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  • Thursday, November 17, 2011
    PSW Staff 11/17/11 10:48 AM, 0 Comments
    Nomad Factory has launched MAGNETIC II, a realistic audio tape warming effect plug-in that gives audio tracks an exclusive vintage tape sound. This effect can inject sterile audio with the warmth and character of classic tube circuitry and analog tape saturation. The plug-in features pure analog reel-to-reel tape speeds, tape/tube saturation and tape color effects, as well as a dedicated vintage style EQ and a built in Boost mastering section. MAGNETIC II offers several new features and nine new tape… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • adamson
    PSW Staff 11/17/11 09:43 AM, 0 Comments
    Duran Duran’s long-time front of house engineer Snake Newton utilized the components of the new Adamson Systems Project Energia for the band’s recent North American tour.  The six-week tour was a build up for Duran Duran’s “All You Need is Now” album due for release in early 2012. Energia beta partner Eighth Day Sound of Cleveland provided PA and the crew for all of the North American dates. (Go here to find out more about Project Energia.) “When I was… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • meyer sound
    PSW Staff 11/17/11 09:36 AM, 0 Comments
    The German city of Mannheim, birthplace of the automobile, celebrated the 125th anniversary of Carl Benz’s gas-powered buggy this fall with autosymphonic, a multimedia spectacular featuring an original composition for orchestra, chorus, and various synchronized car sounds as played live on 80 carefully auditioned vehicles. To immerse an audience of 17,000 in this sonic mix, POOLgroup of Emsdetten, Germany deployed a large-scale surround system comprising 296 Meyer Sound self-powered loudspeakers, all networked and controlled using Meyer Sound’s D-Mitri digital audio… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • qsc audio
    PSW Staff 11/17/11 08:22 AM, 0 Comments
    Korean First Presbyterian Church of Orange County, a mega church in Westminster, CA with more than a thousand members and a 30-year history in the area, recently installed QSC Audio KLA line arrays as part of an upgrade intended to enhance audio quality Aviwork of Fullerton, CA handled the installation, and was tasked with designing a sound solution to meet the challenges of the sanctuary, which has a shallow and wide audience area and a number of balconies. With the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • church sound
    Chris Huff 11/17/11 07:35 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   “The needs of the many outweigh the needs of the few or the one.” – Dr. Spock (Star Trek). So it was that I received an email asking me this question; “Is it acceptable to cut/pull back certain instruments when their sound doesn’t fit well with the rest of the group?” Before I go any further, I should note the question wasn’t clear as to why the sound doesn’t fit.  Therefore,… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollConsolesEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • infocomm
    PSW Staff 11/17/11 07:23 AM, 0 Comments
    InfoComm International has announced election results for the 2012 InfoComm International board of directors. Johanne Belanger of AVW-TELAV has been elected secretary-treasurer, and Andrew Milne, Ph.D. of Tidebreak and Jan Sandri of FSR will serve two-year terms on the board. In addition, Matt Emerson, CTS, of CEAVCO Audio Visual and Thierry Ollivier of projectiondesign have been appointed to serve two-year board terms by the Leadership Development Committee. InfoComm thanks the outgoing chairman of the Leadership Development Committee ,Tom Stimson, CTS,… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessEducationInstallationManufacturer

  • yamaha
    PSW Staff 11/17/11 07:08 AM, 1 Comment
    Yamaha Commercial Audio Systems has announced the launch of the new 01V96i digital mixer, offering a 16-track USB 2.0 interface for multi-track recording via MAC or PC. The new unit is identical in mixing functionality as its predecessor but cosmetically takes on a new black look for easy differentiation from the previous 01V Series dark blue. Since its initial release in 1998, the 01V has been used in a wide variety of applications, both personal and professional, ranging from recording… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVDigitalMixer

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2011
    PSW Staff 11/16/11 11:53 AM, 1 Comment
    The National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) has announced its NAMM University professional development schedule for the upcoming 2012 NAMM Show, which takes place Jan. 19-22, 2012 at the Anaheim Convention Center. The association also announced a full educational session schedule for the Hands On Training (H.O.T.) Zone during the NAMM Show, focused on the pro audio, entertainment technologies and music business operations segments. Each day of the NAMM Show starts off with an educational “Breakfast Session” held at the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollBusinessEducationSound ReinforcementAudio

  • image
    PSW Staff 11/16/11 10:57 AM, 0 Comments
    Three-time Grammy-nominated Brazilian sound engineer Gabriel Pinheiro, is well-respected in the Latin American music world. He is also the proud owner of two DPA SMK4061 stereo miking kits, which he recently discovered during a live concert recording. “The PA company had a few of them and I decided to try them on piano, double bass and cello,” says Pinheiro, who has been chief engineer at Biscoito Fino Records’ recording studio for the past 10 years. “It was the first time… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • image
    PSW Staff 11/16/11 09:15 AM, 0 Comments
    Since breaking into the music scene in 2002, Juno Award-winning composer/producer Ian Nieman has created an array of hits and remixes for the likes of Mariah Carey, LeAnn Rimes, Nelly Furtado and Jason Derulo - all with the help of his API  equipment. Now the owner of a new API 1608 console, Nieman plans to continue making even more Billboard-worthy tracks at his Canadian studio. “I have always been a fan of API products and of their punchy sound,” said… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesMixerStudio