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  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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    Mark Frink 05/24/16 11:09 AM,
    The input list and stage plot is the audio core of any technical rider and the road map for organizing stage equipment and console inputs. Accurate advance information allows risers and backline to be placed, microphones and wedges cabled, and even a line check when the touring crew’s travel is delayed. Working for clubs, festivals or sound companies, we’re often frustrated by inaccurate paperwork reflecting a version of a band that’s months or years old. The reason for out-of-date paperwork… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, February 12, 2016
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    Mark Frink 02/12/16 02:54 PM,
    Welcome to mixing monitor sound for a singer. There are many kinds of professional entertainers, songwriters and celebrities, but when working for that breed of performing artist who sings exceptionally well, a refined audio approach helps them do their best on stage. When she’s in her zone, a palpable connection to every member of the audience produces goose bumps and wet eyes. She’s easily identified because she holds the microphone in her hand. The Microphone For singers, the microphone is… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertMicrophoneMixerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, February 08, 2016
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    Mark Frink 02/08/16 01:32 PM,
    In audio there are inputs and outputs, sometimes called sources and destinations. Audio input sources break down into two basic types: microphones and direct inputs (DI), which also stands for “direct injection.” We commonly refer to the devices that perform this function as a direct box, a DI box, or a DI for short. The various kinds of microphones utilized in pro audio are acoustic-to-electric transducers that convert sound waves in the air into electrical signals. A DI, on the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, December 07, 2015
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    Mark Frink 12/07/15 06:49 AM,
    Sharing is the very definition of a multi-act music festival, though some shares are bigger than others. Various performing artists or groups take turns with a venue’s audience and stage, as well as its sound, lights and video production. Multi-act festivals provide more entertainment than the usual concert headliner with one or two support acts, using two or more festival stages to ensure continuous live music. A festival’s added draw allows headliners to perform before larger crowds and openers to… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertConsolesDigitalInterconnectMixerSignalSoftwareStage

  • Thursday, December 03, 2015
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    PSW Staff 12/03/15 10:22 AM,
    ProSoundWeb presents at least two feature articles every day of the working week, meaning that there are 40-plus long-form articles highlighted each and every month. That’s a lot. In fact, so much so that we got to thinking that it would be handy to present a round-up of the most-read articles for those who might have missed at least some of them the first time around. Here we kick off with the top 5 most-read articles on PSW for the… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

  • Sunday, November 08, 2015
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    Mark Frink with Michael Santucci, Au.D. 11/08/15 01:31 PM,
    PSW Top 20 presented by Renkus-Heinz   The many benefits of in-ear monitors include improved monitor and front of house sound, better pitch perception and timing, consistent monitor sound from one venue to the next, elimination of feedback, reduced vocal fatigue, complete mobility with wireless systems, lower audience sound levels and… the potential to reduce the sound exposure of performers and protect their hearing. But there’s no guarantee of the widely touted hearing conservation for IEM users: “Your mileage may… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLoudspeakerMeasurementMonitoringSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
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    PSW Staff 11/05/15 11:16 AM,
    ProSoundWeb presents at least two feature articles every day of the working week, meaning that there are 40-plus long-form articles highlighted each and every month. That’s a lot. In fact, so much so that we got to thinking that it would be handy to present a round-up of the most-read articles for those who might have missed at least some of them the first time around. Here we kick off with the top 5 most-read articles on PSW for the… View this story
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  • Friday, October 09, 2015
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    Mark Frink 10/09/15 10:46 AM,
    PSW Top 20 presented by Renkus-Heinz   Ask 100 sound engineers how to mike a piano and you’ll get 99 ideas. The piano is the Mother of Musical Creation, the heart of most musical genres and every singer’s lover, yet in live sound it’s often replaced by digital synthesizers and samplers due to the inconvenience of a half-ton instrument that needs 230 strings tuned with a propensity to feed back and resonate with adjacent sound sources. However, a piano’s organic… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerInterconnectMicrophoneMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Friday, October 02, 2015
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    PSW Staff 10/02/15 07:05 AM,
    Personal monitoring systems and/or wireless in-ear monitoring systems, working with earpices (“earbuds”), offer a number of advantages over monitor loudspeakers. Typically, the performer has personal control of the level of the mix via the personal mixer or wireless beltpack receiver. And no matter where the artist moves on stage, the mix will remain consistent and cleaner. Mixes can be more highly controlled, either by a monitor engineer or by personal mixing stations where the performer can select exactly what they… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductSlideshowManufacturerMixerMonitoringNetworkingSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Wednesday, September 16, 2015
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    Mark Frink 09/16/15 06:31 AM,
    Years ago, drum sounds were created with a narrow, well-defined selection of standard microphones and console EQ, plus outboard gates, reverbs and a few compressors, and then spending an inordinate amount of time adjusting it all while each drum was hit repeatedly. In the recording studio, this can take weeks, but for live sound it’s compressed into a day at the tour’s beginning, and no more than an hour a day while on the road. Digital consoles have changed the… View this story
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