Sign up for ProSoundWeb newsletters
Subscribe today!

Articles Tagged Cabling And Interconnect

  • Friday, April 29, 2016
    image
    PSW Staff 04/29/16 03:21 PM,
    Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting thread from the PSW Live Audio Board (LAB) forums. It’s lightly edited for grammar and formatting. Enjoy. Posted by Jay Last weekend I refused to let a band roadie (did the setup but didn’t mix or anything) use their own stage drops at the front of the stage. One of the drops I did approve was a Hubbell 4-plex with the low profile plastic box. One I rejected was the same but broken and held… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureForumStudy HallAVInterconnectPowerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, March 07, 2016
    cable
    Mike Sokol 03/07/16 11:50 AM,
    Here’s something I’ve seen in at least three churches over the last several months, so I know it happens. Let’s suppose there’s a standard 100-foot audio snake from the console position running to the stage. But instead of putting the amp rack on the stage, maybe the facility is using a powered mixer at front of house, or the amp rack is already sitting next to the mixer. A look over at the audio snake shows XLR inputs from the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016
    audio power
    Mike Sokol 02/16/16 11:59 AM,
    I’ve been a professional audio engineer for 40-plus years and a musician for 10 years more than that, and during that time, I’ve witnessed hundreds of shock events on performance stages, recording studios, and even factory floors. A survey I ran on ProSoundWeb a few years ago revealed that 70 percent of the 3,000 musicians who responded had been shocked at least once on stage – some so severely that they were knocked unconscious. I’ve also witnessed dozens of ground-fault… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectPowerSignalSound ReinforcementStudio

  • 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

  • Monday, December 07, 2015
    prosoundweb
    Mark Frink 12/07/15 06:49 AM,
    Sharing is the very definition of a multi-act music festival, though some shares are bigger than others. Various performing artists or groups take turns with a venue’s audience and stage, as well as its sound, lights and video production. Multi-act festivals provide more entertainment than the usual concert headliner with one or two support acts, using two or more festival stages to ensure continuous live music. A festival’s added draw allows headliners to perform before larger crowds and openers to… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertConsolesDigitalInterconnectMixerSignalSoftwareStage

  • Monday, November 23, 2015
    image
    Alex Fernie 11/23/15 12:21 PM,
    PSW Top 20 presented by Renkus-Heinz   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… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerEthernetInterconnectMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, October 06, 2015
    image
    Peter Janis 10/06/15 06:30 AM,
    Back in 1996, I predicted that the good old analog snake would be gone, soon to be replaced by digital counterparts. But something strange happened…the world did not change. As both a manufacturer of snakes and a distributor to the Canadian market, we sell more analog snakes today than ever before. With that in mind, let’s have a look at analog snakes and their application. There are basically two formats: traditional floor boxes or rack-mount snakes. The floor box is… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogInstallationInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, September 17, 2015
    image
    Mike Sokol & Hector La Torre 09/17/15 12:19 PM,
    Provided by HOW To Church Sound Workshops.   Noisy mic cables can happen to anyone almost anytime. No matter how careful you are XLR cables are prone to being stepped on, run over and pulled too hard by musicians, singers and, well, you. The result of all this abuse can be intermittent shorts, open circuits and noise issues. Of course, your cable problems will often turn up in the most audible and important signal path, such as your Minister’s microphone… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogInstallationInterconnectMeasurementSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Thursday, September 03, 2015
    microphones
    Craig Leerman 09/03/15 11:15 AM,
    Microphone stands, clips, and cables are some of the most underappreciated items we use at every gig. Yet without stands, clips and clamps to keep mics in place, they won’t be able to pick up the vocal or instrument. And cables are a true lifeline of every system. It’s amazing how many times I’ve seen a fantastic mic connected to a great PA via a lousy cable that ruins the whole thing. Bad cables are the biggest source of problems… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage



Audio Central