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  • 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

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 04/20 11:17 AM,
    Several times, over the course of working with my last crew, we had situations involving clients who didn’t hold up their end of the deal. It was fascinating and challenging to resolve these problems. On one festival stage, the client had followed only part of our standard agreement. The deposit was half of the fee for building a stage, sound system and lighting rig. The deal was that as soon as everything was in place and operational, the balance was… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallProductionLightingStagingAVBusinessConcertSound Reinforcement

  • loudspeakers
    Pat Brown 04/20 06:53 AM,
      A loudspeaker array is a collection of loudspeakers that is assembled to achieve a coverage pattern that cannot be achieved with a single device. Arrays are most commonly implemented to achieve a wide horizontal coverage pattern from a position on or above the stage. The “perfect” array would be a collection of loudspeakers whose radiation pattern was indistinguishable from a single (hypothetical) device that provided the needed pattern for the audience area. Many attempts have been made to solve… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, April 15, 2016
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    Andrew Stone 04/15 11:15 AM,
    This article is provided by Church On The Move.   In the world of live production, most have come to rely on their obvious senses when analyzing what’s going on: How does the audio sound? Aren’t the lights beautiful? Is the video style enhancing the vibe onstage? How does this song make me feel? Although it’s certainly gratifying and perhaps even fun to determine our success based on these mostly visible senses, I contend that the invisible side (read unseen),… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallProductionLightingRiggingAVEngineerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016
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    John Calder 04/14 11:25 AM,
    Courtesy of Acoustic Geometry.   Please don’t say soundproofing, if you mean room treatment – and vice versa. I’m happy more people are realizing the influence acoustics has on their listening (and viewing) experience. I know the room is the final component in all entertainment systems (and also the first component, if you’re a musician or recording engineer), and that message is reaching farther every day. So that’s good, right? As with all things, a little info can be dangerous.… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInstallationSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 04/13 05:51 AM,
    “Define rhythm.” This was the simple command of an instructor in recording school. A challenge to define a word we all understood, but couldn’t seem to articulate. “Rhythm is the anticipation of events. We know to clap on four based on our pattern from one, two and three.” His words. Maybe not the way Webster would spell it out, but an effective interpretation. That discussion summarized much about life in general, as well as the production industry. Businesses grow and… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessConcertSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 04/12 03:19 PM,
    Welcome to ProSoundWeb’s coverage of Prolight + Sound & Musikmesse 2016 in Germany at the sprawling Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre, which presents the latest products from the worlds of event technology and musical instruments. Preliminary figures show a reported count of more than 2,000 (2,043 to be exact) exhibitors from 60 countries on hand this year covering an exhibition facility which literally required shuttle buses to reach every vendor and display. Official attendance was almost 110,000 visitors (compared to… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureNewsSlideshowAVBusinessManufacturerSound ReinforcementStudio

  • av integration
    Daniel L. Newman 04/12 01:33 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   Looking out to the future is an ambitious goal. Many weeks when you are leading an integration business you are just trying to make it to Friday. However, when we do lift our head from the day-to-day for even a few minutes it doesn’t take long to realize how fast things change. Remember when we made money selling projectors? It wasn’t that long ago, but today it’s almost impossible. Remember when proprietary… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogAVBusinessDigitalEducationInterconnectNetworking



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