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Articles Tagged Audio Basics

  • Wednesday, November 25, 2015
    church sound
    M. Erik Matlock 11/25/15 06:52 AM,
    Central Georgia is known for several things, including great food, classic southern culture, and a disproportionate number of churches. One church that’s stood as a beacon for many years is Christ Chapel, located on the north side of Macon. Currently serving as the audio director at the church, Jon Beachy and his family found everything they were searching for after relocating to Macon about 15 years ago. “We’d picked out a few churches to visit, and Christ Chapel was the… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesEngineerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Tuesday, November 24, 2015
    church sound
    PSW Staff 11/24/15 07:05 AM,
    The reshaping of entertainment production wireless operations in the U.S. is currently underway, and it will impact all wireless microphone, in-ear monitoring and intercom system users – including those working in church sound – in the near future. The shrinking UHF band, where the vast majority of wireless systems currently operate, will get even smaller with the 2016 commencement of the 600 MHz incentive auction to allow the mass introduction of white space devices. Almost all of the remaining UHF… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMeasurementMicrophoneProcessorSignalWireless

  • Monday, November 23, 2015
    Alex Fernie 11/23/15 12:21 PM,
    Among many of the recent entrants into the sound profession, I’ve noticed a lack of knowledge when it comes to wiring a stage. Perhaps it’s due to a lot of sound engineering schools being essentially studio-based courses. Or maybe it’s simply that it’s difficult to get a young mind to concentrate on something as mundane as running cable when there is a digital board with loads of lights and buttons sitting in the corner of the room! Improper wiring of… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerEthernetInterconnectMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
    Curt Taipale 11/19/15 07:26 AM,
    This article is provided by Church   Skill: the ability to do something well; expertise. I recently asked the members of the Church Soundcheck (CSC) discussion board for their thoughts on the key technically oriented skills that a church sound tech must have (or strive for). It resulted in a lot of great input, which I’ve whittled down into this list. 1. Have a musical ear. When we say people have “good ears,” we mean that they know what… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    Karl Winkler 11/17/15 07:26 AM,
    Preserving our hearing is critically important, but that’s not what motivated me to write this piece. Really, I just can’t stand bad sound! To a certain extent, it used to be somewhat excusable if a live show was loud and didn’t sound all that great. Sound reinforcement systems have come a long way in the past decade alone, but ‘back in the day’” good clean power was harder to come by, and loudspeakers just were not designed to produce high-fidelity… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallEducationSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, November 13, 2015
    church sound
    Gary Zandstra 11/13/15 12:53 PM,
    This article is provided by Gary   Over the last 30-plus years, I’ve served on numerous tech teams at various ministries and have learned many things – many of them the hard way. While nothing replaces knowing the tech side of the audio craft, there’s a lot more to being successful in the role. Here are some things I’ve picked up along the way, combined with the results of an informal survey of worship leaders about what they want… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
    Craig Leerman & Keith Clark 11/12/15 12:29 PM,
    In the world of sound there’s an old adage that states, “Your system is only as good as the weakest component in the signal chain.” This is especially true of a system’s loudspeakers. They are the last link in the chain and are directly responsible for communicating everything that’s been done to the signal along the way. Going beyond simply delivering sound into a room, they actually become a living physical element, dynamically interacting with their surroundings. In other words,… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • contracting
    Bruce Main 11/12/15 06:40 AM,
    We’re currently in-between touring seasons. Cables and snakes have been tested and repaired, wood painted, and cases treated to fresh new stenciling. All racks have been repackaged to their standard configurations, trucks subjected to annual maintenance, and warehouse floor swept - twice. Aside from a stray show here and there, for many hire companies, things are pretty quiet. Yes, these are the days that turn sound company owner and manager thoughts to Alternative Revenue Sources (ARS). The contracting/install market is… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVBusinessInstallationInterconnectMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    M. Erik Matlock 11/11/15 11:13 AM,
    Riley Vasquez has deep roots in the music business and production work. The grandson of Bill Hardin, founder of Bill Hardin Music stores, he grew up in Georgia surrounded by instruments, gear and musicians, and with a foundation in church production, he quickly learned the ropes and discovered a passion for mixing live shows at front of house. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State in 2011, Vasquez quickly established himself as a tour manager and engineer for the likes of… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesEducationEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, November 10, 2015
    Ike Zimbel 11/10/15 11:25 AM,
    It’s 9 am and I’ve just tumbled off the bus into today’s venue, a.k.a., “The Naming Rights Arena,” another stop on the five-month, 59-city Rock This Country tour by Shania Twain that I’m working with VER Tour Sound. The first hour is spent helping the rest of the audio crew as we tip the first of two trailers (mostly PA). About an hour later, the second trailer is empty as well, and I’m able get to focus on my “real”… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerMeasurementMicrophoneSoftwareSound ReinforcementTechnicianWireless