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  • Wednesday, September 07, 2011
    PSW Staff 09/07/11 06:55 AM, 0 Comments
    Leeds Castle near Maidstone in Kent (“The Loveliest Castle In The World”) recently hosted a two-day musical event with large Outline GTO and Butterfly line arrays deployed by SRD Group to serve both concerts. The Heritage Events Leeds Castle Open Air Classical Concert 2011 featured the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra, conducted by John Rigby, playing a wide selection of popular classics. The next day offered a complete change of pace with”‘Live At The Castle 2011” featuring top European “boy band”… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • midas
    PSW Staff 09/07/11 06:45 AM, 0 Comments
    A Midas PRO9 digital mixing system was recently selected for The Sage Gateshead, a center for musical education, performance and conferences that is located in Gateshead on the south bank of the River Tyne, in the northeast of England. “We first came across the Midas PRO series almost three years ago, when we used a PRO 6 on a large surround sound opera Skellig,” says The Sage Gateshead’s head of technical operations Chris Durant. “It was obvious that this was… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollProductAVConsolesDigitalInstallationNetworkingSound Reinforcement

  • tomcat
    PSW Staff 09/07/11 06:22 AM, 0 Comments
    TOMCAT has announced that Scott Johnson has joined the company as project manager. Previously, Johnson served as senior design engineer at James Thomas Engineering, where he worked for almost 11 years. He brings experience and knowledge in production drawings, special projects, custom installs and training, advertising and marketing, customer service and solutions to meet their customer’s entertainment and structural needs. “We are thrilled to welcome Scott as the newest member of our team. As a leading manufacturer of aluminum truss,… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessManufacturerAudio

  • Tuesday, September 06, 2011
    Kyle P. Snyder 09/06/11 01:57 PM, 20 Comments
    You’ve just finished a killer tracking session, one that you really want the ability to recreate, so now what? I’m generally confident in my memory for microphone placements and studio setup, except that plans change and what may have been easy to remember tomorrow suddenly needs to be compartmentalized until everyone is available again next month. Plus, there’s no remembering compressor or EQ settings, let alone values for gear that has less than descriptive front panels. So, what’s an engineer… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogTechnologistPollEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioSystemTechnician

  • cables
    PSW Staff 09/06/11 01:50 PM, 0 Comments
    Gepco International has announced that it has re-engineered a line of its audio and video cables in response to the increasing demand from the European marketplace for low-smoke, zero-halogen (LSZH) cables where safety is critical in the event of a fire.(The company is exhibiting at IBC 2011, stand 9.B02) Gepco LSZH cables deliver exceptional quality while complying with IEC and RoHS standards. In the event of a fire, a building’s electrical wiring can act as a vehicle to propagate the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductInterconnect

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    Keith Clark 09/06/11 01:13 PM, 0 Comments
    The heavy rains of the previous day were long gone and the skies crystal clear when I arrived at Coney Island in Brooklyn early on the morning of July 4 to check out the sound reinforcement for the Nathan’s Hot Dog Eating Contest. The annual competitive-eating competition, organized by Shea Communications, features a field of about 20 contestants from the International Federation of Competitive Eating (IFOCE) converging on Nathan’s Famous Corporation’s original restaurant at the corner of Surf and Stillwell… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertLine ArraySound ReinforcementSubwooferSystem

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    PSW Staff 09/06/11 11:45 AM, 0 Comments
    SkyBar is quite simply the most impressive high-end open-air nightclub in the whole of the Middle East. Perched on a slab of reclaimed land jutting out from the port area into the Mediterranean Sea, SkyBar is truly the jewel in Beirut’s crown, attracting the hottest stars and hosting the best parties. Not only is it a true open air club environment with all the freedom of musical enjoyment that that implies, the design of SkyBar was the work of up… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 09/06/11 11:00 AM, 0 Comments
    The 14th edition of the World Gymnaestrada recently concluded, drawing almost 20,000 participants from 55 nations, making it the world’s largest general gymnastics exhibition and the biggest sports event ever held in Lausanne, Switzerland. Event specialist Skynight SA of Geneva used a Studer Vista 5 SR console to mix the opening ceremonies while simultaneously producing a feed for television networks. The highly configurable Vista 5 SR console used a setup of 208 input channels on a small footprint of only… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 09/06/11 10:01 AM, 0 Comments
    Each year, West Hollywood’s world-famous Sunset Strip celebrates its rich musical history and influence with the Sunset Strip Music Festival (SSMF), a three-day event featuring dozens of bands performing at Key Club, The Roxy Theatre, Whisky A Go-Go, Viper Room, and House of Blues. But the biggest draw, by far, is the festival’s third day when the city closes off the four blocks between Doheny Drive and San Vicente Boulevard and a number of top-name acts converge to rock two… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 09/06/11 07:15 AM, 0 Comments
    An international pilgrimage center for church-goers and visitors alike, Grace Cathedral is famous for its reproduction of Ghiberti’s Gates of Paradise, two labyrinths, stained glass windows, its medieval and contemporary furnishings, as well as its 44-bell carillon, three organs, and choirs. Adjoining the main sanctuary is the Chapel of Grace, a charming space that serves as a more intimate environment for a wide range of functions. To ensure flawless performance for these functions, the microphones of choice are none other… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollInstallationMicrophoneSound Reinforcement