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  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/28/16 03:11 PM,
    Not so long ago, consoles with 32 channels and 16 auxiliaries could cover the requirements of almost any band and most festivals, but today, bigger shows often require 100 channels and 50 mixes or more. At the same time, the genre of large-format consoles continues to grow and evolve. The recently introduced Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 and Avid VENUE | S6L, both highly anticipated, have now been released and are seeing steadily increasing action in a range of applications. Further, Allen… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureProductSlideshowAVConsolesDigitalManufacturerMixerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 04/28/16 12:26 PM,
    Audio-Workshop, a Steinberg Certified Training Center specializing in music technology seminars and tutorials, announces the availability of Orchestral Library Toolbox — its first international video tutorial guide for working with orchestral virtual instruments, available as a DVD-ROM or download version as of April 28… Orchestral Library Toolbox demonstrates detailed use of orchestral virtual instruments suited to a variety of applications. As such, audio-workshop tutors Achim Brochhausen — a classically-trained musician, producer, and composer (whose area of expertise revolves around realizing… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalEducationSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 04/28/16 12:17 PM,
    Eighth Day Sound (Highland Heights, Ohio) has added the new Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 Digital Audio Console to its tour rental inventory. Founded in 1980, Eighth Day Sound has grown into a global company that routinely provides services to artists from The Who, Madonna, Kings of Leon, Beyonce’, Drake, Lady Gaga, Eminem, Rihanna and Taylor Swift, to festivals including Bonnaroo, Hangout, Governors Ball, Electric Forest, as well numerous special events.  The company also has an installed sound division that specializes in… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    Nigel Redmon 04/28/16 12:12 PM,
    This article is provided by EarLevel Engineering.   Some terms: The Fast Fourier Transform is an algorithm optimization of the DFT—Discrete Fourier Transform. The “discrete” part just means that it’s an adaptation of the Fourier Transform, a continuous process for the analog world, to make it suitable for the sampled digital world. Most of the discussion here addresses the Fourier Transform and its adaptation to the DFT. When it’s time for you to implement the transform in a program, you’ll… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationEngineerMeasurementProcessorSignalSoftware

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    PSW Staff 04/28/16 10:25 AM,
    Flux:: Sound & Picture Development announces the release of BitterSweet Pro - Frequency Dependent Transient Designer. BitterSweet Pro v3, Frequency Dependent Transient Designer, is built around a new improved design of the algorithm found in Flux:: freeware transient processor, BitterSweet. One of the main features of BitterSweet Pro is the “Frequency Dependent” Transient Processing, providing the ability to process only a certain part of the frequency spectrum making it act just like a dynamic equalizer driven by Transients and/or Sustain.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 04/28/16 10:14 AM,
    Switchcraft/Conxall has expanded its Mini-Con-X line of sealed circular connectors to add a right angle PCB mount option for all panel mount configurations. The Con-X line, original developed by Conxall in the 1980’s for the marine industry, is a series of waterproof connectors in a variety of sizes and configurations. The 18mm Mini-Con-X is one of the most popular sizes in sealed connectors, and although it has been available with PC contacts, mounting the connector perpendicular to the board required… View this post
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    PSW Staff 04/28/16 10:06 AM,
    Global Audio Systems recently completed a retrofit replacement of the current sound system in The View, New York’s only revolving rooftop restaurant, with Martin Audio CDD5 installation loudspeakers. Located on the 48th floor of the Marriott Marquis Hotel overlooking Times Square, The View provides constantly changing views of the city along with upscale fare for its diners as it completes a 360-degree rotation every hour. Global’s Jason Ojeda comments that the client “wanted to replace the existing in-ceiling speakers with… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 04/28/16 09:02 AM,
    Modern opera productions depend on the singing technique of the main characters, the extravagant stage design or the musicians in the orchestra. At the same time, the directors achieve additional soundscapes with sound effects from the speaker. “Especially in modern productions, directors require us to produce various sound effects, create different spaces and connect with each other over the sound system,“ says Oleg Surgutschow, sound mixer at the Zurich Opera. In the historic hall, loudspeakers are mounted on a total… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVDigitalInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSoftwareSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 04/28/16 07:21 AM,
    Having worked on the vast majority of Judas Priest’s signature albums, along with most of their earlier live albums – producer Tom Allom was called back to the chair for Battle Cry Live. Allom brought in mixer, Jack Ruston, the team relying on the Metric Halo LIO-8 interface, and MIO Console software to flip between a wide variety of monitoring systems. Of course, Judas Priest is among the small cadre of bands that might constitute the “founding fathers of metal”… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 04/28/16 07:14 AM,
    SoundGirls.org is continuing a crowdsource effort launched a couple of weeks ago to raise much-needed funds in support of pro audio and live sound education. (Go here to contribute.) It’s another facet of the organization’s mission to inspire and empower the next generation of women by creating a supportive community as well as providing the tools, knowledge, and support to further their careers. Specifically, the crowdsource funds will go to the 2016 SoundGirls.org Live Sound Camp for Girls, slated for… View this post
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