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  • Monday, May 14, 2012
    Mark Frink 05/14/12 07:31 AM,
    In the beginning, the list of microphones on drums was minimal, even in recording studios. Before the arrival of rock and roll in the late 1950s, with its steady emphasis on the 2-and-4 backbeat, putting microphone near the snare was out of the question, and there weren’t many drum microphones on The Ed Sullivan Show. The difference between country and western was the drums required to push western swing music, but it wasn’t until the Grand Ole Opry moved to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • renkus-heinz
    PSW Staff 05/14/12 06:58 AM,
    Renkus-Heinz has announced the continued expansion of its engineering department with the addition of Alejandro Fidalgo. Fidalgo will work within the engineering group to continue to develop advanced digital processing and transport technologies for Renkus-Heinz products. He will report to engineering manager Tim Shuttleworth and will be based at the company’s Foothill Ranch, CA headquarters. Fidalgo joins Renkus-Heinz after working in audio electronics firmware and hardware development at Isaac Daniel Group in Burbank, CA. He holds a degree from the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessLoudspeakerManufacturerAudio

  • Friday, May 11, 2012
    Volker Schmitt & Joe Ciaudelli 05/11/12 03:16 PM,
    Digital is a buzzword that many presume solves all the technical issues we face today. More and more digital equipment, such as mixing consoles, audio signal processors, and the like, are used for several applications, as a digital audio signal chain offers many advantages. A digital signal on a wire (i.e., fiber optic cable) is easier to handle than on a copper wire because 48, 64, or more audio channels can be transported on one thin fiber optic cable. If… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVSignalWirelessAudio

  • church sound
    Chris Huff 05/11/12 02:17 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   One of the hardest parts of our job is mixing sub-optimal sounds.  The frustrating part is when it’s the fault of a musician and you and I don’t have the authority to say anything.  Don’t misunderstand me…I’m not saying I demand professional level musicianship from the band.  I’m saying there are times when they need to be better. Let’s back up… Recently, some articles have been focused not on the technical… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • digital consoles
    PSW Staff 05/11/12 12:47 PM,
    The tide of digital consoles continues to rise. In general, they’re getting smaller and lighter, but overall capabilities are increasing at a steady pace. Already this year we’ve seen several companies introduce new models and series, and they all look to be smartly executed packages, providing users with more. More I/O. More networking. More recording capability. More effects. And, well, just more. This is an ideal scenario for the marketplace. If you’re more focused on the “look and feel,” there… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductSlideshowConsolesSound Reinforcement

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    Ward Lionel Kremer 05/11/12 10:31 AM,
    Here’s a simple, common-sense method to record a great-sounding drum kit on only four tracks. I’ve always been a follower of the less-is-more philosophy, and this kit technique goes all the way back to my analog 4-/8-/12-track days when track economy was a must. There have, of course, been volumes dedicated to recording “trap kits”, from only two microphones to two mics on each drum! I think the concept of a drum kit as a group of separate instruments is… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureEducationMicrophoneStudio

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    Ethan Winer 05/11/12 10:11 AM,
    Jonathan: “You lied first.” Jack: “No, you lied to me first.” Jonathan: “Yes, I lied to you first, but you had no knowledge I was lying. So as far as you knew, you lied to me first.” — Bounty hunter Jack Walsh (Robert De Niro) arguing with white-collar criminal Jonathan Mardukas (Charles Grodin) in the movie Midnight Run When it comes to audio fidelity, the four standard parameter categories can assess any type of audio gear. Although published product specs… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollStudy HallMeasurementSignalStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/11/12 09:32 AM,
    CP Sound has completed a full sound system installation at an upmarket Mexican restaurant in London’s Soho district. The brainchild of Will Ricker (who heads up Ricker Restaurants), top New York nightlife designer Serge Becker was brought in to create the interior of this two-in-one operation. With a fully featured DJ booth set downstairs in the 95-cover basement restaurant lounge, Becker specified RCF sound reinforcement throughout, based on his positive experiences with the brand in various locations in New York… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/11/12 06:05 AM,
    The team of rapper Macklemore and producer Ryan Lewis is making some of the most forward-thinking hip-hop music on the planet Lewis, who also handles many of the engineering duties for the duo, recently committed to purchasing a Metric-Halo ULN-2 preamplifier/interface so that they could cut studio-quality tracks for their forthcoming album while on the road. “I’m in the middle of producing a full-length LP with rapper Macklemore,” said Lewis. “I needed a small unit that could deliver audio quality… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConcertProcessorSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

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    PSW Staff 05/11/12 05:44 AM,
    Women’s Audio Mission, a non-profit dedicated to the advancement of women in music production and the recording arts, recently partnered with Manley Labs and Telefunken Elektroakustik, who provided microphones for a recording session with the GRAMMY Award Winning Kronos Quartet. Telefunken generously loaned WAM a pair of ELA M 260s, AR-51s and CU-29 Copperhead microphones and Manley Labs loaned a Manley Gold Reference specifically for the session. The Kronos Quartet recorded material for their upcoming performance of “Women’s Voices” on… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioAudio