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  • Thursday, March 03, 2016
    live sound international
    Karl Winkler 03/03/16 11:25 AM,
    I’ll start by saying that “elitism” is something that I’m as guilty of as many working in pro audio. While blind A/B/X testing is a great tool, I think there’s also something to be said for at least some of the esoteric claims made by audiophiles. The basis of my reasoning: when we spend a lot of time with particular audio devices (or fine wines or superbly crafted musical instruments), our perception changes. Our threshold shifts either up or down,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallBusinessDigitalInterconnectMeasurementSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Friday, June 06, 2014
    karl winkler
    Karl Winkler 06/06/14 11:43 AM,
    Some time ago I was on a trip to Japan, visiting some key customers, and I picked up on something that has been brewing in the back of my mind ever since. Maybe the light bulb went on because I was in a different country with a different culture, but here was the thing… I was asked several times by several people: “what’s the maximum number of channels your wireless system can operate simultaneously?” That’s when the “something” in the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallAmplifierBusinessConsolesEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, February 10, 2014
    Joe Gilder 02/10/14 02:23 PM,
    Article provided by Home Studio Corner.   Joe Gilder frequently talks about how equipment isn’t the “end-all, be-all” in the pursuit of recording and creative excellence, instead focusing on the importance of being able to use what you already have to its utmost, and further, to strive for constant improvement in technique and then put that into practice. However, his big exception to the rule is when a new tool can be used to make a definitively enhancement to the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogVideoStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, February 05, 2014
    Bobby Owsinski 02/05/14 04:00 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Much to my surprise, it seems that people actually care about my favorite gear, since the response to both my favorite mic preamps and compressors was so great. As a result, I thought it was time for another “My Favorite” post, this time about my top 10 equalizers. These are hardware or plug-in EQs that I find myself reaching for during the course of most mixes. Remember, gear choices are very personal,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Tuesday, July 30, 2013
    personal mixers
    Mike Sessler 07/30/13 06:14 PM,
    It’s hard to believe that just a few short years ago the entire personal mixing market belonged to just a few companies, replaced by a seemingly ever-expanding landscape of these systems. The concept is simple: feed some number of inputs, typically16 to 40, to the system’s input module, connect the personal mixers to the distribution hub, and let the musicians put together their own monitor mix. Ideally, each musician gets what they want without the need for a monitor engineer.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogEthernetMixerMonitoringNetworkingStage

  • Tuesday, March 12, 2013
    gear purchasing
    Teri Hogan 03/12/13 04:48 PM,
    So you need a new “thingamajig” for your system? The problem: there are so many brands and types of this thingamajig available, how do you best go about the process of choosing the one is exactly right for your situation? Sometimes buying a new toy - rather than being fun and exciting - is instead fraught with frustration and indecision. And the need rarely comes at a “financially convenient” time.  Purchasing professional audio gear can’t be an impulse decision, because… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallProductionAudioAnalogBusinessDigitalEducationManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, March 22, 2011
    vintage recording gear
    Fletcher 03/22/11 07:02 AM, 0 Comments
    In the early days of our industry, equipment was made to serve the user’s needs. Many of the original studio owners came from a radio background. They built their own equipment, from consoles to compressors to equalizers, etc. They didn’t have cost-effective manufacturing in mind when they created this equipment. They built it in order to make superior-sounding recordings. At some point, other people in the audio community asked these pioneers to build equipment for their studios. The world of… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallEducationProcessorStudioAudio

  • Monday, February 07, 2011
    Andy Wood 02/07/11 05:18 PM,
    Many professional audio manufacturers are now actively producing their own proprietary network connection and control systems, thus enabling users to create and control products within the audio chain. While not a particularly new concept (Crown, for example, started the trend in the 1990s with the IQ computer control system for its amplifiers), recent years have seen a plethora of new solutions. Therefore, to partner this article on interconnection options, here’s a brief overview on the control and distribution solutions currently… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureAVDigitalEthernetInterconnectMonitoringNetworkingSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, March 01, 2010
    AmpliTube 3 Now Shipping
    PSW Staff 03/01/10 11:31 AM, 0 Comments
    IK Multimedia has announced that AmpliTube 3, a substantial upgrade to their guitar and bass tone gear-modeling software, is now shipping. AmpliTube 3 ships with 100 additional models of gear (over 160 gear models in total), from the most sought-after vintage collections to modern-day workhorses. This includes 51 Stomp boxes, 31 Amps, 46 Cabinets, 15 Studio Mics, and 17 Rack effects. These can be directly expanded with packages like AmpliTube Fender, Ampeg SVX packages. Additionally, a new preset management and… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingProductSoftware

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2009
    Mark Frink 09/01/09 09:24 AM, 1 Comment
    This time in Real World Gear we look at the big guns - large format line arrays, those with 12-inch and larger woofers. Line arrays are modular, multi-way enclosures arrayed in vertical columns, with their cabinet’s geometry optimized to provide full-frequency transducer coupling from one enclosure to the next along the height of the array. This is achieved at lower frequencies with cone transducers forming a column from one cabinet to the next, at frequencies where the distance between their… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductSlideshowConcertInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwooferSystemAudio

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