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  • Wednesday, December 21, 2016
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    Ken DeLoria 12/21/16 12:19 PM,
    Change is the only constant. (“Well, it used to be.” “Oh, what happened?” “It changed.”) Several years ago, I got a call to mix front of house for Uriah Heep on a mini-tour of the U.S. I hadn’t mixed a headliner rock band in a long time. Years back, fate took me down the path of product design and manufacturing, and later, I became a specialist in sound system alignment (a.k.a. “room tuning”) for major events and installations. So I’ve… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConcertConsolesEngineerLoudspeakerMicrophoneMixerSound ReinforcementSubwooferTechnician

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    Bruce A. Miller 12/21/16 07:39 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   Once upon a time I was doing the typical thing of going with what I was told worked or what I watched the engineers I had assisted do.  Specifically, I was recording piano with a pair of matching microphones in an XY pattern around the hammers. I knew about many approaches (another mic at the far end of the piano and then pan that mic over to the bass side of the stereo… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, December 20, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/20/16 12:37 PM,
    Mark Herman, for decades a passionate member of the professional audio community, passed away last weekend following complications during a medical procedure. He was 60 years of age. A resident of Northern California (more specifically, the San Francisco Bay Area), Herman worked with console design pioneer Jim Gamble for several years before going on to found Hi-Tech Audio Systems in 1983, a live sound rental company that had grown from a single console to a thriving operation when Herman chose… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogAVBusinessEducationSound Reinforcement

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    Curt Taipale 12/20/16 08:15 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com.   Editor’s note: We went back to 2011 for this article. The information and techniques are still quite relevant, even if those cassette tapes are not… How do you establish priorities for your operating budget each year? Do you have a five-year plan for your ministry, a solid idea of where you want to be in the future, and a way to stay on task? Do you find yourself constantly putting out fires,… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessEducationEngineerInstallationSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Monday, December 19, 2016
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    Andrew Stone 12/19/16 08:43 AM,
    This article is provided by Church On The Move.   While traveling with a female entertainer many years ago, I experienced something that turned out to be a pivotal moment in my life and career. Like many in production, I was a jack-of-all trades at the time, hired as both the audio engineer and tour manager. I had numerous details to handle, but I managed to keep all the plates spinning fairly well. We did a lot of shows in… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogTrainingAVBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, December 16, 2016
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    Gary Zandstra 12/16/16 12:12 PM,
    This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com.   Most of us who have been involved in church production have had at least one mistake or failure during a service (I have many), where you just want to disappear in the booth.  One of my most egregious mistakes took place a number of years ago. It was so significant that I still wear the scars from it.  Back in “the day”—when video projection was almost nonexistent because of the huge cost… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogWhite PaperEngineerInterconnectSoftwareTechnician

  • Thursday, December 15, 2016
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    Mike Sessler 12/15/16 07:46 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Editor’s note: This one obviously goes back a few years, but the information is worthy of repeating. One of my favorite scenes in Ghostbusters is when Egon gives the guys a warning about crossing the streams. As we know, it’s not good. Not good at all. Dr. Egon Spengler: There’s something very important I forgot to tell you. Dr. Peter Venkman: What? Dr. Egon Spengler: Don’t cross the streams. Dr. Peter Venkman: Why?… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalEthernetInstallationInterconnectNetworkingSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2016
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    Bobby Owsinski 12/14/16 07:46 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Ever wonder why there are so many different compressors and why they all sound different? That’s because back in the analog days there were a number of different ways to achieve compression depending upon the type of electronic building block that you used. Here’s a brief excerpt from The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook that covers the four families of compressors that we generally use today. In the days of analog hardware compressors, there… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Tuesday, December 13, 2016
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    Dennis A. Bohn 12/13/16 01:03 PM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.   Objectively comparing pro audio signal processing products is often impossible. Missing on too many data sheets are the conditions used to obtain the published data. Audio specifications come with conditions. Tests are not performed in a vacuum with random parameters. They are conducted using rigorous procedures and the conditions must be stated along with the test results. To understand the conditions, you must first understand the tests. This article introduces the classic… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVMeasurementProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

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    Chris Huff 12/13/16 08:09 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   The automobile wasn’t invented because someone wanted a new means of travel. It was because someone was tired of walking. The recording device wasn’t invented because someone wanted a technology that could capture sound. It was because someone was tired of taking notes in class.  Are these statements true? Oh, I’d guess there is a shred of truth in them somewhere. But what is true is that automation-through-technology can lead to… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerTechnician



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