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  • Thursday, June 07, 2012
    PSW Staff 06/07/12 08:04 AM,
    For the 23rd consecutive year, a crowd reportedly in excess of 750,000 packed Rome’s Piazza San Giovanni for the traditional 1st May concert, amplified for the first time in fifteen years by an Italian sound reinforcement system: Outline’s GTO. For the event’s producer, Anyway srl, Rome’s Limelite provided audio, lighting, video and the huge set for the eight-hour event, aired live by state broadcaster Rai. On either side of the set, the main system comprised fifteen GTO hung below three… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAVConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 06/07/12 07:54 AM,
    Again this year, Automated Processes Inc. (API) has awarded scholarships to students enrolled in audio engineering programs which are equipped with an API Vision, Legacy Plus or 1608 console. Applicants were asked to submit a comprehensive questionnaire and essay as well as a recording they’ve engineered or produced. After careful consideration, API has announced the winners: Kelly Cronan – California State University, Chico Damian Wiseman – New York University Denial Mesanovic – University of Michigan Eivind Nordland – Middle Tennessee… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsPollAVConsolesDigitalEducationSound ReinforcementAudio

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    PSW Staff 06/07/12 07:44 AM,
    In order to accommodate the new sound requirements at Calvary Apostolic Church’s temporary facility in Hampden, Maine, Sound Media Concepts has deployed Harman‘s Soundcraft Si Compact 32 and JBL Professional PRX portable PA loudspeakers for weekly Sunday services and Wednesday’s Bible study sessions. The Calvary Apostolic Church, which was completely destroyed in a fire in 2011, wanted to upgrade its facility and bring it back to life. Currently, the church is in a semi-temporary building, however, “The Si Compact will… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • grundorf
    PSW Staff 06/07/12 07:08 AM,
    Grund Audio Design has introduced the GT-LPB-24C subwoofer, the latest addition to the GT Series product group. With a power rating of 800 watts (RMS), the GT-LPB-24C incorporates two 12-inch low frequency transducers housed in a heavily braced, 13-ply Baltic birch enclosure built with dado and rabbet construction for added rigidity. The enclosure design utilizes Grund Audio’s proprietary Linear Pressure Chambers design, which provides two ported chambers that focus the acoustic energy from the front and rear of the two… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Wednesday, June 06, 2012
    Rob Gault 06/06/12 04:17 PM,
    Why are there so many different kinds of loudspeaker drivers and types? Working for a loudspeaker manufacturer over the years I’ve heard many people say, “What’s the best speaker you make?” Or, “I’d like your best I5-inch loudspeaker,” etc. The truth of the matter is the “best” speaker depends on your application. The main reasons because there are so many different applications, and no one loudspeaker is capable of fulfilling all the requirements of all applications. And like most things,… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallLoudspeakerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • extron
    PSW Staff 06/06/12 02:58 PM,
    Extron Electronics has announced the immediate availability of the SM 3, a compact, fast-installing flush mount loudspeaker with proprietary Extron SpeedMount system. The 8-ohm SM3 incorporates a 3 inch(7.6 cm) full-range driver and tuned bass port. Frequency response is specified as 75 Hz to 18 kHz, and power rating is 15 watts (continuous pink noise) and 30 watts (continuous program). The enclosure for the SM 3 measures less than 4 inches (10.2 cm) deep. SpeedMount is an Extron-exclusive concealed mounting… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsProductAVInstallationLoudspeaker

  • yamaha
    PSW Staff 06/06/12 02:49 PM,
    Yamaha Commercial Audio Training Seminars (YCATS) are back on the road with upcoming stops in Las Vegas and Glen Ellen, Illinois, outside of Chicago. In Las Vegas, June 18-21, sessions will offer an introduction to the new CL Series digital console, along with M7CL for advanced users, M7CL for beginners, and LS9 workshop. Registration deadline is Friday, June 15. The YCATS training in Glen Ellen, Illinois will be held July 10-13, with classes ranging from an Introduction to the CL… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsTrainingAVConsolesEducationNetworkingAudio

  • old soundman
    Old Soundman 06/06/12 02:41 PM,
    Dear OSM: I’m wondering if you have had this question before… Probably, but go ahead. … I work for a local company with dreams of going regional/national… You have something in common with many fellow Americans! And foreigners too! … although my employer never seems to get the gigs. See, you have even more in common with many audio servants! As well as people all over who work for caterers, Top-40 bands, laser companies, gardening services, and of course, the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • church sound
    Gary Zandstra 06/06/12 01:21 PM,
    At live events (church services, weddings, concerts and so on), it’s definitely not my favorite thing to tell sound operators how to fix their mixes. But when there is basic stuff happening like constant feedback, the monitors turned up louder than the mains, EQ that has taken the vocals out of the mix, and so on, I feel compelled to help, and also to spare the ears of those in the audience. When I go to the sound booth, I… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureTrainingConsolesEngineerMixerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 06/06/12 12:38 PM,
    Altinex is pleased to announce the availability of the ISC2000 INTERA VGA + Stereo Audio Input Module. Designed for installation into a wall, the ISC2000 is a 1-In / 1-Out VGA + Audio line driver that provides a convenient method of transmitting video and audio signals to a remote display and audio receiver or amplifier. Ideal for multipurpose rooms or other areas where table or podium mounted AV connections may be impractical, the ISC2000 offers a female VGA-type 15-pin HD… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVInterconnectAudio