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  • Monday, January 18, 2016
    prosoundweb
    Karl Winkler 01/18/16 01:58 PM,
    When first starting down the audio path, I eagerly read every scrap of information I could get my hands on about how the “pros” approached their craft. What kind of gear were they using? What techniques? What was the “secret sauce”? In the late 1980s, I was much more interested in recording and had not yet seen the light about live sound reinforcement. And in those days, the Lord-Alge brothers were a big deal in the recording world. While Home… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingFeatureBlogOpinionBusinessEngineerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Friday, January 15, 2016
    muse on tour
    Greg DeTogne 01/15/16 01:14 PM,
    Among the pantheon of arena rock legends, Muse just may be having a truly transcendent moment with its Drones World Tour, which kicked off in late November in Mexico City prior to settling in for the holidays with a pair of sold-out shows at the Staples Center in LA. With early 2016 dates in Las Vegas, San Diego, Chicago, Montreal, and well beyond, the English rockers are bringing their brand of aural and visual spectacle to fans in the round… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertConsolesEngineerLine ArrayMixerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • recording
    Bruce A. Miller 01/15/16 07:27 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   Signal path refers to the path that sound makes while being processed. Recording signal paths include: Sound Source > Capturing Device > Wire From Capturing Device To Console Channel Input > Channel Volume, EQ, Etc. > Channel Output To Recorder Track Mixing signal paths include: Recorder Track To Console Channel Input > Channel Processing, Volume, Pan, Etc. > Channel Output To Stereo Bus > Main Stereo Output Master Fader > Final Mix In… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesInterconnectMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
    image
    Bruce Bartlett 01/14/16 04:12 PM,
    Besides sound quality, there really isn’t much to think about when it comes to microphones, right? Well, guess again! Like all elements of a sound system, mics present their own unique set of special problems. Fortunately, a lot of these problems are relatively simple to solve. It’s just a matter of identification and appropriate action. For example, most mic handles include a set-screw near the connector, with many models using this screw to ground the mic handle. If the handle… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, January 13, 2016
    image
    Chez Stock 01/13/16 07:04 AM,
    This article is provided by SoundGirls.org   While continuing the journey to find my niche in this industry, I’m being exposed to many new things. One of which is booking a front of house gig with a band that is supporting a well-known band doing underplay shows around the U.S. Working with a support band is new to me – previously I’ve only worked with the headliner, mixing or as a system tech. I took this gig with a whole… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerMonitoringSoftwareSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, January 11, 2016
    signal flow
    Barry McKinnon 01/11/16 07:06 AM,
    Editor’s Note: This article was featured in the very first issue of Live Sound International, currently celebrating its 25th anniversary. Published in January 1992, the article is understandably a bit dated, yet it still provides a wealth of valuable information on an important topic in sound reinforcement. Signal distribution can get unwieldy at times. One of the worst situations is the slow evolution of a sound reinforcement system. The growing demands on the system require the addition of components until… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectPowerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, January 08, 2016
    sound image
    Kevin Young 01/08/16 04:11 PM,
    To Dave Shadoan, what sets Sound Image apart are its people, partnerships built over the long haul, and most importantly, unfailing service to clients. Clearly it’s paying off and then some, with the Escondido, CA-based company serving thousands of shows annually, with numerous touring systems out simultaneously in addition to one-offs and seasonal leases. “I can’t think of a single incident where we’ve missed a truck, a load-in, or a show. If we say we’re going to do something, we… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConcertEngineerManufacturerMonitoringSound Reinforcement

  • prosoundweb
    PSW Staff 01/08/16 11:39 AM,
    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 got to thinking that 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… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

  • Thursday, January 07, 2016
    wireless systems
    Ike Zimbel 01/07/16 12:04 PM,
    When deploying wireless, whether it’s a single system or several, and whether it’s for a tour, a one-off, a broadcast, at a church or wherever, it’s important to keep track of a whole range of parameters besides the most obvious one of frequency selection. Why? The two main reasons are consistency and preparation. In other words, making sure that anything that needs to be replaced, from a single piece to the entire system, is checked and vetted as well as… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementWireless

  • image
    Karl Winkler 01/07/16 06:51 AM,
      For me, good sound and its opposite, Dr. Evil Sound, are very personal issues. Good sound really enhances the listeners’ experience, while bad sound, being unfortunately far too common, really takes away from the performance. I’ve heard from several engineers, guitar techs and monitor guys that they know their artists to be sensitive to sound to the degree that if things aren’t going right, the performers have trouble continuing on. I can understand this – bad sound has a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConsolesEngineerMixerSound Reinforcement



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