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  • Sunday, January 08, 2012
    renkus-heinz
    PSW Staff 01/08/12 12:40 PM, 0 Comments
    The National Club is one of the Toronto’s most prestigious landmarks, a non-political members-only organization serves as private retreat for its clientele, including many of Canada’s current and future leaders. Since its founding in 1874, The National Club has hosted a “who’s who” of important Canadian and foreign dignitaries, and today, it serves as an esteemed venue for private meetings and dinners, weddings, presentations and club-hosted events. The brick-and-plaster building has undergone several renovations since being constructed in 1906. Most… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • loudspeakers
    Craig Leerman 01/08/12 11:26 AM,
    When it comes to loudspeakers for professional audio applications, line arrays get the glory and much of the press, but traditional 2-way boxes are still the real workhorses of the business. They remain invaluable for a range of very good reasons, with versatility that translates to “great bang for the buck” topping the list. A quick check of manufacturer websites bear this out as well. Again, the latest line array might be the “next big thing” touted on the home… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollSlideshowLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, January 06, 2012
    jbl
    PSW Staff 01/06/12 03:52 PM, 0 Comments
    The 39th annual American Music Awards broadcast featured a star-studded lineup of artists, nominees and presenters including Taylor Swift, Jennifer Lopez, Nicki Minaj, Enrique Iglesias, will.i.am, David Hasselhoff, Christina Aguilera, Justin Bieber, Katy Perry, Kelly Clarkson and a host of others. Held at the Nokia Theatre LA Live in late November, the American Music Awards (AMA) featured more than a dozen live performances, all served by sound reinforcement system headed by JBL Professional VERTEC line arrays. ATK Audiotek of Valencia,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, January 05, 2012
    live sound
    Gary Gand 01/05/12 03:50 PM,
    It’s New Year’s resolution time again. Many of you who are my Facebook friends know that my resolution for 2011 was based on the theory that doing nothing is actually doing something. Put into practice, this became a goal of not shaving for a year, and I ended up growing the same beard that I had in high school. It was a fun quest, and had side benefits such as totally confusing publishers of recent “congrats on 40 years in… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnicianAudio

  • microphones
    PSW Staff 01/05/12 02:50 PM, 0 Comments
    Kenny Rogers recently wrapped up his annual “Christmas & Hits” tour that runs from Thanksgiving to Christmas Eve, with Frank Farrell, Rogers’ technical director and monitor engineer, noting that the sold-out tour goes to every kind of venue from arenas and casinos to theaters and high school auditoriums. Designed to be “as frugal as possible in this economy,” the tour includes an 8-piece band and a full complement of A/V equipment with multi-video servers and five projector screens, all of… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • old soundman
    Old Soundman 01/05/12 01:45 PM,
    Dear Old Soundman: Studio engineers verses front-of-house engineers - can they be one and the same? Studio guys don’t want to let us get a shot at their jobs, because we would wipe the floor with them! Unfortunately, we would also wipe the floor with their clients! Do I really want to spend three months listening to some rock star (who tries to pretend he’s a man of the people) reveal how completely dependent he is on the click track,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollEducationEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • image
    PSW Staff 01/05/12 09:30 AM, 0 Comments
    Powersoft K3 and M50Q DSP+ETH amplifiers were recently installed at the Music Hall in Worpswede, Germany.  Worpswede is a small village that has been hosting a lively artistic community since the end of the 19th century. The Music Hall is situated in a building dating back to 1870 that was originally designed for live events. Since then it has changed hands a number of times while retaining its primary use as a performance venue. It has been known as the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierConcertDigitalSound Reinforcement

  • qsc audio
    PSW Staff 01/05/12 08:43 AM, 0 Comments
    Bellowhead, a U.K.-based folk ensemble and darlings of the European festival circuit, utilized QSC Audio K Series active loudspeakers — ten K10s and two K12s — as on-stage monitors throughout their recently completed tour of England, in support of last year’s ‘Hedonism’ album. The band, four times named Best Live Act at BBC Radio 2’s annual Folk Awards, needed powerful and reliable on-stage monitoring system for their recent tour. The band’s front of house engineer for the tour was Alastair… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLoudspeakerMonitoringSound Reinforcement

  • synaudcon
    Keith Clark 01/05/12 08:37 AM,
    When noting the contributions of Don and Carolyn Davis to the professional audio industry, it’s hard to know where to even start. Their book, Sound System Engineering, originally published in 1973 (and since updated), remains a standard audio and systems resource. Founders of SynAudCon, Don and Carolyn established the industry’s pre-imminent and most respected (and independent) educational resource, teaching thousands the essential concepts of audio and acoustics that in turn has led to remarkable advancements in systems and sound quality… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallTrainingAnalogAVDigitalEducationSound ReinforcementTechnicianAudio

  • Wednesday, January 04, 2012
    image
    PSW Staff 01/04/12 01:00 PM, 0 Comments
    Recently inaugurated, the brand-new Arena Sofia is Europe’s latest and Bulgaria’s largest arena. Bulgarian audio specialist ProAudio Ltd was tapped to design and install the new sound system powered by Powersoft M50Q amplifiers. Designed and constructed primarily for sporting events, the venue also hosts exhibitions and concerts. Recent events have included musician Jean Michel Jarre and the prestigious 2012 WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) Tournament of Champions. The five story, multi-purpose venue consists of the main arena, which can be configured… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierInstallationManufacturerSound Reinforcement