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  • Friday, December 09, 2016
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    Old Soundman 12/09/16 12:30 PM,
    Hey Old Soundman: I keep up with all of your writing, and I’ve got to say: you sure seem to hate us youngster sound guys. You know, the ones who go to expensive schools, so we can be brainwashed into believing 5.1 surround is the best thing for music, and louder is better. You said it, not me. As a spokesperson for us young sound guys, I must say this. We are not the idiots you make us out to… View this post
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  • Thursday, December 08, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/08/16 03:33 PM,
    John Feldmann has an impressive list of accomplishments as frontman of the ‘90s pop-punk band Goldfinger and as A&R for Maverick, Warner Brothers, and Red Bull Records. But he’s best known for producing such artists as Good Charlotte, The Used, Mest, 5 Seconds of Summer, Blink-182, Hedley, and The Veronicas. One common thread, according to Feldmann engineer Zakk Cervini, is an emphasis on vocal production. The Manley Reference Cardioid has become the primary choice for vocals and acoustic guitar. “John… View this post
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  • church sound
    Duke DeJong 12/08/16 01:11 PM,
    This article is provided by CCI Solutions.   A while back, I got the rare opportunity to work with the youth band at our church. These guys have an incredible heart and passion to worship and have loads of raw talent which translates into a powerful time of worship. When they lead, as a worshipper I feel free and emboldened to praise God the way He created me too. When they lead, as a sound operator I have to work… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 12/08/16 09:20 AM,
    Contemporary Christian musician, singer, and songwriter Phil Wickham has released nine CDs since 2003 and has just wrapped up a tour in support of his 2016 release of Children of God performing at houses of worship across the country. The tour’s monitor engineer/production manager Gene Kim, and front of house engineer/tour manager, Brandon Breitenbach, both used Yamaha CL5 digital audio consoles for east coast and west coast tour legs. “The workflow and speed of the console is what really made… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/08/16 08:33 AM,
    Singapore-based Midas partner, Consolidated Audio Networks (CAN), has recently hosted its first introductory Midas M32 training course at its headquarters’ training facility. The ‘Fundamentals of Mixing’ training course has been designed and delivered by CAN audio engineers, Chad Batchelor and Colin Oliveiro. The first course of its kind for CAN, was attended by 10 audio professionals, providing them with practical information and knowledge on applications of the Midas M32 console, with discussions and Q&A embedded into the session. Hands-on training… View this post
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  • guitar mic techniques
    Barry Rudolph 12/08/16 08:18 AM,
    Because of its fundamental importance in popular music, the electric guitar is the subject of intense scrutiny and wide differences of opinions. Just what makes a good guitar sound? Compared to all the subtle and not so subtle sounds that come out of an electric guitar amp, fidelity judgments of vocal sounds are easy to make! With good knowledge of the different guitar and amplifier sonic capabilities, coupled with good microphone techniques,we can achieve the ultimate guitar sound that “fits”… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/07/16 10:27 AM,
    Formed in Brasilia in 1987, Brazilian punk/hardcore band, Raimundos, recently recorded its first acoustic DVD using Allen & Heath’s dLive digital mixing system, supplied by Sao Paulo PA company, WR Sonorização. A departure from previous live recordings, the band decided to record a live acoustic set to be released as a DVD. The band was supplemented with various additional musicians, including a pianist and strings section. The dLive system comprised a S7000 with DM64 MixRack, managing a total of 16… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

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    M. Erik Matlock 12/07/16 07:48 AM,
    I took guitar lessons over this past summer. I’ve been around bands and music my entire life, and at one point was an unbelievably mediocre bassist. I had enough ability to know the notes on the neck and follow a chart. I was even pretty solid with rhythm and accuracy. But that, as they say, was that. Anyway, the guitar lessons taught me a lot of things that I thought I already understood. They produced enough new information to feel… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallTrainingAVBusinessConcertConsolesEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/06/16 03:01 PM,
    The 17th Annual Latin Grammy Awards, recently held at Las Vegas’s T-Mobile Arena, was seen by more than 9.0 million viewers via both the Univision broadcast and those attending the sold-out live event. Orlando, Florida-based Professional Wireless Systems (PWS) was on site to provide RF coordination for the production. More than 170 RF frequencies were used for wireless microphones, in-ear monitors and intercom systems. To minimize the already crowded RF bandwidth, PWS furnished five Radio Active Designs UV-1G wireless intercom… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsAVConcertEngineerSound Reinforcement

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    Craig Leerman 12/06/16 02:13 PM,
    Acoustic performances, and the instruments themselves, usually need to be handled differently than the electronic side of things. Thumping kick drums, compressed bass guitars and the like are not the norm for performances intended to be more musically subtle. A more natural sound is desired and it starts with microphone choice and deployment. Fortunately, most instruments can be picked up quite nicely with just three types of mics that most sound folks already have in their inventories. A mic locker… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage



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