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  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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    Bruce A. Miller 07/19/16 05:53 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   My first day as a real engineer rather than an assistant was all about bass. The engineer (who was the studio manager as well) took a break after we recorded basic tracks on a Salsa song. Before leaving the room he told me to punch where the bassist wanted. I started, and was easily able to hear and punch individual notes rather than whole phrases. A few times I disagreed about which note… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerInterconnectMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Monday, July 18, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/18/16 12:33 PM,
    Adele is currently playing to sold-out arenas on a world tour. The elaborate sound needs require a constant focus on the singer and her voice. Acoustic effects are paired with consummate style during the entirety of the show. To meet the high expectations of audio perfection, the engineering team relies on the new beyerdynamic TG MM1w interchangeable measurement microphone capsule to accurately test audio levels with the benefits of its ease of use. The performance utilizes sections of both stage… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertEngineerMeasurementMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 07/18/16 11:18 AM,
    Jim Ebdon has been the front of house engineer for Maroon 5 since the early stages of the band’s rise in the global pop-rock scene. The most recent tour of US and Europe finishes in July before a new round starts in Texas in September. Accompanying Ebdon throughout this is his new choice of console - the Solid State Logic L500 Plus. On hearing a direct comparison between the L500 and other consoles at a festival, Ebdon was inspired to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 07/18/16 09:40 AM,
    Omega Recording Studio announces its next open house event on August 27th from 12-3 PM, to demonstrate hands-on training opportunities for anyone thinking about a future in the audio/music industry. Take advantage of an opportunity to ask questions about music, technique, technology, careers, the music business, and Omega Studios and it’s School Of Applied Recording Arts & Sciences. Meet and mingle with professionals from the music industry, instructors, students, staff, and alumni. Demonstration will be conducted by some of Omega’s… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEducationEngineerStudio

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    Bobby Owsinski 07/18/16 06:25 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Editor’s Note: Although this article first appeared on the site in 2011, the foundational information for studio engineers is worth repeating. Technical preparation is the most mundane of all the tasks. So mundane, in fact, that many A-listers either hire someone or have their assistant do all of this work. That being said, the technical prep may be the most important time you spend on some projects, because it’s where you tighten… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerStudio

  • Friday, July 15, 2016
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    Karl Winkler 07/15/16 05:43 AM,
    When I was getting stated in this business, I had some excellent mentors along the way. One of the things they taught me was to be prepared with a set of tools and the knowledge to use them properly. While organizing the U.S. Air Force Band Sound Workshop (an annual event for military sound engineers) during the 1990s, I passed along this information to the budding audio people, many of whom were musicians transitioning to sound for a variety of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerMeasurementSound ReinforcementSubwooferTechnician

  • Thursday, July 14, 2016
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    Live Sound Staff 07/14/16 12:27 PM,
    Currently serving as the director of Danley (Sound Labs) University, Doug Jones grew up in northeastern Congo, the child of missionary parents, and his feelings about his childhood experience are complex: the benefits — difficult to articulate — came at considerable costs. “It’s hard to know how to share my story with anyone who wasn’t a missionary kid,” he says. “And yet it is my story; it shaped who I am today.” Jones has long mused about the radical discord… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureAVEducationEngineerMeasurementSound Reinforcement

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    Stephen Court 07/14/16 06:11 AM,
    Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the November/December 2001 issue of Live Sound International magazine. ————————————————————- At the announcement of my children’s birth, the first thing everyone asked was “what did they weigh?” It always struck me as somewhat peculiar. Of all the personal qualities you could discuss, such as the color of the hair, or how healthy they are, weight seems a strange specification. Fancy telling somebody that you have just purchased a new car: “Oh really, what… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallAVEducationEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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    Kevin Young 07/13/16 10:56 AM,
    For a three-piece band, Chvrches (pronounced as “churches”) makes a lot of noise. Rather than depend primarily on playback to present its heavily layered synthpop-style music, the Glasgow, Scotland-based band – Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals, synthesizers, samplers), Iain Cook (synths, guitar, bass, vocals) and Martin Doherty (synths, samplers, vocals) – focuses on generating as much of it live as possible. In fact, both on stage and in studio, Chvrches is all about that “live” feel, which loosely defined is the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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    Pat Brown 07/12/16 07:50 AM,
      Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out Pat’s related articles on this topic, including Examining FIR Filtering In Sound Reinforcement Systems and Creating & Applying FIR Filters. We live in an age of “bigger is better.” During a recent SynAudCon Forum thread, I suggested that this philosophy is not necessarily true for the length of an FIR filter. As of this writing, the typical filter length supported by DSP is 1024 taps, with some as high as 4096 taps.… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallDigitalEducationEngineerMeasurementSound Reinforcement



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