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  • Monday, February 20, 2017
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    PSW Staff 02/20/17 10:12 AM,
    CenturyLink is one of the largest telecommunications companies in the United States, with extensive operations in 37 states. When the old A/V systems at the company’s Monroe, Louisiana, headquarters weren’t performing up to expectations, CenturyLink called Singularity Technologies of Johnstown, Colorado, for a field evaluation, which led them to Attero Tech. “We didn’t work on the original install in Monroe but we have a longstanding relationship with CenturyLink,” explains Singularity Technologies president Matt Zavakos. “CenturyLink asked us to devise a… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalEthernetInstallationNetworking

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    PSW Staff 02/20/17 10:04 AM,
    Martin Audio has named Martha Callaghan to the position of North East Regional sales manager. Callaghan’s duties in this post will include engaging more closely with the company’s customers in the region while optimizing and building new relationships and helping to further develop and grow the vertical markets Martin Audio addresses. With 15 years of experience in the pro audio and music industries, Callaghan was previously in sales and management at Maryland Sound. She has also served in both capacities… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessManufacturer

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    PSW Staff 02/20/17 09:32 AM,
    Stout Irish pub’s original location across from Madison Square Garden opened in 2005 and was augmented in 2015 with the opening of Stout FiDi in the city’s Wall Street District. Recently Stout has expanded to a third location with Stout NYC Grand Central, just off Park Avenue. Stout NYC Grand Central’s two-story layout presented some challenges in distributing sound adequately. Richard Trombitas of Cardone, Solomon Associates, New York explains that the solution included loudspeakers from Renkus-Heinz. “It’s an interesting space,”… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/20/17 08:31 AM,
    Mexico City boasts a thriving electronic music community among its 9 million inhabitants. Last year, over 125,000 people passed through the gates at the Autodromo Hermanos Rodríguez to experience Insomniac Event’s Electric Daisy Carnival Mexico, and this year they are expected to surpass that. Canadian loudspeaker manufacturer PK Sound will be powering the main stage, Kinetic Field with Trinity for upwards of 80,000 audience members. PK’s Trinity robotic line array is capable of sculpting the sound field in 3 dimensions,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    Gary Gand 02/20/17 08:12 AM,
    Editor’s note: Although this article goes back to 2012, the information and microphone choices are all still very much relevant today. Ever heard of the Zagat Restaurant Guide? The Zagats (whom I’ve met) are a husband and wife team who sift through hundreds (thousands?) of forms sent in by diners (folks who eat at restaurants). The resulting ratings are democratic instead of “demo-critic” (critics are often tainted by too much booze or bad attitudes) or “demo-vicious” (bad hair day taken… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, February 17, 2017
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    Old Soundman 02/17/17 04:10 PM,
    Dear Old Soundman— Yes, SPA1! Were your parents named SPA.09? I’ve enjoyed reading your comments for some time now. See, even though you have named yourself after a decadent outdoor love tub, you’re okay! I wonder if you might give us your insight regarding musicians who use earplugs (sometimes very sophisticated earplugs,) but then require ridiculous monitor levels on stage. There was a lack of love in these people’s lives when they were children. I run into more problems with… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionAnalogEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

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    PSW Staff 02/17/17 02:11 PM,
    DiGiCo’s compact SD9 consoles, with 96 channels and a full range of features, it is the choice for Scott Humphries, front of house engineer and production manager, and Rory Mulligan, monitor engineer, for British folk rock band Bear’s Den. Supplied by SSE Audio, the two SD9s have spent five weeks touring with the band around Europe, starting in Scandinavia and taking in Germany, France, the UK, the Netherlands and finishing in Belgium. The choice of console was Humphries’, and both… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/17/17 11:24 AM,
    Auralex Acoustics is now shipping its DeskMAX stand-mounted acoustical panels. The DeskMAX is designed for both permanent recording and makeshift setups (for instance, podcasting), mixing and live performance applications.  Equally appropriate in the studio, classroom, home office or on the stage, DeskMAX can be used anywhere boundary-mounted acoustical treatments aren’t feasible or desired. It is ideal for musicians and voiceover professionals working in rented spaces and can also be used as a very effective amplifier and speaker cabinet baffle.  The… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVStudio

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    PSW Staff 02/17/17 10:07 AM,
    Professional console designer and audio industry veteran John R. Petrucelli, 64, a resident of Hawthorne, NJ, passed away recently at the Hackensack University Medical Center after a lengthy illness. Over a career spanning more than three decades, Petrucelli developed a well-earned reputation for innovation in design. The son of the late Mario J. and Alice (Lucia) Petrucelli, he graduated from the University of Connecticut with a B.S. in Electrical Engineering in 1977. Petrucelli began his career in audio in the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAnalogConsolesManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/17/17 08:47 AM,
    The 59th annual GRAMMY Awards show, broadcast live from the Staples Center in Los Angeles, was hosted by James Corden and dominated by multiple-award-winners Adele, Beyoncé, and Chance The Rapper. To help ensure an interference-free evening, the audio crew paired Shure UHF-R transmitters with Axient AXT600 receivers for increased selectivity. The podium microphones were also wireless, with Shure UR1 transmitters hidden beneath. In addition, nearly all of the in-ear monitor systems used were Shure PSM 1000 units. Audio for the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless



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