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  • Thursday, February 24, 2011
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    Fletcher 02/24/11 03:03 PM, 2 Comments
    When I was coming up as an engineer one of my mentors said something that I carry to every session: “There are two parallel universes in recorded music - greatness and perfection. At times they can touch, but they never intersect. And if you have to pick one, pick greatness”. This was an absolutely life changing moment, and these are words I’ve tried to live by ever since. There are times when a wrong note is very much the right… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigitalEducationMixerMonitoringSignalStudioSystemTechnicianAudio

  • Wednesday, February 23, 2011
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    Chris Huff 02/23/11 08:11 AM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   “If you build it, they will come.” That’s great for drawing in baseball fans but not so good for recruiting volunteers. Just because you have a sound booth everyone can see doesn’t mean volunteers are going to run up and ask to join the team. Let’s say a man named Joe thinks he’d like to work on the a/v team. Why wouldn’t he ask to join? Try these totally acceptable reasons;… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianAudio

  • Tuesday, February 22, 2011
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    Mike Sessler 02/22/11 01:35 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   An important yet often misunderstood characteristic of directional microphones is Proximity Effect. The proximity effect is one that exists in microphones with any of the cardioid (cardioid, super-cardioid, hyper-cardioid, ultra-intersellar-cardoid—OK, I made that last one up…) patterns. As the mic is moved closer to the sound source, the low end response of the mic is boosted. On this graph, the solid line represents the response of the mic at 12” from the sound… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollEducationEngineerMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Friday, February 18, 2011
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    Bruce Swedien 02/18/11 03:19 PM, 0 Comments
    To me, the first, the most interesting, the most capable musical instrument of all is the human voice. It has the ability to communicate a wide variety and range of emotion. Delicate timbral shading is easily accomplished by a well-trained vocalist, as well as an amazingly wide dynamic range. The range of instantly recognizable vocal personality is astonishing. In other words, two voices can have the same range classification, so by category we could say that they are the same… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureEducationMicrophoneStageAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/18/11 09:03 AM, 0 Comments
    L-Acoustics U.S. has announced that it will be hosting three days of KUDO and SOUNDVISION training in its Oxnard, CA office from March 15 to 17. Primarily designed for technicians, mix engineers and sound designers referred by L-Acoustics Rental Network agents and clients, the first two days of training will offer a blend of theoretical knowledge and field procedures focusing on operating and optimizing KUDO in a safe and controlled environment. A third day, which can be attended separately or… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollAVEducationLine ArrayManufacturerMeasurementSoftwareSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Thursday, February 17, 2011
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    PSW Staff 02/17/11 10:39 AM, 0 Comments
    Corporations, government agencies and educational, healthcare and religious institutions around the world are excited to see the newest commercial AV technology at InfoComm 2011. The leading information communications marketplace, InfoComm 2011 will feature integrated display, projection, audio, conferencing, lighting and staging, digital signage and communications system solutions, June 15-17, 2011, at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla. For nearly a century the audiovisual industry has been helping people communicate. Information Communications Technology is no longer optional—businesses and institutions… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsPollAVEducationInstallationInterconnectNetworkingPowerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Monday, February 14, 2011
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    PSW Staff 02/14/11 02:50 PM, 0 Comments
    iZotope has announced the donation of a $897 Ozone/RX/Nectar plug-in bundle for a drawing at “In Session with The Guys,” February 19-20, 2011 in NYC at the historic Avatar Studios. The valuable prize features advanced audio repair, mastering, and vocal processing software. “I recently was on a mix deadline when I discovered I had a bad drum track with no level and lots of noise,” recalls METAlliance director Frank Filipetti. “I immediately went to my iZotope plug and let their… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollEducationSignalSoftwareStudioSystemAudio

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    Bobby Owsinski 02/14/11 10:00 AM, 3 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   The way you act at a session many times counts for so much more than your performance. If you make anyone uncomfortable in the slightest way, you can bet that you probably won’t be asked back, so being aware of proper studio etiquette is extremely important. Studio etiquette applies to before, during and after a session as well. In part one, we’ll look at what’s expected before the red light is turned… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollEducationMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/14/11 08:45 AM, 0 Comments
    CruzTOOLS has announced the introduction of the GrooveTech Jack and Pot Wrench for guitar, bass, effects, amplifiers, professional audio equipment, and other music gear. Musicians are familiar with loosening jack nuts, sometimes with disastrous timing, yet jacks and pots aren’t easily handled by standard hand tools. Some instrument jacks sit in a recessed plate, preventing hand-tightening. With shafts approaching one inch, pots require a socket with enough depth to fully contact the nut. Nuts are very shallow and three principal… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductEducationEngineerSystemAudio

  • Friday, February 11, 2011
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    Kyle P. Snyder 02/11/11 12:30 PM, 17 Comments
    It’s been said by IT professionals around the world that there are two kinds of people - those who have experienced a hard drive failure and those who will. Unfortunately, we surely all know at least one person who’s lost data in a catastrophic failure. Personally, I’m a believer in the 3-2-1 backup strategy which has been expanded upon greatly by Richard Anderson in his article aimed at digital photographers. Put simply, for every file you intend to preserve you… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationSoftwareStudioSystemAudio