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  • Monday, November 30, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/30/15 02:28 PM,
    The Audio Engineering Society mourns the loss of Norman C. Pickering, a pioneer of innovations in phonograph cartridge design and the first secretary of the AES. Also known for his research on violin strings, bows and violin acoustics, Pickering, who was frustrated by the audio quality of recordings, in the mid-1940’s developed a better-quality phono pickup and styli for records: the Pickering pickup. Later manufactured as the Pickering cartridge, this design was initially developed by Norman Pickering for his own… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/30/15 01:25 PM,
    The 43rd Annual American Music Awards were broadcast on ABC on Sunday night, November 22. Hosted by Jennifer Lopez at the Microsoft Theater in Los Angeles, the program presented the fan-voted honors along with a series of performances, highlighted by a vocal interpretation of the classic John Williams theme to Star Wars by Pentatonix, and a water-soaked closing medley by Justin Bieber, both using Shure UHF-R wireless microphones. Throughout the show, the AMA telecast relied on wireless microphones and in-ear… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/30/15 12:52 PM,
    As DPA Microphones continues to grow in popularity, artists across varied musical genres are increasingly taking notice. Among the latest DPA enthusiasts are several female folk artists – Olivia Chaney, Aoife O’Donovan and the band of sisters known as SHEL. For live performances, these artists all share an appreciation for the natural sounds of DPA’s microphones, agreeing that the mics accurately portray the sounds of their musical instruments and/or vocals. A vocalist and multi-instrumentalist, Chaney is a touring musician based… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/30/15 12:34 PM,
    More than 50,000 people assembled in Florence’s Artemio Franchi Municipal Stadium on November 10 to welcome Pope Francis on his short Italian tour, to mark the Fifth National Congress of the Italian Church. The Holy Father celebrated Mass accompanied by a 400-piece orchestra, a giant chorus of 1,037 people, and an expertly designed Martin Audio MLA system to distribute the message to the faithful who had flocked to the stadium. No fewer than 132 Martin Audio cabinets were deployed across… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/30/15 11:15 AM,
    Media production company msm Studio Group has expanded its studio and services in Munich, Germany, to offer the immersive Dolby Atmos format with PMC. Opened in 1991, msm has been a PMC user for many years, with the company’s MB2S, IB2S and DB1S loudspeakers installed throughout the facility. As well as working daily with clients such as Universal Music, Deutsche Grammophon and Sony Music, msm has grown from a CD mastering facility into a complex that now also offers DVD… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/30/15 10:38 AM,
    Way back in 1955 American Reformed Church held its first service with just thirty families in the lovely city of Luverne, located in the extreme southwest corner of Minnesota. After decades of steady growth, the now vastly-larger congregation recently completed construction on a new eight hundred-seat worship center. Twin Cities-based Audio Video Electronics (AVE) selected loudspeakers from Danley Sound Labs for the project. The architect for the project was Architecture, based is Sioux Falls, SD with Derrick Knight, Derrick Knight… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/30/15 10:26 AM,
    Chandigarh (The Beautiful City) hosts the headquarters of rental company A One Global Entertainment, which recently purchased a GTO C-12 line array by Italian manufacturer Outline. Since it was established in 1980 by Rakesh Thakur, as well as working on television, special, sports and corporate events, A One has provided sound reinforcement, lighting and video for a wide variety of touring artists and its expert audio engineers can cater for events of any size or type. Working to maintain the… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/30/15 10:17 AM,
    Mills College is known for its collaborative and experimental approach to music education—and now API will be part of that unique legacy. Professor Les Stuck oversaw the installation of the school’s new 1608 console just in time for the fall semester to begin. Professor Stuck, technical director at the school’s CCM (Center for Contemporary Music), discusses the addition of the API 1608. “The 1608 purchase was a no-brainer, and the best possible option,” Stuck reports. “In choosing an analog mixer… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/30/15 10:07 AM,
    Primacoustic (a division of Radial Engineering) announces a comprehensive room acoustics analysis service that can be accessed through the company’s website. This free service invites the user to fill out a series of questions that will be used to determine the acoustic issues with the space. Questions cover: the purpose of the room, the size of the room, wall surface measurements, and existing floor and ceiling materials. A description of the way in which the room will be used, as… View this post
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    PSW Staff 11/30/15 09:49 AM,
    Canton, Massachusetts-based Communications Design Associates (CDA) recently designed a new sound reinforcement system for the Tsai Performance Center at Boston University. The upgraded system features Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) Anya adaptive column arrays. “When the original system was installed in the early 90s, the room was primarily used for lectures, not performance,”  says Joe Patten, associate designer for CDA. “As the space has evolved, it was clear they needed a system that could accommodate a variety of performances in addition… View this post
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