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  • Friday, May 29, 2015
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    Daniel L. Newman 05/29 12:19 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   When it comes to running a systems integration business, we all have phrases we love to hear. Some that immediately come to mind are, signed contract, margin rich, or design build. All of them exude a certain positivity integrators can get behind. But in a business where there are more than a few things that can go wrong, there are some phrases that can bring fear to the hearts of even the… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogAVBusinessInstallationSystemTechnician

  • Tuesday, May 26, 2015
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    Chris Huff 05/26 01:36 PM,
    Forget the faders, knobs, and digital displays – flip the console around and show off your superhero skills. Those mind-mannered auxiliary sends are for more than monitor mixes. Aux sends, controllable at both channel and master levels, provide solutions to six unique challenges that range from communication to improvising a stage subwoofer. 1: Mix A Better Recording A single-track house mix recording never sounds the same when compared to the live event – fact of life. When multi-track recording isn’t… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVConsolesEducationEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • Thursday, May 21, 2015
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    Gary Parks 05/21 10:22 AM,
    These days I’m surprised when I go to a concert or a performing arts center and don’t see line arrays flown at the sides of the stage, often complemented with digital audio networking, remote system control and monitoring, and real-time audio monitoring of the array’s response in the house. These sleek systems have come a long way from the huge piles of cabinets and horns that I remember from the mid-1960s when I first started going to shows.  Line arrays… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureNewsProductSlideshowAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, May 14, 2015
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    Pat Brown 05/14 11:42 AM,
      Could anything be more confusing than a “power rating?” The question “How many watts” can have many answers, depending on whether we are talking about amplifiers or loudspeakers. There are also many variables regarding how power is measured and specified. The numerous variables have rendered “face value” power ratings virtually useless. Why is “power” so hard to quantify? One reason is because it is time-dependent and constantly changing - much like the “value” of the stock market. We can… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAmplifierAVPower

  • Monday, May 11, 2015
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    Karl Winkler 05/11 12:16 PM,
    It’s becoming increasingly difficult to keep up with technology. What used to be “merely” hardware now has a software component. Everything has layers, touch screens, and incredible power and flexibility, which is great. But the not-so-great part is that the learning curve is ever steeper. And while there are standards for MIDI, USB, .WAV, Ethernet, MADI, and many other methods of keeping all this gear connected and communicating, each mixing platform, DSP box and loudspeaker management unit has its own… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureNewsOpinionStudy HallAV

  • Thursday, May 07, 2015
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    Daniel L. Newman 05/07 11:49 AM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   It only took the industry a few years to figure out how to utilize the iPad in a meaningful way to improve the user experience of audio-visual technology. This isn’t a knock on AV, its just a fact. Most of the early iterations of iPad control and integration left something to be desired. The good news is we have moved past that. Today, Android and iOS are part of our life. In… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessDigitalEthernetInterconnectNetworkingRemote

  • Wednesday, April 29, 2015
    audio power
    Pat Brown 04/29 06:03 AM,
      Trying to characterize amplifiers or loudspeakers only by power ratings is akin to trying to completely characterize a person by a photograph. There is always much more than meets the eye. Few subjects generate more confusion in the audio world than power. There is a very good reason for this—it’s a confusing subject, and one that can easily fool our intuition. Most of us are on a power trip—our attitude is that “more is better.” We want bigger amplifiers… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierAVInterconnectLoudspeakerMeasurementPowerSignal

  • Friday, April 17, 2015
    prolight + sound
    PSW Staff 04/17 02:01 PM,
    Welcome to ProSoundWeb’s coverage of the ongoing Prolight + Sound & Musikmesse 2015 in Frankfurt, which presents the latest products from the worlds of event technology and musical instruments. Preliminary figures show a reported total of 2,257 exhibitors from 57 countries on hand this year, up from the 2,216 exhibitors reported in 2014. While Musikmesse has remained stable in terms of exhibitor numbers despite a volatile market, Prolight + Sound, which is celebrating its 20th anniversary, reflects the buoyant mood… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundFeatureBlogAnalogAVBusinessDigitalEducationManufacturerSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Monday, April 13, 2015
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    Mike Sessler 04/13 01:48 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   I’m always fascinated on how I end up having the same conversation with multiple people over the course of a few weeks. Topics rotate, but when one hits, I end up talking about it a lot. Recently, I’ve had at least four conversations about live streaming church services. I’ll start by saying I’m not categorically opposed to live streaming church services. I can understand why many of the big churches that live stream… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVDigitalEngineerEthernetNetworkingRemote

  • Thursday, April 02, 2015
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    Daniel L. Newman 04/02 12:53 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   In the world of systems integration, talking about the diminishing margin in hardware starts to feel like the movie “Groundhog Day.” We all know it is an issue, we all feel it in our bottom lines, but we struggle to bridge the shifting economics. While we all have a blast talking about our problems, can we agree it is more fun — or at least more productive — to solve them? In… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessEducationInstallationSoftwareSound ReinforcementTechnician