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  • Monday, February 15, 2016
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    Scotty O'Toole 02/15/16 02:30 PM,
    Courtesy of Omega Studios.   When folks talk of churning away the hours in the studio, images of sitting behind a console and turning knobs comes to mind. Yep, that’s part of the job, as is juggling faders and cables, as well as intense listening and tweaking of sounds. However, for those planning to make a career as a recording studio engineer, there are other skill sets that can help set you apart in this demanding field. I’ll mention five… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerStudio

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    Bobby Owsinski 02/15/16 06:51 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   If you’ve never been on a real tour, it’s easy to think that they’re all like U2 or Alecia Keys, but there are actually a number of different types, categorized by their duration. This excerpt from The Touring Musician’s Handbook outlines the differences in each. Tours can be divided into six general categories of duration; local shows, one-offs, fly dates, mini-tours, full tours and corporate gigs. Let’s look each one. The Local… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConcertEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, February 12, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/12/16 08:25 AM,
    When he’s not taping for NPR’s From the Top, John Servies works front of house for Itzhak Perlman’s In the Fiddler’s House, Hankus Netsky & The Klezmer Conservatory Band, and a long list of one-off engagements. In short, Servies is blessed with the opportunity to travel the world, working with brilliant artists to help them fully realize the emotional impact of their craft through faithful sound reinforcement and capture. A craft of his own, which is polished utilizing Metric Halo’s… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVConcertEngineerMeasurementProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, February 11, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/11/16 02:21 PM,
    System designers interested in understanding room acoustics, loud-speaker characteristics and how they act in enclosed spaces are encouraged to attend SynAudCon’s “Sound System Design” in-person seminar scheduled for February 22-24, 2016 in Houston, Texas. The in-person seminar, presented by SynAudCon owner Pat Brown, presents a logical, intuitive, and comprehensive approach to sound system design that begins with analysis of the room’s acoustics. From there attendees learn how to select and place loudspeakers to achieve speech intelligibility and music clarity. In… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEducationEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementSubwooferSystemTechnician

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    PSW Staff 02/11/16 09:36 AM,
    Yamaha Professional Audio, Commercial Audio Products, will hold two boot camps for contractors for the Commercial Installation Solutions (CIS) product line. The first contractor boot camp will be held on Tuesday, February 23 at SE Systems, 2605 Phoenix Drive, Greensboro, NC between 10:00 – 12:00 noon and 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm. The boot camp will entail basic selling and installation techniques for Yamaha CIS Products. Presenters include Yamaha application engineers Steve Seable and Joe Rimstidt.   Space is limited… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsBusinessEducationEngineerInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 02/10/16 08:46 AM,
    There are many different ways of checking PA systems. Some of us play music and walk around the venue, while others use sweeps or pink noise and deploy on a measurement program. Many do a combination of both. Regardless, at some point in the process, we usually grab a microphone and listen to the PA with our own voice. Witnessing hundreds (thousands?) of these voice checks over the years has led me to compile the following “types.” Which one do… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertEngineerMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementTechnician

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    PSW Staff 02/10/16 08:00 AM,
    Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing system was selected to manage front of house duties for the European premiere of Pokémon Symphonic Evolutions presented by Princeton Entertainment and U-Live, performed by the Royal Philharmonic Concert Orchestra at the Eventim Apollo Hammersmith in London. Having used a similar set up involving an iLive system for The Who’s Classical Quadrophenia production, front of house engineer, Ian Barfoot, decided to try out the new dLive system. “The brief was to create a big… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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    Nicholas Radina 02/09/16 12:14 PM,
    Career-building and understanding the “biz of the business” is important for everyone working in pro audio, but perhaps even more so for the independent practitioner, a.k.a., Lone Audio Ranger. So let’s step back a bit from the technical side and address some equally important techniques that can put you in control of the work you want and strategies to help you get more of it. Hiding In Plain Sight When it comes to “getting the gig,” being selected from a… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerNetworkingSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Monday, February 01, 2016
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    Bobby Owsinski 02/01/16 01:54 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Most every time I go to a concert I come with the same feeling - why did it sound so bad? I’ve posted the following a few years ago, but it’s still holds true things never seems to get much better. Concert sound reinforcement equipment is better than ever, yet we’re frequently burdened with a mess of auditory goo that just sucks the enjoyment from a live event. Unfortunately this happens much… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/01/16 08:29 AM,
    American Music & Sound announces the appointment of James Duvall as commercial solutions specialist.  In his new position, Duvall will assist consultants and integrators in system design and product application for Allen & Heath products including the D-Live, GLD Chrome & Qu Series. Prior to his new position, Duvall was the owner and lead consultant of Creative Engineering and Solutions for 12 years.  He has worked as a production manager and a front of house and monitor engineer and he… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEngineer



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