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  • Monday, January 25, 2016
    PSW Staff 01/25/16 06:52 AM,
    At its annual meeting of members at the 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim, the National Association of Music Merchants (NAMM) named eight new music industry professionals to its board of directors. The board provides leadership, counsel and direction to NAMM, the NAMM Foundation, and the global music products industry. “We are grateful to these eight respected, established professionals for stepping up to serve the global music products industry and NAMM’s membership,” states chairman Mark Goff. “They represent a diverse, cross-section… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsBusinessEducationSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Friday, January 22, 2016
    Pat Brown 01/22/16 06:34 AM,
      Here’s a handy quiz for checking your knowledge about audio power. Rather than submit you to the typical “right or wrong” questions with exact numerical answers, I’ve elected to provide a different means of self-evaluation. I can tell you up front that the answer to every question is “It depends!” But what’s really being asked is “WHAT does it depend on?” At first glance it may seem that the question is not even related to audio. Don’t be fooled.… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierAVEducationLoudspeakerPowerSignal

  • Wednesday, January 20, 2016
    PSW Staff 01/20/16 09:49 AM,
    The Electronic Systems Professional Alliance (ESPA) has named Jeff Gardner as its first executive director. He takes this position after nine years on staff at CEDIA (Custom Electronic Design & Installation Association), directing both technical training and industry certification. “Due to the huge demand for technicians in the electronic systems industry, ESPA has been expanding fast, in the number of certifications as well as academic partners. The time is right for the program to have full-time professional leadership to ensure… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessEducationEngineerTechnician

  • Monday, January 18, 2016
    audio education
    PSW Staff 01/18/16 05:11 PM,
    The upcoming Live Sound Advice free instructional seminar on the art of the sound check—and much more—that’s slated for Wednesday, January 20 in Williamsport, MD will also be available as a live webinar. (Find out more about the webinar here.) The live webinar component was added due to high demand for the seminar, which will have representatives from more than 50 churches in attendance. The seminar/webinar will be led by Mike Sokol, a veteran audio educator who has worked as… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsTrainingAVEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, January 14, 2016
    PSW Staff 01/14/16 08:49 AM,
    Located about 20 minutes north of Spokane in eastern Washington, Deer Park High School has a 350-seat live theater which supports Deer Park’s active broadcasting technology educational programs.  The theater is well equipped with a certified full-fly rigging system, modern digitally-controlled theatrical lighting, a video recording and presentation system and a high-performance audio system with an Allen & Heath Qu-32 digital mixer. Dan Huffman heads the school’s production department. He emphasizes that Deer Park’s theater and adjacent production room are… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConsolesDigitalEducationSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    PSW Staff 01/12/16 02:05 PM,
    SynAudCon has announced that registration is now open for two upcoming seminars, including Sound System Design in Houston (February 22-24) as well as Sound Reinforcement for Technicians (April 26-28) in Newark, NJ. Lead by instructor Pat Brown, the three-day Sound System Design seminar in Houston will present a logical, intuitive, comprehensive approach to system design. Key topics covered include improving speech intelligibility, determining the best loudspeaker type for a given application, and matching amplifiers and loudspeakers. Another goal is helping… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsTrainingAVEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • loudspeakers
    PSW Staff 01/12/16 12:01 PM,
    Excerpted from JBL Professional Technical Note Volume 1, Number 14: “Basic Principles for Suspending Loudspeaker Systems.” Design Factor Design factor is a term used by the rigging industry to denote theoretical reserve capability. The rated capacity / of all lifting and hanging equipment b based upon the nominal strength of the equipment reduced by the design factor. Design factor is a number representing the fraction of equipment nominal strength chosen to be appropriate for the particular application. Rated Capacity =… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionChurch SoundFeatureSlideshowStudy HallProductionAudioRiggingStagingEducationLine ArrayLoudspeakerStageSystem

  • Friday, January 08, 2016
    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

  • Monday, January 04, 2016
    Bill Mueller 01/04/16 12:23 PM,
    Courtesy of Omega Studios.   Starting out as a mix engineer can be daunting, and the road to success for graduates of recording schools and audio engineering educational programs often find that success comes from lots of experience.  In order to fast-track you to better results, I’m offering a list of the five most common mistakes I see in first time studio mixes from aspiring mix engineers: 1. Mixing too loud is a near universal mistake new engineers make. Above… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureOpinionStudy HallEducationEngineerMonitoringStudio

  • Thursday, December 31, 2015
    PSW Staff 12/31/15 09:11 AM,
    PSW Top 20 presented by Renkus-Heinz   As we turn the page on 2015, we’re happy to present the 20 articles that were the most-read over this past year on ProSoundWeb, based upon total page views. Note that some of the articles that delivered top results over the past 12 months were actually written and posted over a year ago, but they continue to prove of high interest and value to our worldwide readership. In addition, some very popular articles… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogEducationSound ReinforcementStudio

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