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  • Thursday, January 05, 2012
    qsc audio
    PSW Staff 01/05/12 08:43 AM, 0 Comments
    Bellowhead, a U.K.-based folk ensemble and darlings of the European festival circuit, utilized QSC Audio K Series active loudspeakers — ten K10s and two K12s — as on-stage monitors throughout their recently completed tour of England, in support of last year’s ‘Hedonism’ album. The band, four times named Best Live Act at BBC Radio 2’s annual Folk Awards, needed powerful and reliable on-stage monitoring system for their recent tour. The band’s front of house engineer for the tour was Alastair… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertLoudspeakerMonitoringSound Reinforcement

  • synaudcon
    Keith Clark 01/05/12 08:37 AM,
    When noting the contributions of Don and Carolyn Davis to the professional audio industry, it’s hard to know where to even start. Their book, Sound System Engineering, originally published in 1973 (and since updated), remains a standard audio and systems resource. Founders of SynAudCon, Don and Carolyn established the industry’s pre-imminent and most respected (and independent) educational resource, teaching thousands the essential concepts of audio and acoustics that in turn has led to remarkable advancements in systems and sound quality… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallTrainingAnalogAVDigitalEducationSound ReinforcementTechnicianAudio

  • avid
    PSW Staff 01/05/12 08:27 AM, 0 Comments
    Los Angeles based film-post facility Sonic Magic Studios has recently upgraded with a dual operator 48-fader Avid System 5 console, Pro Tools 10 HD software and ISIS Shared Storage system for use in their picture editing and sound post facility and for their current feature film project: “The Man With The Iron Fists” starring Russell Crowe. Sonic Magic Studios, owned by re-recording mixer Jonathan Wales, offers both film editing and full feature-film audio with a dozen Avid Media Composer systems… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • shure
    PSW Staff 01/05/12 08:15 AM, 1 Comment
    Sun Life Stadium, home of the NFL Miami Dolphins and NCAA University of Miami Hurricanes, is located just a half-mile from the main “antenna farm” of transmitters for the city’s TV stations, creating potential for dropouts and interference that can plague wireless microphone systems serving referees. “The referee solution we had in place, although operational, lacked resiliency,” notes Bryan Lykins, the team’s newly hired director of broadcast operations. “This is why we engaged Shure Axient. Their technology is impressive and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVMicrophoneWirelessAudio

  • martin audio
    PSW Staff 01/05/12 08:08 AM, 0 Comments
    Housed within the modern Radisson Edwardian Guildford Hotel, the Market Kitchen & Bar describes itself as an all-day Mediterranean café, offering local bistro lunchtime dining before turning into a cosmopolitan evening destination. The venue required a sound system that could provide hi-fi music at low level from an eclectic playlist stored on hard-drive during the day, then pump up the energy into the bar lounge later on when a fully-specified DJ front end comes into play. To meet the combined… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVInstallationLoudspeaker

  • recording
    Bobby Owsinski 01/05/12 07:38 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   It’s time for some predictions for the new year. Here’s what I see happening in 2012. The good part is that we’ll see just how accurate I am on some of them by the end of January after the CES and NAMM shows. For a few others, we’ll have to wait awhile. Here we go. 1. Tablets take off for music production. For such a relatively new class of products, tablets like… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessDigital Audio WorkstationsStudioAudio

  • audix
    PSW Staff 01/05/12 07:20 AM, 3 Comments
    Audix has introduced new Band Packs—specifically, the BP5 PRO and BP7 PRO—which contain five- and seven-piece sets of Audix microphones, respectively. Also new for 2012 are two affordable equivalent band packs, the BP5F and BP7F, also including five and seven microphones from the dynamic Fusion Series.  Audix co-founder and VP of sales Cliff Castle explains, “The Band Pack idea evolved after years of working together with artists and engineers on all performance levels. Because the Audix instrument microphone packs were… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollProductAVMicrophone

  • metric halo
    PSW Staff 01/05/12 07:09 AM, 0 Comments
    Metric Halo is in the process of moving to a new 10,000-square foot facility in Safety Harbor, FL, which will house the company’s management, manufacturing and research & development. Every single member of the Metric Halo staff is also moving, which means no break in continuity or sales for the company’s customer base. “After a lifetime of braving winter in New York, we’re done,” says Joe Buchalter, president of Metric Halo. “While I’m pretty sure that some of us will… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVBusinessManufacturerAudio

  • Wednesday, January 04, 2012
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    PSW Staff 01/04/12 01:00 PM, 0 Comments
    Recently inaugurated, the brand-new Arena Sofia is Europe’s latest and Bulgaria’s largest arena. Bulgarian audio specialist ProAudio Ltd was tapped to design and install the new sound system powered by Powersoft M50Q amplifiers. Designed and constructed primarily for sporting events, the venue also hosts exhibitions and concerts. Recent events have included musician Jean Michel Jarre and the prestigious 2012 WTA (Women’s Tennis Association) Tournament of Champions. The five story, multi-purpose venue consists of the main arena, which can be configured… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierInstallationManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • lake
    PSW Staff 01/04/12 12:12 PM,
    Leading UK company SSE Audio has deployed Lake LM Series digital audio system processors – including the new LM 44 – on recent tours by Arctic Monkeys and Example. Both tours allowed SSE engineers to work with the company’s recent purchases of the LM 44, integrating the units into their existing inventories. Simon Gladstone, technical manager at SSE, explains, “We used both the LM 26s and the LM 44s on The Arctic Monkeys tour. In the past, we would normally… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConcertProcessorSound Reinforcement