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  • Wednesday, October 27, 2010
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    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
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    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
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    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

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    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
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    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
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    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

  • Tuesday, October 19, 2010
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    Mike Sessler 10/19/10 08:33 AM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   It seems I’ve been having the same conversation with a variety of Technical Directors lately. The conversation always generally revolves around the seemingly endless list of projects and tasks that we need to work on, and the pressure we feel (either internal or external) to get them done; preferably right now. I too am one of those TDs. Just over a year ago I walked into a building that needs every single system… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureOpinionPollDigitalEducationInstallationMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Monday, October 18, 2010
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    Gary Zandstra 10/18/10 10:50 AM, 0 Comments
    Sometimes the best lessons we learn throughout our careers are those which we draw from parallel situations. Having said that, I’d like to tell you a little story. Stay with me, because I promise this all comes full circle in the end. About five years ago as I was planning a city-wide event to honor World War II veterans, the Mayor at the time shared with me a concept which has been rumbling around in my head ever since. Of… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollConcertEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianAudio