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Articles Tagged Diy

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016
    church sound
    Mike Sokol 12/06/16 07:58 AM,
    Provided by Live Sound Advice.   Few things can affect the quality of a sound as loudspeakers being out of polarity. You can lose bass response, cancel out vocals and cause general phase mayhem in a sound system. There are many ways to determine polarity; however, here’s a very inexpensive and easy solution to test for proper wiring inside loudspeaker cabinets before installing them, and without running any audio signal through them. See Thumper, below. It’s my trusted polarity signal… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectLoudspeakerMeasurementSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Monday, July 27, 2015
    Brian Gowing 07/27/15 12:27 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Are custom molded in-ears that easy to make?  How do they sound?  I’d seen the how-to videos so I decided to give it a try. The results were surprising. I use a set of Logitech Ultimate Ears UE600 IEMs on the road, good for what I need without being so pricey I worry about I losing them. They sound pretty good and flat, with maybe a touch too much high-end. I… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundFeatureBlogVideoProductStudy HallAVEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • 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

  • Friday, November 28, 2014
    pro audio
    Chuck McGregor 11/28/14 02:18 PM,
    It seems nothing is ever easy. However simple they might appear, making fixed resistive attenuators (I’ll call them pads in this article) requires doing some math if you want them to come out right. Sure, you could simply hook up some resistors and see what you get, but that’s not audio engineering. The reasons for doing the math are simple: to make both the pad and the equipment you are using with the pad work properly. You will see why… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectMeasurementPowerProcessorSignal

  • Monday, May 19, 2014
    Bobby Owsinski 05/19/14 12:07 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   OK, you live in an apartment or have some neighbors with sensitive ears so you can’t crank up that Marshall to get your sound. What you really need is an isolation box to keep the level from waking up the baby next door. Here’s a pretty good video on how to make a guitar amp isolation box, with some caveats. The layering technique that’s described definitely works, but I’d replace the acoustic… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInstallationLoudspeakerMeasurementRemoteSignalStudio

  • 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

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 02/18/14 12:01 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   “Should we do this A/V/L install ourselves or hire a contractor?” is a question I’m asked all the time. Too often, the question is decided based on dollars. On paper, it looks like hiring a contractor is a more expensive option, but this is rarely the case when all factors are considered. The illusion of cost-savings comes from the fact that most churches (and many companies) don’t factor in the cost of labor… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEngineerInstallationSystemTechnician

  • Thursday, June 20, 2013
    Jon Tidey 06/20/13 04:08 PM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   This week one of my neighbors left his unwanted Ikea bed frame in the alley. Among the parts of the bed was a set of SULTAN LADE slatted base. In other words: 20 3/4-in pine boards for free. Keep an eye out for these because they can be used for a ton of simple DIY projects. With these, I decided to make some super simple diffusors to cover up the bare… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallMeasurementSignalStudio

  • Monday, April 15, 2013
    Jon Tidey 04/15/13 03:59 PM,
    This article is provided by Audio Geek Zine.   Last month I finally found the time to finish one of the DIY projects I’ve had on the go for months: turning a Sony Walkman into a nasty distortion box. The concept is simple. Remove the mechanical guts, replace jacks and overload the Walkman amplifier to create distortion. It’s not a tape distortion, but I can do that in a different project. Any portable cassette player will work. I like the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogVideoAmplifierAnalogProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, April 04, 2013
    Jeff Berryman 04/04/13 10:22 AM,
    It’s pretty easy to build a big woofer box. Making one that sounds good is not so easy. Making one that sounds good AND goes really loud is much more difficult. Add touring requirements to the mix—easy stacking, easy flying, moderate weight, good shape for truck pack—and it’s easy to see why there aren’t many good concert woofers available. This note describes how I try to solve these problems in my designs. Requirements Here’s what I think is an appropriate… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogSlideshowStudy HallLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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