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  • Thursday, July 17, 2014
    martin audio
    PSW Staff 07/17/14 05:23 PM,
    Control Point Technology of Lebanon, PA recently installed a Martin Audio MLA Compact loudspeaker system as part of the new high-tech Event Center at Hollywood Casino in Charles Town, WV. The intimate 1,200-seat venue is designed to get guests as close to performers as possible, opening on July 4th weekend with Creedence Clearwater Revisited and scheduled to feature artists such as The Spinners, The Romantics, The Smithereens, Marshall Crenshaw, Tommy Tutone and Sinbad. Control Point was tasked with audio, video… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwooferSystem

  • synaudcon
    Pat Brown 07/17/14 04:51 PM,
    In my lifetime, the size of sophisticated audio analysis systems has evolved from table top, to under-airplane-seat, to computer bag, to cell phone. The cost has evolved from the price of a nice automobile to that of a Happy Meal. As such, there are more audio practitioners than ever equipped to perform sophisticated loudspeaker and room measurements. Those who make the decision to get serious about this are faced with the daunting task of learning the ropes in order to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Monday, July 14, 2014
    image
    PSW Staff 07/14/14 01:36 PM,
    Synergetic Audio Concepts (SynAudCon) announces their in-person seminar schedule for the fall of 2014. A leader in audio education, SynAudCon provides real-world audio education through web-based and in-person training worldwide. Sound Reinforcement for Technicians (SRT) is a three-day seminar that covers the theory behind how sound systems work and demonstrates how to use instrumentation to troubleshoot systems. The seminar is will be offered in Charlotte, NC on September 17-19, 2014 and again in Dallas, TX on October 6-8, 2014. During… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsBusinessEducationSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Friday, July 11, 2014
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 07/11/14 03:12 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Audio folks can be snobs when it comes to gear. But the reality is, we can’t always have our favorites. Sometimes, it’s a simple budget issue. At Coast Hills (my church), we didn’t have the budget for Meyer Sound, d&b audiotechnik or L-Acoustics loudspeakers. If I had held out for those brands because they have more cachet, we would not have a new PA at all. The money is just not there. But… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, July 02, 2014
    middle atlantic
    PSW Staff 07/02/14 05:40 PM,
    Middle Atlantic Products has expanded the design options of its C5 Series Credenza to address the latest trends in commercial interiors. With new styles, furniture finishes and options, the C5 Series has been enhanced to help AV integrators work with the architect and design community to better integrate technology in modern spaces.  The Credenza’s proprietary Frame to Furniture design complements an integrator’s installation workflow with foundational frames that are in stock, guaranteeing quick delivery while allowing the integrator to immediately… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVInstallationSystem

  • image
    PSW Staff 07/02/14 06:44 AM,
    The last in the line of a legendary dynasty: Space Shuttle Atlantis, is now housed at the Kennedy Space Centre Visitor Center, forming the centerpiece of its own 90,000 square foot, $100 million exhibit. The attraction was designed by PGAV Destinations, installed by Electrosonic and incorporates a pair of TiMax SoundHub audio show control matrix systems to add immersive 3D spatialization to a high-end multimedia history charting 33 missions of Atlantis, including maintenance of the Hubble Space Telescope and the… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsInstallationMixerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    amplifiers
    Pat Brown 06/25/14 01:07 PM,
      The crest factor of an audio signal is the dB difference between the peaks and the RMS value of the signal. The RMS (Root Mean Square) is defined as the “heating value” of the signal - the voltage that would generate the same heat as a DC (Direct Current) signal, over the same time. The RMS value of a complex signal must be read with an RMS voltmeter. Alternatively, the signal can be digitally sampled and the samples summed… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierAVInterconnectLoudspeakerPowerSignalSystem

  • Tuesday, June 24, 2014
    db reference chart
    Pat Brown 06/24/14 06:32 AM,
      Increasingly, SynAudCon has been doing audio training for industries outside of mainstream audio. These include fire alarm, security and IT. Practitioners in these fields are being dragged “kicking and screaming” into the professional audio world. The concept most difficult for them to grasp is the decibel. Our task is to convey a working understanding of the dB in the shortest possible time span. In a one or two-day class, there is simply no time for an in-depth discussion of… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Sunday, June 22, 2014
    church sound
    PSW Staff 06/22/14 11:40 AM,
    Operating the sound system from the mix position during a recent Sunday worship service, it all began when the first note from our grand piano was distorted. Hmm… We’d checked the piano channel and sound prior to the service, and all was fine. My first reaction to the distortion being produced was to reduce the gain on that console channel, thinking perhaps the piano player was nailing the keys very hard. Yet the problem remained. Next, I did a pre-fade… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInstallationInterconnectMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, June 19, 2014
    live sound international
    Tim Weaver 06/19/14 08:52 AM,
    I’ve been in the pro audio business for 20 years, but I never set out to be a sound system provider. But in 2008, after eight years working at a large university’s theatre complex, well, as Bob Dylan said, “one day the ax just fell.” I called all of my old friends but couldn’t find a decent gig anywhere. So I ended up mixing acoustic acts for next to nothing in a local bar and grill. This little bar had… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementSystem