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  • Tuesday, February 05, 2013
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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 12:09 PM,
    VenueMagic has enhanced the fixture override feature for its family of Show Control platforms. Combining live hardware control with VenueMagic’s ability to pre-program show elements, fixture override allows users to take real-time control of their VenueMagic-controlled show using hardware such as DMX lighting consoles, MIDI controllers, or VenueMagic’s built-in Virtual Control Surface. Fixture override works by disabling any pre-programming – from a fixture to a timeline – that a user chooses to control in real-time. Users can take control of… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductionLightingProduction SoftwareVideoConcertSoftwareStage

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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 10:49 AM,
    Radial Engineering has announced the new Stage Bug SB-1, an ultra-compact direct box designed to fit inside the string pocket of a guitar case. Designed primarily for acoustic guitars, the Stage Bug SB-1 measures less than 2 inches wide, by 3.85 inches long and only 1.3 inches high. (5.1 cm x 9.8 cm x 3.3 cm). It’s powered using standard 48-volt phantom power. The Stage Bug SB-1 has a standard 1/4-inch hi-Z instrument input, a low-Z balanced output to feed… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductInterconnectRemoteSignalStage

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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 09:30 AM,
    From December 28th to January 20th, Lennon and McCartney fans were treated to the theatrical concert Hey Jude at Forum in Copenhagen. A spectacular musical and visual treat with lighting design by Jonas Bøgh, the Beatles-inspired show used a host of Martin Professional MAC luminaires, including the new MAC III Wash, with supply by Nordic Rentals. “I needed a very powerful fixture to create an enormous ‘background of light,” explains LD Jonas Bøgh. “At the beginning of the theatre concert… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionNewsProductionLightingConcertStageTechnician

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    PSW Staff 02/05/13 09:00 AM,
    When Brooklyn Tech High School, one of New York City’s most prestigious public high schools, needed to overhaul the outdated audio system in its 80-year-old auditorium, it called on Masque Sound to do the job. The company equipped the majestic hall with a range of state-of-the-art audio equipment. Built in 1933, Brooklyn Tech is home to the third largest auditorium in New York, second only to Radio City Music Hall and the Metropolitan Opera House. Featuring seating for 3,100 and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAmplifierEducationLine ArrayLoudspeakerPowerSound ReinforcementStage

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    Gary Gand 02/05/13 04:42 AM,
    For those who missed my first “newbie” column, here’s a re-cap. I’m the guy you love to hate, a musician almost from birth who is also a long-time professional sound engineer (35 years and counting). My goal is to inform and educate the less-experienced sound people that I work with on a regular basis from my spot at stage right in front of my guitar amp, behind my 36-pound pedal board, in my seven-piece blues, rock, soul – and whatever… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogTrainingInterconnectPowerRemoteSignalStage

  • Friday, February 01, 2013
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    Bruce Bartlett 02/01/13 03:53 PM,
    Remote recording is exhilarating. Musicians, excited by the audience, often put on a stellar performance. Usually you only get one chance to get it recorded, and it must be done right. It’s on the edge, but by the end of the night, especially if everything has gone as planned – what a great feeling! Challenges abound. Monitors can feed back and/or leak into the vocal microphones, coloring the sound. Bass sound can leak into the drum mics, and the drums… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 02/01/13 08:43 AM,
    Martin Professional’s new M6 is a state-of-the-art lighting console that functions as a highly advanced visual control surface. Designed to control everything from conventional and moving lights to the most advanced media server, the M6 has been designed for today’s demanding multimedia shows and tomorrow’s challenges. Martin M6 incorporates the latest available technologies with an industrial multi-core processor, solid-state drives and custom-designed high-brightness touch screens. The M6 is capable of delivering up to 64 DMX universes directly from the console’s… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionNewsProductProductionLightingConcertConsolesStage

  • Thursday, January 31, 2013
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    PSW Staff 01/31/13 03:55 PM,
    Radial Engineering has announced the StageDirect, a new direct box that combines all of the standard features one would find in a DI with the added convenience of being able to mute the signal using a footswitch for silent on-stage tuning or to quietly switch instruments without having to turn down the PA system or put the stage amp on standby. As with all Radial direct boxes, the StageDirect is made from 14-gauge steel and finished in baked enamel for… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductInterconnectProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, January 30, 2013
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    PSW Staff 01/30/13 10:50 AM,
    Clear-Com is sponsoring the John Lennon Educational Tour Bus by supplying the crew with Clear-Com intercoms for its productions and workshops. Clear-Com’s HME DX210 Digital Wireless Intercom enables clear communication and quick collaboration between the staff on diverse productions while on the road. The system is also easy to operate, allowing even students to master the system and gain familiarity with real‐life productions. The John Lennon Educational Tour Bus is a non-profit, state-of-the-art mobile audio and HD video production facility… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundProductionChurch SoundNewsProductProductionAudioCases & AccessoriesAVConcertEducationSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Monday, January 28, 2013
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    PSW Staff 01/28/13 12:49 PM,
    JBL Professional has introduced the M2 master reference monitor, integrating new JBL transducer technologies and patented innovations in a free-standing, 2-way loudspeaker system. The M2 design leverages JBL’s new D2 compression driver which uses two annular diaphragms and two voice coils to deliver extended high frequency response and very low distortion at very high sound pressure levels. The D2 is mated with JBL’s new 2216ND Differential Drive 15-inch woofer, also with dual voice coils, incorporating a patented wire application that… View this post
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