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  • 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
    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

  • Friday, January 04, 2013
    PSW Staff 01/04/13 02:29 PM,
    Deep Purple lighting designer Louis Ball has just given the new MAC III AirFX lighting fixture from Martin Professional a thorough workout on the definitive rock band‘s November / December arena outing across Europe. A classic rock ‘n’ roll show it is, complete with guitar and drum solos and row of on-stage Marshall amps. Once recognized by The Guinness Book of World Records as “the globe’s loudest band,” Deep Purple can still put on a powerful, energy-filled show, and that… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStage

  • vue
    PSW Staff 01/04/13 01:25 PM,
    Sound engineer James “Jimbo” Neal recently selected a pair of VUE Audiotechnik h-15 active loudspeakers for the final leg of the Brian Setzer Orchestra’s Christmas Extravaganza tour. Neal’s objective was to augment the existing Sound Image stage monitors with a compact, high-output side fill system.  “I’ve used many different configurations for side fills over the years, but have always struggled to achieve sufficient coverage and sound quality from a compact footprint,” explains Neal. “My contact at Sound Image recommended that… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, January 03, 2013
    PSW Staff 01/03/13 03:10 PM,
    Three-piece UK all-girl vocal group Stooshe is now using a pair of Soundcraft Vi1 digital audio consoles on the road. The band’s popularity soared after sales of its debut single Black Heart reached more than 500,000, which led to a dedicated monitor engineer being brought in to the fold to join John Delf at FOH. Delf has worked FOH for a number of major artists including Lily Allen and Plan B, and has been with Stooshe from the offset. He… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound ReinforcementStage

  • church sound
    Mike Sessler 01/03/13 02:01 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   So far, we’ve talked about using input sheets to simplify life (here), and drawing from those input sheets to come up with custom cables and snakes that make set up go faster (here). Sometimes you have a bunch of gear that needs to be placed on and removed from the stage every week. In those cases, I like to put it in a rack, box or other enclosure to make it go faster.… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureInterconnectSignalStage

  • image
    PSW Staff 01/03/13 06:19 AM,
    Future Retro has announced the debut of the db mastering processor. As the nexus for the modern recording environment, this multifunctional device can be used for tracking, summing, and mastering of audio tracks, as well as full control of a monitoring system. Connect mics, instruments, audio interfaces, hardware processors, and monitors to the db and enjoy having access to all your studio gear, in one spot. All inputs and outputs are fully balanced, and internal signal routing is 99 percent… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductManufacturerProcessorStageStudio