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  • Thursday, October 13, 2016
    PSW Staff 10/13/16 12:30 PM,
    Shure has released the latest version of its Wireless Workbench system control software—version 6.12. The update adds several new features to help wireless users better manage and monitor wireless system performance over the network, from pre-show planning through post-performance analysis. Shure has created Timeline - a new logging utility designed to capture essential channel status information over time. Information recorded includes RF level, antenna status, audio level, interference, ShowLink Remote Control status, and battery level. With optimized data storage, Timeline… View this post
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    Karl Winkler 10/13/16 12:01 PM,
    As with the ever-ongoing debates about “tubes versus transistors,” “analog versus digital” and “Mac versus PC,” there’s not likely to be agreement any time soon about “objective versus subjective” when it comes to sound quality. Extremists in the “Objectivist” camp argue that, “if it can’t be measured, it doesn’t exist” while on the other hand, the “Subjectivist” side firmly backs the idea that “human beings can hear things that can’t be measured.” How often has it been suggested, “use your… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 10:49 AM,
    EM Acoustics’ distributor for New Zealand, Showtechnix, has recently made their first HALO-C sales in New Zealand, selling two systems in less than three months; the first to the Forum North cultural and entertainment center in Whangerei for their Capitaine Bougainville theatre, and the second to sound production and hire specialists, BounceNZ, who were brought in by Showtechnix as advisers to the Forum North project. BounceNZ owner and live sound engineer, Glen Ruske, was so impressed by HALO-C that he… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 10:21 AM,
    Elite Presentations of Chesapeake, VA recently acquired a Martin Audio MLA Mini arrays including six stacks with 24 cabinets and six subs, and quickly put it to good use at an outdoor worship service held by the River Oak Church. Covering a range of functions including production, AV integration and weddings, Elite is currently focused on corporate events, which explains their purchase of MLA Mini. As technical director Ray Dixon points out, “We were looking for a larger array system… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 10:06 AM,
    Discovered by William “Count” Basie in 1982, Carmen Bradford became the featured vocalist in the Count Basie Orchestra for nine years and continues singing as a guest vocalist with the Basie Orchestra to this day. She has also sung with the Doc Severinsen band, Naples Jazz Orchestra and in various Symphony Pops concerts with major symphony orchestras throughout the U.S, Canada and Europe. As a seasoned jazz vocalist, Bradford has used a wide variety of vocal mics throughout her career… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 09:28 AM,
    Thunder Audio recently deployed a large-scale JBL by Harman VTX Series-based system at Lollapalooza 2016 to power a diverse lineup of artists at the festival’s Bud Light stage, including Ellie Goulding, Major Lazer, Lana Del Ray, The 1975, Future, Disclosure, HAIM and many more. Thunder Audio used the JBL VTX Series for Lollapalooza 2015, and selected it once again for its frequency response, output and ease of deployment. The VTX Series sound quality was especially important, and enabled Thunder Audio… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 09:13 AM,
    When Frank Grønbæk, front of house technician, and Rasmus Valentin Hansen, monitor engineer, packed up their equipment for the worldwide Lukas Graham tour, both made sure to have their Wisycom devices with them. Tasked with handling all wireless equipment for the tour, both engineers currently rely on Wisycom for Lukas Graham’s vocals, as well as the bass and horn sections. Lukas Graham is a Danish pop and soul band comprising of lead singer Lukas Forchhammer, drummer Mark Falgren, bassist Magnus… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 08:48 AM,
    When Tom Sorce, senior project manager and audio designer at Production Resource Group (PRG), is looking for a microphone that can capture the intricacies of an instrument with clarity, he turns to DPA Microphones for support.  Sorce has been using DPA microphones for over a decade. “The first time I used DPA, I was looking for a solution to use on an acoustic guitar,” says Sorce. “Then, I started trying them on many different instruments; on bells, horns, woodwinds and… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 07:57 AM,
    On September 9, 2016, otherwise known as “#909day”, Roland premiered more than 30 new products to a global audience during a 24-hour streaming online music festival — The Future. Redefined. — featuring live performances from VIP events in eight major cities worldwide. The final encore event, at Six01 Studio in Burbank, California, was the most ambitious and complex, production-wise, and relied exclusively on Roland Professional A/V equipment to deliver five hours of performances from three stages to viewers around the… View this post
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    PSW Staff 10/13/16 07:34 AM,
    Siena College, an independent liberal arts college in Loudonville, New York, recently underwent renovations to its audio system and selected K-array as its choice for unobtrusive loudspeakers. The school required a sound system at its multipurpose student lounge “Casey’s” for public addresses as well as sound reinforcement for DJ and live performances with many restrictions on mounting and space for a large speaker system. Integrators Audio Video Corporation were brought in for their trusted expertise and immediately turned to Karray’s… View this post
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