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All Analog Posts

  • Monday, April 21, 2014
    live sound
    Karl Winkler 04/21/14 09:46 AM,
    As with the ever-ongoing debates about “tubes versus transistors,” “analog versus digital” and “Mac versus PC,” there’s not likely to be agreement any time soon about “objective versus subjective” when it comes to sound quality. Extremists in the “Objectivist” camp argue that, “if it can’t be measured, it doesn’t exist” while on the other hand, the “Subjectivist” side firmly backs the idea that “human beings can hear things that can’t be measured.” How often has it been suggested, “use your… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallAmplifierAnalogDigitalEngineerMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014
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    PSW Staff 04/10/14 02:18 PM,
    As part of a complete architectural and electronic renovation, Virginia Arts Recording recently replaced its large-format digital console with a 16-channel API 1608 analog console with P-Mix fader automation. The north-central Virginia-based studio has been serving local musicians, labels, and radio stations for over 30 years. The current owners, Chris Doermann and Sean Dart, are embracing that history and the industry’s pivot to analog with the new API console and a 24-track, 2-inch tape machine. Virginia Arts Recording also retains… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesInstallationStudio

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    PSW Staff 04/10/14 01:30 PM,
    The ever Audient ASP4816 in the South Pacific has been installed at The Analogue Café, a self-professed “old fashioned recording studio.” Studio owner Eric Malamud was keen to ensure that The Analogue Café lives up to its name, and his research into analog gear led him straight to Audient. Discovering that console designer David Dearden is Audient’s co-founder piqued his interest. “I already own a vintage Midas XL200, so I’m a Dearden fan by default,” says Malamud. General manager and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesStudio

  • Monday, April 07, 2014
    consoles
    Kent Margraves 04/07/14 12:57 PM,
    Mixing at festivals – good times! Or is it? Anyone who has worked as either a guest mixer or system tech in a festival environment probably has stories about the inherent ups and downs and, certainly, the hyper pace and stress that are part of the gig. And we’ve all heard a few horror stories of artists hitting the stage patched incorrectly or without a sound check. But there’s also the unique thrill of mixing in a hyped environment with… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Friday, April 04, 2014
    live sound international
    Craig Leerman 04/04/14 04:16 PM,
    A few weeks ago one of the neighbors in the industrial complex where I keep my shop came over to say hello while I was in the middle of doing some PM (preventative maintenance) on cables. As I sat at a bench surrounded by piles of microphone and loudspeaker lines, he asked why I was spending so much time on “stupid cords.” I replied, simply, that without the stupid cords, the rest of my equipment is worthless. A system is… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalEthernetInterconnectNetworkingSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, April 02, 2014
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 04/02/14 01:32 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Gain structure is one of those very important, yet highly underrated topics in audio. It’s not nearly as glamorous as EQ, plug-ins or parallel compression, but if your gain structure is whack, no amount of EQ, plug-ins or compression will fix it. Here I’m going to focus primarily on input channel gain structure (overall system gain structure is another article entirely, but I’ll mention it briefly). The impetus for this article came from… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementTechnician

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    PSW Staff 04/02/14 09:08 AM,
    Two Solid State Logic Duality SE consoles power the creative flow for Tape Studios in Edinburgh, UK, a facility described by alternative record producer/mixer Stephen A. Watkins as “built to boldly go where no studio has gone before.” The new two-story recording/mixing facility offers an equipment list and acoustics that match top facilities around the world while being able to deliver the creative experience without excessive cost. The Duality consoles are critical to the sonic success. “We wanted to put… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerStudio

  • Monday, March 31, 2014
    sound
    Neil Thompson Shade 03/31/14 01:28 PM,
    Let’s have a look at sound particles, acoustic pressure, propagation medium density, particle velocity, acoustic energy, volume velocity, and acoustic impedance. Abstract concepts? Nope—far from it. All are related to the physics of sound propagation in an elastic medium that result in changes to the displacement, pressure, density, temperature, and velocity within the medium. In other words, this is at the basis of everything we hear, the scientific essence of sound. Sound Particles. Sound requires a medium for the transmission… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, March 25, 2014
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    PSW Staff 03/25/14 04:13 PM,
    Extron Electronics is pleased to announce the immediate availability of TeamWork 601, the company’s newest collaboration system. The TeamWork 601 system supports up to four digital laptops or tablets, and two legacy analog computer-video and audio sources. Analog signals are digitized so that they can be switched to the display, along with native HDMI signals, on a single HDMI cable. TeamWork 601 works with most flat panel displays, laptops, and tablets. It also works with virtually any new or existing… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAnalogAVDigitalInstallationManufacturer

  • Thursday, March 13, 2014
    tech tip
    PSW Staff 03/13/14 12:39 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I remember reading that the group Boston had major problems years ago with some tape that had gone bad due to not being stored properly. I have some 2-inch master tapes I’d like to take care of. Advice? A: The best way to take care of those tapes is to keep them in a cool and dry place. Moisture is the worst thing for tape. It can absorb it, which further aggravates existing problems that… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogEducationEngineerRemoteSignalStudio





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