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Articles Tagged Dave Rat

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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    Dave Rat 04/13/16 11:15 AM,
    Ideas are magnetic and when a useful concept gains popularity, minds will refine and push the limits of innovation, often to the point of absurdity and well past the point of diminishing returns. Meanwhile as a technological feeding frenzy progresses, there are often gaps between productive practices and comprehensive solutions. These gaps are what I find especially interesting to explore and solve. Take a moment and picture the scenario of overseeing a nightly posh dinner banquet. Each day setting up… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, January 08, 2016
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    PSW Staff 01/08/16 09:17 AM,
    Camarillo, California-based Rat Sound Systems provided a full 360 degrees of audio coverage for Bassnectar’s New Years Eve show in Birmingham, Alabama. The concert, which was held at the Birmingham-Jefferson Convention Center (BJCC) Legacy Arena, featured 72 Eastern Acoustic Works (EAW) Anya modules flown in four double-wide clusters. Bassnectar is well-known for his live performances, massive sound systems and light shows. Bassnectar NYE360, now in its fifth year, features a rotating stage at the center of the arena designed to… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerNetworkingProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Monday, December 21, 2015
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    Dave Rat 12/21/15 07:39 AM,
    Those of us who indulge in live sound spend countless hours paying attention to every detail in the audio signal chain - comparing, pondering opinionating and deciding every issue that crosses our path. Does this mixing console sound better? Do I need to spend an extra $2,000 on a vocal compressor? Can you please move the guitar mic two millimeters to the left? Does phantom power really ruin ribbon mics? One question persists, however: to what end is all this… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementSubwooferSystem

  • Wednesday, October 21, 2015
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    Dave Rat 10/21/15 12:54 PM,
    Mixing front of house sound for festivals is both one of the easiest and most challenging situations we face as live sound engineers. They present a perfect storm of all factors working against us: minimal setup and sound check time, huge audiences, pressures from band management, outdoor environmental factors, plus show reviewers can make direct comparisons between the quality of our mix and a multitude of others. To make things worse, unless we work for a top-billed artist on the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductionAudioConsolesDigitalInstallationLoudspeakerMixerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, October 08, 2015
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    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

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015
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    Dave Rat 09/29/15 03:14 PM,
    To accomplish anything in life, we, as humanly creatures, must utilize an assortment of resources to accomplish any given task. For example, going to a store to purchase something involves brain time in making the decision to venture out, “wear and tear” on our vehicle, and the depletion of our finances – all are expenditures of resources. Even something as simple as watching TV, in which our visual and auditory perceptions are held captive or distracted, can be viewed from… View this story
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  • Friday, September 18, 2015
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    Dave Rat 09/18/15 03:37 PM,
    As technology accelerates at a dizzying rate and increases in processing power are only rivaled by the size of knobs on “retro analog” gear, we find ourselves navigating between magical-designer patch cables and legitimate advances in audio. We know digital must always be “better” because CDs sound better than cassette tapes. Everything is processed, as often as possible, and just as the hot dog is the perfect meal of processed meat, sound will be perfect and consistent any day now,… View this story
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  • Monday, August 24, 2015
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    Dave Rat 08/24/15 06:38 AM,
    How fast do sound signals travel through the various parts of the sound system? Do sound signals travel faster in analog snake cables or fiber optic cables? Also, what about transmission through the air with wireless mics? And where do the true and relevant sources of time lag exist in a audio system? What I find really interesting is that sound signal travels at differing speeds depending on whether it’s in the form of electricity, or sound waves in air,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallDigitalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, July 13, 2015
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    Dave Rat 07/13/15 06:36 AM,
    Face it, stuff happens. Sooner or later something stops working during a show. Front of house engineers must know the absolute essential components of the sound mix that are most vital – in other words, the channels that the band must absolutely have to continue playing. Generally, for a four-piece rock band in a large venue, these channels are kick, bass, guitar, and lead vocal. Just four inputs, everything else is pretty much fluff and spares. A bit extreme? Perhaps,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureOpinionPollConcertConsolesEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, June 25, 2015
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    PSW Staff 06/25/15 10:28 AM,
    Eighteen Sound Srl of Reggio Emilia, Italy, has appointed Rat Sound Systems as a Pro Provider in the United States. The announcement was made by Jeffrey Cox, director of sales, North America, for Eighteen Sound. “As a Pro Provider for Eighteen Sound, Rat Sound is now a supplier of Eighteen Sound products as well as a provider of professional support and service to the pro audio industry,” explains Cox. “As a registered service agent, they also provide re-coning and other… View this story
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