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  • Monday, June 27, 2016
    church sound
    Kent Morris 06/27/16 11:39 AM,
    According to an old axiom, “Everyone knows two things: their job and sound.” In other words, every audience member is an audio expert. Therefore, it is difficult to deliver a “good” mix since what is proper tonal and level balance to one person is inappropriate to another. A healthy relationship between the front of house engineer and the audience rests on the engineer’s ability to provide a mix acceptable to a plurality of the listeners’ ears. To achieve success, the… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

  • Wednesday, March 30, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/30/16 07:32 AM,
    Biamp Systems has released all-new online training for Vocia, the company’s networked public address and voice evacuation system, as well as a Spanish version of its TesiraFORTÉ training. Designed for distributors and integrators, the Vocia training earns professionals six renewal units (RUs) toward InfoComm International’s Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) credential and four RUs for the TesiraFORTÉ training. “Biamp is excited to introduce Vocia certification and a second language to our overwhelmingly popular TesiraFORTÉ training,” said Kiley Henner, director of customer… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVEducationInstallationManufacturerSystemTechnician

  • Friday, February 19, 2016
    Pat Brown 02/19/16 11:37 AM,
      For professional audio people, the word “power” usually conjures up visions of racks of amplifiers are used to drive the loudspeakers in a sound system. But the amplifier and other system components must have a stable power source from which to operate.  Thus the issue of power distribution, all the way from Hoover Dam to your sound system, is vital. Some of the principles of audio signal distribution in sound systems are borrowed directly from utility companies, and so… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierAVMeasurementPowerSignal

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016
    PSW Staff 01/20/16 09:49 AM,
    The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) has named Jeff Gardner as its first executive director. He takes this position after nine years on staff at CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association), directing both technical training and industry certification. “Due to the huge demand for technicians in the electronic systems industry, ESPA has been expanding fast, in the number of certifications as well as academic partners. The time is right for the program to have full-time professional leadership to ensure… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEducationEngineerTechnician

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    PSW Staff 01/12/16 02:05 PM,
    SynAudCon has announced that registration is now open for two upcoming seminars, including Sound System Design in Houston (February 22-24) as well as Sound Reinforcement for Technicians (April 26-28) in Newark, NJ. Lead by instructor Pat Brown, the three-day Sound System Design seminar in Houston will present a logical, intuitive, comprehensive approach to system design. Key topics covered include improving speech intelligibility, determining the best loudspeaker type for a given application, and matching amplifiers and loudspeakers. Another goal is helping… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsTrainingAVEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Friday, December 04, 2015
    PSW Staff 12/04/15 10:25 AM,
    NSCA’s early-bird discount rate for all 2016 Business & Leadership Conference (BLC) registrations is set to expire after Jan. 4, 2016. On Jan. 5, 2016, registration fees for members and non-members will increase by $400. NSCA’s BLC is a platform for executive-level education and networking. The event has grown over the past 18 years to bring more than 300 executives together annually to share stories, learn from other leaders, and hear about new ways to embrace technology and motivate employees.… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEducationEngineerManufacturerTechnician

  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
    Curt Taipale 11/19/15 07:26 AM,
    This article is provided by Church   Skill: the ability to do something well; expertise. I recently asked the members of the Church Soundcheck (CSC) discussion board for their thoughts on the key technically oriented skills that a church sound tech must have (or strive for). It resulted in a lot of great input, which I’ve whittled down into this list. 1. Have a musical ear. When we say people have “good ears,” we mean that they know what… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Friday, November 13, 2015
    church sound
    Gary Zandstra 11/13/15 12:53 PM,
    This article is provided by Gary   Over the last 30-plus years, I’ve served on numerous tech teams at various ministries and have learned many things – many of them the hard way. While nothing replaces knowing the tech side of the audio craft, there’s a lot more to being successful in the role. Here are some things I’ve picked up along the way, combined with the results of an informal survey of worship leaders about what they want… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Tuesday, November 03, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/03/15 10:54 AM,
    The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) announces the release of a new online tool that saves time, streamlines hiring, identifies current employees with extraordinary technical skills, and finds the best new candidates: the Technical Assessment Tool. Through a series of basic, intermediate, and advanced questions about the industry and technology, this online tool allows integrators to analyze technician and installer proficiency before hiring. The test is completely customizable, allowing users to select which categories to test for each candidate. Examples… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVBusinessEducationEngineerTechnician

  • Friday, May 08, 2015
    sound mountain
    Taylor Jensen 05/08/15 10:31 AM,
    It Begins: Anticipation Ben awoke at dawn filled with hope and excitement – this was the day he was to kneel before the audio gods at Frank’s Sound Company and Show Rentals. Ben had been waiting for this day for two years while he worked his way through the daunting challenges placed before him at the community college audio program. He was ready to prove his worth and show his mettle to the gods, and he knew they would be… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

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