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  • Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    audio education
    PSW Staff 02/28/12 02:41 PM,
    Alfred Music Publishing is distributing “Working with Audio,” a fundamental guide to understanding the principles, technology, and techniques of audio production from Course Technology PTR, a division of Cengage Learning. Written by respected principal in audio production and author Stanley R. Alten, Working with Audio covers the basics of audio production techniques in radio, TV, music, and new media, with details on the fundamentals of sound and recording, acoustics, equipment, editing, and mixing. Because the material is not medium-specific, readers… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPollAVEducationAudio

  • Thursday, February 23, 2012
    PSW Staff 02/23/12 02:32 PM,
    The NSCA Business & Leadership Conference Committee has announced a growing list of industry leaders sponsoring the industry-specific business management conference to be held in Dallas, March 1-3.  More than 200 of the leading representatives of this industry will gather in less than a month to discuss the rapid speed of conducting business in today’s competitive environment where adapting to your customers needs and evolving your business to earn profits is critical to survival. Many of the industry’s manufacturers and… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsAVBusinessEducationInstallationSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Monday, February 20, 2012
    Church Sound Checklist
    Bruce Bartlett 02/20/12 01:18 PM,
    Following is a list of some common sound problems and several ways to solve them. At least a few of these might seem obvious, but we’ve all made simple mistakes like not flipping a switch. If the advice given here doesn’t work, determine which device is at fault, then obtain help from tech support at the manufacturer or contact a qualified audio professional. No Sound—Be sure everything is plugged into AC power and turned on. (Sorry – had to mention… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallEducationSound ReinforcementSystem

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    Pat Brown 02/20/12 01:03 PM,
    If acoustic parameters sometimes seem difficult to grasp, this practical example should help clarify at least one of them, the Limiting Distance, DL. This is a parameter associated with reverberant spaces, such as gyms and churches with little absorption. Remember that in such spaces there will exist a reverberant sound field LR, that is uniform throughout the space, as well as specific reflections that are not. If a loudspeaker or other acoustic source is used to excite the space, there… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVEducationEngineerInstallationMeasurementSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/20/12 09:24 AM,
    It was evident from the beginning that the attendees to the 2012 AV Networking Congress were in for a unique day. The event tackled some of today’s most pressing digital media networking topics with leading AV Networking AV design consultants, and manufacturers.  Derrick Zieba, sound designer and moderator of the “Stadiums and Large Venues” panel discussion commented, “With the increasing use of networked audio in one-off concerts, installations and theatres, a forum such as this is becoming an essential requirement… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessEducationEthernetManufacturerNetworkingSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/20/12 08:24 AM,
    Saginaw Valley State University is one of Michigan’s fastest-growing universities. The university’s main athletic complex, the Ryder Center, comprises a number of venues, including the 3700-seat James E. O’Neill Arena, which is home to the university’s Cardinal basketball teams. The multipurpose facility can be segmented using movable walls, accommodating not just basketball, but everything from baseball practice, pole vaulting and shot putting to convocations, and even the occasional swap meet. The arena recently received a major sound system upgrade, overseen… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollEducationInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, February 10, 2012
    PSW Staff 02/10/12 02:14 PM,
    Participants in the Peavey MediaMatrix Certification two-day technology training course now earn 7.5 hours of credit toward the renewal of their InfoComm Certified Technology Specialist (CTS) certification. MediaMatrix Certification training courses instruct AV industry designers, consultants, contractors and end users on best practices for designing, deploying and implementing MediaMatrix audio distribution, processing and control systems. Peavey will offer its two-day MediaMatrix basic and advanced system design seminars in 16 North American locations in 2012. Go here for a schedule of… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVEducationInstallationNetworkingProcessorAudio

  • Thursday, February 09, 2012
    Dave Stevens 02/09/12 11:32 AM,
    In the early 1990s we were the kings of grunge, based in Seattle. We were the capital of music at the time, and we had a ton of wedges. Literally, a ton or more, as our company had over 100 of them. A few hours down the road in Oregon, we heard tales of a well established rock band using custom-fitted “headphones” that went inside the ear, like a hearing aid. At the time I remember saying, “that’s the dumbest… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallEducationMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianAudio

  • Monday, February 06, 2012
    PSW Staff 02/06/12 07:22 AM,
    The latest Market Intelligence Briefing (MIB) report from the National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA), Channel Trends and Issues: Dynamics of Product Procurement in the Low Voltage Commercial Electronic Systems Industry, examines the continually evolving product procurement opportunities many systems integrators face in today’s way of conducting business. The report provides a distinct difference in the varying methods – including sales representatives to two-step distributors – and outlines the trends of purchasing, product sourcing, dealer business programs, and how systems integrators… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessEducationAudio

  • Friday, January 27, 2012
    sound level meters
    Tom Young 01/27/12 02:56 PM,
    A sound level meter (SLM) is a device used to make frequency-weighted sound pressure level measurements displayed in dB-SPL. 0.0 dB-SPL is the threshold of hearing, and is equal to 20uPa (microPascals). This correlates to what one would aurally perceive when in a deep cave or in a large anechoic chamber. Packaged as a single-function handheld test device, SLMs are intended to be held at arm’s length during measurements (to reduce the effects of the body on the measurements) or… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallTrainingAVEducationInstallationMeasurementProcessorSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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