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  • Thursday, May 19, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 05/19 11:06 AM,
    A recent conversation with another engineer got me thinking about experiences that shaped my skills. While in the trenches, certain restrictions and limitations were aggravating and occasionally provoked fits of rage. However, in hindsight, those same events were actually beneficial to developing my skills. Budget Restrictions Many, many…. many years working with churches teaches you one incredibly important skill… Making do with what you have. Part of what established me as a moderately well-respected system installer was my understanding of… View this story
    Filed in: ProductionFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallProductionAudioAVBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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    Dana Troxel 05/18 10:48 AM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.   Editor’s Note: This article was originally published through The Rane Library in 2005, yet the information is as relevant now as it was then. Acoustic feedback (also referred to as the Larsen effect) has been roaming around sound reinforcement systems for a very long time, and everyone seems to have their own way to tame the feedback lion. Digital signal processing opened up the microphone to some creative solutions, each with its… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVDigitalInstallationInterconnectMeasurementProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, May 13, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/13 06:45 AM,
    Line arrays and large-format loudspeakers get the lion’s share of attention, but in reality most sound companies don’t need a large system at every event. Many can be handled with smart deployment of more compact 2-way loudspeakers, usually accompanied by a small quantity of subwoofers. While we tend to think of loudspeakers along these lines as entry-level “speakers on a stick,” numerous manufacturers have developed higher-quality models that go beyond that metric, yet they’re still below the radar in terms… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureAmplifierAVLoudspeakerMonitoringNetworkingProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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    Pat Brown 05/10 06:42 AM,
      Crossover networks are not unique to audio and acoustics. The role of such a network is to produce a transition between two systems of differing capabilities. In a loudspeaker system, an increased overall bandwidth is achieved by splicing together two or more lower bandwidth transducer responses. An individual woofer, squawker and tweeter can form a full-range system through the use of a crossover network. Let’s look at some other systems that require similar transitions between their individual components. Several… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSignal

  • Monday, May 09, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/09 05:34 AM,
    Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting thread from the PSW Live Audio Board (LAB) forums. It’s lightly edited for grammar and formatting. Enjoy. Posted by Chuck Your favorite topics of discussion are kick drum mics and loud guitar players. You can open a door with any part of your body (while carrying equipment). Your deck at home is finished with Dura Tex. Your home stereo is covered with Rat Fur (or are Shure Vocal Masters) Reply by Ivan If you pay… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureForumAVEngineerSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, April 29, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/29 03:21 PM,
    Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting thread from the PSW Live Audio Board (LAB) forums. It’s lightly edited for grammar and formatting. Enjoy. Posted by Jay Last weekend I refused to let a band roadie (did the setup but didn’t mix or anything) use their own stage drops at the front of the stage. One of the drops I did approve was a Hubbell 4-plex with the low profile plastic box. One I rejected was the same but broken and held… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureForumStudy HallAVInterconnectPowerSound ReinforcementStage

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    Fred Harding & Lee Minich 04/29 06:03 AM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   AVB technology is another one of those great industry acronyms we all (should) know and love. It stands for Audio Video Bridging, and is technology based on IEEE 802.1 standards that have been developed by a consortium of experts in the professional audio industry. CI has asked an experience integrator, Fred Harding of distributor Capitol Sales, to define AVB and as a failsafe, Lee Minich, Marketing Work Group chair for the AVnu… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVDigitalEthernetInterconnectNetworkingSystem

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/28 03:11 PM,
    Not so long ago, consoles with 32 channels and 16 auxiliaries could cover the requirements of almost any band and most festivals, but today, bigger shows often require 100 channels and 50 mixes or more. At the same time, the genre of large-format consoles continues to grow and evolve. The recently introduced Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 and Avid VENUE | S6L, both highly anticipated, have now been released and are seeing steadily increasing action in a range of applications. Further, Allen… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureProductSlideshowAVConsolesDigitalManufacturerMixerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 04/27 10:34 AM,
    If you happen to make your living from this industry, I have a thought for you to consider… Learn the art of customer service. Good luck with that idea, though. There aren’t a lot of great examples anymore. Just pick a random memory from any recent trip to a big box store or restaurant. Chances are, you encountered someone who hates their job, despises customers and has no intention of positively representing the company that is currently providing their paycheck.… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogOpinionAVBusinessEngineer

  • Friday, April 22, 2016
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    Live Sound Staff 04/22 02:56 PM,
    The definition of which characteristics make a line array small- or large-format, is somewhat arbitrary. Is it how wide or high each element is, how much it weighs, how many components each houses, the diameter of the components, or how loud it gets? For this overview, we’ve based the selection on the size of the largest LF driver within the array, considering those with 8-inch to 10-inch cones to be medium-format. Even within the medium-format category, there’s a lot of… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureSlideshowAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement



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