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  • Wednesday, January 18, 2017
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    Greg DeTogne 01/18/17 01:05 PM,
    Traveling to more than 50 cities last fall for live dates in support of its 10th studio album, after a brief hiatus Switchfoot has returned to the road this month for a second leg of the Looking for America Tour, with stops scheduled through mid-February that will wind east from Knoxville, TN to Rochester, NY. The San Diego-based alt-rock band, comprised of Jon Foreman (lead vocals, guitar), Tim Foreman (bass guitar, backing vocals), Chad Butler (drums, percussion), Jerome Fontamillas (guitar,… View this post
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  • Tuesday, January 17, 2017
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    Andy Coules 01/17/17 01:52 PM,
    Of all the tools at the disposal of the sound engineers, our ears are probably the most important yet also the most overlooked. Much like any other tool it helps to fully understand how they work to get the most out of them and ensure a productive working life – because if they break, that’s it, we can’t just go out and buy a new pair. Ears are transducers, devices that receive signals in one form of energy and convert… View this post
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    PSW Staff 01/17/17 08:25 AM,
    Chris Lord-Alge and Tom Lord-Alge have been scheduled to present “The Lords of the Boards Tell All” for TEC Track Sessions at the 2017 NAMM Show in Anaheim Sessions to feature both GRAMMY Award-winning recording engineers, producers and mixers (and brothers). Focusrite Novation president Phil Wagner will serve as moderator. Chris and Tom have worked with such diverse and successful artists as Steve Winwood, Santana, U2, Simple Minds, The Rolling Stones, Pink, Peter Gabriel, Sarah McLachlan, Dave Matthews Band, Blink… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEducationEngineerStudio

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    Bob McCarthy 01/17/17 08:20 AM,
    A few years ago, I attended two “straight” plays, i.e., the kind without musicians. Such events are all about the dialog (and the lighting, of course). One production had no discernible sound reinforcement and the other had totally overt and apparent microphones, loudspeakers and amplification, thereby opening an opportunity for me to compare and contrast. One play was Shakespeare’s King Lear. Historians still dispute the identity of Shakespeare, but all agree that these plays were written without a sound system… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionConsolesEngineerLoudspeakerMicrophoneProcessorSound ReinforcementWireless

  • 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
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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
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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
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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
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  • 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
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