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  • Monday, November 01, 2010
    PSW Staff 11/01/10 08:45 AM, 0 Comments
    SANYO North America Corporation has announce that it is teaming with a local non-profit organization, First Friday Music Club Inc., to offer educational support to Correia Middle School, which is located in Point Loma, San Diego. The partnership includes a donation of SANYO products as well as SANYO-sponsored professional music and video production workshops for the middle school students, over a three-day period from November 3 to November 5, 2010. With funding for areas like music facing new budget challenges,… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsPollAVDigitalEducationInstallationInterconnectSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, October 27, 2010
    Chris Huff 10/27/10 09:20 AM, 7 Comments
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Wedding horror stories abound.  They remain in the memory of the bride and groom (and their families…) and those memories often include anger, frustration, or anxiety.  When something goes wrong in a regular church service, you fix the problem and move on. People might remember, but it’s usually no big deal.  The difference is that a wedding is a one time event. I have been asked to run sound for weddings… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollEducationEngineerMicrophoneMixerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • tech tip
    Ted Hunter 10/27/10 08:10 AM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: Is a handheld condenser better for live vocals than a standard dynamic mic? Why? A: There’s not an easy answer to this question, as there are advantages and disadvantages to both types of microphones. The most noticeable difference will usually be an extended high-frequency response in a condenser microphone when compared to a dynamic, which—in and of itself—most would probably consider “better.” They certainly do have the potential to be more accurate. However, there are… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioSystemTechnician

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    PSW Staff 10/27/10 06:20 AM, 0 Comments
    QSC Audio Products, LLC is pleased to announce that company founder Pat Quilter will be a featured panelist at the upcoming 129th AES Convention held in San Francisco. Quilter is scheduled to appear at “The Greening of Live Audio for Medium and Small Operators” live sound seminar held on Thursday, November 4 and the “Audio Manufacturing in a Global Economy” product design seminar held on Sunday, November 7. “It’s an honor to be asked to share my insights, trials and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollAmplifierAnalogAVDigitalEducationSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Tuesday, October 26, 2010
    tech tip
    PSW Staff 10/26/10 08:15 AM, 0 Comments
    Provided by Sweetwater.   This Tech Tip Of The Day come to you in editorial form because we wanted to tackle one of the more difficult recording issues faced by engineers, whether a seasoned pro or a project studio newbie, recording vocals. This job requires musical knowledge, technical expertise, possession of (or at least an awareness of) microphones, preamps and mixers, and a solid grounding in the psychology of performance. However, we’re going to leave most of the equipment-related information… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollEducationEngineerMicrophoneStudioSystemAudio

  • Friday, October 22, 2010
    PSW Staff 10/22/10 02:28 PM, 0 Comments
    Audio-Technica is proud to announce the sponsorship of the Art and Science of Sound Recording DVD series by producer/engineer Alan Parsons. After almost two years in production, this highly anticipated series of training videos covers all aspects of sound recording, in 24 programs identified by topic. The complete series, hosted by Parsons and narrated by actor and musician Billy Bob Thornton, was recently released as a three-disc set; the individual programs are currently available for download online. In the “Microphones”… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalEducationMeasurementSoftwareStudioSystemAudio

  • tech tip
    PSW Staff 10/22/10 08:20 AM, 0 Comments
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: Not long ago I set out to start my own studio, and so far it’s been going well. Recently I was reading a list of essential tools for the studio and noticed it included the dB meter. I understand why these meters are useful for live engineers, but are they really that necessary for studio use? A: Our ears are finely tuned instruments, capable of perceiving an incredibly wide range of volume levels and frequencies.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallEducationMixerMonitoringSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Thursday, October 21, 2010
    Bobby Owsinski 10/21/10 10:55 AM, 0 Comments
    The overdubbing stage can be something as simple as fixing or replacing some of the basic tracks (like the bass, rhythm guitar, solos, and lead vocal) or as complex as adding sophisticated layering of horns and strings, multiple guitars, keyboards, and background vocals. It’s also the phase of the project during which the most experimenting is done, since even the most meticulously designed parts sometimes don’t work and require some alteration. The Recording Plan When budgets get blown out the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollEducationMixerSignalStudioTechnicianAudio

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    PSW Staff 10/21/10 06:45 AM, 1 Comment
    Autograph A2D held DiGiCo SD7T training seminars for three days October 12, 13, and 14th at A2D’s facility in New York City. Andrew Bruce from Autograph Sound Recording and Zac Duax were the moderators. Twenty-three attendees, consisting of Broadway designers, engineers and technicians from the various New York shops, attended the sessions held in A2D’s newly renovated demo suite located at 1674 Broadway in the heart of New York’s theatrical district. Morning sessions were on basic SD7T architecture and history,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollConsolesDigitalEducationMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, October 20, 2010
    Chris Huff 10/20/10 09:41 AM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   The argument forever burns on as to whether or not a church should be run like a business.  Regardless of which side you’re on, one thing is for certain, the church is primarily a volunteer-oriented organization. Unfortunately, that can lead to a poor volunteer mentality. Let’s overcome that! Recently I was thinking about all of the negative mind-sets related to volunteer work in audio ministry.  “He’s just a volunteer.  He *will*… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollEducationMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio