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Articles Tagged Techniques

  • Thursday, July 28, 2016
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    Andrew Stone 07/28/16 05:57 AM,
    This article is provided by Church On The Move.   Editor’s note: This is part 2 of a 3 part series. You can read Part 1 here. If you listen very long to anything I’ve mixed, you may discover that I like using effects. Over many years and through much trial and error, I’ve found that my mixes translate better to the listener with a fairly liberal amount of effects thrown in. (click here for a breakdown of some recent… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertDigitalEngineerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, July 27, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 07/27/16 11:49 AM,
    Anyone who has survived more than a few hours behind a console has already accumulated a few amusing tales of the pro audio life. It doesn’t take long before they start sounding like war stories, sitcoms or detective novels. From my experience, the primary talent that identifies a true industry pro is their ability to manage pressure and make things happen without excuses. The ones who can be dropped into any situation and run it like it was rehearsed. Becoming… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallTrainingBusinessEducationEngineerSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, July 26, 2016
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    Chris Huff 07/26/16 06:08 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Imagine you walk into church one day and are told, “your job just got easier because we aren’t using praise bands any more…we’re going back to the pastor leading hymns.” Last night, while reading a church magazine, I noticed the variety of advertisements. Interested in improving your church? How about: • Softer chairs • Different colored pews • Software to monitor giving, attendance, birthdays, and the member’s favorite tv show •… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogEngineerSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, July 22, 2016
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    Gary Zandstra 07/22/16 05:56 AM,
    This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com.   In the eyes of some people, I “cheat” when mixing.  This cheating usually takes place when I’m working with a band and/or singers that I don’t know that well. One of the common things that we face in church production today is “the worship team” - usually four to five singers that vocally lead the service or presentation. Too many times to count, I’ve found myself mixing and not knowing a single… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureConsolesEngineerMixer

  • Thursday, July 21, 2016
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    Cephas Jackson 07/21/16 12:08 PM,
    Courtesy of Omega Studios.   You don’t have to be the president of CBS Records to notice that the recording industry has changed a great deal in the last decade or two. For most artists, gone are the days of large multi-million dollar budgets for album projects. Nowadays, the recording process has got to be streamlined and efficient in order to be effective.  But even in the old days, there were certain things that bands would do to maximize their… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallBusinessEngineerStudio

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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    Bruce A. Miller 07/19/16 05:53 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   My first day as a real engineer rather than an assistant was all about bass. The engineer (who was the studio manager as well) took a break after we recorded basic tracks on a Salsa song. Before leaving the room he told me to punch where the bassist wanted. I started, and was easily able to hear and punch individual notes rather than whole phrases. A few times I disagreed about which note… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerInterconnectMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Monday, July 18, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/18/16 12:25 PM,
    One of the most commonly asked questions in audio is “What microphone can I use that doesn’t cause feedback?” The answer: no such microphone exists. Feedback results from a combination of many factors, including loudspeaker placement, microphone placement, and the frequency response of both devices and room acoustics. It’s a complicated process. Entire books have been written on the subject and the mathematical formulas that model feedback are quite involved. So let’s summarize the problem. What is it? Feedback is… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

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    Bobby Owsinski 07/18/16 06:25 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Editor’s Note: Although this article first appeared on the site in 2011, the foundational information for studio engineers is worth repeating. Technical preparation is the most mundane of all the tasks. So mundane, in fact, that many A-listers either hire someone or have their assistant do all of this work. That being said, the technical prep may be the most important time you spend on some projects, because it’s where you tighten… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerStudio

  • Friday, July 15, 2016
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    Karl Winkler 07/15/16 05:43 AM,
    When I was getting stated in this business, I had some excellent mentors along the way. One of the things they taught me was to be prepared with a set of tools and the knowledge to use them properly. While organizing the U.S. Air Force Band Sound Workshop (an annual event for military sound engineers) during the 1990s, I passed along this information to the budding audio people, many of whom were musicians transitioning to sound for a variety of… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerMeasurementSound ReinforcementSubwooferTechnician

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 07/12/16 11:50 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   As I was telling one of the members of Mix With Us, I learn something new every time I mix a song… and I imagine that will always be the case. Mixing is such a wild task. It’s exciting, tedious, invigorating, and depressing… all at the same time. But there’s nothing like those final stages of a mix, when everything is finally coming together. One of the biggest hurdles you’ll run… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioConsolesProcessorSignal



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