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  • Thursday, September 15, 2011
    Bobby Owsinski 09/15/11 02:23 PM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   There are a few people on the planet that know a lot about microphones and how they’re made, but not many know as much and have the dedication of David Bock, the founder and owner of Bock Audio (formerly Soundelux Microphones). After all, how many people would go to the extent of teaching themselves German just so they could read the old Neumann service manuals? David makes some truly excellent mics, and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessEducationMicrophoneStudio

  • ipad
    Chris Huff 09/15/11 02:00 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Apple iPads are turning up in the audio booth as a new sound source.  Much like my article on using different types of smart-phones as audio sources, iPads are something you need to consider.  Let’s look a how to get the audio out. The iPad uses a common 3.5mm stereo plug. Either you or the user should have a cable with the 3.5mm plug on each end. The back of your… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductDigitalInterconnectSignalAudio

  • amplifiers
    Pat Brown 09/15/11 08:42 AM,
    Click here to view/download a printable pdf of this article. I’ve done enough theorizing and musing about power and power ratings in part 1 and part 2 of this series. Let’s convert some utility power into audio power. First, some details about the testing. The Source, The Load “Source” and “load” are usually associated with amplifier and loudspeaker. I had to zoom out another level and consider the AC source to the amplifier (these amplifiers need a lot of juice).… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollProductAmplifierAVInterconnectMeasurementSignal

  • image
    PSW Staff 09/15/11 08:23 AM, 0 Comments
    LAVO NY in New York City, owned by the Las Vegas-based Tao Group, combines a popular full-service “nineteenth century Italian bistro” with a multi-layered ultra-lounge/nightclub downstairs. Advanced Audio Technology of New York, a New York-based integrator run by Joseph Lodi, Angelo Poulos and Jason Ojeda that specializes in clubs, restaurants and lounges, was approached to provide audio, video, lighting and programming for the luxurious multi-level facility. Lodi says the club features Martin Audio loudspeakers for “that British high-end, hi-fi system… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollProductAVInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSubwoofer

  • akg
    PSW Staff 09/15/11 06:48 AM, 0 Comments
    AKG has launched the IVM 4500 IEM in-ear monitoring package for touring and installed sound. The IVM 4500 offers a manual radio signal attenuator for more RF dynamic, enhanced frequency setup to show the number of free channels and supported TV channels, and quick frequency change functions to support monitors. Battery life for IVM receivers has been tested up to 10 hours. Antenna diversity, with two matched antennas and a new reference radio electronic design, contribute to the stable signals… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollProductMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • line 6
    PSW Staff 09/15/11 06:22 AM, 0 Comments
    The new Line 6 Mobile In digital input adaptor and Mobile POD guitar tone app allows guitarists to connect an electric guitar to their iPhone or iPad. The new Mobile POD app brings Line 6 tone and technology to its most portable level.  The free app includes generous collections of 64 models of celebrated modern, vintage and boutique guitar gear including amps, cabinets, stomp boxes and rack effects.  Users can mix and match the fully adjustable models to build a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductInterconnectSoftware

  • Wednesday, September 14, 2011
    audio software
    PSW Staff 09/14/11 04:21 PM, 0 Comments
    Korg announces the release of version 2.2.0 of its free AudioGate software, which enables the real-time playback of DSD/SACD files on any computer system, with any audio hardware. AudioGate provides powerful dithering algorithms, along with convenient editing tools such as divide, merge, normalize, fade-in/fade-out and DC cut. Users can convert from 5.6 MHz or 2.8 MHz 1-bit audio files to any other format, including 16- or 24-bit PCM (up to 192 kHz sample rates), Apple Lossless or AAC, FLAC, Broadcast… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductSoftwareAudio

  • pro audio
    PSW Staff 09/14/11 04:10 PM, 0 Comments
    TC Electronic has announced the appointment of HHB as a Premium Certified HD Dealer in the UK.  HHB’s high level of technical and operational knowledge with TC Electronic and Dynaudio Acoustics products has qualified them to become a Premium Certified HD Dealer.  Building on a business relationship spanning 25 years, this new and extended partnership was a natural step forward that will benefit both companies, as well as existing and future customers. “I am very pleased that HHB has agreed… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductBusinessManufacturerAudio

  • live sound
    Kevin Young 09/14/11 03:45 PM,
    It’s fair to say that Bob Goldstein loves a challenge, and the bigger, the better. “We do really, really big, really, really well. Everyone puts in the effort. There’s no quit,” he says. Consequently, when Goldstein talks about his life and career, he does so by relating anecdotes that focus on the challenges – personal and professional – that he and MSI have proudly met over time. Some are a result of the incredibly complex jobs he delights in taking… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionFeatureSlideshowProductionAudioBusinessEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • church sound
    David McLain 09/14/11 02:49 PM, 1 Comment
    An important note: Equalization is the last step that should be taken in tuning a sound system. Unless a system is correctly designed and carefully set up, the equalization may not accomplish much, and could actually degrade the sound. Make sure your gain structure is correct before working through this process. There’s a podcast on the subject here. There are three basic approaches to tuning the system. The easiest method is the use of an automated room equalizer such as… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollMeasurementProcessorSystem