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  • Friday, February 24, 2012
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    Jim Pfitzinger 02/24/12 12:50 PM,
    Editor’s Note: While this article discusses delays in a theater environment, the information can be applied to any situation. In an ideal world, the best system would be a single point source that would cover every single seat in the house at the same level with the same frequency response. This is easy to state, tough to execute. Most theaters have walls, ceilings, domes, balcony boxes and balcony fronts, chandeliers, canopies, sidewall projections, pillars, pilasters, plaster pachyderms, which get in… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVEngineerInstallationLoudspeakerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • microphone specs
    Mikkel Nymand 02/24/12 12:21 PM,
    When reading microphone specifications, it is extremely important to understand how to interpret them. In most cases, the specifications can be measured or calculated in many different ways. While microphone specifications provide an indication of a microphone’s electro-acoustic performance, they will not give a total appreciation of how it will sound. Specifications can detail objective information but cannot convey the subjective sonic experience. For example, a frequency response curve can show how faithfully the microphone will reproduce the incoming pure… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductStudy HallAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 11:36 AM,
    Post production facility Union Editorial has upgraded the monitors in the larger of its two audio production and mixing studios with Genelec Active Monitors. Because the L.A.-based facility regularly handles high-end agency clients, including Chevy, McDonald’s, Fiat and Diet Pepsi while also doing a fair share of feature film work and movie trailers, it needs 5.1 monitoring that can cover the gamut of media needs. The new monitoring system, consisting of three Genelec 8250A Bi-Amplified DSP Monitors for the L-C-R… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollBusinessLoudspeakerMonitoringStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 11:28 AM,
    Austrian full service provider Light and Sound provided an L-Acoustics KARA/KIVA WST line source system for the 1st Winter Youth Olympic Games in Innsbruck. Innsbruck’s city centre was transformed into a huge party zone for the 2012 Games, with an action-packed program taking place at Medals Plaza, which hosted not only the daily Victory Ceremonies but also the week-long Innsbruck 2012 Music Festival. The challenge was to find a perfect setup for the wide ranging styles of music performed, from… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 10:22 AM,
    When the Hilton Concord on the East Bay of San Francisco, undertook a multi-million dollar plan to renovate its thirty year-old property, its goal was to increase the environmental sustainability of its operations. Even the sound reinforcement system in the building’s flexible ballroom and meeting space was to contribute to the hotel’s much smaller carbon footprint. Local AV integrator JK Sound, Inc. designed the new sound reinforcement system around Ashly Audio’s new KLR Series amplifiers, which deliver tremendous output efficiency… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierInstallationSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 10:05 AM,
    Danish singer-songwriter Mads Langer, well known for his guitar-based ballads, utilized DiGiCo SD11 consoles and Neumann digital microphones during his end-of-year European tour. Sound company for the tour was Victory Tour Production, a long-term DiGiCo rental house. Victory Tour Productions provided a pair of SD11s and shared SD racks for the tour purchased via DiGiCo’s Danish distributor Soundware. DiGiCo supplied the AES42 interfaces. “We wanted to use Neumann digital microphones and DiGiCo is one of only two manufacturers who currently… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertConsolesDigitalMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 09:50 AM,
    SurgeX has announced the exclusive distribution rights of Certified Cyber Solutions (CCS), a remote systems management platform that will open up new opportunities, lower service costs and create new and on-going revenue streams for commercial AV installers. This new partnership will integrate SurgeX surge elimination technology and power management with the advanced secure remote management from Certified Cyber Solutions, creating a scalable option that combines the best in energy intelligence, power management and surge protection with industry-leading remote systems management.… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollInstallationPowerRemoteAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 09:34 AM,
    Metric Halo has certified two Thunderbolt adapters for use with its line of FireWire based audio interfaces. According to Allen Rowand of Metric Halo, “We’ve tested the Thunderbolt-to-FireWire adapter in the Apple 27-inch Thunderbolt Display and the Sonnet Technologies Echo 34 adapter combined with their FireWire 800 Pro ExpressCard – both systems provide performance identical to native FireWire ports.” “Since the display has a Thunderbolt pass-through it’s possible to use both adapters at the same time, allowing the user to… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollAVInstallationSignalStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/24/12 09:25 AM,
    Hit producer Taz Arnold, who has worked with the likes of Kayne West, Snoop Dog, Janet Jackson and many others recently installed several different colored Auralex Studiofoam Pyramids and Wedges on the walls of his studio.  He also installed a number of WaveLens, part of the Sustain Bamboo Sound Diffusors, on the ceiling above the mix position, and several LENRD Bass Traps in the corners. The studio is part of a two-story loft with a big suite in a high-rise… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollInstallationManufacturerStudioAudio

  • Thursday, February 23, 2012
    audio fiber optics
    Buddy Oliver 02/23/12 02:46 PM,
    An easy way to understand how fiber optics works: visualize peering into a very long tube, the inside of which is coated with a perfectly mirrored surface. One mile away, at the opposite end, a friend shines a bright flashlight into the tube. Because the tube is internally coated with a perfect mirror, you will see his light perfectly at your end, regardless of how many twists and turns the pipe takes. If your friend flashes the light off and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallAVDigitalEthernetInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStudioAudio