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  • Friday, January 15, 2016
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    Church Sound Staff 01/15/16 10:44 AM,
    The reshaping of entertainment production wireless operations in the U.S. is currently underway, and it will impact all wireless microphone, in-ear monitoring and intercom system users – including those working in church sound – in the near future. The shrinking UHF band, where the vast majority of wireless systems currently operate, will get even smaller with the 2016 commencement of the 600 MHz incentive auction to allow the mass introduction of white space devices. Almost all of the remaining UHF… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVInstallationMicrophoneProcessorSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 01/15/16 09:10 AM,
    The new ID24 compact loudspeaker, the smallest ever made by NEXO, has been installed for the first time in Bristol, UK.  Working as under-balcony fills in the 2000-seater Hippodrome theatre, 24x ID24s are a vital element in the high-specification system brought in by London-based Orbital Sound for a specific production.  Orbital Sound is the first rental company in the world to deploy the ID Series, used in Bristol alongside two other NEXO systems – a STM M28 modular line array… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
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    Bruce Bartlett 01/14/16 04:12 PM,
    Besides sound quality, there really isn’t much to think about when it comes to microphones, right? Well, guess again! Like all elements of a sound system, mics present their own unique set of special problems. Fortunately, a lot of these problems are relatively simple to solve. It’s just a matter of identification and appropriate action. For example, most mic handles include a set-screw near the connector, with many models using this screw to ground the mic handle. If the handle… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 01/14/16 12:31 PM,
    Although the “visuals” are undeniably the reason that the annual Victoria’s Secret Fashion Show draws such massive attention, the sound may be Victoria’s real secret weapon. The most recent show at New York’s 69th Regiment Armory venue featured live music from Ellie Goulding, Selena Gomez, and The Weeknd; powered by an L-Acoustics K2 line array, designed by ADI:Audible Difference and deployed by SR provider Solotech. The main system comprised six hangs of eight K2 enclosures each, with 36 Kara enclosures… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 01/14/16 11:10 AM,
    Hosa Technology introduces two new series of power cords, designed specifically for gear outfitted with Neutrik powerCON connectors. When properly installed, these connectors forge a secure connection that prevents accidental disconnects due to tripping over cables or bumping of equipment. PWN-200 Series Power Cords are designed to carry power from a normal wall outlet to a powerCON-equipped device. For those using power distribution boxes equipped with powerCON outputs, PCN-200 Series Power Cords feature powerCON connectors at both ends and are… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVPowerStage

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    PSW Staff 01/14/16 08:49 AM,
    Located about 20 minutes north of Spokane in eastern Washington, Deer Park High School has a 350-seat live theater which supports Deer Park’s active broadcasting technology educational programs.  The theater is well equipped with a certified full-fly rigging system, modern digitally-controlled theatrical lighting, a video recording and presentation system and a high-performance audio system with an Allen & Heath Qu-32 digital mixer. Dan Huffman heads the school’s production department. He emphasizes that Deer Park’s theater and adjacent production room are… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalEducationSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016
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    PSW Staff 01/13/16 03:59 PM,
    TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik is introducing two new comprehensive drum microphone packs at Winter NAMM 2016. The company has assembled the three unique voices of its TEC Award-winning Dynamic Series microphone line, in combination with two matched small diaphragm FET condensers, and packaged them as the 6-microphone DC6 Drum Pack and the 7-microphone DC7 Drum Pack for drum recording and live performance applications. Each microphone set consists of the M82 handling kick drum duties, the M80-SHB on snare, the M81-SH for toms,… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

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    PSW Staff 01/13/16 10:39 AM,
    Allen & Heath’s iDR-8 DSP rack mixers and a GLD-112 digital mixing system have been installed in a new building constructed at Inha University in Incheon, South Korea. Founded in 1954, the University is renowned for its engineering programs, and marked its 60th anniversary with the construction of a memorial building, which will be completed in February 2016 at an investment cost of nearly $38 million dollars. The new building has a total of 16 floors containing auditoriums, lecture rooms,… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalInstallationMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 01/13/16 07:58 AM,
    Musician and comedian Reggie Watts articulates his mission to educate people about why sound matters and explains the transformative effect a new Meyer Sound system has brought to his band’s performances at the El Cid nightclub in Los Angeles. “With high-quality sound, musicians don’t play as loud. They feel more relaxed, and they play better music. This allows them and the audience to feed off one another.” - Reggie Watts, Musician and Comedian Reggie Watts is an innovative, multi-talented musician… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVBusinessConcertLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

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    Chez Stock 01/13/16 07:04 AM,
    This article is provided by SoundGirls.org   While continuing the journey to find my niche in this industry, I’m being exposed to many new things. One of which is booking a front of house gig with a band that is supporting a well-known band doing underplay shows around the U.S. Working with a support band is new to me – previously I’ve only worked with the headliner, mixing or as a system tech. I took this gig with a whole… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerMonitoringSoftwareSound ReinforcementStage



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