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  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016
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    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
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    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
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  • Friday, December 04, 2015
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    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
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  • Thursday, November 19, 2015
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    Curt Taipale 11/19/15 07:26 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com.   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
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    Gary Zandstra 11/13/15 12:53 PM,
    This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com.   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
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    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
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  • Friday, May 08, 2015
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    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

  • Thursday, April 02, 2015
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    Daniel L. Newman 04/02/15 12:53 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   In the world of systems integration, talking about the diminishing margin in hardware starts to feel like the movie “Groundhog Day.” We all know it is an issue, we all feel it in our bottom lines, but we struggle to bridge the shifting economics. While we all have a blast talking about our problems, can we agree it is more fun — or at least more productive — to solve them? In… View this story
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessEducationInstallationSoftwareSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Monday, March 02, 2015
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    M. Erik Matlock 03/02/15 07:40 AM,
    This article is provided by The Art Of The Soundcheck.   The following article is excerpted from the book “Basic Training for the Church Audio Technician” by M. Erik Matlock. As a church tech, what is your real job? It’s a question that can spark endless debates. Usually, when I ask it, I get a list of responsibilities. Various tasks and assignments that are all part of the job. Rarely do I hear the response that I want. Your job,… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Wednesday, February 25, 2015
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    PSW Staff 02/25/15 11:22 AM,
    Registration is open for the upcoming SynAudCon three-day Sound System Design in-person training course, to be held March 9-11, 2015 in Atlanta. In the course, instructor Pat Brown presents a logical, intuitive, comprehensive approach to system design. It begins with analysis of the room’s acoustics, then using this information to select and place loudspeakers based on the necessary directivity for achieving acceptable speech intelligibility and music clarity from the complete system. The course also demonstrates the modern tools of sound… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsTrainingAVEducationMeasurementSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician



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