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  • Wednesday, May 21, 2014
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    Chuck McGregor 05/21/14 01:54 PM,
    Realistically, audio signals at or near the noise floor of a system are not useful because the signal will not be significantly louder than the noise. Therefore, some minimum usable level must be assumed below which the electronic noise is considered objectionable. A signal-to-noise ratio of 20 dB is considered minimally acceptable for good intelligibility. For a high-quality system, 30 dB would be a better figure to use. Using this value, the range from this minimum signal level (30 dB… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Mesanovic Microphones
    PSW Staff 05/21/14 12:25 PM,
    Mesanovic Microphones has introduced the Model 2, a microphone outfitted with a 1.8-micron-thick, 2-inch-long ribbon at the heart of its design, suitable for use on vocals, guitar amps, drums, strings, brass, piano, and more. A combination of custom designed resonator plates and a narrow ribbon motor gives the Model 2 an extended high-frequency response, while retaining classic ribbon midrange and a rich low end that reaches flat out to 20 Hz. The Model 2 also includes a custom toroidal transformer… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsProductAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/21/14 11:25 AM,
    Sennheiser, today announced the availability in the Middle East of its SpeechLine microphone range. The new microphones are specifically designed to deliver excellent speech intelligibility and to provide ease of use making them ideal for teleconferencing, meetings, lectures, presentations and speeches. These products supplement Sennheiser’s strong portfolio of solutions for the government, corporate, hospitality and education sectors. “Our Integrated Systems microphone portfolio is now rounded up by on table and installation boundary layer microphones along with new and improved table… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessInstallationMicrophone

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    PSW Staff 05/21/14 11:14 AM,
    Moogfest, the annual electronic technology, art, science and music festival, expanded its downtown Asheville, North Carolina event to five days. The festival, which takes place in late April, encompassed more than 10 venues. For audio reinforcement at the main stage located at US Cellular Center’s 2,431-seat Thomas Wolfe Auditorium, Detroit-based Thunder Audio specified the use of its new L-Acoustics K2 loudspeaker system. The loudspeaker complement for Moogfest 2014’s main stage included left and right arrays of nine K2, plus eight… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 05/21/14 11:00 AM,
    Mid-America Sound Corp., located in Greenfield, Indiana, will host a demo on the new Yamaha QL Series digital audio console, Tuesday June 3 between 12 noon and 4:00 pm at their 6643 West 400 North location, Greenfield, IN. Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems District Manager, Mike Eiseman, will be on hand to present and answer questions. The new Yamaha QL Series inherits CL console features such as all-in-one mixing, processing, and routing capability for small to medium scale live tour sound,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessConsolesDigitalEducationInstallationSound ReinforcementStage

  • vue audiotechnik
    PSW Staff 05/21/14 09:24 AM,
    Internasjonalen (The International), one of Oslo Norway’s most popular clubs, has a loyal clientele who enjoy its open, two-story industrial décor and musical talent representing a wide variety of genres. With live music playing an increasingly important role, club owners recently decided to update an aging audio system to improve sound quality while attracting high-profile talent to its stage. Designed and installed by Trondheim and Oslo-based avon, the centerpiece for Internasjonalen’s new house system is VUE Audiotechnik loudspeakers. “This venue… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 05/21/14 04:45 AM,
    Glastonbury is regarded as the mother of all festivals with arguably the most iconic of stages—the Pyramid Stage—which annually hosts some of the world’s top musical artists while needing to meet the strict criteria “set in stone” by the license. The year, house sound reinforcement at the Pyramid Stage will be delivered for the first time by a system headed by Martin Audio MLA, courtesy of RG Jones Sound Engineering, Martin Audio teaming once again with RG Jones builds on… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Tuesday, May 20, 2014
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    PSW Staff 05/20/14 02:12 PM,
    Founding members of the multi-platinum band LIVE recently established Think Loud Studios in their hometown of York, Pa. When it came time to install a console in the world-class facility’s expansive Studio A, they opted for a 48-channel Solid State Logic Duality analog console/controller. The extensive experience that the group and their engineers have with classic SSL analog consoles led them directly to Duality. Known for classic albums including Throwing Copper, Secret Samadhi and The Distance to Here, the members… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogBusinessConsolesStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/20/14 01:44 PM,
    As any live sound engineer will tell you, touring mid-sized clubs is not for the faint of heart. Confronting the daily surprises of a new room, with a new sound system and a new console, can make or break the band’s show - and their audience. For Val Foster, engineer for Seattle hip hoppers Grieves, the solution was simple - using Mackie’s DL1608 digital live sound console with iPad control, Foster can assure the band and audience a consistent show,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalMixerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 05/20/14 01:39 PM,
    The F.M. Kirby Center for the Performing Arts in Wilkes-Barre, Pa. has installed a new system based around Meyer Sound MINA line array loudspeakers. As part of the restoration for the art deco auditorium, the custom-painted gold loudspeaker arrays blend seamlessly into the gilt wood proscenium arch. Dave Grogan of Wilkes-Barre-based Effects Unlimited handled system design consultation and installation. “The MINA system has a powerful sound, and fills the hall beautifully,” says Michael Dale, technical director for the F.M. Kirby… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer



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