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  • Thursday, September 27, 2012
    live sound
    PSW Staff 09/27/12 09:20 AM,
    Much pro audio industry humor revolves around techs versus musicians. By their very nature, techs are knowledgeable problem solvers. The flip side of this nature are musicians who “don’t let knowledge get in the way” of their artistic pursuit. Hence the endless putdowns: “Can you read music? Not enough to hurt my playing.” “What do you throw a drowning guitarist? His amp.” “Why did the drummer leave his sticks on the dashboard? So he can park in the handicap zone.”… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionProductionAudioBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

  • radial
    PSW Staff 09/27/12 08:59 AM,
    Radial Engineering has introduced the Radial PZ-DI, a direct box that is designed to work with all types of acoustic and orchestral instruments via the ability to optimize the input impedance to match the pickup or transducer. According to Radial president Peter Janis, “With bigger and better PA systems in every venue and on every tour, the need to faithfully amplify acoustic instruments has never been greater. In the past, the sound was masked. Today, you hear every nuance. This… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductAVInterconnectMonitoringSignalStage

  • Tuesday, September 25, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/25/12 12:19 PM,
    Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) announced that it will deliver sound reinforcement solutions for two key venues at the Decibel Festival, an annual electronic music event held in Seattle, Washington, USA. And EAW KF740 line array system will serve as front-of-house PA for Decibel’s headline events in the acoustically notorious Paramount Theater. Separately, EAW’s Application Support Group will install a temporary Avalon by EAW dance club system in Neumos, where VIP parties will proceed with five nights of performance sets and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Thursday, September 20, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/20/12 09:15 AM,
    SVSi announces the ATR201 Audio Transceiver, an audio-over-IP solution that both sends and receives two-channel audio over IP. Perfect for point-to-point or point-to-multi-point audio delivery, the ATR201 provides audio matrix switching and distribution using the same control options as SVSi’s Networked AV video switching and distribution solution. SVSi’s ATR201 is the solution for delivering audio over the network! Simply connect a balanced or unbalanced audio input into the IN port and it’s converted to IP packets that are switchable and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessSound ReinforcementStageStudioAudio

  • Monday, September 17, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/17/12 04:46 PM,
    A nexus of performance art, Edinburgh International Festival (EIF) provides dance, drama, music, musical drama, and yes, even a little humor, is the breadth of what’s available. With such variety, and a furious turn over where shows move in and out on an almost daily basis, it’s an exhausting month for the stage crews and technicians. Yet Tom Zwitserlood, Head of Sound for the EIF, was heard to say, “For me, if anything, introducing V-Series at the festival has made… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollLine ArrayMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Wednesday, September 12, 2012
    PSW Staff 09/12/12 06:16 AM,
    Bassist and vocalist artist Esperanza Spalding is currently touring with her new group, the Radio Music Society, with a full microphone setup from DPA Microphones, including the new d:facto Vocal Microphone, which she is using for her vocal performances. Esperanza’s sound engineer Jaime Armengol chose DPA for the world tour because of the sound quality he knew he could achieve with the brand. In addition to the d:facto, Armengol relies on the full range of d:vote 4099 Instrument Microphones, and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertMicrophoneStageAudio

  • Tuesday, September 11, 2012
    Mark Frink 09/11/12 03:24 PM,
    1) Both Ears Or None. Using only one ear encourages much higher sound levels. Good custom molds provide 20 to 25 dB of isolation, allowing lower monitoring levels for artists, and reduced stage noise to compete with front of house. Mixed mode monitoring combining wedges and personal monitors ultimately results in higher overall SPL. 2) Hard-Wired Equals Hi-Def. Wired personal monitors will always sound better than wireless. In addition to loss of stereo separation and frequency response, multiplexed stereo wireless… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

  • harman
    PSW Staff 09/11/12 10:54 AM,
    Developed more than six decades ago, AKG achieved a breakthrough in recording and broadcast technology with the introduction of its first dynamic microphone, the D12. Today, AKG has introduced the newly designed D12 VR large-diaphragm cardioid microphone intended specifically for kick drum live and recording applications. D12 VR (vintage sound re-issue) offers a thin diaphragm within its newly designed capsule, which enhances low-frequency performance.  With phantom power disabled, the D12 delivers accurate, pure character from the sound source.  With phantom… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsProductAVMicrophoneStageStudio

  • image
    PSW Staff 09/11/12 09:31 AM,
    Once, Broadway’s Tony Award-winning Best New Musical, relies on DPA Microphones’ 4060 Omnidirectional Miniature Microphones to provide a transparent sound in a small, discreet capsule. Based on the 2007 Academy Award-winning film of the same name, Once takes place on a set designed to give audience members the illusion that they are watching a true event unfold, making them feel as though they are right on stage with the actors. The natural sounding DPA 4060s add to this impression. With… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Monday, September 10, 2012
    Craig Leerman 09/10/12 04:09 PM,
    The Olson M-191 is one of the more interesting-looking microphones I’ve run across, a hybrid metal and plastic unit that has a style all it’s own. Olson Electronics may not be a familiar name. Started by Sid Olson in Akron, OH in 1961, the company grew into a large retail chain that carried a wide variety of consumer electronics, including stereos, CB radios, TV antennas, parts, tubes, batteries, and car audio equipment. Olson Electronics was sold in the late 1960s… View this post
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