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  • Friday, September 19, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/19/14 10:44 AM,
    The Wong Tai Sin Temple in Hong Kong is a well-known shrine and major tourist attraction. The traditional Taoist temple is situated on four and a half acres with grounds that feature three memorial archways and beautiful gardens. DinoTech Ltd was recently commissioned to design a new audio system that would provide intelligible paging and provide traditional background music throughout the interior and outdoor areas. They ultimately created a distributed audio system – 15 zones – that combines 70 One… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 09/19/14 10:17 AM,
    Audio-Technica is proud to be the microphone of choice for Snarky Puppy, a Brooklyn-based instrumental fusion band led by GRAMMY Award-winning bassist, composer and producer Michael League. Since joining with the Snarky Puppy crew around 2007, engineer/mixer Eric Hartman has been behind the console for several acclaimed albums from the ensemble, including We Like It Here, which the band released this year. A key element of these albums’ success has been Hartman’s extensive use of Audio-Technica microphones in the band’s… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConcertMicrophoneStage

  • Thursday, September 18, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/18/14 01:44 PM,
    Larry Fishman, the founder and president of Fishman, was recently invited to address designers, engineers and product managers at Apple headquarters in Cupertino, CA. Fishman delivered a presentation entitled “Inspiring Tools for Musicians: A Confluence of Engineering and Art” to a standing-room only audience. Many in attendance raised their hands when he asked, “How many of you are engineers?” The follow-up question, “How many of you are musicians?” produced an equal response. “At that point I knew I was among… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsBusinessEducationStageStudioTechnician

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    PSW Staff 09/18/14 12:54 PM,
    San Francisco-based singer-songwriter Jeff Campbell has been playing hundreds of shows a year in dozens of cities and continues to build a loyal following through his energetic performances. Recently selected as the winner of Guitar Center’s National Singer Songwriter 2 Competition out of over 13,000 entrants, Campbell was given the chance to record a five-song EP with GRAMMY-winning producer John Shanks and perform on Jimmy Kimmel Live. “I’ve been lucky, and I’m doing well,” states Campbell. “In between my larger… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/17/14 12:28 PM,
    Lakeville High School and Southland City Church, both located in the Minneapolis area, recently teamed up to find a sound reinforcement solution for the Lakeville High School auditorium, which is used by the church for Sunday services and by the school for classes, assemblies and theater productions. Maple Grove, Minnesota-based Excel AV Group, the systems integrator called in to work with both organizations, designed and installed a dBTechnologies line array system to meet their needs. “I took one look at… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, September 16, 2014
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    PSW Staff 09/16/14 09:57 AM,
    Lawo has announced the debut of the mc²36 audio console at this year’s IBC show. The new console is an all-in-one mixing desk, with a comprehensive feature set that covers broadcast, theater, house of worship, live and install applications. The mc236 offers uncompromised sound quality, Lawo-grade mic preamps and an unprecedented value for money. It’s compact size along with a powerful DSP micro-core with internal 512x512 port audio matrix, and integrated I/O make the console ideally suited to permanent installations… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsConcertConsolesDigitalInstallationSound ReinforcementStageStudio

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    PSW Staff 09/16/14 09:47 AM,
    Each year, Pryor High School in northeast Oklahoma presents a major musical performance in the Herchel Avra Performing Arts Center, utilizing Countryman microphones to help ensure top-quality audio quality. Specifically, Jim Bryant, Jr, manager of the Avra Performing Arts Center, Bryant routinely relies on a dozen Countryman E6 Earset microphones of both omnidirectional and directional varieties for performances that include Singing in the Rain, Phantom of the Opera, Music Man, Seven Brides for Seven Brothers, and this year, Oklahoma. “For… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Monday, September 15, 2014
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    Mark Frink 09/15/14 12:54 PM,
    1) Both Ears Or None. Using only one ear encourages much higher sound levels. Good custom molds provide 20 to 25 dB of isolation, allowing lower monitoring levels for artists, and reduced stage noise to compete with front of house. Mixed mode monitoring combining wedges and personal monitors ultimately results in higher overall SPL. 2) Hard-Wired Equals Hi-Def. Wired personal monitors will always sound better than wireless. In addition to loss of stereo separation and frequency response, multiplexed stereo wireless… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 09/15/14 12:40 PM,
    Point Source Audio (PSA) announced that its SERIES8 miniature microphones have been adopted by the three campuses of Chase Oaks Church of Plano, Texas. SERIES8 headset mics are well-suited to the church community, particularly those with large congregations and physical dimensions to match. Chase Oaks’ expansive campuses made servicing their microphones a growing challenge and expense.  “Our old headsets were continually snapping.  It was very frustrating,” recounts Chase Oak’s Audio Engineer Kevin Sanchez before discovering Point Source Audio’s SERIES8 and… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 09/15/14 10:36 AM,
    Adamson partner Alpha Sound was recently tapped to provide a substantial Energia sound reinforcement system for the AIA Real Life: NOW Festival held in Seoul, South Korea. The two day festival took place at the Jamsil Olympic Stadium and featured pop icon and trend-setter Lady Gaga as the headliner the second night of the show. Other acts that performed during the festival included Psy, Miss Nine, Sidney Samson, Ivan Gough, Cazzette, twenty one pilots, Man With A Mission, Galaxy Express… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSoftwareSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer