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  • Friday, February 24, 2012
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    Jim Pfitzinger 02/24/12 12:50 PM,
    Editor’s Note: While this article discusses delays in a theater environment, the information can be applied to any situation. In an ideal world, the best system would be a single point source that would cover every single seat in the house at the same level with the same frequency response. This is easy to state, tough to execute. Most theaters have walls, ceilings, domes, balcony boxes and balcony fronts, chandeliers, canopies, sidewall projections, pillars, pilasters, plaster pachyderms, which get in… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVEngineerInstallationLoudspeakerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • microphone specs
    Mikkel Nymand 02/24/12 12:21 PM,
    When reading microphone specifications, it is extremely important to understand how to interpret them. In most cases, the specifications can be measured or calculated in many different ways. While microphone specifications provide an indication of a microphone’s electro-acoustic performance, they will not give a total appreciation of how it will sound. Specifications can detail objective information but cannot convey the subjective sonic experience. For example, a frequency response curve can show how faithfully the microphone will reproduce the incoming pure… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductStudy HallAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 11:28 AM,
    Austrian full service provider Light and Sound provided an L-Acoustics KARA/KIVA WST line source system for the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck. Innsbruck’s city centre was transformed into a huge party zone for the 2012 Games, with an action-packed program taking place at Medals Plaza, which hosted not only the daily Victory Ceremonies but also the week-long Innsbruck 2012 Music Festival. The challenge was to find a perfect setup for the wide ranging styles of music performed, from… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 10:22 AM,
    When the Hilton Concord on the East Bay of San Francisco, undertook a multi-million dollar plan to renovate its thirty year-old property, its goal was to increase the environmental sustainability of its operations. Even the sound reinforcement system in the building’s flexible ballroom and meeting space was to contribute to the hotel’s much smaller carbon footprint. Local AV integrator JK Sound, Inc. designed the new sound reinforcement system around Ashly Audio’s new KLR Series amplifiers, which deliver tremendous output efficiency… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierInstallationSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 10:05 AM,
    Danish singer-songwriter Mads Langer, well known for his guitar-based ballads, utilized DiGiCo SD11 consoles and Neumann digital microphones during his end-of-year European tour. Sound company for the tour was Victory Tour Production, a long-term DiGiCo rental house. Victory Tour Productions provided a pair of SD11s and shared SD racks for the tour purchased via DiGiCo’s Danish distributor Soundware. DiGiCo supplied the AES42 interfaces. “We wanted to use Neumann digital microphones and DiGiCo is one of only two manufacturers who currently… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, February 23, 2012
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    Buddy Oliver 02/23/12 02:46 PM,
    An easy way to understand how fiber optics works: visualize peering into a very long tube, the inside of which is coated with a perfectly mirrored surface. One mile away, at the opposite end, a friend shines a bright flashlight into the tube. Because the tube is internally coated with a perfect mirror, you will see his light perfectly at your end, regardless of how many twists and turns the pipe takes. If your friend flashes the light off and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallAVDigitalEthernetInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • nsca
    PSW Staff 02/23/12 02:32 PM,
    The NSCA Business & Leadership Conference Committee has announced a growing list of industry leaders sponsoring the industry-specific business management conference to be held in Dallas, March 1-3.  More than 200 of the leading representatives of this industry will gather in less than a month to discuss the rapid speed of conducting business in today’s competitive environment where adapting to your customers needs and evolving your business to earn profits is critical to survival. Many of the industry’s manufacturers and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessEducationInstallationSound ReinforcementAudio

  • allen & heath
    PSW Staff 02/23/12 02:17 PM,
    American Music & Sound (AM&S) has announced the appointment of Chad Bscherer to the position of regional sales manager for the MI division. Bscherer holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Music from North Central University and has worked in audio since starting out with live engineering and recording at his church. He has been a bass player/singer in several bands, and has worked with producing/engineering recordings. In addition, he’s worked as a touring engineer and has also handed other… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/23/12 10:43 AM,
    The University Art Museum (UAM) at California State University, Long Beach (CSULB) kicked off its prestigious and innovative audio installation of “Metal Machine 3: The Creation of the Universe” with an appearance by Lou Reed, American rock superstar. In order to provide the unique 3D sound necessary for the event, Arup, specializing in acoustic consulting, installed twelve JBL PRX612M compact powered speakers, arrayed spherically to create a fully immersive 3D sound environment. The exhibition will run from January 27- April… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/23/12 10:18 AM,
    iLive was selected to manage a three week run of performances held at The 02 in London, featuring over 100 bands, including The Feeling, Irwin Sparkes (Hoosiers frontman), and up-and-coming UK artists Nicki Garnett, Belakiss, Laura Steel, and Treetop Flyers. Run by Silent Gig Ltd and supported by PA company The Audio Group, the December Sessions were a series of free performances to celebrate emerging UK talent hosted festival-style on an outdoor stage in the London Piazza at the O2.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementAudio