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  • Monday, April 14, 2014
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    Bobby Owsinski 04/14/14 02:51 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Reverb. It’s use goes through cycles from a lot to almost none, but you’ll usually find at least some reverb-type ambience used in every mix. The problem is that you can’t really tell much of a distinction between the different types of some inexpensive plug-ins or boxes. In case you’re a little fuzzy about the differences between the types of reverb available, here’s a little refresher excerpt from The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsMeasurementProcessorSignalStudio

  • loudspeakers
    PSW Staff 04/14/14 11:04 AM,
    Despite their rather scant appearance, many modern column loudspeakers deliver exceptional full-range performance, and this can be furthered by companion LF boxes and subwoofers. Although they’ve been around for more than a half-century, column loudspeakers are popular because they offer a compromise solution for those who need efficiency in the vocal range combined with even coverage and a very slim, unobtrusive profile. A look into line source coupling behavior and pattern control tells us that loudspeaker cones exhibit coupling behavior… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogSlideshowAVDigitalInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSoftwareSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    Joan La Roda 04/14/14 09:14 AM,
    FFT-based field measurement systems have made it possible for us to do phase alignment at fixed installations as well as at live events, where every venue demands a different approach. This is particularly important since mid-high boxes are often flown and subwoofers remain on the ground, meaning that phase differences at the listener location can be very significant. Given the interest in the subject, and the remarkable improvement it can bring to a system, it seems like a good idea… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Friday, April 11, 2014
    sound check
    Paul LaPlaca 04/11/14 04:43 PM,
    “Check one, two… one, two…” As a soundperson, I’ve had to repeat this phrase ad nauseam—at times I even hear it in my dreams. Everyone wants to know: “Why can’t you count to three?” To which the punch line follows: “Because on three, you have to lift.” Ugh, like I haven’t heard that a thousand times before. (In addition to “when will this be over” and “is that really necessary?”) Years of enduring these tired refrains finally prompted me to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • recording
    Tim Crich 04/11/14 02:14 PM,
    Regardless of how long you’ve been in the business, there’s always room for improvement. Here are some tips to help your hearing, career, and maybe even blood pressure while in the recording studio. Praise The Lowered Work at lower volume levels. If the level must be up, get your sounds, then insert your earplugs, checking the sound once in a while at lower levels. There is nothing in the recording studio as important as your hearing. Longevity in the recording… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConsolesEducationEngineerStudioTechnician

  • church sound
    Mike Sessler 04/11/14 02:03 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Since we’re close to embarking on a pretty significant renovation of our main sanctuary at Coast Hills, I thought I would address what it takes to have a successful renovation. This comes not only from my own experience, but from dozens of others. Just about every month I receive at least one e-mail about a church doing a renovation, and often it’s not going well. The reasons renovations, or new builds for that… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Thursday, April 10, 2014
    signal levels
    Peter Janis 04/10/14 03:06 PM,
    Today’s live stage productions have become tremendously complex. All sorts of different instruments and electronic sources must be “orchestrated” along side the microphones and signals that need to be split off to a multitude of mixers to feed the house system, stage monitors, in-ear monitors, broadcast truck, Internet uplink and recording system. Paramount to the design is trying to insure some form of simplicity or standardization that will allow quick changes should disaster occur. In fact, even with today’s most… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStage

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    Sam Berkow 04/10/14 02:31 PM,
    If one could listen to only the direct sound of a loudspeaker, the world would be a very different place! Unfortunately, free field listening, where you have no reflections, room modes or ambient noise, is hard to achieve in everyday life, so we listen to loudspeakers in real rooms. The interaction of a loudspeaker system and a room can be very complex to understand, model or measure! One way to measure this interaction is to measure the impulse response of… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • audio cable
    PSW Staff 04/10/14 02:14 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I’m currently in the process of building a home studio and just at the point of wiring all of the raw cable to patch bays. However, I’m a bit stuck because I’m not sure what patch bays to get. Is one “style” of patch bay better/more durable than another? I guess the same question goes for the patch cables themselves. A: Wow, is this ever a loaded question. Because the industry can’t come to a… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, April 09, 2014
    recording
    Matthew Weiss 04/09/14 03:57 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Have you ever believed that there’s just something badass engineers do that the rest of the world isn’t privy to? Are you disappointed when everyone on forums seems to agree that engineers are just using really good judgment and generally using basic processing? Well, don’t get your hopes up too much. 95 percent of a great mix stems from great decision making and the use of basic processing that everyone… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMixerProcessorSignalStudio





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