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  • Wednesday, January 05, 2011
    PSW Staff 01/05/11 08:59 AM, 0 Comments
    Grammy Award-winning mixer, producer and engineer Hugo Nicolson has announced the founding of Lisson Grove, a new boutique pro audio brand dedicated to recapturing the finest studio sounds of a previous era. Right out of the gate, the company is underscoring this mission with the launch of its inaugural product, the R-124, a valve compressor based on the classic 1960s British studio units used extensively on all of the Beatles’ recordings. Reverse engineering one of the highly-modified Altec 436 originals,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollProductAnalogProcessorSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/05/11 08:10 AM, 0 Comments
    CAD Audio has announced the introduction of three new models - the Stage4, Stage7 and Touring7– in an offering of its popular Drum Mic Pack line at Winter NAMM 2011. The new Stage4 Drum Mic Pack is a 4-piece drum miking solution featuring a new updated kick drum mic with an extended low end. The snare and tom mics include integral drum mounting clips for easy set up and mic placement. Also new for the show is the Stage7, a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/05/11 07:40 AM, 0 Comments
    Calrec Audio has announced an agreement to deploy Apollo audio consoles with Bluefin(TM)2 signal processing to CBS Television City. These new consoles will serve studios that have produced, among many other top-rated shows, 12 “Survivor” finales, “Dancing with the Stars,” “American Idol,” and “A Tribute to Heroes,” which was broadcast around the world and across the United States. Working with Calrec partner Bexel Broadcast Services, the Television City facility in Los Angeles purchased and installed one Calrec Apollo desk in… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/05/11 07:21 AM, 0 Comments
    Vintage King Audio has announced the latest hire for their National Sales Team, musician and engineer Drew Townson. Townson previously owned and operated the web-based pro audio sales, service and consultation firm, Analog Planet, before officially accepting his position with Vintage King Audio. The addition of Townson will provide Boston and New England based clients of Vintage King with additional opportunities to connect for in-person for demos, installs and customer support. Drew Townson brings over 27 years of experience to… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAnalogBusinessDigitalSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, January 04, 2011
    PSW Staff 01/04/11 01:00 PM,
    Finding ways to streamline the different aspects of designing, transporting and setting up complex audio systems is a constant challenge for sound companies. ATK Audiotek, a sound company that has handled high-profile events such as the Super Bowl, national political conventions, the Grammy Awards and the Academy Awards, to name a few, recently instituted a new system design approach revolving around a single type of power amplifier to drive all types and brands of speakers. To bring this design strategy… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductionAudioStagingAmplifierDigitalPowerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

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    PSW Staff 01/04/11 12:20 PM, 0 Comments
    Extron Electronics has announced that the new PS 1230, an energy-efficient replacement power supply, is now shipping. This newest member of the PS Series of Desktop Power Supplies has three12 Volt 2-pole captive screw ports and offers a total of 3.0 amps across all outputs with no per-port current limitations. The PS 1230 is designed to conserve energy and reduce costs. The power supply snaps into the included ZipClip 200 mounting bracket for secure mounting to rack rails, tables, or… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsPollProductAVDigitalPowerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 01/04/11 11:20 AM, 0 Comments
    DNF Controls has announced the release of the AnyWhere Interface Box (AIB), a compact single-box “missing link” solution that provides eight opto-isolated GPI inputs, eight relay contact closure GPO outputs, one RS422/RS232 serial port, and one 10 BaseT Ethernet port. Designed for applications in A/V, industrial, radio, and television broadcasting market segments, the AIB supports GPI-to-GPO(s), GPI-to-serial, GPI-to-Ethernet, and GPI-to-SNMP control; serial-to-GPO, Ethernet-to-GPO, and SNMP-to-GPO monitoring; and serial-to-Ethernet and serial-to-SNMP conversions; all of which are user-configurable. The AIB makes it… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsPollProductAVInstallationInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

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    PSW Staff 01/04/11 10:20 AM, 0 Comments
    For many music fans, just saying the name “KC & the Sunshine Band” brings back memories of the heady fusion between funk and dance music that dominated the pop charts in the 70s and 80s. While the band’s shows are rooted in their extensive catalog of past hits, the show itself is a state-of-the-art production, including 13 musicians, two dancers, and a full sound and lighting package. When faced with the need to replace the group’s in-ear monitor systems to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementSystemWirelessAudio

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    Mike Sessler 01/04/11 09:00 AM, 16 Comments
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   There I was, on Christmas Eve Eve, listening to the rehearsal tracks for our Christmas Eve service, tweaking the mix and thinking, “Hmmm. something is missing.” In fact, it wasn’t that something was missing; it was a big band, with 11 vocals. If anything was missing, it was space. With all those instruments and vocals packed in there, the mix was sounding a bit dense. Whenever I get that many vocals on stage,… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollBusinessDigitalLoudspeakerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Monday, January 03, 2011
    PSW Staff 01/03/11 03:22 PM, 0 Comments
    Opened in 1975, Arizona’s Scottsdale Center for the Performing Arts (SCPA) has long been a cultural oasis in the greater Phoenix area, presenting some 200 dance, music, drama, and lecture events per year. The largest performance hall at the complex is the 850-seat Virginia C. Piper Theater, a fully-equipped professional theater space. After well over three decades in service, the theater recently underwent extensive renovation, including re-raking the auditorium and adding box seating along the sides. The improvements also included… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollLine ArrayLoudspeakerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio