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  • Monday, January 16, 2017
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    Mike Sessler 01/16/17 03:08 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Many years ago I wrote an article on ChurchTechArts on which the following question was posed. I seem to get asked this question a lot and it’s a great way to lead into this article: “How do you keep your volunteers sticking around? We are a large church approx 3000 members running 5 services and everything is volunteer run.” “The engineer that runs the services that weekend is there for about 20 hours… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureOpinionStudy HallBusinessEngineer

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    PSW Staff 01/16/17 08:59 AM,
    Bobby Owsinski‘s The Mixing Engineer‘s Handbook has been offered in thousands of university-level recording and media courses around the world for more than a decade. The book delineates the delicate art of mixing into discrete, easily understandable steps, showing musicians, songwriters, audio engineers, and producers exactly how to get great mixes. Published by BOMG Publishing and topping out at over 300 pages packed with insider tips and tricks, the completely revised and updated The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook 4th Edition provides… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductBusinessEducationEngineerStudio

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    Bobby Owsinski 01/16/17 08:19 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Knowing the proper etiquette while recording is almost as important as doing your gig. If you make people uncomfortable or do something that’s considered out of place, chances are that you won’t be asked back. Let’s look at the way everyone expects you to act during the session with these 14 tips taken from The Studio Musician’s Handbook. Most of them apply to just about everyone on a session. 1. If there’s… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogTrainingEducationEngineerStudio

  • Friday, January 13, 2017
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    PSW Staff 01/13/17 09:55 AM,
    As they prepare for a busy 2017 touring schedule, Los Angeles based indie-rock band, Local Natives, is celebrating its successful 2016 USA and European concert series, with Allen & Heath’s dLive S Class digital mixing system managing monitor requirements. Promoting their third studio album, Sunlit Youth, the 16-week tour extensively covered venues across the USA and Europe. Monitor engineer, Laurence Eaves, provided the five-piece band with 12 separate in-ear and wedge mixes from 48 on-stage sources, using a dLive S5000… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

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    Mike Sokol 01/13/17 06:34 AM,
    Many live mixes are not only too loud, but also sonically unbalanced. I got to thinking about this (again) when recently re-reading “How Loud Does It Need To Be?” by Peter Janis of Radial Engineering here on ProSoundWeb. Yes, I’m saying it right here: far too many live mixes are just plain bad. That is, too much bass, too many highs, and dynamics out of control. Add this to SPL in excess of 110 to 115 dB and it’s not… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMeasurementMixerSignalSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, January 12, 2017
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    Ike Zimbel 01/12/17 02:17 PM,
    In the early 1990s I was serving as a maintenance tech in a large recording studio complex when I got a call from the sound company I’d worked for in the previous decade. Was I available to mix and tech front of house for the upcoming Canada Day (July 1st in Canada, like July 4th in the U.S.) gig at the provincial legislature? I hadn’t done live sound in a while, but it was a daytime gig, on a paid… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogTrainingBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

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    PSW Staff 01/12/17 01:20 PM,
    Universal Audio invites all NAMM Show attendees and members of the press to visit their booth (7001 Hall A) each day to hear from Grammy Award-winning engineers and producers on how they make hit records. Universal Audio will feature daily sessions with music industry heavyweights, showing how they use Universal Audio hardware and plugins in their work and on their latest releases. Gracing the stage this year are producers Just Blaze, Joey Waronker, Vance Powell, and Jacquire King as well… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEducationEngineerSoftwareStudio

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    Karl Winkler 01/12/17 07:46 AM,
    Editor’s note: This goes back to 2013, but the advice is critical to this industry and worthy of repeating. The term “bedside manner” is usually associated with doctors, but I think it’s equally appropriate for any situation where customers are being served in perhaps a technical way and communication between parties is essential. Psychology matters, and should be considered in the presentation, the choice of words, and certainly the attitude of the vendor or service provider. Case in point: when… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionBusinessConcertEducationEngineerSystemTechnician

  • Wednesday, January 11, 2017
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    Chris Huff 01/11/17 12:12 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   If I gave you a choice between mixing and setting up the stage, I know which you’d pick. However, it’s the work on the stage that gives you everything you need for mixing. Recently, a discussion came up surrounding the best process for training volunteer sound techs. Many people said they have techs start with stage set-up and eventually progress to mixing. The idea seemed to be “if you can handle… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallTrainingEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

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    Bruce A. Miller 01/11/17 08:04 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   Once upon a time, there was no recorded music.  To hear music you needed to go to a live performance. Eventually sheet music was printed and available to buy. If you liked the song, you bought the sheet music … if you were lucky enough to have an instrument and could play you could actually hear the song. The piano (or other musical instrument) was an important part of home entertainment. In the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallAnalogDigitalEducationEngineerMicrophoneMixerSoftwareStudio



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