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  • Wednesday, January 16, 2013
    fostex
    PSW Staff 01/16/13 12:47 PM,
    Fostex has introduced the TH-900 dynamic headphones and the HP-A8C 32-bit DAC/headphone amplifier, sold separately but optimized to work together. The TH-900 headphones include specially engineered driver unit with a 1.5 tesla magnetic circuit that allows the unit to achieve significantly wider range, as well as the company’s proprietary “Biodyna” 50mm biodynamic diaphragm for purity of sound reproduction. The headphones are crafted with Japanese Cherry Birch housings, which offer a rigid and extremely dense texture that creates a robust acoustic… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsProductDigitalLoudspeakerMonitoringProcessorRemoteSignalStageStudio

  • Monday, January 14, 2013
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    PSW Staff 01/14/13 11:25 AM,
    DPA Microphones played an integral part in recording the audio for the film version of the hit musical Les Miserables, which features an all-star cast including Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Samantha Barks and Sacha Baron Cohen. Nominated for nine BAFTA Awards, including one for Sound, Les Miserables used an innovative technique that involved recording vocals live on set with the cast singing to a live piano accompaniment played to them through earpieces.  The orchestra was recorded later in… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionAudioMicrophoneStageWireless

  • Friday, January 11, 2013
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    PSW Staff 01/11/13 11:51 AM,
    Lighting designer and operator Ed Warren of Next Level Lights turned to Martin Professional’s MAC Viper Profile for Mumford & Sons’ “Tour of Two Halves” (first half theatres, second half arenas). The tour hit dates in the UK and Ireland in November and December as a leg on their extended “Babel” world tour. The award-winning 1000 W fixtures were recommended to Warren by Rob Sinclair, who worked as visual consultant for the tour. “He’d used them previously and recommended them… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStage

  • image
    PSW Staff 01/11/13 11:16 AM,
    The new VC-Dot LED string from Martin Professional was used to dynamically line the 14-meter high “Giganta” take off ramp on Nitro Circus Live’s recent European tour. Used for accent lighting on the edge of the ramp, the lightweight strings of individually controllable LED Dots provided a host of advantages for lighting designer Paul Collision. In the past, Paul says, the “Giganta” ramp, which is used for freestyle BMX, skate and other things with wheels, has been edged with LED… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertManufacturerStage

  • Thursday, January 10, 2013
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    PSW Staff 01/10/13 01:25 PM,
    Last November American entertainer Jennifer Lopez gave performances in Moscow and St. Petersburg that won the hearts of Russians all over the country. Rental company Euroshow not only supplied all of the equipment for the concerts in both cities but gave lighting designer Sean Burke the chance to try out Martin Professional’s new MAC Viper Profile. For the show in St. Petersburg, Euroshow changed the preliminary specification to 1500 W MAC III Profiles and 1000 W MAC Viper Profiles (instead… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertManufacturerStage

  • Wednesday, January 09, 2013
    rat sound
    Craig Leerman 01/09/13 05:54 PM,
    Cables present plenty of problems in audio systems, and it’s something Dave Rat and the gang at Rat Sound have been addressing with a growing line of SoundTools products. I recently received several units to check out, including the XLR Sniffer/Sender, the NL-4 Sniffer/Sender, the 1/4” Sniffer/Sender, and the Mic Swapper. The sniffer/senders are cable testers, but unlike many devices of their type, they can be used to check cables/snake channels when they’re in place at a show or installed… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductInterconnectMeasurementMicrophoneSignalStage

  • church sound
    Kent Margraves 01/09/13 12:05 PM,
    Provided by Sennheiser.   The worship mixer’s job is executed in the mix position during worship, but its success is mostly established outside the mix position, prior to worship. 1. Know The Music Beforehand Get whatever rehearsal music media is available to the worship team for review (legally). Learn the arrangements by listening during the week. Not only will your mixes come together quicker for each song, you’ll also anticipate things like guitar solos or false endings before they happen—not… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerInterconnectMixerMonitoringStageTechnicianWireless

  • grundorf
    PSW Staff 01/09/13 08:33 AM,
    Grundorf has introduced new ABS Series professional amp racks, lightweight transport cases designed to house power amplifiers, processors, patchbays, and more. Available in 2-, 4-, 6-, 8-, 10-, and 12-space configurations, the new ABS Series is manufactured from high molecular weight ABS material and utilizes a 3 mm thickness high density ABS shell with a heavy-duty aluminum extrusion to ensure robust protection. All models have a contemporary, professional black textured finish that is easy to clean and maintain. Gasket-fitted front… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingProductionChurch SoundNewsProductAmplifierAVSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, January 07, 2013
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    Peter Patrick 01/07/13 03:06 PM,
    Intense beam effects are changing the way lighting is designed at nightclubs, stage shows and music concerts.  Cutting like a knife through washes and other effects, these high-impact narrow beam fixtures crate vivid swaths of light that add an eye-popping layer of drama and visual excitement to any venue or event. Now DJs, bands, small clubs and mobile entertainers can become part of this hot lighting trend. American DJ has introduced the Inno Color Beam 12, an ultra-compact, affordable RGBW… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductProductionLightingConcertStage

  • namm
    PSW Staff 01/07/13 09:51 AM,
    For his storied history in the music products industry, Patrick Selmer is receiving the prestigious Lifetime Achievement Award from NAMM. As president of French saxophone maker Henri Selmer Paris since 1998, Patrick Selmer, leads the iconic brand with his cousins Brigitte and Jerome Selmer. He is the fourth generation of Selmer’s to run the business founded by his great-grandfather in 1885. The Lifetime Achievement award is NAMM’s highest industry recognition. Selmer started working in the business at an early age,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsBusinessManufacturerStage