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  • Friday, November 01, 2013
    Gary Parks 11/01/13 05:07 PM,
    In the past year or so, several major players have introduced digital wireless microphone systems, ranging from entry level to professional units. While generally maintaining the traditional form and functions of the products, engineers have adapted concepts and techniques from computer networking, cellular telephones, and digital signal processing to enhance their performance. Expect this trend to continue, since the new technologies can provide advantages in dense RF (radio frequency) environments, as well as generally excellent audio quality. And in some… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductSlideshowMicrophoneWireless

  • Thursday, October 24, 2013
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    Mike Sessler 10/24/13 01:53 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Today we’re going to continue our series on the electrical side of sound. Last time, we tackled ground loops; their cause and a few solutions. This time around, it’s phantom power. Phantom power is one of those often misunderstood aspects of sound. It’s really not that complicated once you get it, but up to that point it’s a bit of a mystery. Why Use It? The first question we need to ask is… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollMicrophonePowerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, October 17, 2013
    Mark Frink 10/17/13 07:17 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
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStudioSystem

  • Monday, October 14, 2013
    Gary Zandstra 10/14/13 02:01 PM,
    When I first started my work in the church, lavalier microphones were considerably larger, and headset mics were non-existent. In my youth, our church still used a “around the neck” dynamic mic for “portable” applications where the pastor/presenter wanted to be hands-free and/or move around. It was an Electro-Voice 649a and it measured almost 3/4 of an inch around and approximately 4 inches long. This mic was so big that a neck coil (think necklace) was needed to hold it… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemWireless

  • Wednesday, October 09, 2013
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    Mike Sessler 10/09/13 05:46 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Recently I received an e-mail inquiring about microphones; specifically, what constitutes a good microphone. The reader had seen my post on rechargeable batteries and noticed that I was using SM58 capsules on the mics under test. That made him wonder about the report he had just received from a consultant who had reviewed their church’s A/V systems. To wit: Good quality microphones give the biggest performance increase for the money invested. If the… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Tuesday, October 08, 2013
    Craig Leerman 10/08/13 02:42 PM,
    The first Stromberg-Carlson microphone I ever saw was attached to a PA system in an office of a school. It looked like a Shure model 55 and even carried the company’s iconic “S” logo on the front, but the badge below said differently. Later I found out that it was indeed a re-badged model 55, as Stromberg-Carlson (S-C) didn’t actually manufacture mics. Shure, Electro-Voice and Turner all produced units for the company, and in many cases, the only change was… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, September 26, 2013
    Bruce Bartlett 09/26/13 01:24 PM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   Condenser microphones need phantom power to operate their internal circuitry. The power is supplied to the mic through its 2-conductor shielded cable, and can be provided either from a stand-alone device or from a mixing console (at each mic connector). The microphone receives power from, and sends audio to, the mixer along the same cable conductors. It’s called “phantom” because the power does not need a separate cable; it’s “hiding” in the… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectMicrophoneMixerPowerSignal

  • Wednesday, September 11, 2013
    Gary Parks 09/11/13 10:19 AM,
    Expanding on the basic technologies of dynamic and condenser transducers, manufacturers continue to develop new microphones to meet the needs of musicians and sound engineers in a range of formats, sizes, and price points. In more recent introductions, we’re seeing a mix of innovative development, refinement of previous technologies, specialization of mics to specific applications, and changes in manufacturing.  Higher end condenser vocal mics are truly amazing devices, and even most of the relatively inexpensive models are durable, reliable, and… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductSlideshowMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, September 03, 2013
    Bobby Owsinski 09/03/13 12:56 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Here’s an excerpt of an interview that I did with legendary engineer/producer Al Schmitt that’s featured in the second edition of The Recording Engineer’s Handbook. ———————————————— After 18 Grammys for Best Engineering and work on over 150 gold and platinum records, Al Schmitt needs no introduction to anyone even remotely familiar with the recording industry. Indeed, his credit list is way too long to print here (but Henry Mancini, Steely Dan, George… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerStudio

  • Friday, August 30, 2013
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    Gary Parks 08/30/13 04:04 PM,
    A church service is a dynamic, multifaceted event combining spoken word from experienced and inexperienced speakers (“talkers”), solo vocalists, choirs, bands ranging from mellow to rock levels, and responses from the congregation. Though the program is typically consistent from week to week, new variations arise, ranging from a holiday pageant to a business meeting. The primary goal of the service is to engage the congregation in the worship experience through word and music. To help achieve this, the audio system… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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