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  • Friday, May 20, 2016
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    Old Soundman 05/20/16 10:56 AM,
    Why is it that people like us, night after night dealing with musicians, and the person at every gig that comes up and says the sound sucks, let me at that thing pal, just because he got a new CD player for Christmas. Why do we still want to mix live music? I swear it’s a sickness! 1. You’re right, it is a sickness. Seek help from qualified medical personnel before it’s too late. Turn yourself in for re-grooving. You… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionConcertEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    Gary Zandstra 05/20/16 06:08 AM,
    This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com.   I was at an event recently where the mix was, shall we say, less than spectacular. But it also wasn’t horrible. Let’s just say it was a little above bad and a little less than O.K. In reality it was mainly one thing that was really grating on my nerves: every time the lead singer would really get into his mic, some level distortion would occur.  I wanted to get up and… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioBusinessEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, May 19, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 05/19/16 11:06 AM,
    A recent conversation with another engineer got me thinking about experiences that shaped my skills. While in the trenches, certain restrictions and limitations were aggravating and occasionally provoked fits of rage. However, in hindsight, those same events were actually beneficial to developing my skills. Budget Restrictions Many, many…. many years working with churches teaches you one incredibly important skill… Making do with what you have. Part of what established me as a moderately well-respected system installer was my understanding of… View this story
    Filed in: ProductionFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallProductionAudioAVBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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    Karl Winkler 05/18/16 06:06 AM,
    I’ve heard it said many times, in many different situations, that we tend to think we don’t have time to do something right, but then somehow, have time to fix everything that goes wrong as a result. We all know Mr. Murphy and his law about things tending to go wrong if there is any possibility for them to do so. But what can we do about it? For starters, correct that first part - the thing about making sure… View this story
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogBusinessEducationSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, May 17, 2016
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    Bobby Owsinski 05/17/16 05:59 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   The overdubbing stage can be something as simple as fixing or replacing some of the basic tracks (like the bass, rhythm guitar, solos, and lead vocal) or as complex as adding sophisticated layering of horns and strings, multiple guitars, keyboards, and background vocals. It’s also the phase of the project during which the most experimenting is done, since even the most meticulously designed parts sometimes don’t work and require some alteration. The… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerStudio

  • Monday, May 16, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/16/16 07:35 AM,
    Dangerous Music has started a new video series featuring videos with engineering tips. This one features Ryan West who has engineered at top New York studios including Stadiumred Studios NYC, SoHo Studios, and Baseline Recording Studios, cranking out hit after hit for today’s top artists.  As an accomplished engineer and producer in a variety of musical genres, West is best known for chart-topping Hip-Hop and R&B mixes for today’s top artists such as Rihanna, Eminem, Jay Z, T.I., Kid Cudi,… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerProcessorStudio

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    Mike Sokol 05/16/16 06:13 AM,
    Provided by Live Sound Advice.   If terms such as gain structure, impedance matching and headroom are unfamiliar, or worse, give you a headache, don’t worry, you’re not alone. Most church sound techs would rather have their gear work perfectly right out of the box than have to tweak it into compliance. Nevertheless, when it comes to setting up and operating a sound system, a working knowledge of gain structure (and a few related concepts) will help you get the… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierConsolesMeasurementMixerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/11/16 10:16 AM,
    iZotope has unveiled Pro Audio Essentials, a free game-based course for music producers to practice and improve their audio skills. This web-based educational experience offers a unique combination of audio games, ear training, and instructional videos that help music makers flourish in an interactive learning environment. The course’s interactive design helps users practice concepts even as they’re having fun leveling up through audio challenges. Through regular practice, players will steadily improve their understanding of audio essentials like equalization, compression, bit… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductEducationStudio

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    Curt Taipale 05/11/16 06:34 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com.   There are many things which shouldn’t happen during a worship service, yet still do. However, unless we’re cognizant of them sometimes it’s hard to prevent them. So I decided to create a list of those things that just shouldn’t happen in a worship service. Some of these may seem so silly, so expected, so taken for granted that they’re almost not worth saying. But you’d be surprised how many times I’ve seen… View this story
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEducationEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Monday, May 09, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 05/09/16 05:30 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Once upon a time, Joe made a stupid mistake. I was recording a bunch of acoustic guitar tracks for an album project. I was super-excited. I had set aside an entire afternoon to knock out all the songs. Also, I had just gotten a brand new microphone, and was going to use it along with another mic to record the guitar in stereo. All was right with the world. I set… View this story
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureMicrophoneSignalStudio



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