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  • Tuesday, February 16, 2016
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    Curt Taipale 02/16/16 06:54 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com.   VCA stands for Voltage Controlled Amplifier. In a typical analog audio console, the audio signal actually travels through each channel fader. You could think of the fader as a rotary volume control stretched out flat. As you adjust the fader, it uses a resistive element to vary the strength of the audio signal on that channel. With the fader pushed all the way to the top of its throw, the resistance is… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConsolesEducationEngineerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    stage monitors
    Craig Leerman 02/09/16 07:25 AM,
    My company has worked countless smaller to mid-sized festivals and variety shows over the years, and through trial and error we’ve discovered several approaches and problem-solvers that make life a little easier when it comes to working with stage monitoring. As always, the first step to success is advancing the gig. We never take the promoter’s word that the riders we’ve received are current, so we call each artist’s representative to make sure we’ve got the latest monitoring requirements. The… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConcertConsolesDigitalInterconnectLoudspeakerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, February 08, 2016
    direct boxes
    Mark Frink 02/08/16 01:32 PM,
    In audio there are inputs and outputs, sometimes called sources and destinations. Audio input sources break down into two basic types: microphones and direct inputs (DI), which also stands for “direct injection.” We commonly refer to the devices that perform this function as a direct box, a DI box, or a DI for short. The various kinds of microphones utilized in pro audio are acoustic-to-electric transducers that convert sound waves in the air into electrical signals. A DI, on the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, February 05, 2016
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    PSW Staff 02/05/16 11:42 AM,
    Brandon Darner has only one rule when producing: the music must speak to him, regardless of the genre. He also chooses API for that “conversation.” “I travel a lot for my work, but I also have a lot of materials sent to me—so I wanted to have a great console for when my partner and I are doing mixes.” One of the mixes Darner is referring to was Imagine Dragons’ first album Night Visions. “The 1608 was a fantastic solution… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEngineerStudio

  • Monday, February 01, 2016
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    David Scheirman 02/01/16 06:25 PM,
    From the April 1983 issue of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, David Scheirman takes a look inside the Willie Nelson & Family tour of 1983. It is perhaps safe to say that the Willie Nelson organization has been spending more production dollars for sound and lighting than most other country-oriented acts. Nelson’s house mix engineer, Mike Garvey, of Dallas, Texas, explains hie part in the decision-making process when it came down to choosing a sound system for the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallAmplifierAnalogConsolesEthernetLoudspeakerMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 02/01/16 08:50 AM,
    The Manley FORCE from Manley Labs has been awarded a 2016 Technical Excellence and Creativity Award, recognized for Technical Achievement in the category of Microphone Preamps. Celebrating its 31st year, the TEC Awards are presented by the NAMM Foundation in celebration of finest in professional audio and sound reproduction. Chosen by a select panel of pro audio and music industry professionals, this year’s winners were announced Saturday, January 23 during the NAMM Show in Anaheim, CA. The Manley FORCE is… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAnalogAVManufacturerProcessorStudio

  • Friday, January 29, 2016
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    PSW Staff 01/29/16 07:27 AM,
    The Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts (WAAPA) at the Mount Lawley Campus of Edith Cowan University, is home to a variety of performance studios and theatre spaces including the newly refurbished Music Box Theatre. The Music Box Theater recently received a new PA system designed by Amber Technology and installed by Sinclair Communications including VUE Audiotechnik al-4 Subcompact Line Arrays, al-4SB Flying Subwoofer Systems and V4i System Engines. Formerly serving as a lecture hall, the space that is now… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAnalogInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Thursday, January 28, 2016
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    PSW Staff 01/28/16 11:29 AM,
    Allen & Heath has launched the dLive digital mixing system, providing flexible architecture, an FPGA processing core, an array of expansion, control and networking options, plus the intuitive Harmony user interface with gesture control, meaning dLive is geared to applications from rigorous touring and festivals to installation in live venues. dLive has a distributed system design with separate MixRack and Surface. The dLive processing brain is housed in the MixRack, available in three sizes – the DM32, DM48 and DM64,… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAnalogConsolesDigitalMixerNetworkingProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, January 27, 2016
    recording
    Jason Corey 01/27/16 04:34 PM,
    Editor’s Note: This is an excerpt from Audio Production and Critical Listening: Technical Ear Training, available from Focal Press. In the recording process, engineers regularly encounter technical issues that cause noises to be introduced or audio signals to be degraded inadvertently. To the careful listener, such events remove the illusion of transparent audio technology, revealing a recorded musical performance and reminding them that they are listening to a recording mediated by once invisible but now clearly apparent technology. It becomes… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallAnalogDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsInterconnectMixerPowerSignalStudio

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    PSW Staff 01/27/16 08:04 AM,
    Markus Burger, coordinator of Music Technology at Fullerton College is in no doubt that the recent installation of an Audient ASP8024 analog mixing console in the studio is an important addition to Audio Recording program. “The era of consoles is coming back,” he declares with confidence. “We decided to buy the Audient console to allow students to experience a real studio environment,” he explains, citing the fact that ALL students benefit from the upgrade. “Having a real board is an… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsAnalogConsolesEducationEngineerInstallationStudio



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