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Articles Tagged Humor

  • Friday, June 24, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/24/16 10:37 AM,
    Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting thread from the PSW Live Audio Board (LAB) forums. It’s lightly edited for grammar and formatting. Enjoy. Posted by Ivan While doing a demo/shootout (with several different brand loudspeakers) the front of house guy said something that I have never heard before, and usually thought the opposite was preferred. He said about one of the products (his mind was already made up about another product) before the demo was even setup… “I don’t like product… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureForumConcertEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016
    old soundman
    Old Soundman 06/22/16 05:45 AM,
    Hey OSM Hey Dan! Yoko Onos. You know what I mean, I’m sure everyone who has sat behind a sound board knows what I mean. The know-it-all girl friends of the prima-donna lead singers. Oh, yes. And really, they can be the girlfriend of any band member. Her guy is always not loud enough in the mix. But a word of caution, Dan. Please do not libel Yoko Ono. I know that it is tempting to blame her for the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductionAudioBusinessSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Friday, May 20, 2016
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    Old Soundman 05/20/16 10:56 AM,
    Why is it that people like us, night after night dealing with musicians, and the person at every gig that comes up and says the sound sucks, let me at that thing pal, just because he got a new CD player for Christmas. Why do we still want to mix live music? I swear it’s a sickness! 1. You’re right, it is a sickness. Seek help from qualified medical personnel before it’s too late. Turn yourself in for re-grooving. You… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionConcertEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016
    live sound
    Karl Winkler 05/18/16 06:06 AM,
    I’ve heard it said many times, in many different situations, that we tend to think we don’t have time to do something right, but then somehow, have time to fix everything that goes wrong as a result. We all know Mr. Murphy and his law about things tending to go wrong if there is any possibility for them to do so. But what can we do about it? For starters, correct that first part - the thing about making sure… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogBusinessEducationSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, May 09, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/09/16 05:34 AM,
    Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting thread from the PSW Live Audio Board (LAB) forums. It’s lightly edited for grammar and formatting. Enjoy. Posted by Chuck Your favorite topics of discussion are kick drum mics and loud guitar players. You can open a door with any part of your body (while carrying equipment). Your deck at home is finished with Dura Tex. Your home stereo is covered with Rat Fur (or are Shure Vocal Masters) Reply by Ivan If you pay… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureForumAVEngineerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, May 05, 2016
    live sound
    Craig Leerman 05/05/16 12:40 PM,
    Recently a young person asked me about my work, and as I explained some of the various aspects, it triggered something in my brain. I realized that I had actually just barely scratched the surface in terms of telling him about the wide range of responsibilities that many of us have. For example, we’re regularly involved with sales before the show (and often during and after). From simply speaking to clients about their needs, to putting bids together, to being… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

  • Tuesday, May 03, 2016
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    Live Sound Staff 05/03/16 12:37 PM,
    Working with in live sound isn’t easy by any measure, which is why it’s always wise to be testing your skills. Take a read and see how you stack up against our questions, and be sure to check out our other quizzes as well. As always, some of these questions may have more than one correct answer.     1. Accurate gain structure: A: Is the optimum adjustment an gain adjustments. B: Will maximize output levels. C: Will minimize noise.… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioDigitalEducationInstallationLoudspeakerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Friday, April 29, 2016
    live sound international
    Ike Zimbel 04/29/16 11:34 AM,
    In 1980 I was working for a band, doing sound…and lights…and some backline…from front of house. During the 11 months I was with them, the band completed a successful showcase, landed a record deal, released its first album, and did a national tour of bars and universities. Truck and van deal…did I mention that I also drove the truck? On this particular night, pre record deal, we were part of the way through a week-long gig at a Toronto bar… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertEngineerMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, April 21, 2016
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    Peter Mapp 04/21/16 05:43 AM,
    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

  • Friday, April 15, 2016
    old soundman
    Old Soundman 04/15/16 03:06 PM,
    An individual who corresponds to the description of a fugitive known to viewers of “America’s Most Wanted” and “Cops” known only as “JR” sent in this question, which gives me a chance to pontificate, something that I very much enjoy doing. The beautiful thing is that I can go on about stuff that my questioners are correct about, or just as well when they are off the mark. It’s all fuel for my turbine, my reactor, my photovoltaic converters. What’s… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertEngineerInterconnectMonitoringSignalStageSystemTechnician



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