, and Lavry’s Digital Tape Saturation Emulation (“Soft Saturation”). All settings are controllable from the AD11’s front panel using a system similar to that of the companion D to A converter the DA11. The USB outputs of the AD11 are available in parallel with both XLR and RCA AES/SPDIF digital… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/10/10 07:26 AM, 1 Comment
    Tascam has announced the launch of the HS-2000 two-track and HS-4000 4-track recorders The recorders use dual Compact Flash media for recording, which unlike tape is immune to vibration, wear and weather damage. Confidence recording mode is available to monitor the audio off the card during recording. A touch screen interface drives the recorder, and a simple UI makes menus easy to navigate. The HS-4000 can operate in dual-deck mode, allowing it to function as two separate recorders. Other features… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigitalMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, November 09, 2010
    Mike Sessler 11/09/10 02:32 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Many years ago I wrote an article on ChurchTechArts on which the following question was posed. I seem to get asked this question a lot and it’s a great way to lead into this article: “How do you keep your volunteers sticking around? We are a large church approx 3000 members running 5 services and everything is volunteer run.” “The engineer that runs the services that weekend is there for about 20 hours… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollConcertEducationEngineerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/09/10 12:10 PM, 0 Comments
    At the 125th AES Convention unveiled Master Audio Concepts, a form of on-line video tutorials presented by Grammy-winning engineer/producer Dave Isaac. The author has worked with a wide range of musical talent, including Eric Clapton, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Prince, Luther Vandross and Marcus Miller, in addition to television and motion pictures. Available for download from a customized website, the new series of tutorials has been developed for both beginners and experienced professionals that want to share the audio… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductDigitalEducationEngineerSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/09/10 10:20 AM, 0 Comments
    Shure Incorporated has introduced the Beta 181, an ultra-compact, side-address condenser microphone designed for discreet placement and control in live and studio environments. It is the first wired performance microphone from Shure that features interchangeable polar pattern capsules – cardioid, supercardioid, omnidirectional, and bidirectional – to offer versatility in constantly changing performance environments. “This mic is aces in tight spaces,” said Chad Wiggins, Shure’s Category Director for Wired Products. “It’s so compact; it can really fit in anywhere, whether it’s… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/09/10 10:10 AM, 0 Comments
    Solid State Logic presented Nucleus at AES 2010, a high quality DAW Controller and SuperAnalogue audio hub for professional project studios. Nucleus is the ideal blend of workstation control and superb audio performance. Nucleus re-defines the professional project studio with a combination of advanced DAW control, transparent SuperAnalogue monitoring, high class analogue mic pres, pro quality USB audio interface and bundled SSL Duende plug-ins. There is no other product available which offers the professional producer/engineer all these elements, with benchmark… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductAnalogDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/09/10 09:40 AM, 0 Comments
    Genelec exhibited its new 9000A Stereo Volume Control at AES 2010. Visually designed to appear as a miniature version of Genelec’s 5040A Active Subwoofer, the 9000A provides convenient volume control for all Genelec monitors/loudspeakers. The volume control input and output have 3.5-mm stereo male and female connectors, providing immediate connectivity with most computers and laptops, MP3 players and game stations. The connecting cable on the 9000A is Y-shaped. Past 1 meter (3 feet 3 inches) from the control knob, the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductMonitoringSignalStudioSystemAudio