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Articles Tagged Humor

  • Tuesday, September 02, 2014
    Ken DeLoria 09/02/14 04:42 PM,
    Take this simple test. Carefully compiled from decades of experience and using the latest auto-psycho-algorithms, it will provide guidance in your career choice. 1. Do you show up on time? Yes. Go to question 2. No. Try getting one of those “work from home” jobs where you make $5,000 a week stuffing envelopes. Good luck! 2. Do you like to work with a wide range of personality types? Yes. Go to question 3. No. Pursue a career in broadcast, where… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogBusinessConsolesEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Friday, August 15, 2014
    old soundman
    Old Soundman 08/15/14 12:41 PM,
    Greetings, Old Soundman, from the Great North Woods— And greetings to you from my secret location! I’m not all that old, only been riding the faders for a few years now. Ride ‘em, soundman! Yee-ha!! Hey, did you ever hear of the X Bar X Boys? The calluses are just about right on my fingers and in my ears. What a bizarre viewpoint. I don’t really like to think about calluses. But whatever floats your boat! I was one of… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Friday, June 27, 2014
    Old Soundman 06/27/14 04:04 PM,
    Dear Old Soundman, I occasionally run sound for a band that tends to play at local hole-in-the-wall venues. O.K., we feel sorry for you, now move on! The “stage” for the band is always in one of two places: a nice boomy corner, or better yet, right in front of a brick or paneled wall. One of many problems I run into (including the lead guitarist who insists he hears better with his knees)… I know that guy! And I… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogBusinessEngineerMicrophoneMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Wednesday, June 25, 2014
    Daniel L. Newman 06/25/14 06:32 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   In the interest of full disclosure, I am not an A/V geek. I have only spent my entire career in or on the periphery of the A/V industry. I mean, A/V geeks push the cart around the school. They wear bifocals with tape around the nose and they are very susceptible to bullies’ wedgies. However, over the years I have gotten to know a lot about A/V. This tiny industry is chock… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogAVBusinessDigitalEngineerEthernetInterconnectNetworkingTechnician

  • Friday, May 16, 2014
    old soundman
    Old Soundman 05/16/14 02:07 PM,
    What’s wrong with this Steve guy? Here he has a lifestyle that 80 percent of humanity cannot even dream of achieving, and he wants to throw it all away. To be a soundman? He needs immediate assistance, won’t you help? For just $3.95 a month, I will send you color photos of Steve receiving many electroshock treatments, and having unfortunate and very serious side effects from various pharmaceutical medications. Thank you for calling 1-800-osm-4luv. Oh, his letter… Dear Old Soundman… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Friday, April 11, 2014
    sound check
    Paul LaPlaca 04/11/14 04:43 PM,
    “Check one, two… one, two…” As a soundperson, I’ve had to repeat this phrase ad nauseam—at times I even hear it in my dreams. Everyone wants to know: “Why can’t you count to three?” To which the punch line follows: “Because on three, you have to lift.” Ugh, like I haven’t heard that a thousand times before. (In addition to “when will this be over” and “is that really necessary?”) Years of enduring these tired refrains finally prompted me to… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, April 04, 2014
    old soundman
    Old Soundman 04/04/14 01:02 PM,
    Dear OSM: I’ve read your articles with great amusement, and have always admired your witty yet direct prose. Go to the head of the class – flattery wins, every time! I hope you can help me with a small predicament. I’m the monitor engineer for a reasonably successful rock band that uses in-ear monitoring systems… If you’re working, that’s always good, compared to the alternative. …and I’m fortunate enough to be able to carry my own console and a small… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEngineerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, April 01, 2014
    PSW Staff 04/01/14 12:17 PM,
    Sensaphonics has announced its expansion into the field of custom eye protection with the introduction of the 3D 20/20, the world’s first Active Ambient Optical Protection System. The system is designed to control the harmful rays from concert lighting systems, eliminating the strobing and glare that can cause headaches or even seizures among musicians and audience members alike. “The 3D-20/20 is, quite simply, a game-changing product,” explains Sensaphonics founder and president, Dr. Michael Santucci. “We’ve all been to concerts where… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureNewsProductAVSound ReinforcementStage

  • lectrosonics
    PSW Staff 04/01/14 07:28 AM,
    In the great tradition of Heathkit®, Dynaco®, and Eico®, Lectrosonics is introducing user-assembled kits as a cost-saving alternative to its popular (and pre-assembled) SRb Series dual-channel receivers. The kits reduce the cost versus finished products by approximately 50 percent. Along with saving money, users can enjoy the exciting challenge of sorting, correctly identifying, placing and soldering all the tiny parts—over 1,100 in all! The SR Series Digital Hybrid Wireless® diversity receivers offer two independent channels and fit into the standard… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureNewsProductAVMicrophoneWireless

  • Friday, March 14, 2014
    Peter Mapp 03/14/14 01:03 PM,
    Editor’s Note: I ran across the following while reading through some old SynAudCon newsletters. My thanks to Peter for allowing us to share it with you here. As Pat Brown of SynAudCon noted, “These are for real - there are people out there that really believe them. This makes for good job security for all of us!” 1. Sound systems always feed back at 400 Hz. 2. Sound systems only feed back at the frequencies indicated on the graphic equalizer.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogMeasurementProcessorSignal