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  • Wednesday, May 25, 2016
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    John Krupa 05/25/16 10:44 AM,
    I first met Bruce Robbins just over 25 years ago. The band I was in was playing at a local, popular rock club in New Rochelle, NY and Bruce was half of a well-known pair of soundmen in residence there.  Bruce (along with Pete Herrmann - now owner of Motion Laboratories in Cortlandt Manor, New York) was well known by local bands, for they had local and national touring experience and were known to be real experts at their craft. … View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVEngineer

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    Bruce Swedien 05/25/16 06:10 AM,
    Editor’s note: If you missed the earlier discussion from Bruce, click here. Over the years, I have been very fussy about the volume levels that I use in the control room. I have always tried to observe the American OSHA sound-exposure standards. I like to test my mixes at a variety of volume levels, and on a variety of different speaker systems. This makes sure that the mix will sound good anywhere. If a mix sounds good at a low… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioAmplifierDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationEngineerMonitoringStudio

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/24/16 04:33 PM,
    While producer Tom Biller has worked out of nearly all of the big studios around Los Angeles in his career as both a producer and engineer, lately many of the most exciting sounds he is creating are coming out of his home studio in Echo Park. To ensure depth and presence from his highly focused setup, Biller has recently turned to BAE Audio preamplifiers. “I’m only really running 8 channels of input in the home studio, so it forces me… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerProcessorStudio

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    PSW Staff 05/24/16 04:19 PM,
    Harman Professional Solutions announces the new Harman Professional University, which is designed to be a cohesive and relevant training experience for customers, partners and industry professionals, Harman Professional University provides certifications which are valid for three years from the time of achievement and can be renewed through continuing education. With a comprehensive range of new online and instructor-led courses, students gain valuable design, commissioning and programming training across a variety of industry disciplines, including audio, video, control and networked AV.… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVEducationEngineerTechnician

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    Joe Gilder 05/24/16 06:16 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   You hear it all over the place. “Help! My mixes don’t translate!” In other words, “My mix sounds awesome in my studio, but then when I play it anywhere else – in my car, on my stereo, on my iPod – it sounds awful.” What’s the problem? It could be any number of things – your monitors, your room, your headphones…maybe even your recordings themselves. But let’s step away from talking… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogProductionAudioAnalogEducationEngineerMeasurementMonitoringSignalStudioSystem

  • Monday, May 23, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/23/16 08:09 AM,
    Producer/engineer Ross Hogarth’s three decade-plus career has careened across the musical map, from the dulcet tones of Shawn Colvin and Keb’ Mo’ to the lead-footed velocity of Motley Crue and Van Halen. But if there’s a common thread across this eclectic discography, it’s one of authenticity. Hogarth’s recordings never fail to bring out the quintessential spirit of his subjects. From his early days as an engineer at studios like Rumbo Recorders and the Record Plant to his present day work… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerProcessorStudio

  • Friday, May 20, 2016
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    Old Soundman 05/20/16 10:56 AM,
    Why is it that people like us, night after night dealing with musicians, and the person at every gig that comes up and says the sound sucks, let me at that thing pal, just because he got a new CD player for Christmas. Why do we still want to mix live music? I swear it’s a sickness! 1. You’re right, it is a sickness. Seek help from qualified medical personnel before it’s too late. Turn yourself in for re-grooving. You… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionConcertEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    Gary Zandstra 05/20/16 06:08 AM,
    This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com.   I was at an event recently where the mix was, shall we say, less than spectacular. But it also wasn’t horrible. Let’s just say it was a little above bad and a little less than O.K. In reality it was mainly one thing that was really grating on my nerves: every time the lead singer would really get into his mic, some level distortion would occur.  I wanted to get up and… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioBusinessEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, May 19, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 05/19/16 11:06 AM,
    A recent conversation with another engineer got me thinking about experiences that shaped my skills. While in the trenches, certain restrictions and limitations were aggravating and occasionally provoked fits of rage. However, in hindsight, those same events were actually beneficial to developing my skills. Budget Restrictions Many, many…. many years working with churches teaches you one incredibly important skill… Making do with what you have. Part of what established me as a moderately well-respected system installer was my understanding of… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallProductionAudioAVBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 05/19/16 07:31 AM,
    CTS Audio of Brentwood, Tennessee has taken delivery of its first Yamaha RIVAGE PM10, adding to its already healthy stable of Yamaha digital consoles. “We were an early adopter of the PM1D and never had a serious issue with any of the Yamaha platforms,” states Mike Taylor, vice president, CTS. “From a reliability standpoint, we’ve had nothing but customer success with our Yamaha consoles. Once we saw the RIVAGE system, we knew that this console was next in line to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerProcessorSound Reinforcement



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