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  • Thursday, December 01, 2011
    software
    PSW Staff 12/01/11 10:19 AM, 0 Comments
    Stardraw.com has announced the launch of Stardraw Design 7, an all-new system design/documentation tool is available for download from www.stardraw.com. The move follows the initial unveiling of the software at InfoComm 2011 in June, which marked the debut of a public beta phase. The application is Stardraw.com’s seventh-generation software solution for systems integrators. Drawing on nearly two decades of market experience, and exploiting the latest in software technologies, Stardraw Design 7 offers audio and video system designers/installers unparalleled speed, ease… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVInstallationSoftwareSystem

  • audix
    PSW Staff 12/01/11 10:05 AM, 0 Comments
    Audix has introduced the TM1 Plus, a combination kit that includes the TM1 measurement microphone, threaded acoustic windscreen, shock mount clip, 1/2-inch calibrator adapter and microphone calibration data on CD.  The data files are a numeric representation of the TM1 frequency response. Together with the provided sensitivity of the microphone, they can be used with a variety of popular software measurement systems to correct the response curve of the microphone.  “The TM1 has earned very high acceptance among sound engineers… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMeasurementMicrophoneSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2011
    software
    PSW Staff 11/30/11 11:46 AM, 0 Comments
    Cakewalk has announced that the new SONAR X1 Production Suite is now shipping and available from Roland distribution partners. (Roland U.S. has been the distributor of all Cakewalk by Roland branded PC music products since September 2010.) The SONAR X1 Production Suite is a powerful and affordable professional music production suite for the Windows platform. It includes: —SONAR X1 Producer precisely suited for today’s music production with its unparalleled user interface design providing the very best in a clean and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollProductDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • microphones
    PSW Staff 11/30/11 10:42 AM, 1 Comment
    Hosa Technology has announced the introduction of Mogan Microphones, a new brand of subminiature mics, with the first offering under the new brand being the Mogan Standard omni earset microphone. The new Mogan Standard omni earset mic is designed to deliver high-quality audio at a price that will appeal to budget-conscious presenters. The new mic offers a 3.0 mm omni-directional capsule, with -45 dB nominal sensitivity, that is designed to be positioned near the corner of one’s mouth. It offers… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVMicrophoneWireless

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2011
    image
    Pat Brown 11/29/11 01:04 PM,
    The device commonly referred to as a “speaker” is more correctly referred to as a loudspeaker system. It is comprised of some transducers, a crossover network, an enclosure, and a few additional parts. Loudspeaker system designers must be familiar with the complicated interactions of the components that form the system. An assemblage of good parts does not guarantee a good system. (Note: For the remainder of this article I will refer to a loudspeaker system as simply a “loudspeaker.”) If… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductStudy HallInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • image
    PSW Staff 11/29/11 10:31 AM, 0 Comments
    The Abercrombie & Fitch flagship store in London recently upgraded their sound system utilizing a custom configuration of Powersoft Digimod amplifier modules to power a distributed and networked sound system consisting of JBL AC15 and Martin AQ8 loudspeakers. The system redesign and install was handled by Technomedia Solutions, an audiovisual/interactive design, consultation and installation firm headquartered in Orlando, Florida with offices in New York, Las Angeles, London and China. “Our original objective was to redesign a sound system that would… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAmplifierInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • image
    PSW Staff 11/29/11 10:15 AM, 0 Comments
    In order to accommodate the musicals, concerts, dance recitals, talent shows and much more that it holds throughout the academic year, Fort Zumwalt West High School in Missouri recently purchased a Soundcraft Si Compact 32 audio mixing console. Tim Croghan, Auditorium Manager for the school, has been working with the Fort Zumwalt School District for 20 years and helped design and build the auditorium and sound system, and was looking to upgrade from the original analog sound board the school… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalInstallationSound ReinforcementStage

  • image
    PSW Staff 11/29/11 09:55 AM, 1 Comment
    Bittree, a provider of professional audio and video patching components, today announced the release of the 969-A Series of programmable audio patchbays for bantam (TT) connections. The 969-A Series is the newest generation of Bittree’s highly popular 969 series of audio patchbays, which are mainstays in a wide range of large-scale broadcasting, mobile production, and post-production operations. “For many years, the 969 has been the workhorse of our bantam patchbay line, delivering full programmability and the industry’s most reliable patching… View this post
    Filed in: AVRecordingNewsPollAVInstallationSound ReinforcementAudio

  • image
    PSW Staff 11/29/11 09:40 AM, 0 Comments
    On the cusp of celebrating its tenth year of business in the production services market, Wichita-based Sound Kingdom, Inc. has now changed its name to Event Systems, Inc. and expanded its L-Acoustics inventory with the purchase of six ARCS line source systems, four 12XT coaxials, and an additional LA8 amplified controller. The new gear complements an existing equipment roster that includes 18 KIVA and six KILO elements – collectively driven by a single LA-RAK – plus six 115XT HiQ coaxial… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • personal monitors
    Gary Zandstra 11/29/11 07:39 AM, 1 Comment
    I regularly hear complaints from musicians about being too isolated with they use personal monitor mixers with headphones: “I feel like I’m in a studio” and/or “I feel like I’m in my own separate world.”  These complaints often have merit because the only thing available to mix into their phones is the dry signals from the other instruments. To solve this issue I’ve tried - with good success - a few techniques. 1) Add a feed from an audience response… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage