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Articles Tagged Heritage And History

  • Monday, May 23, 2016
    Bob McCarthy 05/23/16 10:27 AM,
    Go here to read part 1 of this series.————————————————— “In the beginning there was graphic EQ.” The first standard tool for system equalization was the graphic equalizer. Early versions were 10 bands at octave intervals, but the 1/3rd-octave version took over the market completely by the late 1970s. The 31 bands were standardized to a series of 1/3rd-octave intervals beginning with 31 Hz. There was no standardization of the shape of the filters, however. One model might use 1/3 octave… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalMeasurementProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, April 11, 2016
    Kevin Young 04/11/16 02:05 PM,
    Under the stewardship of Scott Ciungan, Burst Sound and Lighting has grown substantially since he took over the company in 2013. But when the 23-year-old first started working at the Detroit, MI-based production firm in 2005, he was still in high school. It was a weekend gig where he played the role of “shop kid,” cleaning cables and anything else that needed it. Soon enough, however, that changed as he became increasingly involved with the company, eventually serving as then-owner… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesEngineerInterconnectLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Friday, April 08, 2016
    meyer sound
    Bob McCarthy 04/08/16 12:35 PM,
    We live in the present and plan for the future. Every once in a while it can be interesting to look back at our history and see he we got here. This puts things in perspective and helps us see what’s coming. The essential challenges to tuning a sound reinforcement system, a process we now call optimization, haven’t changed in 40 years, and neither have the laws of physics. But the tools and techniques of the trade have changed dramatically,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, April 06, 2016
    universal audio
    Mike Barnes 04/06/16 09:33 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   Some speculate that “Dr. Robert” by The Beatles, recorded on April 17, 1966, is a reference to the inventor of the music filter and synthesizer Robert (Bob) Moog (pronounced like “rogue,” not “fugue”). Alas, although such a tribute would be well deserved (Bob Moog studied for his Ph.D. at Cornell University in ’65), the song more likely refers either to Dr. Robert Freymann, who apparently supplied the band with amphetamine cures for a variety of… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalProcessorSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Tuesday, March 29, 2016
    John M. Eargle 03/29/16 09:59 AM,
    The Early Years James Bullough Lansing was born James Martini, 14 January 1902, in Macoupin County, Millwood Township, Illinois. His parents were Henry Martini, born in St. Louis, Missouri, and Grace Erbs Martini, born in Central City, Illinois. The elder Martini was a coal mining engineer, and his work required that the family moved about quite a bit during Lansing’s early years. Lansing was the ninth of fourteen children, one of whom died in infancy. For a short time, Lansing… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioLoudspeakerManufacturerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Friday, March 11, 2016
    Kevin Young 03/11/16 04:17 PM,
    For Sam Berkow, acoustical design, sound measurement, and audio in general are lifetime passions, the ones that ultimately led him to found SIA Acoustics, and later, SIA Software Company, the creator and developer of the SMAART (now stylized as Smaart) tuning and measurement platform that’s had a tremendous impact on professional audio. Over time, Berkow has plied his design talents at iconic performing arts and production facilities across a broad spectrum, among them SFJazz Center in San Francisco, AirShow Mastering… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
    Kevin Young 02/10/16 01:23 PM,
    Although he’s only been in the audio industry for 12 years, Dr. Adam J. Hill has packed in a huge amount of work, splitting his time lecturing at the University of Derby in the UK and working “across the pond” with Chicago-area-based Gand Concert Sound (GCS) as an audio engineer. At Derby, the 31-year-old teaches on the university’s BSc (Hons) Sound Light and Live Event Technology program (considered by many to be the leading program of its ilk in the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementSubwooferTechnician

  • Friday, February 05, 2016
    Andy Coules 02/05/16 02:28 PM,
    Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to use some of the best sound systems currently available from many of the leading manufacturers, and one of the things that struck me is how far we’ve come in terms of delivering the bottom end of the mix. Subwoofer technology and placement techniques have developed to the point where we have a lot more control over how this important band of frequencies is deployed. So I thought it would be… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLoudspeakerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016
    Keith Clark 01/27/16 07:24 AM,
    Seventy-five years ago, a confident young entrepreneur in Chicago embarked on his career, combining an interest in sound with his work. On April 25, 1925, Sidney N. Shure rented a one-room office at 19 South Wells Street for five dollars per month and founded the Shure Radio Company, a business that sold kits for building radios at a time when factory-made radios were not yet available. As a child, S. N. Shure was fascinated by radio. In 1913, when he… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioAnalogBusinessDigitalMicrophoneProcessorSound ReinforcementStudioWireless

  • Friday, January 08, 2016
    sound image
    Kevin Young 01/08/16 04:11 PM,
    To Dave Shadoan, what sets Sound Image apart are its people, partnerships built over the long haul, and most importantly, unfailing service to clients. Clearly it’s paying off and then some, with the Escondido, CA-based company serving thousands of shows annually, with numerous touring systems out simultaneously in addition to one-offs and seasonal leases. “I can’t think of a single incident where we’ve missed a truck, a load-in, or a show. If we say we’re going to do something, we… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConcertEngineerManufacturerMonitoringSound Reinforcement

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