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  • Thursday, May 26, 2016
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    Curt Taipale 05/26/16 05:58 AM,
    When was the last time that you listened analytically to the loudspeakers in your sanctuary and perhaps other spaces? I mean really, truly listened to them? The reason that I ask is because easily 80 percent of the church loudspeaker systems that I’m invited to evaluate and re-voice (“tune,” “EQ,” “optimize,” etc.) have something seriously wrong with them – something that the church sound techs and pastoral staff are totally unaware of. Sometimes sound techs might be suspicious that things… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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    Mark Frink 05/24/16 11:09 AM,
    The input list and stage plot is the audio core of any technical rider and the road map for organizing stage equipment and console inputs. Accurate advance information allows risers and backline to be placed, microphones and wedges cabled, and even a line check when the touring crew’s travel is delayed. Working for clubs, festivals or sound companies, we’re often frustrated by inaccurate paperwork reflecting a version of a band that’s months or years old. The reason for out-of-date paperwork… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

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    Joe Gilder 05/24/16 06:16 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   You hear it all over the place. “Help! My mixes don’t translate!” In other words, “My mix sounds awesome in my studio, but then when I play it anywhere else – in my car, on my stereo, on my iPod – it sounds awful.” What’s the problem? It could be any number of things – your monitors, your room, your headphones…maybe even your recordings themselves. But let’s step away from talking… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogProductionAudioAnalogEducationEngineerMeasurementMonitoringSignalStudioSystem

  • Monday, May 23, 2016
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    Bob McCarthy 05/23/16 10:27 AM,
    Go here to read part 1 of this series.————————————————— “In the beginning there was graphic EQ.” The first standard tool for system equalization was the graphic equalizer. Early versions were 10 bands at octave intervals, but the 1/3rd-octave version took over the market completely by the late 1970s. The 31 bands were standardized to a series of 1/3rd-octave intervals beginning with 31 Hz. There was no standardization of the shape of the filters, however. One model might use 1/3 octave… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalMeasurementProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

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    Daniel L. Newman 05/23/16 05:56 AM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   Have you ever seen or given a sales pitch that went like this:“Take a look at the proposal. If the price is too high, just let me know what will work for you and I’ll see what I can do?” Stop! You have just handed your prospective client a proposal and are already offering a price break. Why did you even bother to put a price on it? Take A Step Back… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogAVBusinessSystemTechnician

  • 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 post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionConcertEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

  • 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 post
    Filed in: ProductionFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallProductionAudioAVBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

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    Mike Sessler 05/19/16 06:07 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   How many times have you heard this phrase: “If we had a digital sound board, we could save so much time on sound checks and it would sound the same every week.” Or this one: “We have a digital board, so why does my monitor mix change every week?” Or my personal favorite: “Are the sound guys not saving the settings each week, because it’s so different every weekend…” These questions and comments… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogOpinionAnalogConsolesDigitalMixer

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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    Dana Troxel 05/18/16 10:48 AM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.   Editor’s Note: This article was originally published through The Rane Library in 2005, yet the information is as relevant now as it was then. Acoustic feedback (also referred to as the Larsen effect) has been roaming around sound reinforcement systems for a very long time, and everyone seems to have their own way to tame the feedback lion. Digital signal processing opened up the microphone to some creative solutions, each with its… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVDigitalInstallationInterconnectMeasurementProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

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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 post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogBusinessEducationSound Reinforcement



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