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  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016
    Jesse Sterling Harrison 04/27/16 06:00 AM,
    This article is provided by   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
    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
    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
    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
    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

  • Tuesday, April 19, 2016
    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   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
    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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