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Articles Tagged Live Sound International

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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    Kevin Young 07/13/16 10:56 AM,
    For a three-piece band, Chvrches (pronounced as “churches”) makes a lot of noise. Rather than depend primarily on playback to present its heavily layered synthpop-style music, the Glasgow, Scotland-based band – Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals, synthesizers, samplers), Iain Cook (synths, guitar, bass, vocals) and Martin Doherty (synths, samplers, vocals) – focuses on generating as much of it live as possible. In fact, both on stage and in studio, Chvrches is all about that “live” feel, which loosely defined is the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, July 08, 2016
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    Kevin Young 07/08/16 06:48 AM,
    Throughout his career, Kyle Hamilton has served as front of house engineer for some of the biggest names in music, past and present. Along the way, he’s seen the world and also earned substantial recognition as a recording engineer, notably for mixing, among others, Grammy-winning records by Gladys Knight and Pharrell Williams. Although Hamilton prefers the immediacy of live shows, he began his education in audio with recording. “I was always into music and I was always a technical kind… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBusinessConcertConsolesEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Thursday, July 07, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 07/07/16 11:33 AM,
    Several years ago my company was hired to provide production for a fashion show in a ballroom. In advancing the show with the producer, the audio portion looked to be fairly easy, with just a few wireless microphones for the presenters and music playback provided by a DJ. Outputs were supposed to be the feeds to the left and right main PA stacks, along with a send to the video company recording the show. Add a board mic and our… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallAVConcertEngineerInterconnectSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, June 27, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 06/27/16 06:11 AM,
    Festival season, in particular, means dealing with portable generators for show power. At performance venues, we hardly give power a second thought, simply handing our tails or feeder to the house electrician to tie into the “company switch.” Then we check the voltages at the distro end with a meter to make sure everything is connected properly, and that’s usually it – no more thinking about the power until it’s time to disconnect at the end of the gig. The… View this story
    Filed in: ProductionFeatureProductStudy HallProductionAudioPowerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/28/16 03:11 PM,
    Not so long ago, consoles with 32 channels and 16 auxiliaries could cover the requirements of almost any band and most festivals, but today, bigger shows often require 100 channels and 50 mixes or more. At the same time, the genre of large-format consoles continues to grow and evolve. The recently introduced Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 and Avid VENUE | S6L, both highly anticipated, have now been released and are seeing steadily increasing action in a range of applications. Further, Allen… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureProductSlideshowAVConsolesDigitalManufacturerMixerSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, April 22, 2016
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    Live Sound Staff 04/22/16 02:56 PM,
    The definition of which characteristics make a line array small- or large-format, is somewhat arbitrary. Is it how wide or high each element is, how much it weighs, how many components each houses, the diameter of the components, or how loud it gets? For this overview, we’ve based the selection on the size of the largest LF driver within the array, considering those with 8-inch to 10-inch cones to be medium-format. Even within the medium-format category, there’s a lot of… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureSlideshowAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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    Pat Brown 04/20/16 06:53 AM,
      A loudspeaker array is a collection of loudspeakers that is assembled to achieve a coverage pattern that cannot be achieved with a single device. Arrays are most commonly implemented to achieve a wide horizontal coverage pattern from a position on or above the stage. The “perfect” array would be a collection of loudspeakers whose radiation pattern was indistinguishable from a single (hypothetical) device that provided the needed pattern for the audience area. Many attempts have been made to solve… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, March 18, 2016
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    Karl Winkler 03/18/16 10:04 AM,
    I mentioned in a previous article (What, Me Worry?) that I’ve been troubled by the lack of fundamental audio and acoustics knowledge often displayed in our industry. And because of this, there are misconceptions that are difficult to stamp out. So in an effort to help, I’ve whittled down a concentrated list of the top technical concepts I think everyone in our business should have under their collective thumbs. Of course there are many more important ideas and concepts that… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductionAudioAnalogEducationInterconnectMicrophoneMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Tuesday, March 01, 2016
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    John Godenzi 03/01/16 06:48 AM,
    Editor’s Note: This is the second part of an article that originally appeared on the original Live Sound International website in January of 1993, and it provides a lot of information that’s still relevant today. Part 1 is available here. “Well of course it sounded good, it was in surround sound!” It would be understandable if you asked what “surround sound” means. To me, using the term is akin to observing that light is bright! I have yet to discover… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Friday, February 26, 2016
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    John Godenzi 02/26/16 01:58 PM,
    Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared on the original Live Sound International website in January of 1993, and provides a lot of information that’s still relevant today. See Part 2 here. During the intermission she leaned over the mixer complaining that the sound in Row 3 was making her ears vibrate. My patient assurances that we would do what we could to help were interrupted by the guy from the back row who leant over the effects rack and yelled… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertEducationEngineerLoudspeakerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSystem



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