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  • Thursday, May 06, 2010
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    PSW Staff 05/06/10 09:40 AM, 0 Comments
    Allen & Heath will introduce the iDR-64 larger format fixed I/O MixRack at InfoComm 2010. The The iDR-64 offers higher I/O capacity and a lower cost alternative to the modular iDR10 MixRack. The new iDR-64 features 64 mic/line inputs and 32 XLR outputs in a 9U frame, and features the iLive 64x32 RackExtra DSP mix engine, providing full processing, including dynamics, EQ and delay, for all 64 channels and 32 mixes. The RackFX DSP framework provides 8 stereo processors and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductConsolesDigitalMixerSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/06/10 09:03 AM, 0 Comments
    Chris Watson, wildlife sound recordist chose the SoundField ST350 portable microphone system for recording in the harshest of conditions. Watson has worked closely with respected broadcaster Sir David Attenborough ever since work began on the BBC series The Life Of Birds in 1996. In recent years, he has worked as a location recording engineer and sound consultant on feature films such as The Meerkats and National Geographic’s Galapagos, which required his recordings to be made in surround. After years of… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalMicrophoneSoftwareStudioSystemTechnicianAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/06/10 07:15 AM, 0 Comments
    GRAMMY winning Engineer Mike Shipley has recently adopted the UAD-2 DSP Accelerator Card and UAD Powered Plug-ins. Shipley has worked with Producer Mutt Lange for over two decades, and together they have crafted multi-platinum records for Shania Twain, Def Leppard, Allison Kraus and currently Maroon 5. Whether mixing on an SSL J console or mixing in the box Shipley now relies heavily on the UAD-2 and UAD Powered Plug-ins to achieve the desired sound. Said Shipley, “I’m tracking this Allison… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorStudioSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, May 05, 2010
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    PSW Staff 05/05/10 10:02 AM, 0 Comments
    For Audi’s latest R8 commercial, the task of capturing the ambient engine sounds was handled by LA-based sound mixer Bob Tiwana who employed wireless technology from Lectrosonics. A seasoned audio pro with a wide background, Tiwana has served as a guitar tech, mixed monitors and FOH for acts such as The Greg Kihn Band, Jefferson Starship, and Santana, and provides both location and studio sound services. Lately, he’s been working as a location sound mixer on Skyline, a new feature… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalEngineerMicrophoneMonitoringSignalSystemWirelessAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/05/10 08:18 AM, 0 Comments
    Ashly Audio will introduce pêma (Protea Equipped Media Amplifier), a powered processor, at InfoComm 2010. By merging Ashly’s open-architecture DSP functionality with Ashly’s amplifier in a two-rack space unit, pêma lowers overall system cost, occupies less space, improves energy efficiency, and both speeds and simplifies system installation and programming. Four and eight amplifier channel versions are available at both 125 and 250 Watts per channel. “Pêma changes the way consultants and integrators approach sound system design.” “With only the addition… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductAmplifierAVBusinessDigitalInstallationPowerProcessorSystemAudio

  • Michael Nunan
    PSW Staff 05/05/10 06:48 AM, 0 Comments
    Sennheiser and Neumann Canada are presenting a technical seminar at the upcoming MIAC/PAL Trade Show in Toronto, Canada on Sunday, May 16th. Michael Nunan, post sound supervisor for CTV will discuss “Demystifying AES-42 Digital Microphones” The Most Misunderstood Newcomers on the Technology Scene. One of the most exciting and potentially revolutionary developments to come along in decades, they’re also one of the most misunderstood. Unlike many new technologies and products that are supposed to be better simply because they’re new,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalInterconnectMicrophoneProcessorRemoteSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/05/10 06:22 AM, 0 Comments
    When capturing Brian Setzer’s unique sound on tour, FOH engineer Jimbo Neal relies on an assortment of Royer Labs microphones to get the job done right. In addition to being responsible for all sound considerations in terms of mixing and recording shows for both the Brian Setzer Orchestra and the Stray Cats, Jimbo is also the FOH engineer for Dave Stewart. Not surprisingly, Jimbo has some very strong opinions when it comes to his choice of microphones. That’s why he… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, May 04, 2010
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    PSW Staff 05/04/10 02:47 PM, 0 Comments
    French electronic pop duo, Air, recently completed an extensive tour of Europe and America to promote their new album, Love2, carrying a combined FOH and monitor iLive digital system from Allen & Heath. “I’ve been using an iLive-112 system ever since I toured with Florence & the Machine in 2008,” explains AIR’s FOH engineer. Dave McDonald. “iLive’s two greatest attributes are the way it’s laid out and the way it sounds. When I glance down everything’s in place telling me… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConsolesDigitalMixerSoftwareSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/04/10 08:47 AM, 0 Comments
    Martin Audio’s dance system at London’s Ministry of Sound has been Best Club Sound System Design at the International Dance Music Awards (IDMA). One of the most anticipated annual events on the global dance music calendar, the IDMA’s generate over a million votes from music enthusiasts in 183 countries every year to honor exceptional achievements in 57 award categories. It has become the focal point of the Winter Music Conference in Miami. Over the years, the south London club has… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/04/10 06:55 AM, 1 Comment
    Mobile production services provider Lyon Video has selected Calrec Audio’s 144-fader Apollo with Bluefin2 HDSP, for its new HD truck, MU11, which is scheduled to hit the road in August. “We chose the Apollo console because we believe it will give us a technical edge, particularly in providing tough mixes on extremely big shows,” said Chad Snyder, Lyon Video account manager. “Apollo is a truly impressive digital desk, and its 144 faders give the audio operator extremely fast access to… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAVConsolesDigitalInstallationMixerStageSystemAudio



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