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  • Friday, July 31, 2015
    Chris Huff 07/31/15 12:41 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Critiquing your mix is one of the best ways improving your mix.  You’ll improve the mix for the next week but you can also immediately improve your mix for the song you are critiquing. Today, I’m kicking out the questions you must ask, concerning your mix, as well as a new method I’ve been using. Top 11 Questions to Ask of Your Mix 1) Can I hear all the musicians and… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015
    PSW Staff 07/28/15 08:09 AM,
    With multiple awards and more than ninety-seven million albums sold, producer Michael Wagener is best known for metal recordings since the 1980s from Ozzy Osborne, Mötley Crüe, Metallica, and Dokken to Skid Row, W.A.S.P., Poison, Great White, Megadeth, and more. One of the key elements behind nearly all of Wagener’s heavy mixes is Manley Labs’ Massive Passive EQ. Wagener eschews adding EQ to individual instruments while recording, preferring to get the sounds he’s after during the tracking phase. “I generally… View this story
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    PSW Staff 07/28/15 07:51 AM,
    TEC Award-winning studio designer and monitoring expert Carl Tatz, principal of Carl Tatz Design (CTD), gave a lecture at TEC Tracks at the Summer NAMM Show in Nashville, TN, Tatz shared his experience and insight while providing some useful tools that attendees could apply in their personal studios. Tatz covered many topics during his talk, including exposing the truth about near-field monitoring anomalies, understanding the challenges and solutions to getting good bass response and finding out how to set up… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAVBusinessEducationEngineerMonitoringStudio

  • Friday, July 24, 2015
    Matthew Weiss 07/24/15 03:08 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   We are continuing in the Five Concepts Series. This little entry is going to be all about punch. What is punch? Well, punch is in essence, dynamics. It’s the ability for a sound to step out of the speaker and physically impact the listener. So I’ll often talk about something like speaker excursion, which is the actual movement of the cone outside of it’s bearing, and I’ll talk about punch,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureNewsStudy HallEducationEngineerStudio

  • Wednesday, July 22, 2015
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    Shure Incorporated 07/22/15 11:00 AM,
    Every time the number of open or active microphones in your church system increases, the system gain (or volume) also increases. The effect of this is greater potential for feedback as more microphones are added, just as if the master volume control were being turned up. In addition, unwanted background noise increases with the number of open microphones. Here, the effect is a loss of intelligibility as the background noise level rises closer to the level of the desired sound.… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductionAudioMicrophoneMixerSound Reinforcement

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    Bruce A. Miller 07/22/15 06:58 AM,
    This article is provided by   I’ve come to realize that many of my mixes follow a specific approach. The decisions made, directions pursued, imagery, sounds achieved, and overall production approach in each mix will vary greatly based on the musical genre and even my mood. The vocal on a lush ballad will most likely sound and feel very different from the “hype” vocal in a rap song.  Regardless, I will have probably used some or all of the… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerMonitoringSignalStudioTechnician

  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015
    PSW Staff 07/21/15 09:50 AM,
    The courtyard of the castle St. Emmeran in Regensburg, Germany, has provided the location for the Thurn-and-Taxis festival (“Schlossfestspiele”) since 2002. Tonmeister Carsten Kümmel created a concert hall ambience for the performance of Giacomo Puccini’s “La Bohème”, even though it took place in the open air, using a Lawo mc²56 mixing console. The natural listening experience of a concert hall was created by using monitor speakers situated below the venue’s tribune. These were used to direct effects channels with a… View this story
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerLoudspeakerMixerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, July 17, 2015
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    Bruce Bartlett 07/17/15 11:52 AM,
    Festivals always serve to teach new tricks to even the most experienced of sound professionals among us, as I learn every year when setting up microphones and mixing sound for the annual Elkhart Jazz Festival. Over a three-day weekend and joined by my colleagues Mark Darnell and Dave Engstrom, we handle all sound duties for 16 performances at the historic Elco Theater in downtown Elkhart, Indiana. Artists range from 1920s-style orchestras to “modern jazz” combos. Over the years we’ve had… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertEngineerInterconnectMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, July 13, 2015
    Dave Rat 07/13/15 06:36 AM,
    Face it, stuff happens. Sooner or later something stops working during a show. Front of house engineers must know the absolute essential components of the sound mix that are most vital – in other words, the channels that the band must absolutely have to continue playing. Generally, for a four-piece rock band in a large venue, these channels are kick, bass, guitar, and lead vocal. Just four inputs, everything else is pretty much fluff and spares. A bit extreme? Perhaps,… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureOpinionPollConcertConsolesEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Saturday, July 11, 2015
    Joe Gilder 07/11/15 05:18 PM,
    Article provided by Home Studio Corner.   In this video, Joe provides a unique spin on a classic bass mixing trick that can be done with any DAW but is made even easier to attain in new PreSonus Studio One 3 (version 3). So it’s both a mixing tip and a Studio One 3-specific tip. Using a track, he takes you through the process, including a discussion of using distortion on bass (not new) as well as using it in… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogVideoStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalSoftwareStudio

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