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  • Thursday, March 29, 2012
    Bootz 03/29/12 03:33 PM,
    This article is provided by Audiofanzine. The Beginnings Hi Chris, can you tell us what are you currently working on at the moment? Chris Lord Alge: What I am currently working on right now is finishing up an album by a band called Shinedown, just wrapping that up. The single is already out to radio and then the record comes out. Just before I finished Shinedown, I finished mixing Bruce Springsteen. I kind of co-mixed that with Bob Clearmountain. Bob… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Wednesday, March 21, 2012
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    Gary Zandstra 03/21/12 03:44 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   This post grew out of a breakout session at a Willow Creek Arts Conference a few years ago. The session was titled “Thriving at Front of House,” and speakers included Robert Scovill, Chris Gille and Scott Ragsdale. I give Scovi credit in advance for much of the content herein. As usual, it will be interspersed with my thoughts and commentary. I hear from younger sound guys (an occasionally older ones) that they don’t… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollBusinessEngineerTechnicianAudio

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    Bobby Owsinski 03/21/12 02:40 PM,
    What makes a live recording sound live? The audience, of course. A live recording is all about the energy of the event, and that energy comes from the crowd, so some real thought has to be given as to how it’s captured. Just setting up some microphones haphazardly usually produces less-than-desired results. To avoid that scenario, let’s have a look at some proven mic techniques for live recording. First, it can be tempting to use approaches that engineers recording classical… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertEngineerRemoteSignalSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Friday, March 16, 2012
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    Dan Laveglia 03/16/12 02:28 PM,
    “Audio System Engineer” - has a nice ring to it, eh? Very official sounding. Not so very long ago there was a controversy about this title. I believe the crux of the argument revolved around the use of the label “engineer” when there was no college degree earned. But like most things, this too did pass. What’s in a name anyway? The Audio Engineering Society (AES) has accepted me as member since 1978, and if it works for them, it… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallBusinessConcertEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStageTechnicianAudio

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    PSW Staff 03/16/12 10:20 AM,
    Simone Giuliani is a film and TV composer, music producer, orchestrator and keyboard player born in Florence, Italy, based in Manhattan and inspired by music from all over the world. “I have been interested in Lexicon products going back to 1992 when I was recording and producing an album in Florence with Funkareem, my band at the time,” said Giuliani. “At that time, I first heard the Lexicon 480L digital effects system and fell in love with it.” “My good… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollDigitalEngineerProcessorSoftwareAudio

  • Monday, March 12, 2012
    PSW Staff 03/12/12 08:37 AM,
    Brussels-based Studio La Buanderie has recently installed a 16-channel API 1608 – a console that its owner and engineer, Pieter Apers, calls, “the holy grail in recording.” Apers purchased the fully-analog console through API dealer Amptec, who is credited with quickly bringing multiple 1608 consoles into Belgium. “I have always been an audio enthusiast, so I have known about API for a very long time,” said Apers. “But when I was choosing a console for my studio, I considered a… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollConsolesEngineerStudioAudio

  • Monday, March 05, 2012
    church sound
    Chris Huff 03/05/12 09:48 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   The congregation will be the source of your greatest joys. They will be the source of your greatest frustrations. Guess what? That’s the way it should be.  All of your work, from mixing to microphone placement, centers on giving to the congregation. There are two areas of importance when working with (perhaps working for) the congregation: —Meeting expectations—Understanding needs Meeting Expectations The congregation has expectations just like the pastor and the… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnicianAudio

  • Thursday, March 01, 2012
    Bobby Owsinski 03/01/12 08:00 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Below is an interesting video of The Beatles recording one of their biggest and most iconic songs, “Hey Jude.” The video was shot for a BBC television show called most appropriately Music. Take note about 2:22 where you’ll see engineer Ken Scott (in the fashionable pink shirt), George Harrison and producer George Martin together in Abbey Road (actually it was still called EMI Studios at the time) Studio 2. The real story… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollVideoEngineerStudioAudio

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2012
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    Gary Zandstra 02/28/12 05:00 PM,
    The venue where I serve as technical director has recently had a number of touring acts come through.  With each tour, there are always special technical requirements that the artists need, particularly in these tight economic times where few of them are able to travel with everything they need. The last three events, the venue was responsible for providing the entire house system, and for two of them, I served as the front of house engineer. When a tour group… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollBusinessEngineerMixerTechnicianAudio

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    Mike Sessler 02/28/12 03:26 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   I wanted to provide a glimpse into what I think are some significant changes that will be coming over the next 5-10 years that will effect what we as church techs in large contemporary or modern churches do every week. First let me say that I in no way think our current model is necessarily bad. And by current model I mean the highly produced services that can often resemble rock concerts. Big,… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician