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Articles Tagged Audio Basics

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    live sound
    Nicholas Radina 02/09/16 12:14 PM,
    Career-building and understanding the “biz of the business” is important for everyone working in pro audio, but perhaps even more so for the independent practitioner, a.k.a., Lone Audio Ranger. So let’s step back a bit from the technical side and address some equally important techniques that can put you in control of the work you want and strategies to help you get more of it. Hiding In Plain Sight When it comes to “getting the gig,” being selected from a… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerNetworkingSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • stage monitors
    Craig Leerman 02/09/16 07:25 AM,
    My company has worked countless smaller to mid-sized festivals and variety shows over the years, and through trial and error we’ve discovered several approaches and problem-solvers that make life a little easier when it comes to working with stage monitoring. As always, the first step to success is advancing the gig. We never take the promoter’s word that the riders we’ve received are current, so we call each artist’s representative to make sure we’ve got the latest monitoring requirements. The… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConcertConsolesDigitalInterconnectLoudspeakerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, February 08, 2016
    direct boxes
    Mark Frink 02/08/16 01:32 PM,
    In audio there are inputs and outputs, sometimes called sources and destinations. Audio input sources break down into two basic types: microphones and direct inputs (DI), which also stands for “direct injection.” We commonly refer to the devices that perform this function as a direct box, a DI box, or a DI for short. The various kinds of microphones utilized in pro audio are acoustic-to-electric transducers that convert sound waves in the air into electrical signals. A DI, on the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, February 05, 2016
    prosoundweb
    Al Keltz 02/05/16 10:55 AM,
    Election cycles are getting longer and longer, and more campaigns are on the road for extended periods of time while cable and Internet news outlets hunger for content to fill their 24-hour news formats. This has resulted in an increased demand to sound companies and AV rental houses for providing press conference feeds. If you don’t have at least one press mult in inventory and available, you may be missing out on increased revenue opportunities. A Menu For Feeding The… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectMixerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, January 29, 2016
    church sound tape
    Mike Sokol 01/29/16 07:11 AM,
    Provided by Live Sound Advice.   Consider tape. It’s something used nearly every day, but usually not thought of until the empty roll mocks you. We’re not speaking about audio recording tape here (may it rest in peace), but rather different types of adhesive tapes that can help you conduct your services safer and easier. There are at least three kinds of tape that can and should be used in a church sound system: electrical tape, gaffers tape and console… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioConsolesInterconnectMixerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016
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    Chris Huff 01/28/16 06:39 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   There are times when you didn’t learn the right way to mix a vocal or an instrument or a band. That’s OK. You learned. You moved on.  But then there are the lies you tell yourself over and over. You don’t learn. You can’t move on. Your work suffers. WAKE UP!* *Any judgment on my part is because I’ve believed some myself. I don’t live in a glass house…at least not… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesEngineerMixerTechnician

  • Friday, January 22, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 01/22/16 11:12 AM,
    How many freelance stagehands does it take to plug in a cable? It sounds like the setup line of a joke, but it’s actually the subject of a recent discussion with a colleague. At a gig a couple of weeks ago, he’d asked a freelance stagehand to plug in a cable at the back of a rack. It was dark, particularly in the recesses of the rack, and the stagehand couldn’t see the channel numbers (let alone the jacks). Without… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallProductionAudioBusinessConcertEngineerTechnician

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    Pat Brown 01/22/16 06:34 AM,
      Here’s a handy quiz for checking your knowledge about audio power. Rather than submit you to the typical “right or wrong” questions with exact numerical answers, I’ve elected to provide a different means of self-evaluation. I can tell you up front that the answer to every question is “It depends!” But what’s really being asked is “WHAT does it depend on?” At first glance it may seem that the question is not even related to audio. Don’t be fooled.… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierAVEducationLoudspeakerPowerSignal

  • Thursday, January 21, 2016
    church sound installation
    Curt Taipale 01/21/16 07:34 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com.   Audio consultants often find themselves working with people in churches who seem eternally bent on saving money at any cost. This is the kind of church that will call with the seemingly innocent request to have the consultant design a new sound system for them. At some point in the conversation they’ll add that they want to do the installation themselves. That approach can be a mixed blessing both for the consultant… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEngineerInstallationSystemTechnician

  • Monday, January 18, 2016
    drum miking
    Daniel Keller 01/18/16 05:04 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   Ask 10 recording engineers about recording drums and you’re likely to get more than 20 opinions. Few instruments combine subtle nuance and brute force the way a good drummer can, and capturing that sound has been the subject of hundreds of articles and thousands of conversations. So many different aspects affect the sound of a drum mix, starting with the player. Different skins, different shells, the type of sticks, the kick-drum beater all influence the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalStudio



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