Carnival UK has selected Point Source Audio microphones as their new fleet-wide standard for all their onboard productions
Carnival UK has selected Point Source Audio microphones as their new fleet-wide standard for all their onboard productions

Point Source Audio Sounding Board: Carnival UK Cruise Lines Chooses Point Source Audio

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Carnival UK has selected Point Source Audio microphones as their new fleet-wide standard for all their onboard productions, supplied by Point Source Audio’s UK distributor, Autograph Sales & Installations. The decision to standardize on Point Source Audio™ (PSA) was led by Dave Cowell, lead sound designer and programmer for Carnival UK. Point Source Audio’s body-worn microphones will support the fleets’ performance venues which are in use a standard 15-hours a day, 365 days a year.

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A flexible boom lets you position the mic away from beards
A flexible boom lets you position the mic away from beards

Point Source Audio Sounding Board: Three Ways to Mount Mics Near Beards

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Mounting headset microphones on bearded speakers and actors can get a bit hairy. If your subject usually uses a headset and decides to sport a beard, you’ll likely grow concerned about scratchy sounds from the mic boom. Here are a few solutions to get you through without resorting to shaving the actor.

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Point Source Audio debuts an innovative new moldable microphone that can be user-shaped into a halo, collar, or headset mic.
Point Source Audio debuts an innovative new moldable microphone that can be user-shaped into a halo, collar, or headset mic.

Sounding Board: Point Source Audio Asks Does Your Mic Keep Running?

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Point Source Audio offers lots of options both in terms of products and resources of information. They have a great website full of useful information, they run the the Point Source Audio Sounding Board Blog and they have a fun social media presence with lots of great tips and tidbits. One of their recent PSA facebook posts post caught our attention and we wanted to share it.

On a wildly popular Chinese game show "Keep Running", celebrities are pitted against each other in silly obstacles or intellectual tasks. After being dunked in water, and dragged through the mud, Point Source Audio's #waterproof mics still deliver!  

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Point Source Audio debuts an innovative new moldable microphone that can be user-shaped into a halo, collar, or headset mic.
Point Source Audio debuts an innovative new moldable microphone that can be user-shaped into a halo, collar, or headset mic.

Sounding Board: Point Source Audio Offers the Moldable Microphone

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Point Source Audio (PSA), manufacturer of specialty sub-miniature body-worn style microphones, including the twice patented EMBRACE™ earmount mic’ing system, unveiled their new GO-8 Series of microphones featuring the GO-8WD, a revolutionary moldable microphone that shapes into a variety of mic styles, this past spring.

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The Lost Colony relies on Point Source Audio Microphones
The Lost Colony relies on Point Source Audio Microphones

Point Source Audio Sounding Board: Not a Word is Lost

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The Lost Colony Relies on PSA Microphones
The outdoor drama, The Lost Colony, has been telling the story of the first English colonies in North America since 1937. The Waterside Theatre, located in the Outer Banks of North Carolina and performing from the end of May through the end of August, requires audio equipment that has to stand up to the outdoor elements, including water—in both the form of rain and perspiration—as well as wind and heat. All of which could potentially shorten the useful life of a microphone.

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Point Source Audio Sounding Board: 3 Unexpected Ways to Mic a Violin

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Many shows these days have musicians onstage, incorporated into the production’s environment, seen playing, often costumed and integrated seamlessly into the performance. They are often even actually part of the narrative, with an actor/musician being a character, at times major roles in the show. Shows like The Band’s Visit, Once, War Horse, and Bandstand all had cast members playing instruments live onstage as did recent New York productions of Company and Sweeney Todd. With a growing number of shows where an instrumentalist is right in the thick of the performance, it is the job of sound designer and the A1 to figure out how to mic that instrument. To help, Point Source Audio has put together some unexpected ways to mic a violin for your consideration.

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Point Source Audio at InfoComm 2019
Point Source Audio at InfoComm 2019

Sounding Board: Point Source Audio Well Received at InfoComm 2019 with Dual Element Microphones

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Point Source Audio (PSA), displayed their patent-pending CO2 Confidence Collection, a new class of built-in redundant microphones, at this year’s InfoComm trade show held June 12-14 in Orlando, FL. If you missed the show, here is a quick tour of their booth with Point Source Audio's Dave Johnson:

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James Lamb, President of Point Source Audio will be participating on a panel at the upcoming TSDCA Meeting
James Lamb, President of Point Source Audio will be participating on a panel at the upcoming TSDCA Meeting

Sounding Board: James Lamb, President Point Source Audio, Part of Panel Discussion at Upcoming TSDCA Meeting

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James Lamb, President of Point Source Audio will be taking part on a panel at the upcoming Theatrical Sound Designers and Composers Association (TSDCA) annual membership meeting in Chicago. Lamb will be joining Rona Siddiqui and moderator, Lindsay Jones to discuss music composition. This will be Session #4 - Orchestrators and Composers: Demystifying the Collaboration, that will take place at 6:00pm on Sunday, June 23rd at the new headquarters of Shure, Inc. in downtown Chicago.

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Point Source Audio debuts an innovative new moldable microphone that can be user-shaped into a halo, collar, or headset mic.
Point Source Audio debuts an innovative new moldable microphone that can be user-shaped into a halo, collar, or headset mic.

Sounding Board: Point Source Audio to Unveil Moldable Microphone at ABTT 2019

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Point Source Audio (PSA), manufacturer of specialty sub-miniature body-worn style microphones, including the twice patented EMBRACE™ earmount mic’ing system, announces it will unveil their new GO-8 Series of microphones featuring the GO-8WD, a revolutionary moldable microphone that shapes into a variety of mic styles, at UK’s premiere theatrical show, The Association of British Theatre Technicians (ABTT) 2019.

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