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  • Thursday, January 19, 2017
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    PSW Staff 01/19 08:58 AM,
    The votes have been tallied and the results are in for the Eighth Annual ProSoundWeb Readers Choice Product Awards. The participation of both manufacturers as well as our audience proved exceptional, with more than 25,000 ballots cast. The races in each category were close and competitive, owing to the overall strength of every product entered combined with the distinct yet varied preferences of the pro audio industry’s largest online community. In fact, many races were so tight, separated by just… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingFeatureAnalogAVBusinessDigitalManufacturerSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Friday, January 13, 2017
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    Bill Whitlock 01/13 02:32 PM,
    “A cable is a source of potential trouble, connecting two other sources of potential trouble.” The humor in this statement may be lost on those who regularly assemble sound systems. But a reality of sound systems is that a signal accumulates noise as it flows through equipment and cables. And once noise contaminates a signal, it’s essentially impossible to remove it without altering or degrading the original signal. For this reason, no system can be quieter than its noisiest link.… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVDigitalInstallationInterconnectPowerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, January 05, 2017
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    Ken DeLoria 01/05 01:03 PM,
    Over the years many have debated the relative merits of “looking at screen traces” on an analyzer versus using human hearing to determine how a loudspeaker, or an entire system, actually performs. While both practices are of course valid, it’s extremely difficult for the human ear to detect, characterize, and correct small deviations in frequency and phase response, and even harder to characterize driver distortion in a meaningful manner. Likewise, the ear is often stymied when attempting to typify transient… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVDigitalLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSystem

  • Wednesday, January 04, 2017
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    Bob McCarthy 01/04 07:54 AM,
    Editor’s Note: Follow the links to check out part 1, part 2, and part 3 of this series. The analyzer is at the core of a measurement system. The manufacturers of laboratory test equipment design their products to be adaptable to a wide variety of scientific applications. Their working assumption is that individual users will add the peripheral devices required for their application. The laboratory analyzer needed a lot of help to be ready for the down and dirty of… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallAVEducationEngineerMeasurementSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Tuesday, January 03, 2017
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    Craig Leerman 01/03 08:03 AM,
    Of all the tools my company brings to shows, computers (in laptop form) are certainly among the most important. They allow us to edit and play back music tracks, convert audio file formats, measure/analyze audio, and evaluate/monitor the RF spectrum and coordinate frequencies for wireless systems. We can also get equipment manuals and quick start guides, surf the web during downtime and even record the gig. Whether it’s a Mac or PC doesn’t matter as long as it helps make… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVMicrophoneNetworkingSoftwareSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/21 04:04 PM,
    Voting is now open in the Eighth Annual ProSoundWeb Readers Choice Product Awards. Go here to check it out and vote for your favorite products. The Readers Choice Awards (RCA) is unique for a number of reasons, chief among them (and as the name says), all voting is the exclusive domain of the readers of ProSoundWeb. Close to 200,000 votes have been cast in the RCA over the years, with a record of more than 27,000 ballots cast last year.… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureNewsAVBusinessSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/20 12:37 PM,
    Mark Herman, for decades a passionate member of the professional audio community, passed away last weekend following complications during a medical procedure. He was 60 years of age. A resident of Northern California (more specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area), Herman worked with console design pioneer Jim Gamble for several years before going on to found Hi-Tech Audio Systems in 1983, a live sound rental company that had grown from a single console to a thriving operation when Herman chose… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogAVBusinessEducationSound Reinforcement

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    Curt Taipale 12/20 08:15 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com.   Editor’s note: We went back to 2011 for this article. The information and techniques are still quite relevant, even if those cassette tapes are not… How do you establish priorities for your operating budget each year? Do you have a five-year plan for your ministry, a solid idea of where you want to be in the future, and a way to stay on task? Do you find yourself constantly putting out fires,… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessEducationEngineerInstallationSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Monday, December 19, 2016
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    Andrew Stone 12/19 08:43 AM,
    This article is provided by Church On The Move.   While traveling with a female entertainer many years ago, I experienced something that turned out to be a pivotal moment in my life and career. Like many in production, I was a jack-of-all trades at the time, hired as both the audio engineer and tour manager. I had numerous details to handle, but I managed to keep all the plates spinning fairly well. We did a lot of shows in… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogTrainingAVBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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    Dennis A. Bohn 12/13 01:03 PM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.   Objectively comparing pro audio signal processing products is often impossible. Missing on too many data sheets are the conditions used to obtain the published data. Audio specifications come with conditions. Tests are not performed in a vacuum with random parameters. They are conducted using rigorous procedures and the conditions must be stated along with the test results. To understand the conditions, you must first understand the tests. This article introduces the classic… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVMeasurementProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement



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