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  • Friday, July 19, 2013
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    PSW Staff 07/19/13 11:50 AM,
    While mixing the Pet Shop Boys’ current Electric world tour, the band’s longtime sound engineers, Holger Schwark (FOH) and Seamus Fenton (monitors), needed to transfer signals and keep the sound within the digital domain. In order to do so, the duo have been relying on a multicore system from Optocore. The Optocore system (aided by experienced Capital Sound system technician Al Woods) plays a vital role in the tour. Handling the tour’s production is Capital Sound, which is utilizing a… View this post
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    PSW Staff 07/19/13 06:31 AM,
    Registration is now open for the first AES international conference on Sound Field Control, slated to take place at the University of Surrey, Guildford, UK, September 2-4, 2013. Held within a short distance of London’s major international airports, this conference aims to bring together engineers and perceptual scientists from around the world to share their research in this fast-moving field, and to discuss the numerous interactions between acoustics, signal processing, psychoacoustics and auditory cognition. “This is an unmissable event for… View this post
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    PSW Staff 07/19/13 06:11 AM,
    Creative visual design company SMASH Productions has ordered and taken delivery of the first Martin Professional M6 lighting control console in Europe, making it readily available for rental and deployments for assorted shows and productions around the UK. SMASH, headed by Alex ‘Junior’ Cerio and Tim Smith is known for its innovative, imaginative and fresh approach to production design, creating fabulous environments by combining lighting, video, visuals and scenic elements for any type of live event. Their work has encompassed… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStage

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    PSW Staff 07/19/13 05:57 AM,
    DPA Microphones’ new d:facto vocal microphone is proving popular with London’s live music venues, a number of which have made the microphone an integral part of their equipment stock. Two prestigious London venues that were quick to adopt the d:facto vocal microphone are The Union Chapel in Islington and the Pizza Express Jazz Club on Dean Street in London’s SoHo. Since its launch, the condenser microphone has been a big hit with a wide range of vocalists who appreciate its… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, July 18, 2013
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    PSW Staff 07/18/13 12:51 PM,
    McDSP has announced the release of plug-ins supporting 64-bit AAX (Avid Audio eXtension) DSP and AAX Native plug-ins for Avid Pro Tools 11. This release is a Mac only release, requires the iLok2, and is a free upgrade for McDSP v5 customers. Plug-ins that currently support Pro Tools 11 include 6030 Ultimate Compressor, Analog Channel, Channel G, Channel G Compact, CompressorBank, DE555, FilterBank, FutzBox, MC2000, ML4000, and NF575. McDSP will continue to provide 32/64-bit AAX Native and AAX DSP plug-in… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalSoftwareStage

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    PSW Staff 07/18/13 09:51 AM,
    Special Event Services (SES) deployed an Outline GTO-based sound system for the 2013 Justin Moore Outlaws Like Me concert tour, presented at major arenas and concert venues across the country.  With Outline’s exclusive OpenArray 3D Simulation Software, SES employed the company’s integrated flying hardware system to achieve audience coverage and uniform, sound quality at each stop. A mix of GTO, GTO-DF, Butterfly, Mantas, LIPF and Lab 21 speakers deliver the excitement of Justin Moore’s country rock and emotional ballad performances.… View this post
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    PSW Staff 07/18/13 09:39 AM,
    GLP German Light Products have launched a new iPad app for their impression X4 fixture. One of the versatile features of the impression X4 is that users can create their own pixel designs on the fly and store them directly into their control console. The new iPad app makes the process fast and easy by bringing up a mimic of the fixtures front lens layout. Users can tap individual lenses on and off to design the output that they would… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductProductionLightingConcertStage

  • Wednesday, July 17, 2013
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    PSW Staff 07/17/13 02:40 PM,
    Popular international reggae star Sean Paul recently toured Germany with an Adamson Energia E15 line array PA provided by Hamburg, Germany-based COBRA sound light. The compact, 10-date tour took place in arenas across the country. COBRA sound light, a full-service provider for pro audio and event technology equipment, recently added the Energia E15 PA for its sound quality, scalability and simple rigging. “The tour was very compact—Sean Paul played at 10 venues in 12 days with seating ranging anywhere from… View this post
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  • Tuesday, July 16, 2013
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    Ken DeLoria 07/16/13 02:06 PM,
    If you’ve never experimented with double-miking a musical instrument, you’re in for a treat. Properly utilized, the technique provides a whole new palette of tonal colors, along with surprising ease of control. It’s especially useful when working with an unfamiliar console, one that has limited EQ capability, or when multiple operators are working together on the same control surface. Further, with two or more microphones on key instruments, there is built-in redundancy. If one mic fails, falls off its stand,… View this post
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  • Friday, July 12, 2013
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    PSW Staff 07/12/13 10:02 AM,
    Peter Frampton reclaims his guitar throne on the “Frampton’s Guitar Circus” tour, which kicked off at the end of May in Nashville, TN at the Ryman Auditorium. The guitarist-turned-frontman/singer is sharing the stage with a dizzying array of axemen on the summer outing including Steve Cropper, Dean DeLeo (Stone Temple Pilots), Don Felder (formerly of The Eagles), Mike McCready (Pearl Jam), Vince Gill, David Hidalgo (Los Lobos), Davy Knowles, Roger McGuinn (founder/lead guitarist of the Byrds), Richard Thompson, Vernon Reid… View this post
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