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Articles Tagged Techniques

  • Friday, November 20, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/20/15 11:27 AM,
    When the going gets tough - really tough - a lot of people just quit. This wasn’t the case for international DJ and industry consultant Brian S. Redd.  When Redd lost the use of his right arm and leg following a stroke at the young age of 39, most people thought his career was over. Thanks to an exceptionally positive attitude, raw determination and stubborn creativity, the Milwaukee-based professional did what everyone said couldn’t be done: He built a streamlined… View this story
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEngineerLoudspeakerManufacturerSound ReinforcementStage

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    Mike Sessler 11/20/15 07:14 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.  ; A few years ago, one of my younger readers asked me about a “hit by a bus list” (HBABL for short). So, I thought it might be good topic for an article. First, it might be helpful to define what at “hit by a bus list” even is. The definition may vary from church to church, but basically it seeks to answer the question, what happens if you’re hit by a bus on… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioDigitalEducationEthernetMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 11/18/15 07:56 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   One of the most critical and overlooked parameters when mixing is the monitor level. Either mixing too loudly or too quietly can fool your ears to the point where you’ll end with a mix that will seem to be missing something later. Here’s an excerpt from my book, The Audio Mixing Bootcamp, that explains a bit more about mixing levels and how to find what works best for you. —————————————————— One of… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogDigital Audio WorkstationsLoudspeakerSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015
    Karl Winkler 11/17/15 07:26 AM,
    Preserving our hearing is critically important, but that’s not what motivated me to write this piece. Really, I just can’t stand bad sound! To a certain extent, it used to be somewhat excusable if a live show was loud and didn’t sound all that great. Sound reinforcement systems have come a long way in the past decade alone, but ‘back in the day’” good clean power was harder to come by, and loudspeakers just were not designed to produce high-fidelity… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallEducationSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, November 11, 2015
    M. Erik Matlock 11/11/15 11:13 AM,
    Riley Vasquez has deep roots in the music business and production work. The grandson of Bill Hardin, founder of Bill Hardin Music stores, he grew up in Georgia surrounded by instruments, gear and musicians, and with a foundation in church production, he quickly learned the ropes and discovered a passion for mixing live shows at front of house. After graduating from Middle Tennessee State in 2011, Vasquez quickly established himself as a tour manager and engineer for the likes of… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesEducationEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, November 06, 2015
    Gary Zandstra 11/06/15 12:42 PM,
    This article is provided by Gary   On typical Sunday mornings, we have about 35 minutes to clear the traditional service off the stage, set up the contemporary service, and then have the band do a final run-through of the music package.  We’ve worked out a pretty smooth approach to these transitions - most weeks it works well, with the sound check/rehearsal complete by about 15 minutes ahead of the start of the contemporary service. One particular Sunday morning,… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureConcertEducationStage

  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
    Mike Sessler 11/05/15 07:30 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   I love reverb on vocals. It stands to reason; I grew up in the 1970s and 80s, when there were many records made with tons of reverb on vocals. Today, the pendulum has swung the other way and vocal reverb has become more minimalist. I’m not necessarily against minimal reverb on vocals, but I do often think that reverb covers a multitude of sins. And when we’re mixing audio in churches, having a… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    Kerrie Mondy 11/04/15 09:09 AM,
    This article is provided by   I have a curmudgeonly hate for modern technology. I like roll-up windows and faucet handles and telling stupid electronics what to do, when, and at what volume. I avoid the automated doors at stores in favor of the pull-handle ones. I think there’s something to human beings, to humans BEING, that technology at its zenith can’t beat. In the world of life, this makes me a dinosaur. In the world of audio, it… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMeasurementSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, November 03, 2015
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    Peter Janis 11/03/15 08:35 AM,
    The other day while testing one of our new products, I noticed significant resonance in the low end. But the last time we tested the same device, it was not there. What changed? Well, it turned out that the polarity reverse switch had been turned on. As simple as this may sound, depressing the switch completely cleaned up the low-end resonance and mud. What was actually occurring was the room resonance at one of the given frequencies happened to be… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, November 02, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 11/02/15 12:14 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Since the vocalist is the only musician who can’t put their instrument away in a protective case after the gig or rehearsal, it’s important to take very good care of it. Eventually every singer has some vocal trouble, and if you’re not careful, it can really lead to long term damage. That’s why it’s important for a singer to learn to be especially aware of the need to take care of him… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogConcertEngineerSound ReinforcementStageStudio