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  • Monday, February 08, 2016
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    Mark Frink 02/08/16 01:32 PM,
    In audio there are inputs and outputs, sometimes called sources and destinations. Audio input sources break down into two basic types: microphones and direct inputs (DI), which also stands for “direct injection.” We commonly refer to the devices that perform this function as a direct box, a DI box, or a DI for short. The various kinds of microphones utilized in pro audio are acoustic-to-electric transducers that convert sound waves in the air into electrical signals. A DI, on the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, February 05, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/05/16 03:00 PM,
    Sound reinforcement systems from Bay Area audio innovator Meyer Sound are playing a supporting role in Super Bowl 50 festivities, the biggest Super Bowl week ever celebrated and one that the Super Bowl 50 Host Committee calls “uniquely Bay Area.” In their quest to make the game-day sound for this Super Bowl the best ever, NFL production leaders tapped Meyer Sound to help enhance the February 7 experience between the Carolina Panthers and the Denver Broncos. Meyer Sound’s technical team… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 02/05/16 01:56 PM,
    Prestonwood Baptist Church, with two campuses in Texas, recently selected the Roland M-48 live personal mixers for its Plano home base campus, installed by Clair Solutions. With a large number of musicians every Sunday, not to mention an expanded orchestra performing throughout the holiday season, serving the different monitoring needs and preferences of so many musicians has been challenging to say the least. “Some players just want to adjust volume, and others want to adjust the EQ and add reverb… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundNewsAVDigitalMonitoringNetworkingSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 02/05/16 10:24 AM,
    Richie Hawtin and British product developer Andy Rigby-Jones have spoken about their upcoming technology collaboration and revealed more details about the project, “PLAYdifferently.” After 25 years of working at Allen & Heath and being an integral part of their Xone DJ division, Andy Rigby-Jones left the company in 2014 and partnered with Richie Hawtin to combine their expertise and unique vision to create new instruments for the DJ and electronic music market. Over the past two years, the pair have… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVManufacturerStage

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    PSW Staff 02/05/16 09:51 AM,
    At this year’s annual NAMM Show, the “TEC Tracks” sessions made their debut, featuring more than 70 sessions including music technology master classes, live interviews and panel discussions with a variety of musicians, producers, designers and industry professionals. Lectrosonics Digital Hybrid Wireless Technology was on hand to meet the challenges in this environment, including LMa Transmitters, HH Handheld Microphones and Venue Receivers. Taking place throughout each day for four continuous days in three different rooms with sessions happening concurrently, the… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Wednesday, February 03, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/03/16 03:29 PM,
    Audio-Technica announces that its ATH-R70x Professional Open-Back Reference Headphones have received a NAMM Technical Excellence & Creativity (TEC) Award for Outstanding Technical Achievement in the Headphone/Earphone Technology category. Presented by the NAMM Foundation, the awards celebrate the best in professional audio and sound production. The 31st Annual TEC Awards were presented Saturday, January 23, 2016, at the NAMM Show in Anaheim, California. “It is a distinct honor that our ATH-R70x has received top honors in its category at the 31st… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVManufacturerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/02/16 02:53 PM,
    The ancient Roman amphitheatre in Verona was the magnificent setting for Intimissimi on Ice, an evening of music and dance on a vast iced stage, all supported by ArrayProcessing from d&b audiotechnik. Designed in the classical amphitheatre style, the two thousand year old stone structure is elliptical in shape, with the outer walls standing about seventeen meters in height. The audience was seated in the remaining half of the arena floor and on seating built into the steeply tiered bleachers… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerLoudspeakerManufacturerMeasurementProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 02/02/16 07:57 AM,
    Audio-Technica introduces two new desk stand and boundary microphones compatible with System 10 PRO Rack-Mount Digital Wireless Systems and Stack-mount Digital Wireless Systems: the ATW-T1007 System 10 Microphone Desk Stand Transmitter and the ATW-T1006 System 10 Boundary Microphone/Transmitter.  ATW-T1007 System 10 Microphone Desk Stand Transmitter Designed to work with phantom-powered, condenser gooseneck microphones with a 3-pin XLRM-type output, the ATW-T1007 System 10 Microphone Desk Stand Transmitter pairs with the System 10 PRO or System 10 digital wireless receiver of your… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVDigitalMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Monday, February 01, 2016
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    David Scheirman 02/01/16 06:25 PM,
    From the April 1983 issue of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, David Scheirman takes a look inside the Willie Nelson & Family tour of 1983. It is perhaps safe to say that the Willie Nelson organization has been spending more production dollars for sound and lighting than most other country-oriented acts. Nelson’s house mix engineer, Mike Garvey, of Dallas, Texas, explains hie part in the decision-making process when it came down to choosing a sound system for the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallAmplifierAnalogConsolesEthernetLoudspeakerMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • Friday, January 29, 2016
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    PSW Staff 01/29/16 09:24 AM,
    The University of Oklahoma (OU) places a premium on the performing arts; with a School of Musical Theatre, music school, and one of the nation’s oldest established drama schools, second only to Yale in terms of longevity. So when the Norman, Oklahoma campus revealed that it was renovating the main 570-seat theater at its Rupel J. Jones Fine Arts Center, L-Acoustics Kiva loudspeakers soon became one of the anticipated updates. For the audio portion of the retrofit, AVL project coordinator… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage



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