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QSC Marks 50 Years of Pro Audio

QSC founders Pat Quilter, Barry Andrews and John Andrews reflect on 50 years of pro AV advances for live sound, cinema and corporate installations worldwide.

HOW Sound

Hosanna Lutheran Church

Increased musical diversity is opening up houses-of-worship to the influence of songs and hymns of other denominations and genres.

Blogs

Examining the Art of Genius at AES

What defines the art of genius? PSNEurope—the European relative of Pro Sound News—offers one possible definition: It’s the moment when the clouds part, when the route to success is clear; the “lightbulb moment,” when everything you knew before has...

Blogs

AES LA Convention to get Historical

The upcoming AES Convention in Los Angeles next month promises to have some momentous offerings, including its first International Conference on Audio for Virtual and Augmented Reality, but you can’t move forward without learning from the past, and that’s...

Blogs

Seen on the Scene: Sweetwater GearFest 2015

Every year for two days, Sweetwater GearFest turns Fort Wayne, Indiana, into the center of the musical instrument and pro audio world. People travel hundreds of miles to converge on the campus of internet retailer Sweetwater to attend educational...

Blogs

Seen on the Scene: P&E Wing Honors Nile Rodgers

The Recording Academy Producers & Engineers Wing celebrated its eighth annual Grammy Week with an event at The Village Studios on February 3, 2015, honoring musician, composer, arranger and producer Nile Rodgers. Pro Sound News' recording editor, Steve Harvey,...

Blogs

Seen on the Scene: NAMM 2015 – Part 2

The Pro Sound News team was all over this year's NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. Here's some of what was seen on the scene, all captured by Recording/Post/Broadcast editor Steve Harvey.

Blogs

Pro-Audio Gift Help: PSN’s 2014 Book/DVD Reviews

Finding something for the pro audio person in your life is never easy, so here’s a compendium of books and DVD/Blu-rays we’ve reviewed this year on the PSN Blog. There's everything from autobiographies to documentaries, and from how-to to...

Blogs

A Glimpse of GearFest

Sweetwater held its 13th annual GearFest, June 6-7, at its sizable headquarters in Fort Wayne, IN. Open to the public, the event served up its trademark mix of seminars and workshops, along with entertainment, gear expo and even a...

HARMAN Professional To Debut Crown HiQnet Band Manager™ 2 At Winter NAMM: Next Generation Connectivity And Control System For Portable PA Brings Advanced Feature Set, Ease Of Use To Smaller Systems

ANAHEIM, California – In an introduction that provides audio professionals, musicians and enthusiasts with advanced system set up and design capabilities coupled with a highly intuitive user interface, HARMAN Professional today introduced Crown HiQnet Band Manager™ 2 at the...

Blogs

On The Scene: NAMM Load-In

There's more than 1,400 exhibitors at this year's Winter NAMM show, so it's not surprising that the days leading up to the convention are as busy as the show itself. Sneaking in—OK, flashing an Exhibitor Press ...

Blogs

Show Snapshots: InfoComm 2011 Load-In

Ever wonder what the exhibitor floor of InfoComm looks like before it’s all set up and ready to go? Well, it ain’t pretty, but it’s really cool to look at! The show, which runs June 15-17, 2011, at the...

Blogs

Robert Scovill on the Future of Live Sound

Audio luminary Robert Scovill delivered the keynote address at the Webster University AES Student Section’s 5th annual Central Region Student Summit. A six-time TEC Award winner with more than 3,000 live event mixing credits under his belt, Scovill has...

Blogs

Ready for Record Store Day 2011?

By Clive Young. If you’re in pro audio, you dig music. And if you dig music, there’s a good chance you like record stores, even if you haven’t visited one in a while. And if you like record stores,...

Brooklyn is Alive with the Sound of Music

by Clive Young. Brooklyn Rundfunk Orkestrata’s debut album, The Hills Are Alive, takes on the classic Broadway songs of The Sound of Music, with the tight musicians careening from genre to genre like a Rolls-Royce out of control. Just...

Inside Selenium’s Transformation Into Harman Brazil

By Frank Wells. In 2010, Harman acquired Brazilian speaker manufacturer, Eletrônica Selenium. During the January NAMM Show, Pro Sound News discussed the transformation of Selenium into Harman Brazil with Blake Augsburger, EVP Harman, President Professional Division, Americas Country Manager...

A Lesson Learned On The Road

In the live sound world, dealing with difficult artists is an occupational hazard. Sometimes, however, handling them goes beyond merely being professional and biting one’s lip. Today’s guest blogger, former touring monitor engineer Tricia Huffman (Dolly Parton, Tom Cochran,...

Blogs

What Did You Get for Christmas?

By Rich Tozzoli. As we start another year of fun, I thought it would be interesting to reach out to some of my industry friends to find out what their favorite “new” software was (with a few hardware treats...

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CES2011: Content Creation’s Next Generation Tools

by Mel Lambert. With US consumer-electronic sales in 2010 reported to have topped $175 billion, followed by a forecast for 2011 sales of some $182 billion – matching 2008’s record-setting figures – it would appear that our economy is...

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Nashville Gathers Around a Lunchbox

By Russ Long. A who’s who among Nashville’s audio elite gathered at Ocean Way Nashville’s Studio B on December 8th to compare the new Vintech 573 lunchbox mic pre to several immaculately preserved original Neve 1073 modules.

Blogs

Internet is Public Enemy #1 at Content Protection Summit

By Mel Lambert. “Piracy is the most threatening risk to have ever hit our industry,” stated Directors Guild of America president Taylor Hackford during his Creative Keynote at the Entertainment Content Protection Summit in Universal City, CA on December...

Blogs

Author J.W. Rinzler on The Sounds of Star Wars

By Clive Young. Lucasfilm recently released a book of note for audio enthusiasts—The Sounds of Star Wars, covering the development of sounds known the world over, from the bleeps of R2-D2 to the ominous breathing of Darth Vader....

The ROI Of Insurance

by Mary Bakija. This year, Take 1 is celebrating its 15th year of service to the entertainment industry at large and 15 years of serving as the exclusive endorsed insurance provider for InfoComm members. While most insurance programs typically...

Blogs

Blu-Con 2010 Spotlights Medium’s Audio Capabilities

By Mel Lambert. According to Ron Sanders, president of Warner Home Video and president of the Digital Entertainment Group, close to 21 million US households now own a Blu-ray player, with an annual sell-through market of $1 billion. “We...

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