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  • Thursday, November 10, 2011
    Jim Cunningham 11/10/11 05:32 AM,
    Artificial reverberation, or echo as it is often called, is one of the most useful effects available to the recording engineer. Recently there has been an explosion of reverb devices available in the marketplace, and to compete for your dollars, they all must claim to be the best if not the ultimate machine of all time. Actually, each has strong and weak points, so the purpose of this article will be to investigate the four basic types and see how… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallDigitalEducationMixerSignalSoftwareStudioSystem

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    Tom Young 11/10/11 04:43 AM,
    Mic’ing drums in a contemporary worship environment is a learned craft and skill that relies on technical know-how, a musical ear, partnership with musicians (and the drummer in particular), favorable acoustics, well-behaved loudspeakers, reasonable financial investment, and lots of patience. How’s that for mix of encouraging and disheartening words? The need for sound reinforcement in contemporary worship and gospel music is similar to that in modern pop music (including R&R, R&B, soul, funk, electric folk, etc.), especially where musical content… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallTrainingMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, November 09, 2011
    PSW Staff 11/09/11 11:49 AM, 0 Comments
    The Venice Jazz Festival is one of the most important festivals in Italy, combining a rich and exclusive program with the unique beauty of its location. Hosted in a city where every event is transformed into a memorable experience, the programm’s pinnacle was an impressive series of concerts in San Marco Square, where Hollywood Service srl was engaged for the second consecutive year to provide audio production services with its inventory of Turbosound loudspeaker systems. Among the performers this year… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/09/11 08:33 AM, 1 Comment
    Outline is proud to announce its new Advanced Technology Audio System Initiative (ATASI) at WFX 2011 (Live Sound Compact Loudspeaker Demo – Hall D, Booth J). ATASI is centered on Outline’s advanced iMode technology, as expressed in the Mini-COM.P.A.S.S. active line array system and iSM floor monitor systems. iMode technology embeds a Linux-based CPU — with integrated DSP chip, parameter control software, Web server and power amplifier — right into the speaker cabinets, thereby streamlining setup and control by eliminating… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/09/11 08:22 AM, 0 Comments
    Soundcraft today announced that audio engineer and production manager Kenneth Williams will appear at Soundcraft’s “Mixing With Professionals” seminar on December 6 in Miami. Williams is the front of house engineer and production manager for Erykah Badu on her current world tour, and has worked with artists including Estelle, Raheem DeVaughn, Corbin Bleu, LL Cool J, Stevie Wonder, John Mayer, the Goo Goo Dolls and many others. Williams is a longtime user of the Soundcraft Vi6 digital console and will… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalEducationManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, November 08, 2011
    PSW Staff 11/08/11 10:14 PM, 0 Comments
    Lawo is pleased to announce the new Version 4.14 software update for the company’s highly acclaimed mc² Series consoles, including the flagship mc²90, mc²66, mc²66 MKII, and mc²56. Featuring loudness metering, downmix functionality, full support for the company’s Extra Faders option, and more, V4.14 is packed with a brilliant set of new tools designed to enhance a sound engineer’s workflow. For some time, an ongoing deterioration in the ‘Loudness war’ has been taking place in television broadcasting. The result: TV… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsPollConsolesDigitalSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

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    PSW Staff 11/08/11 06:40 AM, 0 Comments
    Last week, for the fifth consecutive year, the NFL (National Football League) held a football game in London, and once again Britannia Row Productions provided live audio for the event to the 86,000 crowd inside Wembley Stadium, utilizing Audinate Dante technology distributed audio to the sound reinforcement system. An event of this magnitude incorporates large amounts of media, ranging from the pre-game show to video feeds, replays, referee microphones, PA announcements, and live satellite linkups to other games in the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollEthernetInterconnectNetworkingSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, November 07, 2011
    PSW Staff 11/07/11 03:30 PM, 0 Comments
    Sony is expanding its line of digital wireless technology with a new adapter, model DWA-F01D, for standalone or mixer bag use of the DWR-S01D digital wireless slot-in receiver. The new adapter supports battery powering of the receiver using Sony InfoLITHIUM L series batteries (optional), and offers users additional flexibility in multi-purpose wireless receiver applications:  stand-alone portable receiver use, V-mounting the portable receiver onto a camera or direct slot-in use with Sony XDCAM cameras that support a digital wireless slot. The… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingDigitalSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/07/11 02:45 PM, 0 Comments
    Providing installers with flexible, intelligent power monitoring and management for AV systems, Middle Atlantic is announcing the RackLink suite of products that feature extensive monitoring and preemptive support functions.  RackLink products are capable of maintaining AV system reliability through automatic actions that include automatic reboot, turning on emergency fans and shutting down equipment for safety in overload or over-temperature conditions.  Designed from the integrator’s point of view, the RackLink system can be configured and managed for any level system ranging… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAnalogInstallationSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 11/07/11 02:07 PM, 0 Comments
    The National Flight Academy (NFA) is an immersive, high-tech, aviation-inspired learning program on the grounds of the National Naval Aviation Museum in Pensacola, Florida, that will open in 2012. The building uses state-of-the-art virtual reality and technological wizardry to replicate for students the experience of being on a U.S. aircraft carrier.  Ashly Audio amplifiers contribute to the convincing atmostphere of the NFA environment by providing 24/7-reliable power for sound effects and paging. David Ebbert of Pensacola-based Walthall & Associates designed… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierInstallationSound ReinforcementAudio