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  • Monday, April 01, 2013
    PSW Staff 04/01/13 02:09 PM,
    RCF has announced the availability of the new AM1125 mixer-amplifier and UP1121 power amplifier. Both models are part of an initiative to update the entry-level range of commercial audio amplifiers available from RCF. Flexibility and reliability along with audio intelligibility and construction quality are the main features of both pieces of gear. The AM1125 is a 120W RMS mixer amplifier with five inputs, four of them universal (mic-line sensitivity) and one switchable phantom power (required by electret microphones). The 5th… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAmplifierAVInstallationMixerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 04/01/13 02:02 PM,
    This year’s Winter Jam Tour has had upwards of 300,000 attendees and sold out 23 arena shows to date. Headlined by TobyMac, the 10-artist, 44-city concert tour is powered by a potent system built around the Meyer Sound MILO line array supplied by Blackhawk Audio of Whitehouse, Tenn. Winter Jam serves up a wide range of music styles—from the dub step of the Capital Kings to the acoustic pop of Jamie Grace, the guitar rock of Red and the rap… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 04/01/13 01:45 PM,
    American Idol reigns on as one of the most successful shows in television history. For the show’s upcoming live episodes, Valencia, California-based ATK Audiotek revamped the American Idol set with a variety of Harman’s JBL Professional loudspeakers. Baltzell designed some novel loudspeaker arrangements for the new American Idol system. “We had to accommodate a number of needs for the new set at CBS Television City in Hollywood, and they can’t be accommodated by a one-size-fits-all system,” said Pat Baltzell, sound… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 04/01/13 10:57 AM,
    The Production Resource Group (PRG employed an Outline GTO Line Array, MANTAS and Butterfly-driven sound system for a recent Andrea Bocelli performance in the BB&T Center, the largest indoor arena in Florida. Principally used for live sporting events and with occasional high-end pop concerts, the challenge for Outline and PRG was to transform the sonic space of this multi-purpose arena into a symphonic hall capable of delivering the subtle nuance and gripping power of a Bocelli performance. Outline’s OPENARRAY-3D prediction… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 04/01/13 10:52 AM,
    RTW is pleased to announce the appointment of Christopher Spahr as the company’s new U.S. Director of Sales and Operations in the United States. Spahr, who began his new role on March 1, 2013, will be based out of RTW’s new U.S. facility, located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania. He will work along with Group One, RTW’s exclusive U.S. distributor, to support the company’s dealer base in the United States. In his new position, Spahr will draw upon his extensive professional background… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsAVBusinessInstallationMeasurementSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 04/01/13 10:46 AM,
    Behringer has introduced the latest in its EUROPORT product line, the iP40PRO, an all-in-one portable PA system with full Bluetooth connectivity for users who demand cutting-edge audio coupled with supreme ease of operation. The iP40PRO can handle gatherings of up to 250 people, making it ideal for company picnics, pool parties, corporate presentations—or any other event requiring fast setup and high-quality audio performance. The iP40PRO features a 40-Watt, Class-D amplifier; a powerful 8-inch woofer and high-resolution tweeter housed in a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementWireless

  • l-acoustics
    PSW Staff 04/01/13 09:33 AM,
    Billed as the world’s largest live entertainment and exhibition event, the annual Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo—with rodeo and concert events known as RodeoHouston—is also one of Texas’ largest charities having contributed more than $330 million to the state’s youth since 1932. This year, the three-week rodeo and concert series at 72,000-seat Reliant Stadium was heard via the largest contingent of L-Acoustics K1 arrays ever deployed,  provided by LD Systems of Houston. The concert list included a long list of… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundProductionNewsProductionAudioAVConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • aphex
    PSW Staff 04/01/13 09:19 AM,
    Aphex has announced the appointment of Jim Bailey to the position of general manager, with the announcement made by Aphex chairman/CEO David Wiener. Bailey’s offers extensive experience in product development, illustrated by the recent debuts of Aphex models such as the USB 500 Rack and USB Microphone X, as well as management talent. “Aphex is firing on all cylinders. We have worked really hard over the last two years, adapting, evolving and expanding our Burbank and Salt Lake City operations… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsAVBusinessManufacturerProcessorSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Friday, March 29, 2013
    church sound
    PSW Staff 03/29/13 03:11 PM,
    Digital consoles present a comprehensive slate of benefits to churches. It’s almost as though they were created specifically for this application. It starts with universal advantages, such as flexibility and “bang for the buck,” and continues to specific feature sets that make a huge difference in the workflow of church sound professionals and volunteers alike. Let’s have a look at some recent applications. Northside Christian Church, Wadsworth, OH Music pastor Matt Howard opted for a Soundcraft Si Compact 32 to… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogConsolesDigitalInstallationSound Reinforcement

  • old soundman
    Old Soundman 03/29/13 11:19 AM,
    Here we have two individuals, neither of whom are full-time soundmen, but despite that fact, are courageous operators of audio gear in their respective environments. I take my hat off to them! Hi, my name is Ron - Hello, Ron. I’m not going to tell you what my name is! I work in a nightclub as a bartender-maintenance-sound guy. Wow, you are a triple-threat individual! Once I told an arrogant sound guy who thought we were so special and superior… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician