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Articles Tagged Cabling And Interconnect

  • Tuesday, March 24, 2015
    Dennis A. Bohn 03/24/15 05:01 PM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.   Wye-connectors (or “Y”-connectors, if you prefer) should never have been created. Anything that can be hooked up wrong, will be. You-know-who said that, and she was right. A wye-connector used to split a signal into two lines is being used properly; a wye-connector used to mix two signals into one is being abused and may even damage the equipment involved. Here is the rule: Outputs are low impedance and must only be… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAnalogAVDigitalInstallationInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Monday, March 09, 2015
    PSW Staff 03/09/15 02:26 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   In the world of multichannel audio, connectivity has always been one of those subjects that’s too dull to spend much time talking about, but too important to ignore. Everyone has found themselves in the unenviable position of having the wrong “gozouta” for their “gozinta,” and Murphy’s Law dictates that your drawer full of adapters will contain six of everything but the one you need, including at least one that’s maddeningly close. As more and more… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalEthernetInterconnectMonitoringNetworkingPowerSignalStudio

  • Friday, March 06, 2015
    live sound international
    Craig Leerman 03/06/15 06:12 PM,
    While analog is still a popular and cost-effective method of signal distribution in pro audio, the benefits of going digital far outweigh the costs of switching from analog. No more electromagnetic interference (EMI) and high-frequency attenuation problems, and no more lugging around heavy multi-core analog snakes. Still, digital’s not perfect. Latency (signal delay caused by converting the audio to/from analog and between various digital equipment) is not nearly the issue it used to be, but it can still be problematic.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigitalEthernetInterconnectMixerNetworkingProcessorSignal

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015
    Bill Whitlock 02/25/15 02:09 PM,
    If electrical wiring, from main breaker panel to outlet, consists of Romex and plastic J-boxes, an “isolated” or “technical” ground system is already in place. This is the case In most, but not all, residential wiring. However, when wiring consists of metallic conduit and J-boxes, as in most commercial buildings, an isolated safety-grounding scheme can sometimes reduce audio system noise. It is most applicable in situations where conduit may come in contact with building steel, water pipes, gas pipes, or… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectMeasurementPowerSignalSystem

  • Friday, February 13, 2015
    Joe Gilder 02/13/15 01:03 PM,
    Article provided by Home Studio Corner.   Ever thought about using a patchbay in your studio? More elaborate patchbays can provide unlimited freedom in interconnecting your equipment, but on the downside, there can be significant cost involved. Yet there can be several benefits in having some sort of a patchbay available—and in this video, Joe presents an alternative. It involves using a relatively inexpensive, off-the-shelf solution, providing the equivalent of sixteen (16) 50-foot cables in one box at a far… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectProcessorSignalStudio

  • 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
    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