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  • Friday, April 29, 2016
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    Ike Zimbel 04/29/16 11:34 AM,
    In 1980 I was working for a band, doing sound…and lights…and some backline…from front of house. During the 11 months I was with them, the band completed a successful showcase, landed a record deal, released its first album, and did a national tour of bars and universities. Truck and van deal…did I mention that I also drove the truck? On this particular night, pre record deal, we were part of the way through a week-long gig at a Toronto bar… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertEngineerMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
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    Nigel Redmon 04/28/16 12:12 PM,
    This article is provided by EarLevel Engineering.   Some terms: The Fast Fourier Transform is an algorithm optimization of the DFT—Discrete Fourier Transform. The “discrete” part just means that it’s an adaptation of the Fourier Transform, a continuous process for the analog world, to make it suitable for the sampled digital world. Most of the discussion here addresses the Fourier Transform and its adaptation to the DFT. When it’s time for you to implement the transform in a program, you’ll… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationEngineerMeasurementProcessorSignalSoftware

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 04/27/16 10:34 AM,
    If you happen to make your living from this industry, I have a thought for you to consider… Learn the art of customer service. Good luck with that idea, though. There aren’t a lot of great examples anymore. Just pick a random memory from any recent trip to a big box store or restaurant. Chances are, you encountered someone who hates their job, despises customers and has no intention of positively representing the company that is currently providing their paycheck.… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogOpinionAVBusinessEngineer

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    Jesse Sterling Harrison 04/27/16 06:00 AM,
    This article is provided by Sonicbids.com   Audio companies release a million new gadgets per week. For every piece of gear that one studio can’t live without, there’s another studio that’s never heard of it. But there are certain things no one should ever start a session without – some of them items you’re unlikely to think about until you need them. Here are seven critical pieces of the studio puzzle. 1. A Beautiful Pair Of Monitors A DAW for… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogBusinessEngineerStudio

  • Monday, April 25, 2016
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    John Mills 04/25/16 12:45 PM,
    What Is It? A high pass filter, or HPF, is exactly as it sounds.  It is a filter we can use on our soundboards that ONLY allows the higher frequencies pass. It is sometimes referred to as a Low Cut filter for a similar reason. It is also the most overlooked tool in the sound engineer’s arsenal. Where It’s Found. Some soundboards only have a High Pass Switch which is fixed at a certain frequency, often 80Hz or 100Hz.  This… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierAnalogConsolesDigitalEducationEngineerProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, April 22, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 04/22/16 09:41 AM,
    As an audio technician, my ears have the final say in how a system is tuned, but with the passing of time, they’re not quite as reliable as they used to be. As a result, I’m increasingly relying on measurement systems to help with dialing in the PA. I also utilize SPL apps on my phone and iPad to help monitor volume levels, and that’s worked out well. So when I first saw the iSEMic 725TR measurement microphone from iSEMcon,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductAVMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

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    Scotty O'Toole 04/22/16 06:14 AM,
    Courtesy of Omega Studios.   Most folks around Omega Studios consider me to be the “analog” guy, but after all I am a working engineer in the 21st century. That means I need to know my way around those little boxes full of silicon, spinning magnetic platters and binary code. I am speaking, of course, about the modern day computer. Despite my nostalgic preferences for antiquated recording technology, I am a certified operator of, and work daily in, Pro Tools.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalEducationEngineerSoftwareStudio

  • Thursday, April 21, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 04/21/16 12:16 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Have you heard the expression, “Stuff expands to fill the space available?” It used to be true in my life. When we lived in our first, tiny little house, we didn’t have that much stuff. In fact, it all fit in a single moving van when we bought our next, larger house. However, after 10 years there we had a lot of stuff. In fact, the once empty basement was full. It took… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

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    Peter Mapp 04/21/16 05:43 AM,
    Editor’s Note: I ran across the following while reading through some old SynAudCon newsletters. My thanks to Peter for allowing us to share it with you here. As Pat Brown of SynAudCon noted, “These are for real - there are people out there that really believe them. This makes for good job security for all of us!” 1. Sound systems always feed back at 400 Hz. 2. Sound systems only feed back at the frequencies indicated on the graphic equalizer.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogMeasurementProcessorSignal

  • Wednesday, April 20, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 04/20/16 11:17 AM,
    Several times, over the course of working with my last crew, we had situations involving clients who didn’t hold up their end of the deal. It was fascinating and challenging to resolve these problems. On one festival stage, the client had followed only part of our standard agreement. The deposit was half of the fee for building a stage, sound system and lighting rig. The deal was that as soon as everything was in place and operational, the balance was… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallProductionLightingStagingAVBusinessConcertSound Reinforcement



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