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Homeopathy and PTSD

By Sue Anello With some of the bad stuff that’s been going down in the past year in music venues, working musicians have probably earned the right to be a little freaked out. Sue Anello is a homeopath who has, in the past offered natural remedy advice on SoundProLive.com for road maladies including jet lag. Here’s some tips that may help....

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Broadcast and Surround Suite Bundle

The Waves Broadcast and Surround Suite bundle includes 18 state-of-the-art industry-standard broadcast audio plugins for TV, radio, film and webcasting: noise reduction, loudness metering, and surround mixing, upmixing and downmixing: All the plugins from the Waves 360° Surround Tools collection, including 5.1 tools for compression, limiting, reverb, spatial enhancement, sub harmonic generation, and more. The DTS Neural Surround™ plugins for surround upmixing and downmixing. Noise reduction plugins: the advanced Waves WNS Noise Suppressor, and the simple-to-use Waves NS1 Noise Suppressor, both designed for real-time broadcast as well as post-production. Precision loudness measurement tools for stereo and surround: the cross-platform...

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Audio-Technica ATH-R70x Headphones Receive NAMM (TEC) Award

The ATH-R70x is Audio-Technica’s first professional open-back reference headphone. Featuring Audio-Technica’s comfortable, self-adjusting 3D Wing Support Headband Design that adapts to automatically fit any wearer with no need for adjustment, the ATH-R70x also has breathable fabric ear-pads, providing prolonged comfort for continuous use in professional environments. The proprietary driver unit, specially designed for the R70x, is the culmination of over 40 years of headphone design and manufacturing experience. The ATH-R70x employs high-efficiency magnets and a pure alloy magnetic circuit design, reducing distortion and ensuring accurate and extended high frequency response. Use of its carbon composite resin improves structural rigidity...

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Adele, Grammys and Vocal Damage

BY ANDREA BENSMILLER If you thought Adele’s Grammy performance, besides the obvious pitch problems (whether caused by bad sound or not), felt strained, pushed, tense, not quite so fluid…it was. People have probably forgotten by now that in 2012 Adele, after damaging her voice on a French radio show, was diagnosed with polyps on her vocal cords, had them removed, and then was ordered on vocal rest. Supposedly, that’s supposed to cure damage of the significant kind, and allow the sufferer to just go back to being their normal vocal selves. In addition, she took time off to escape...

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PRS Marks 7 Years With IMSA

PRS Guitars,  is kicking off their seventh season as the exclusive guitar and amplifier of the International Motor Sports Association (IMSA). The season-long partnership is part of a multi-year agreement and includes fully-functioning Trophy Guitars for race winners. PRS also will debut this new television spot during the upcoming Rolex 24 At Daytona to help drive home the message that PRS gear is every bit as precisely engineered and manufactured as today’s top race cars. “We are thrilled to again be working with IMSA for the 2016 season as our partnership gives us the stage to connect the worlds of...

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  • Multiple Grammy-Winning Producer, Mixer and Engineer Darrell Thorp Hails IsoAcoustics New ISO Series
    Seven-time Grammy®Award-winning producer, mixer and engineer Darrell Thorp’s first experience with IsoAcoustics ISO Series speaker stands came when he needed to raise the reference monitors at his Los Angeles facility, 101 Recording, to ear height. “I remember thinking how clear and punchy my speakers sounded,” says Thorp. On that occasion, Thorp, who has been recognized […]
  • Yamaha PM7s ‘Starr’ at Front of House and Monitors
    Photo ID: L to R: Front of house engineer Brian Bavido and monitor engineer Brad Galvin at Yamaha PM7 front of house. Ringo Starr and His All Starr 2018 Band is touring with two new Yamaha PM7 Digital Audio Consoles in both the U.S and Europe (one at front of house for engineer Brian Bavido […]
  • Shure Announces New Vice Presidents in Global Sales
    Shure Incorporated today announced promotions for four key sales executives. Peter James has been named Vice President of Global Sales, Pro Audio. Peter has been in the audio industry for 30 years, with more than 20 of them at Shure. He has been Managing Director of Shure Distribution UK since 2009, and, since 2015, has […]
  • Glensound Announces Virgil OB Dante AES67 Headphone Amplifier with Local Analog Output
    Glensound, the UK-based manufacturer of audio products for the broadcast, sound reinforcement, installation, and theatrical markets and ASK Sales are pleased to introduce the Virgil OB Dante/ AES67 Headphone Amplifier with Local Analog Outputs. Packaged in a rugged and compact form factor, the Virgil OB headphone amp was designed for outside broadcast and theatrical applications […]
  • alt-J Makes History with L-ISA
    Rat Sound deploys full L-Acoustics surround system for one-of-a-kind performance at New York City’s famous tennis and concert venue QUEENS, New York – September 2018 — UK band alt-J, currently on a world tour in support of their third studio album, 2017’s Relaxer, recently made history as the first rock band to use L-Acoustics’ groundbreaking […]

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