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Articles Tagged Craig Leerman

  • Thursday, December 10, 2015
    mixing consoles
    Craig Leerman 12/10/15 12:41 PM,
    At the heart of a sound reinforcement system is the mixing console, handling the routing, gain adjustments, balancing between inputs, EQ, and possibly some processing of the audio as well. When it’s a large analog console, invariably at least one person walks up to us at a gig to ask, “Do you know what all those knobs do?” Recently while freelancing at a gig on an unfamiliar digital board, I had to ask another audio tech for help in finding… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConsolesDigitalInterconnectMixerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, December 08, 2015
    microphones
    Craig Leerman 12/08/15 06:55 AM,
    A lot of my work is with conferences and corporate meetings. The approach is slightly different in comparison to traditional music gigs, particularly when it comes to microphones. Wireless lavalier and headworn/earset microphones are common in “corporates,” visually discreet while allowing presenters to move about the stage and use their hands to demonstrate products or operate controls of computers and AV equipment. When the feed is going to a PA system, lavalier mics with a directional pattern should be used… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, November 12, 2015
    image
    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

  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
    prosoundweb
    PSW Staff 11/05/15 11:16 AM,
    ProSoundWeb presents at least two feature articles every day of the working week, meaning that there are 40-plus long-form articles highlighted each and every month. That’s a lot. In fact, so much so that we got to thinking that it would be handy to present a round-up of the most-read articles for those who might have missed at least some of them the first time around. Here we kick off with the top 5 most-read articles on PSW for the… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogAVEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioSystemTechnician

  • Tuesday, October 13, 2015
    prosoundweb
    Craig Leerman 10/13/15 06:25 AM,
    I was recently working a stage at a local festival in Vegas. There were many other performers, some on small stages and some just walking around. While out on a food run, I ran into a large crowd watching a performance and stopped to take a look. It was a Native American puppeteer dressed in cowboy-style clothing, operating a marionette designed to look Native American and dressed in traditional costume, complete with a big feather headdress. And the guy was… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

  • Thursday, October 08, 2015
    prosoundweb
    PSW Staff 10/08/15 05:29 AM,
    ProSoundWeb presents at least two feature articles every day of the working week, meaning that there are 40-plus long-form articles highlighted each and every month. That’s a lot. In fact, so much so that we got to thinking that it would be handy to present a round-up of the most-read articles for those who might have missed at least some of them the first time around. Here we kick off with the top 5 most-read articles on PSW for the… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureAVDigitalEducationEngineerLoudspeakerMicrophoneProcessorSound ReinforcementStageStudioTechnicianWireless

  • Wednesday, October 07, 2015
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    Craig Leerman 10/07/15 11:02 AM,
    The line between live and recording engineers has blurred in recent years with a dramatic increase in recording live shows and events, as well as virtual sound check. Most newer digital consoles and mixers – and even a few analog models – provide some type of onboard recording systems that facilitate at least a basic two-track recording. Several others offer multi-track recording onboard or allow convenient streaming of multi-tracks to a digital audio workstation and/or recorder. With digital networks increasingly… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundFeatureBlogProductConsolesDigitalEthernetInterconnectMixerNetworkingSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, September 23, 2015
    loudspeakers
    Craig Leerman 09/23/15 01:46 PM,
    Some in audio think that the term “rigging” only applies when loudspeakers are flown, but it also pertains to lesser endeavors such as placing a single loudspeaker on a tripod stand. The bottom line is that for any piece of production gear not sitting directly on the ground, steps must be in place to insure that it does not fall and injure someone (or worse). The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), the U.S. agency that sets and enforces work… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInstallationInterconnectLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • 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

  • Friday, August 28, 2015
    consoles
    Craig Leerman 08/28/15 10:56 AM,
    PSW Top 20 presented by Renkus-Heinz   The first “big” mixing consoles I owned were a 12-channel Kelsey and a 16-channel Yamaha PM1000. The Kelsey saw the most use because the PM1000 weighed in at 110 pounds, and that was without the wooden case I built for it. With a limited number of channels, buses and features available, I learned to be quite frugal when deciding what to mike onstage. For larger shows, the Kelsey sometimes served as a sub… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConsolesDigitalInterconnectMixerMonitoringSignalSound Reinforcement



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