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  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
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    Dennis A. Bohn 04/19/16 11:47 AM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.  ; While selecting a power amplifier for a specific loudspeaker is often rather easy, selecting a preamp for a specific microphone is not. Terminology is the problem. At one end we find power amplifier and loudspeaker manufacturers speaking the same language, or at least using the same vocabulary. Power amps are rated in watts and ohms, while loudspeakers are rated in ohms with a maximum power handling capability stated in watts. Unfortunately, at… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

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    Curt Taipale 04/19/16 06:09 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com.   If you pay attention to sound at all, you love to hear a great echo. Think about standing next to someone at the edge of a large canyon, listening to him shout and waiting to hear the reflection off the other side of the canyon. As we stand beside him, we will first hear the sound of his voice on a path directly to our ears. Moments later, we will hear his… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, April 18, 2016
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    Bobby Owsinski 04/18/16 03:50 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   I’ve received a lot of questions lately about my opinion on some very inexpensive vintage mic clones. I love finding a great cheap mic as much as the next guy, but there are some things to watch out for before buying. I thought it might be helpful to repost the following from a few years ago. In many ways we’re in the golden age of audio gear. On the whole, inexpensive audio… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneStudio

  • Friday, April 15, 2016
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    Old Soundman 04/15/16 03:06 PM,
    An individual who corresponds to the description of a fugitive known to viewers of “America’s Most Wanted” and “Cops” known only as “JR” sent in this question, which gives me a chance to pontificate, something that I very much enjoy doing. The beautiful thing is that I can go on about stuff that my questioners are correct about, or just as well when they are off the mark. It’s all fuel for my turbine, my reactor, my photovoltaic converters. What’s… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertEngineerInterconnectMonitoringSignalStageSystemTechnician

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    Andrew Stone 04/15/16 11:15 AM,
    This article is provided by Church On The Move.   In the world of live production, most have come to rely on their obvious senses when analyzing what’s going on: How does the audio sound? Aren’t the lights beautiful? Is the video style enhancing the vibe onstage? How does this song make me feel? Although it’s certainly gratifying and perhaps even fun to determine our success based on these mostly visible senses, I contend that the invisible side (read unseen),… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallProductionLightingRiggingAVEngineerSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, April 14, 2016
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    John Calder 04/14/16 11:25 AM,
    Courtesy of Acoustic Geometry.   Please don’t say soundproofing, if you mean room treatment – and vice versa. I’m happy more people are realizing the influence acoustics has on their listening (and viewing) experience. I know the room is the final component in all entertainment systems (and also the first component, if you’re a musician or recording engineer), and that message is reaching farther every day. So that’s good, right? As with all things, a little info can be dangerous.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInstallationSound ReinforcementStudio

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    Chris Huff 04/14/16 06:10 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   If ever there was a thorn in the side of a sound tech, it would be one labeled VOLUME.  A couple of days ago, I talked about balancing the stage volume with house volume.  But that’s not the volume thorn I’m discussing. I’m talking about the right house volume level. My favorite volume story comes from a sound tech working a concert. A person came up to the sound booth and… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, April 13, 2016
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    Dave Rat 04/13/16 11:15 AM,
    Ideas are magnetic and when a useful concept gains popularity, minds will refine and push the limits of innovation, often to the point of absurdity and well past the point of diminishing returns. Meanwhile as a technological feeding frenzy progresses, there are often gaps between productive practices and comprehensive solutions. These gaps are what I find especially interesting to explore and solve. Take a moment and picture the scenario of overseeing a nightly posh dinner banquet. Each day setting up… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

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    M. Erik Matlock 04/13/16 05:51 AM,
    “Define rhythm.” This was the simple command of an instructor in recording school. A challenge to define a word we all understood, but couldn’t seem to articulate. “Rhythm is the anticipation of events. We know to clap on four based on our pattern from one, two and three.” His words. Maybe not the way Webster would spell it out, but an effective interpretation. That discussion summarized much about life in general, as well as the production industry. Businesses grow and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessConcertSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
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    Daniel L. Newman 04/12/16 01:33 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   Looking out to the future is an ambitious goal. Many weeks when you are leading an integration business you are just trying to make it to Friday. However, when we do lift our head from the day-to-day for even a few minutes it doesn’t take long to realize how fast things change. Remember when we made money selling projectors? It wasn’t that long ago, but today it’s almost impossible. Remember when proprietary… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogAVBusinessDigitalEducationInterconnectNetworking



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