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  • Wednesday, May 04, 2016
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    Mike Rivers 05/04/16 05:48 AM,
    This article is provided by PreSonus.   In May 2014, the VU meter celebrated its 75th birthday. It has served the industry well, and when properly interpreted, it’s still useful. However, today’s digital recording processes have caused us to take a hard look at the usefulness and inadequacy of both the traditional VU meter and its modern replacement, the LED level meter, as tools for signal-level management. The classic VU meter, though relatively rare today (primarily because of cost), has… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMeasurementMonitoringSignalStudio

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
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    Nigel Redmon 04/28/16 12:12 PM,
    This article is provided by EarLevel Engineering.   Some terms: The Fast Fourier Transform is an algorithm optimization of the DFT—Discrete Fourier Transform. The “discrete” part just means that it’s an adaptation of the Fourier Transform, a continuous process for the analog world, to make it suitable for the sampled digital world. Most of the discussion here addresses the Fourier Transform and its adaptation to the DFT. When it’s time for you to implement the transform in a program, you’ll… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationEngineerMeasurementProcessorSignalSoftware

  • Thursday, March 10, 2016
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    John Calder 03/10/16 11:33 AM,
    Courtesy of Acoustic Geometry.   It’s a truism in standards-testing industries: you can only test for parameters for which you have tests. In the acoustics business that means testing is limited to measurement values which have accurate and repeatable tests, like sound pressure. This is especially important when you consider that hearing – our system of ears and brain – is highly complex, and some sound-perception functions have no equivalent in current test methodologies. Or, put more simply, you can’t… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallAVDigitalEngineerMeasurementSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 03/10/16 07:55 AM,
    NUGEN Audio has named Beijing Pacific Budee Technology Development Company as the exclusive distributor of NUGEN Audio’s complete family of products throughout greater China. Founded by Mao Yanjun in 2002, Budee is a distributor of solutions in the audio and visual communications fields, employing more than 100 people at two branch offices and five provincial sites throughout Mainland China. NUGEN Audio’s tools for audio analysis, loudness metering, mixing/mastering, and tracking are used by many high-profile names in the broadcast, post,… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessManufacturerMeasurementProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, March 09, 2016
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    PSW Staff 03/09/16 08:47 AM,
    Audio Precision announces its planned application demonstrations for ProLight + Sound from April 5-8 in Frankfurt am Main, Germany. Attendees seeking to understand and solve measurement challenges should visit AP in Hall 4.1, Stand A20 for hands-on demonstrations of audio and electro-acoustic testing, and the accompanying expertise of AP’s technical staff. Enhanced Electro-Acoustic and Production Testing Audio and electro-acoustic test within a manufacturing environment can present unique challenges for the test engineer. Audio Precision’s latest software release, v4.2, adds a… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVEducationEthernetMeasurementNetworking

  • Friday, March 04, 2016
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    Pat Brown 03/04/16 06:44 AM,
      The procedure often followed for equalizing a loudspeaker is to place the measurement microphone on-axis and adjust for the flattest frequency response. This often involves boosting some filters when the axial response over a range of frequencies is lower than the average. Those that are opposed to the use of boost filters may choose to arrive at the same resultant response by reducing (cutting) parts of the response to the lowest common denominator. This results in the same electrical… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, March 02, 2016
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    PSW Staff 03/02/16 08:51 AM,
    Metric Halo supports the Audio Engineering Society (AES) by giving student members a FREE copy of SpectraFoo Standard SA OS X. To receive your free SpectraFoo license, join AES as a Student Member, or log-in and access your benefits right away. Metric Halo recognizes the importance of audio education, and giving students and educators access to great equipment. AES is “the only professional society devoted exclusively to audio technology,” and, as their website states, being a Student Member, “has never… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, February 12, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/12/16 08:25 AM,
    When he’s not taping for NPR’s From the Top, John Servies works front of house for Itzhak Perlman’s In the Fiddler’s House, Hankus Netsky & The Klezmer Conservatory Band, and a long list of one-off engagements. In short, Servies is blessed with the opportunity to travel the world, working with brilliant artists to help them fully realize the emotional impact of their craft through faithful sound reinforcement and capture. A craft of his own, which is polished utilizing Metric Halo’s… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVConcertEngineerMeasurementProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/11/16 02:21 PM,
    System designers interested in understanding room acoustics, loud-speaker characteristics and how they act in enclosed spaces are encouraged to attend SynAudCon’s “Sound System Design” in-person seminar scheduled for February 22-24, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The in-person seminar, presented by SynAudCon owner Pat Brown, presents a logical, intuitive, and comprehensive approach to sound system design that begins with analysis of the room’s acoustics. From there attendees learn how to select and place loudspeakers to achieve speech intelligibility and music clarity. In… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEducationEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementSubwooferSystemTechnician

  • Monday, February 08, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/08/16 09:02 AM,
    Outline is showcasing a selection of point source and line array loudspeaker lines and an interactive loudspeaker measurement display at ISE 2016 Amsterdam booth #7-E220. The new compact Vegas 24 is ideal for balcony fill, front fill and delay applications. This lightweight loudspeaker is optimized for vocal and instrument intelligibility and clarity due to its high Common Intelligibility Scale (CIS) rating and dipole waveguide loaded design. The STADIA 100 LA installation loudspeaker series combines key principles of cylindrical line-sources with… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVLoudspeakerManufacturerMeasurementSound Reinforcement



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