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  • Wednesday, December 01, 2010
    Monty Ross 12/01/10 03:07 PM, 0 Comments
    Limiters are in the protection business, limiting audio systems to safe levels. These limits protect loudspeakers, protect the audio signal from clipping, protect the neighbors, and protect ears. A limiter continuously monitors the audio signal, looking for levels exceeding its adjustable threshold. A limiter normally operates at unity gain and has no effect on the signal. If excessive levels are detected, the Voltage Controlled Attenuator (VCA) automatically reduces the gain. If the level never exceeds the threshold, the signal remains… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallEducationProcessorSignalSoftwareSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 12/01/10 01:20 PM, 0 Comments
    OBEDIA has moved its headquarters to Nashville, having established a solid base within the music and post-audio industry over the past 6 years in Los Angeles. Moving with the company is newly named CEO Jayce Murphy, who will be tasked with further developing support services as well as overseeing third party integration of OBEDIA’s enterprise management system. “OBEDIA was born out of the need for a more effective way to service complex technology and has evolved into an educational and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 12/01/10 12:45 PM, 0 Comments
    Martin Audio has announced its first Scandinavian customer for the Multi-cellular Loudspeaker Array. The Norwegian rental company Rubicon AS purchased an MLA rig consisting of 20 MLA top boxes, 12 MLX subs, and four MLD Downfill enclosures, from their local distributor, em nordic AS. The move follows several major system purchases by launch customers Complete Audio of Germany and North Carolina-based Special Event Services (SES)—who last month added a second system to their existing MLA arsenal.  By purchasing 36 enclosures,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollLine ArrayLoudspeakerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, November 30, 2010
    PSW Staff 11/30/10 01:51 PM, 0 Comments
    Blue Microphones has announced the second generation Mikey, portable recorder for iPod and iPod touch. Building upon the audio technology developed for the original Mikey, the second generation portable mic is designed for iPod and iPod touch, featuring improved circuitry for superior recording and enhanced new features. “The second generation Mikey is a natural next step for Blue as we continue to expand our consumer audio line to include enhanced portable recording,” said John Maier, CEO of Blue Microphones. “Blue… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductBusinessConcertMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/30/10 10:37 AM, 0 Comments
    London’s Southbank Centre has adopted a more flexible approach to digital sound mixing through its three flagship venues, the Royal Festival Hall, Queen Elizabeth Hall and Purcell Room through the acquisition of several Soundcraft Vi1 digital consoles from Richard Nowell Sound Services (RNSS). With the London Jazz Festival approiaching, technical director, Eddy Smith, decided that a more flexible platform was needed for incoming sound engineers than was offered by their existing digital desks. “We didn’t feel the sound of the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

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    PSW Staff 11/30/10 09:04 AM, 0 Comments
    For more than three decades, the Meadowlands has been a part of life for New York area football fans. When plans were begun to replace the aging arena, some fans were surprised to learn that, rather than a modern domed structure, the new stadium would be built in much the same traditional open-bowl style as the old one. But while the aerial view of the New Meadowlands Stadium is reminiscent of the original Meadowlands, the similarities stop there. The new… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVLoudspeakerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/30/10 08:35 AM, 0 Comments
    Aphex has announced the appointment of Techrep Marketing as the company’s sales representatives for the territories of Michigan, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Kentucky and West Virginia. With offices in 13 eastern states, Techrep is one of the pro audio industry’s largest independent marketing firms, representing many of the leading companies in professional recording, live sound, systems contracting, retail and manufacturing. Founded by Jeff Mac and Ted Bahas, the company has received multiple awards for sales, service and training. “We’re truly excited… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductBusinessDigitalProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/30/10 08:15 AM, 0 Comments
    On November 30, thousands of people will gather at Rockefeller Plaza for the annual Tree Lighting Ceremony. The event, which has been an annual tradition since 1933, will feature live performances by Susan Boyle, Charice and many others. Wireless First, a Mount Vernon, NY-based production specialist, has chosen Sennheiser to provide the wireless infrastructure for the event for the ninth consecutive year. The event will appear on local and national prime-time television, broadcasting to millions of people. Aside from the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemWirelessAudio

  • Monday, November 29, 2010
    PSW Staff 11/29/10 12:25 PM, 0 Comments
    The Docklands Peninsula Room in Melbourne, Australia recently hosted the Tertiary Education Management Conference Gala Dinner. Alive Technologies handled the AV requirements on the night, designing a system that included a DiGiCo SD8, supplied to them by DiGiCo’s Australian distributor, Group Technologies, to provide first class audio for a full range of requirements, including presentations and a variety of performances from a diverse array of artists. Alive Technologies FOH Engineer Caleb Doherty was a big fan of the system, which… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAVConsolesDigitalMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

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    PSW Staff 11/29/10 09:25 AM, 0 Comments
    dBTechnologies has announced that a full version of its website – including all product information, videos and navigational tools - is now available in Spanish. Keeping the fresh look and intuitive structure launched earlier this year, it is just as simple to navigate. “Working directly with employed representatives in Spain, means we have a responsibility to provide our many customers there with clear, comprehensible information, and this also extends to our website,” said European Sales Manager, Harald von Falkenstein. “What… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollBusinessLoudspeakerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio