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  • Wednesday, November 09, 2016
    Bruce A. Miller 11/09/16 07:49 AM,
    This article is provided by   The compressor is a wonderful tool when used properly, however, often the basics of compression are misunderstood, leaving audio that would have been better left untouched. A compressor is a threshold effect that will squeeze dynamic range. If a sound has dynamics (increases and decreases in volume), a compressor will push them together.  This type of effect is called compression and is not to be confused with computer files compression (making files smaller)… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationMeasurementProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, November 08, 2016
    Kevin Butler 11/08/16 01:43 PM,
    This article is provided by Constellation Studios.   I’m starting a new series here on valuable audio engineering skills I’ve learned over the years running sound and recording music. I don’t consider myself an expert, just a student going through the ranks of the school of hard knocks… I often find myself teaching others how to “run sound”. As the lead audio engineer working and volunteering in the church world, I have the privilege (and the curse) of working with… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, November 07, 2016
    Bruce Badger 11/07/16 10:24 AM,
    Many church media team members serving today have followed a similar path that led to their service in the church. A good number started out in junior or senior high school wanting to “be in a band.” A group of friends would pool their dreams and money together to get something going: “Jimmie, you’ll play guitar, I’m on drums, let’s see if your cousin is willing to play bass, and Mike works at Radio Shack – maybe he’d like to… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerInstallationSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

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    Old Soundman 11/07/16 07:47 AM,
    Hello Old Soundman! Helloo, Shawn! I am a bassist joining a new band where everyone uses in-ear monitors. Have I ever heard of the band? What genre are they in? Don’t answer those questions! I own a high quality DI/preamp that I have been using on most of my shows for three years now, and in previous in-ear situations with it, I’ve been perfectly happy with no stage volume. The reasons I was asking those other questions was to determine… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductionAudioBusinessEducationEngineerLoudspeakerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Friday, November 04, 2016
    Mike Sokol 11/04/16 06:45 AM,
    Provided by Live Sound Advice.   The first installment of this series (here) drew some pretty interesting feedback. One reader called me a “Nazi” who was trying to interfere with his tone, adding that he would never turn down his guitar amp. On the other hand, a pretty well-known producer/engineer told me I was exactly on-point, and that some notable touring acts are beginning to implement the sort of monitoring techniques that I first began working with nearly 40 years… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertEducationEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, November 03, 2016
    PSW Staff 11/03/16 12:51 PM,
    Sennheiser announces that it will host a special Master Class at its New York City Pop Up store in SoHo on Monday, November 7th. The master class, entitled ‘Being Creatively Unafraid During the Recording Process’, will feature Brian Hardgroove from Public Enemy with a focus on ‘unleashing creativity through free form capture, creative prompts and finding inspiration in the every day.’ Hardgroove’s musical repertoire spans the genres of hip-hop, soul, R&B, rock and reggae. He is influenced by a variety… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEducationEngineerStudio

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    Andy Coules 11/03/16 11:22 AM,
    As we bask in the all-enveloping glory of the digital age, it’s come to my attention that some intrepid live sound engineers are very occasionally coming across analog equipment as they travel to some of the dustier corners of the globe. While many of us are old enough to remember these beasts, not everyone has had the opportunity to operate these relics so I thought it might be a good idea to write a guide to the “ancient art” of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallAnalogAVConsolesEducationEngineerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSystem

  • Tuesday, November 01, 2016
    Ken DeLoria 11/01/16 07:03 AM,
    Take this simple test. Carefully compiled from decades of experience and using the latest auto-psycho-algorithms, it will provide guidance in your career choice. 1. Do you show up on time? Yes. Go to question 2. No. Try getting one of those “work from home” jobs where you make $5,000 a week stuffing envelopes. Good luck! 2. Do you like to work with a wide range of personality types? Yes. Go to question 3. No. Pursue a career in broadcast, where… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogBusinessConsolesEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Monday, October 31, 2016
    Samantha Potter 10/31/16 10:43 AM,
    This article is provided by   I meet a lot of sound engineers and techs around my age (mid-20s) that strictly stick to audio and don’t dare to touch anything else, whether it be to stay focused on audio or to not get roped into something they don’t particularly want to do. There isn’t anything wrong with this. Laser-focusing on one discipline can yield some great results. I know that my passion lies in audio, live sound especially. I… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStageStudioTechnician

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    PSW Staff 10/31/16 09:06 AM,
    Omega Studios has announced an open house event on on December 3rd from 12-3 PM in Rockville, MD, to experience Omega’s recording facilities and hands-on training for anyone thinking about a future in the audio/music industry. Take advantage of an opportunity to ask questions about music, technique, technology, careers, the music business, and Omega Studios and it’s School Of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences. Meet and mingle with professionals from the music industry, instructors, students, staff, and alumni. Events will… View this post
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