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  • Wednesday, March 23, 2011
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    PSW Staff 03/23/11 06:42 AM, 0 Comments
    NETIA has announced that 2010 represented the company’s best year yet, despite the chilling effect of the challenging economic climate. Significant gains in revenue, new hires in executive and engineering roles, and the extension of its content management system (CMS) to a broader client base all position the company for further growth in 2011. “We’re already seeing the benefit of the past year’s success,” said Christophe Carniel, NETIA CEO and president. “The influx of customer orders shows that we’ll soon… View this post
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  • Tuesday, March 22, 2011
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    PSW Staff 03/22/11 10:50 AM, 0 Comments
    Sennheiser recently announced a significant wireless installation at Canada’s largest private broadcaster, CTV. The installation provides world-class wireless audio functionality within and among CTV’s facilities across the country. With 28 conventional stations, 29 specialty stations and 33 radio stations, CTV reaches over 25 million viewers each week, offering a wide range of hit programming, including sports, news and entertainment. Sennheiser’s recent installation ensures that the network will be able to maintain world-class quality and reliability throughout its broadcast operations, while… View this post
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    Tom Lubin 03/22/11 08:25 AM,
    This article is the second in a multipart series. Additional articles in the series are available here.   Columbia Records Then the public began to buy phonographs. In general these playback applications required a ready supply of pre-recorded material and in 1890 the D.C. operation began to sell pre-recorded cylinders under the Columbia label (thus the oldest record label in the world came into existence). The survival of this one company was due to its astute pursuit of alternate markets… View this post
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    PSW Staff 03/22/11 07:26 AM, 0 Comments
    EastWest has announced their distribution of Modern Pop, the Multi-format Sound Library, in the US market. Modern Pop combines the distinctive style of modern electronic music with different types of pop music, lounge, chillout and new age. The defining characteristic of Modern Pop are its rhythmic elements, such as percussion loops, drum loops and special grooves, as well as its harmonic elements, such as melodies and chords, which are at times soft and gentle, at other times dynamic and powerful.… View this post
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    Fletcher 03/22/11 07:02 AM, 0 Comments
    In the early days of our industry, equipment was made to serve the user’s needs. Many of the original studio owners came from a radio background. They built their own equipment, from consoles to compressors to equalizers, etc. They didn’t have cost-effective manufacturing in mind when they created this equipment. They built it in order to make superior-sounding recordings. At some point, other people in the audio community asked these pioneers to build equipment for their studios. The world of… View this post
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    PSW Staff 03/22/11 06:45 AM, 0 Comments
    RadiantGrid Technologies has announced they will be unveiling the integration of Civolution’s NexGuard forensic video watermarking into the RadiantGrid Platform at the 2011 NAB Show. Forensic video watermarking for digital content that is pre-released can be a deterrent against content theft, and provides a forensic analysis tool in the event piracy does occur. Civolution’s NexGuard watermarking applications for pre-release content are deployed in content production and post-production facilities worldwide and add imperceptible video watermarks – on a per content copy… View this post
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  • Monday, March 21, 2011
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    Bobby Owsinski 03/21/11 08:28 AM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Let’s be honest, It’s never been easy to take your gear with you when you flew to a gig, but it’s gotten harder today thanks to the stringent requirements of the TSA. That being said, there are some tricks that can make you life a lot easier which I’ve included below in an excerpt from The Touring Musician’s Handbook. By the way, one of them is to lock your cases and luggage… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollBusinessDigitalEngineerInterconnectMixerProcessorSignalStudioSystemTechnicianAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/21/11 08:05 AM, 0 Comments
    Gen16, the new technology division of the Avedis Zildjian Company, has announced a Facebook giveaway contest. Anyone who “Likes” Gen16 on Facebook between now and midnight EDT on March 31, 2011 will be registered in a drawing to win a complete Digital Vault collection valued at $467 MSRP. The Digital Vault is a collection of authentic, high-resolution acoustic samples of Zildjian’s most coveted, exclusive master “reference” cymbals, along with rare, limited-edition cymbals never available to the public. Each cymbal has… View this post
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    PSW Staff 03/21/11 07:50 AM, 0 Comments
    Linear Acoustic has announced that two UPMAX 5.1-channel upmixers are being deployed on the twelfth season of the award-winning “Dancing With The Stars” television reality show, which returns to ABC on March 21. According to production mixer Bruce Arledge Jr. and music mixer Mark King, the user-friendly UPMAX system ensures a consistent and transparent upmix of the show’s stereo production elements for 5.1 broadcasting. “I can mix the show in stereo, upmix it through UPMAX, then downmix it again, and… View this post
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  • tech tip
    PSW Staff 03/21/11 07:05 AM, 2 Comments
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I’ve read many articles about which mics to use on a guitar amplifier, and many indicate that all you need is a Shure SM57 or maybe a step up with the Sennheiser 421. I’ve also read that a better mic placed out in the room adds depth. However, here’s my question. I’m recording a Fender Bassman Reissue which has four speakers. Which one do I put the close mic on, and where exactly do I… View this post
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