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  • Thursday, October 01, 2015
    Nicholas Radina 10/01/15 07:02 AM,
    How something sounds to each of us is very subjective. Not everyone hears the same – this was a big “a-ha” moment for me early in my career as an independent audio practitioner, a.k.a., a Lone Audio Ranger. Aside from ensuring that the loudspeakers and the rest of the system gear are functioning properly, as well as considering room acoustic challenges, your individual taste is up to bat when it comes to mixing. There is no one perfect mixing style… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Tuesday, September 29, 2015
    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
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Sunday, September 20, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/20/15 10:19 AM,
    Noted innovator and leader Larry Estrin has passed away following a battle with illness, leaving an indelible mark on professional audio and broadcast in numerous impactful ways. Larry was involved with countless landmark events in a career that spanned well over 50 years, such as the first multi-satellite global broadcast of a major concert, live stereo broadcast of the Olympic Opening Ceremonies, stereo broadcasts of the Grammys and Academy Awards, as well as numerous other high-profile projects for the White… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsStudy HallAVConcertEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Friday, September 18, 2015
    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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  • Friday, September 11, 2015
    Sam McLean 09/11/15 05:46 AM,
    The Mercedes-Benz Evolution tour is designed to attract millennials by combining sophisticated automobiles with cutting-edge live music, personal style activities and interactive art exhibits. The ongoing U.S. tour rolled out in New York City followed by dates in Chicago, Los Angeles, Atlanta and Austin, expected to draw up to 3,000 music enthusiasts that have expressed interest in the automaker’s brand. Miami-based SRX Events has teamed up with Mix3 Sound, also based in Miami, to provide full production for the tour.… View this story
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  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015
    PSW Staff 09/01/15 08:51 AM,
    As the Vans Warped Tour wraps up its 21st year, it remains not only the largest touring music festival in the United States, but also the longest running in North America. This year, the Vans Warped Tour once again lived up to that distinction, bringing 80 bands per day onto nine stages at 40 cities across the country with artists and fans among the first to experience the latest wireless technology from Sennheiser: evolution wireless D1. The challenges associated with… View this story
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  • Wednesday, August 19, 2015
    PSW Staff 08/19/15 12:21 PM,
    TELEFUNKEN Elektroakustik of South Windsor, Connecticut, recently sponsored two important and historic music festivals in their home state.  The Litchfield Jazz Festival, a favorite of the public and critics alike, has been going for the past 20 years and the Podunk Bluegrass Festival has been a yearly success since 1996. “We think it’s very important that Connecticut has these annual gatherings to support good music and education,” commented Alan Venitosh, TELEFUNKEN director of operations.  “We are proud sponsors and gladly… View this story
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  • Thursday, August 13, 2015
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    Greg DeTogne 08/13/15 05:45 PM,
    Breaking its silence, Kevin Freeman’s radio crackles to life with someone asking, “What’s your 20?” Calmly keying the talk button, he responds facetiously, “I’m in the production orifice, you need some help?” The voice on the other end asks a couple of questions, Freeman responds with a couple of “uh-huhs,” and then quiet returns to the spartan room. “So like I was saying,” Freeman drawls, returning to matters at hand during a load-in break at the Blossom Music Center in… View this story
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  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    M. Erik Matlock 08/11/15 11:13 AM,
    There are times with a live mix when we outsmart ourselves. Too many knobs turned. Too many buttons pushed. The EQ looks like a crazy BMX track. Preamps and faders are well outside of the ideal range. Sometimes the best thing to do is zero it all out and start over. Several years ago, I had the honor of mixing a one-night show for a band that I absolutely love. Most of my gigs were as a hired gun, working… View this story
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  • Friday, August 07, 2015
    Dave Isaac & Reggie Dozier 08/07/15 01:30 PM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   Editor’s Note: In this article, famed Motown producer/engineers Dave Isaac and Reggie Dozier reflect on capturing some of the best-recorded vocal performances in history. As the men behind the boards for Stevie Wonder, Aretha Franklin, Michael Jackson, Whitney Houston, and many more, this dynamic duo has helped shape more than a few Motown hits. There were many recording techniques used in my years as an engineer back in Detroit in the various recording studios around:… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorStudio