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Putting Them (Microphones, That Is) On The Floor

One of the biggest live sound challenges is amplifying the voices of performers on stage in plays, musicals and operas. Solutions include outfitting them with headworn and lavalier microphones as well as capturing them with mics flown above the stage,… Read More

Do You Hear What I Hear?

Many live mixes are not only too loud, but also sonically unbalanced. I got to thinking about this (again) when recently re-reading “How Loud Does It Need To Be?” by Peter… Read More

Bang On The Drum All Day

My father used to say, “Son, opinions are like drum miking techniques. Everyone has one.” Or something like that… Truthfully, there’s an overwhelming amount of information already out there on this topic, so rather than rehash it here, let’s explore… Read More

Computer World In Live Audio

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… Read More

Sensitive (Mic) Matters

Many believe that condenser microphones are more sensitive than dynamic microphones (moving coil) and therefore pick up “everything,” e.g., stage wash and noise. Sensitivity, however, is nothing but a constant conversion rate from pressure to voltage and more important,… Read More

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