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Articles Tagged History

  • Monday, May 02, 2016
    Barry McKinnon 05/02/16 11:58 AM,
    From the January 1989 issue of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, Barry McKinnon interviews a pioneer of our industry. Every industry has its pioneers, those individuals who took the first stab at a field no one else considered or wanted to try, and the sound reinforcement industry is no different. Bill Hanley has been in the mobile sound reinforcement business for more than 30 years and has been involved with major artists and events such as the Beatles… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBusinessConcertEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016
    PSW Staff 02/16/16 03:06 PM,
    Shure recently unveiled its Great Hall, a unique exhibition designed and constructed to portray and honor the rich history of the company. The Great Hall serves as a retrospective of Shure’s Past, Present, and Future—showcasing associates, celebrated products, and technological innovations. Designed and developed to commemorate the Company’s 90th year in business, a stunning collection of products, memorabilia, and notable artifacts from Shure’s Corporate Archives are on display, illustrating Shure’s impact on events of the 20th and 21st centuries. “I… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Monday, February 01, 2016
    David Scheirman 02/01/16 06:25 PM,
    From the April 1983 issue of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, David Scheirman takes a look inside the Willie Nelson & Family tour of 1983. It is perhaps safe to say that the Willie Nelson organization has been spending more production dollars for sound and lighting than most other country-oriented acts. Nelson’s house mix engineer, Mike Garvey, of Dallas, Texas, explains hie part in the decision-making process when it came down to choosing a sound system for the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallAmplifierAnalogConsolesEthernetLoudspeakerMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

  • Wednesday, January 06, 2016
    Bobby Owsinski 01/06/16 01:29 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Here are some interesting facts about the recording methods of the Beatles and the innovations that they (mostly engineer Geoff Emerick) introduced that are commonplace today. Multi-miking drums. Until Emerick began to experiment, the drum kit was picked up by a maximum of two mics - one on kick drum and the other as an overhead above the snare. In order to get a bigger drum sound, Emerick introduced a mic on… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneProcessorStudio

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    Bruce Swedien 11/11/15 07:17 AM,
    This excerpt is the first in a series from Bruce Swedien’s book Make Mine Music by Hal Leonard Microphone Design Technology And Microphone Technique Along with this development of a more live sound and hi-fi in the popular recorded music of the early 1950’s, a great deal of experimentation and improvement in microphone placement and technique was going on at the same time. Much energy and effort were put into the development of innovative microphone design. American microphone design technology… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioAnalogEducationMicrophoneStudio

  • Monday, March 16, 2015
    martin audio
    PSW Staff 03/16/15 05:58 AM,
    Martin Audio has just released details of a new book, “The Martin Audio Experience”, a glossy hardback book featuring nearly 150 photographs, it charts the history of Martin Audio from its origin under Dave Martin through to the modern-day era of MLA. The book has been edited by James King, director of marketing. “It’s been a labor of love over the last four months,” he says, “and we’ve been so lucky to have some really insightful interviews and amazing photographs… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessEducationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, October 18, 2013
    PSW Staff 10/18/13 05:35 AM,
    At this year’s 135th AES Convention at the Javitz Center in New York City, the Audio History Library will be displaying two of the world’s first audio amplifiers, including the Western Electric mechanical amplifier,  the first known device for amplifying audio signals. Louis Manno, director of the Audio History Library, says he looks forward to displaying these and other items from the library’s collection at AES.  An AES member for more than 30 years, Manno’s experience includes classical music mixing;… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsProductAmplifierAVPowerSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Tuesday, October 08, 2013
    PSW Staff 10/08/13 04:06 PM,
    At the 135th Audio Engineering Society Convention (Thursday, October 17, through Sunday, October 20, 2013, at the Javits Center in New York City), the annual Historical Events lecture series will help illuminate the past, present and future of the craft of audio engineering. AES Convention Historical Events Chair, Harry Hirsch, a veteran of 50-plus years as musician, engineer, producer, studio owner and studio designer, has assembled a winning collection of presentations. These range from “The Art of Recording The Big… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsTrainingBusinessEducationStudio

  • Tuesday, May 21, 2013
    sound fashion show
    Tom Lubin 05/21/13 06:15 AM,
    The sound of popular music can be clearly compared to other forms of seasonal commodities such as clothing fashion and hairstyles. Much as bell-bottoms, the hula-hoop, and whitewall tires have become fashion statements associated with certain times past, “the sound” of most records will in later times provide a key identifier in time stamping that music. Like fashion, some of these sounds periodically re-emerge; some become an ongoing fabric of music production, while others are never heard of again. We… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogBusinessDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2011
    Bobby Owsinski 08/31/11 04:46 PM, 4 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   This video (below) has made the rounds with my Facebook friends (I’m not sure exactly where it started, but thank you to whomever is responsible) and when you give it a watch you’ll know why. It’s a 1965 Frank Sinatra live record date, complete with a full orchestra, of his hit “It Was A Very Good Year.” There’s a lot to like in this video. Check out: —the small size of the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollEngineerStudio

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