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  • Monday, June 13, 2016
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    Bobby Owsinski 06/13/16 11:40 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Mix engineers are called on to do so much more than ever before. Tweaking the track timing used to be done way before the mixing stage, but mixers find themselves doing it more and more. Here are some tips for tweaking track timing in you DAW from the new Advanced chapter in the 3rd edition of The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook.———————————— No matter how great the players on the session are, there’s always… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerSoftwareStudio

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    Karl Winkler 06/13/16 06:30 AM,
    Being the online forum lurker that I sometimes am, there are times when I’m struck by a pattern or trend that was never clear before (for whatever reason). It happened just a while ago, and the context is relevant to what we do in our business of live sound. This particular discussion, on a music forum, was a thread about “the great tone we’ve spent years perfecting that is destroyed when it goes through a PA.” (You guessed it –… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

  • Thursday, June 09, 2016
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    Bruce A. Miller 06/09/16 06:19 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   Many people say that older records “feel” better. They also complain that much of today’s music seems “sterile.” I believe a big part of this is because these days so much music is made in sequencers or by bands playing individual parts rather than together. As a result, you lose the dynamics that I feel are important in music. Live music played by a group of musicians (even if the drummer is playing… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerStudio

  • Wednesday, June 08, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 06/08/16 06:21 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   I’ve answered thousands of questions over the years, many of them on the Ask Joe Podcast. I’ve always been intrigued by how much you can tell about a person by listening to the types of questions he/she asks. “What’s the right way to mic lead vocals?” is an example of a question that comes from a person looking for a simple answer to a complex topic. They’re looking for a shortcut.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerStudio

  • Monday, June 06, 2016
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    Andy Coules 06/06/16 06:05 AM,
    In a continuation of my previous article (here), I’m taking a look at five more of the most common live mix mistakes I’ve encountered when attending gigs as an audience member and offering some potential solutions to these everyday issues. Excuse me while I kiss this guy. It still surprises me when I go to gigs where either the vocals can’t be heard or they’re so buried in the mix that it’s impossible to make out what they’re saying. The… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertConsolesEngineerInterconnectMixerProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, June 03, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/03/16 12:48 PM,
    ProSoundWeb presents at least two feature articles every day of the working week, meaning that there are 40-plus long-form articles highlighted each and every month. That’s a lot. In fact, so much so that we thought it would be handy to present a round-up of the most-read articles for those who might have missed at least some of them the first time around. What follows is the top 5 most-read articles on PSW for the month of May 2016. Note… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogAnalogDigitalEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

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    M. Erik Matlock 06/03/16 06:13 AM,
    In November of 1997, I ruined my wife’s life. Well, maybe not her life… But definitely the way she listens to music. After explaining the mixing process and how we listen to specific sounds and their relationship to other sounds, she began listening differently. She began to point out reverb tails. She noticed variations to drum tones and the amount of distortion on guitars. She even picked up on loops versus recorded instruments occasionally. During a road trip, we were… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogOpinionEngineerStudio

  • Thursday, June 02, 2016
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    Jonah Altrove 06/02/16 12:09 PM,
    Every time a new audio innovation arises, it’s met by a certain amount of resistance. This is ironic and puzzling to me, seeing as our field is driven almost entirely by technology. What motivates this response? Perhaps fear that technology will replace us. Are system techs quaking in their boots, fearful of being replaced by a system processor with auto-EQ abilities? How many engineers have become unemployed as a result of automixer technology? More likely, I think it’s fear that… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogAnalogBusinessDigitalEngineerMeasurementProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    Andrew Stone 06/02/16 06:05 AM,
    This article is provided by Church On The Move.   The longer I’ve worked in the production world, I’ve come to rely on these three essentials: God’s grace, the power of details, and organization. This doesn’t prevent the inclusion of several hundred other items, but these are the ones that almost always rise to the top. The degree of organization I’m describing in this list is a dynamic process; one that has scaled up over the years in relation to… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogAVBusinessEngineer

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    Craig Leerman 06/02/16 04:05 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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