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  • Monday, October 27, 2014
    stage wiring
    Carl Cornell 10/27/14 04:23 PM,
    Ideally, a band on tour should wake up to a late brunch, hit the hotel health spa, shower and head over to the hall where everything is plugged in and ready for an extended sound check/jam session. If this scenario is unfamiliar to you, then more efficient methods of connecting your equipment at the last second may be exactly what you need. It certainly can’t hurt. Real World 101 When a band on the road is not the mega headliner… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesInterconnectMicrophoneMixerSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, October 14, 2014
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 10/14/14 03:07 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   One of my favorite scenes in Ghostbusters is when Egon gives the guys a warning about crossing the streams. As we know, it’s not good. Not good at all. Dr. Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you. Dr. Peter Venkman: What? Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams. Dr. Peter Venkman: Why? Dr. Egon Spengler: It would be bad. Dr. Peter Venkman: I’m fuzzy on the whole good/bad thing.… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalEthernetInstallationInterconnectMonitoringSignal

  • Tuesday, October 07, 2014
    microphones
    Al Keltz 10/07/14 01:52 PM,
    If a church sound system has evolved along a familiar path, what started out as a pretty simple, small group “sound-on-a-stick” has gradually become more and more sophisticated. Many have replaced that powered mixer with separate components and added a snake to allow for a mix position in the listening area. Words like “direct box,” “balanced,” “low impedance,” “crossover,” etc. have become part of the sound team’s vocabulary as they strive to provide today’s expected level of sound quality and… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesInterconnectMicrophoneMixerSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, September 09, 2014
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 09/09/14 07:19 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   It occurred to me the other day that I’ve never done a post on making (terminating) Cat-5 cables. Honestly, I don’t like making Cat-5 ends. They’re very finicky and I find myself re-making them more often than I’d like. Part of it is the design of the connector itself, and part is just finding good parts. But even that is challenging. I was talking with a friend the other day who swears by… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEthernetInterconnectMonitoringSignal

  • Tuesday, July 08, 2014
    direct boxes
    Gary Parks 07/08/14 03:53 PM,
    Given the wide variety of audio sources that are connected to the microphone and line inputs of the mix console, the availability of high-quality DI boxes is a true blessing. Electric basses, acoustic guitars with piezo transducers, other stringed and wind instruments with pickups, effects units, CD players, computers, and more contribute to the overall audio palette of the event. DI boxes (also called direct boxes) are the tools that allow the disparate sources, each with its own distinct functions,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Sunday, June 22, 2014
    church sound
    PSW Staff 06/22/14 11:40 AM,
    Operating the sound system from the mix position during a recent Sunday worship service, it all began when the first note from our grand piano was distorted. Hmm… We’d checked the piano channel and sound prior to the service, and all was fine. My first reaction to the distortion being produced was to reduce the gain on that console channel, thinking perhaps the piano player was nailing the keys very hard. Yet the problem remained. Next, I did a pre-fade… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInstallationInterconnectMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, June 11, 2014
    power techniques
    Bill Whitlock 06/11/14 12:05 PM,
    When a system contains two or more pieces of equipment that are grounded, whether via power cords or other ground connections, a “ground loop” will likely be formed. (See Figure 1, below.) Although ground loops often involve power line safety ground connections, disabling them is both highly dangerous and illegal. However, devices called “ground isolators” can be inserted in the signal path to break the loop safely. This approach attacks the problem at its fundamental roots, while tampering with safety… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectPowerSignalSystem

  • Wednesday, April 16, 2014
    tech tip
    PSW Staff 04/16/14 03:36 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I want to start repairing and making some of my own cables. However, I came upon a term I’m sure is such common knowledge that my question really shows my ignorance. That said, here goes: what is “tinning”? I know it’s part of the soldering process, but can you explain why it’s important, etc? A: Thanks for the question! While it’s indeed common knowledge, there’s no reason for you to know what tinning is unless… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectSignal

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014
    signal levels
    Peter Janis 04/10/14 03:06 PM,
    Today’s live stage productions have become tremendously complex. All sorts of different instruments and electronic sources must be “orchestrated” along side the microphones and signals that need to be split off to a multitude of mixers to feed the house system, stage monitors, in-ear monitors, broadcast truck, Internet uplink and recording system. Paramount to the design is trying to insure some form of simplicity or standardization that will allow quick changes should disaster occur. In fact, even with today’s most… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • audio cable
    PSW Staff 04/10/14 02:14 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I’m currently in the process of building a home studio and just at the point of wiring all of the raw cable to patch bays. However, I’m a bit stuck because I’m not sure what patch bays to get. Is one “style” of patch bay better/more durable than another? I guess the same question goes for the patch cables themselves. A: Wow, is this ever a loaded question. Because the industry can’t come to a… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectSignalStudio