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  • Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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    PSW Staff 10/21/14 11:00 AM,
    As a globetrotting trumpeter for such renowned artists as Bootsy Collins, Jill Scott and Jarrod Lawson, it’s hard to imagine Farnell Newton having any time to focus on his own solo career. However, his new album, Ready to Roll, is a testament to his non-stop commitment to his craft, while the songs within the album showcase Newton’s musical versatility. Whether it’s in the studio or on the road, Newton is a committed user of Harman’s AKG microphones. Recorded in his… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsMicrophoneStudio

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    PSW Staff 10/21/14 10:50 AM,
    Since its opening, The Roost has been carving out a new space for live music in north Austin, TX. Owned by local music mavens the Cotton Brothers — Jimbo, John, Bobby and David — the 3,400-square-foot music venue opened with a New Year’s Eve run by Joe Ely. Since then, it’s been drawing rave reviews for everything from its bookings (e.g. Kelly Willis, Bruce Robison, Carolyn Wonderland and Reckless Kelly) to its sound, which local entertainment blog AustinPixels.com called “perfect.”… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsBusinessInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 10/21/14 10:31 AM,
    London-based Sky Vision Sound Studios, part of the BSkyB/Sky Vision family, has recently completed a major upgrade of its Fairlight equipment to bring it in line with BSkyB’s UK broadcasting facilities in Osterley. The three-studio complex, two mix rooms and a prep room, has upgraded its Fairlight Constellation console with a Fairlight EVO, six of which are already in use at BskyB. It has also upgraded its XYNERGI system by installing the latest software version – a move that is… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsMixerStudioTechnician

  • amadeus
    PSW Staff 10/21/14 08:21 AM,
    At the French National Museum of Natural History in Paris, September saw the 20th anniversary re-opening of the updated Great Gallery of Evolution space that’s enhanced with the deployment of site-specific, custom-designed Amadeus loudspeakers and amplifiers. Amadeus director of research & development Michel Deluc and designer Bernard Byk created new loudspeaker and subwoofer configurations for the large-scale project, which incorporates more than 180 loudspeakers. One new design extends the Amadeus PMX Series with a compact 4-inch coaxial driver model, the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAmplifierAVInstallationInterconnectLoudspeakerPowerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • pmc
    PSW Staff 10/21/14 08:17 AM,
    PMC has announced the first sale of the recently introduced QB1-A large-scale, high-resolution reference monitors, with two pairs to be implemented at Capitol Studios in Los Angeles as part of an ongoing refurbishment program—one pair for Studio A, the other for Studio B. Capitol’s engineers and management were part of a network of international industry professionals who provided feedback on the design of the QB1-A as it evolved. Prototype versions of the loudspeakers have been installed in Capitol Studios for… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsBusinessInstallationLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

  • api
    PSW Staff 10/21/14 07:04 AM,
    Panoramic House, a personal recording studio owned by John Baccigaluppi and Bobby Lurie that’s located on the western Marin coast north of San Francisco, now incorporates Baccigaluppi’s recently-expanded API 1608 console. The duo, who own and operate studios on both the east and west coasts (The Dock in Sacramento, CA and Mavericks in NYC), renovated the historic 1960s structure, which was built entirely from recycled architectural materials salvaged from the Bay Area. Now, Panoramic House is celebrating its first year… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEngineerMixerStudio

  • Monday, October 20, 2014
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    PSW Staff 10/20/14 02:08 PM,
    Join Community Professional and ProSoundWeb for an exclusive webinar entitled “Key Elements Of Successful Column Loudspeaker System Design,” to be presented on PSW on this Wednesday, October 22, starting at 2 pm U.S. EDT. (Register here.) In recent years the development of micro-sized high power loudspeaker transducers and modern material sciences has enabled column loudspeaker designers to provide exceptionally coherent line source behavior in very compact packages. Likewise, the miniaturization of electronics, particularly amplifiers enables loudspeaker designers to incorporate multiple… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundFeatureNewsTrainingWebcastAVDigitalLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 10/20/14 01:04 PM,
    Chicago-based sound engineer Aaron Patkin went on the road mixing monitors for Chance The Rapper, one of hip-hop’s fastest-rising young stars, in early 2013. Since then, the artist has progressed from Internet sensation to main stage attraction, as evidenced by his acclaimed performance as a final-night headliner at this summer’s Lollapalooza festival in Chicago. Over that time, Chance (full name Chancelor Bennett) has gone from being a voice-and-DJ act to having a full live touring band. However, one thing has… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMonitoringStage

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    PSW Staff 10/20/14 12:46 PM,
    Founded in 1953, Imam Muhammad ibn Saud Islamic University today enrolls over 35,000 students in a campus network that spans across Saudi Arabia’s capital city. Islamic tradition specifies that men and women attend school separately, so the University has a campus for each. Most of the university’s multiple lecture halls and auditoriums on both the men’s and women’s campuses have long struggled with intelligibility and reverberation issues. University officials recently embarked on a massive, multi-year retrofit of the school’s sound… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • amplifiers
    Bob Lee 10/20/14 12:07 PM,
    This article was first published several years ago in Live Sound International magazine, yet it still provides timeless reference information in clearing up misunderstood electro-physics of power amplification technology. Q.} What does a power amp do, anyway? A.) In a nutshell, a power amp takes your audio signal and provides both voltage gain and current gain to drive loudspeakers. The voltage gain is necessary because line-level audio runs around a volt, peaking at maybe 8 to 12V, and loudspeakers need… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierAVEducationInterconnectPowerSignal