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  • Friday, June 24, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/24/16 10:37 AM,
    Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting thread from the PSW Live Audio Board (LAB) forums. It’s lightly edited for grammar and formatting. Enjoy. Posted by Ivan While doing a demo/shootout (with several different brand loudspeakers) the front of house guy said something that I have never heard before, and usually thought the opposite was preferred. He said about one of the products (his mind was already made up about another product) before the demo was even setup… “I don’t like product… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureForumConcertEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStage

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    Karl Winkler 06/24/16 06:19 AM,
    Our friend Karl Winkler of Lectrosonics came up with these microphone inspired “Twenty Questions” quiz. Click on the box below each question for its respective answer. In addition, we’ve provided all answers at the end of the quiz. Good luck!   1.) Which has more overall rejection: cardioid or figure 8?   A.) Cardioid.   B.) Figure 8.   C.) They’re about the same.   D.) Omni has more rejection.   2.) Why would you choose a cardioid over a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductionAudioMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, June 23, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/23/16 10:32 AM,
    Courtesy of Acoustic Geometry.   Once upon a time, back in the big-dang vinyl-record-label era, I was one of two mixing engineers on a big-dang album project with a huge-dang artist. We had the luxury of working in a recording studio with a vinyl-disc-cutting mastering room down the hallway, so, naturally, we took advantage by having reference discs – “refs” – cut just for us. We then schlepped these one-off 33-1/3 RPM acetate LPs around to different homes and stereo… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

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    Chris Huff 06/23/16 06:16 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Don’t we all have stories of misheard words?  It could have been a song lyric or maybe you misheard your spouse?  Maybe they mumbled a word or it just wasn’t clear what was said.  This has been the cause for a few hilarious moments at our dinner table.  The problem is that unclear words are a distraction from the message.  In the church environment, the pastor’s words must be clear and… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallProductionAudioConsolesProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, June 22, 2016
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    PSW Staff 06/22/16 11:44 AM,
    A discussion that began in the REP Recording Forum here on ProSoundWeb that’s packed with relevant/useful points and references. Question by kifaru I’ve been brought a song to record that has a part in it that requires a chorus to sing part of it. The performer told me that what he had in mind for the part was a sound like the choral parts in Bohemian Rhapsody by Queen. I’m really not sure how to achieve this sound and the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureForumOpinionStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSoftwareStudio

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    Old Soundman 06/22/16 05:45 AM,
    Hey OSM Hey Dan! Yoko Onos. You know what I mean, I’m sure everyone who has sat behind a sound board knows what I mean. The know-it-all girl friends of the prima-donna lead singers. Oh, yes. And really, they can be the girlfriend of any band member. Her guy is always not loud enough in the mix. But a word of caution, Dan. Please do not libel Yoko Ono. I know that it is tempting to blame her for the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductionAudioBusinessSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Tuesday, June 21, 2016
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    Dennis A. Bohn 06/21/16 11:20 AM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.   This paper discusses the pitfalls (often subtle) of our industry’s failure to define and standardize what “unity gain” means, and the conditions necessary to measure it. It further discusses how people improperly use one piece of misinformation (impedance matching) to correct for this lack of standardization. All done, without knowing discrepancies exist between different pieces of equipment, and without knowing impedance matching is unnecessary, signal degrading, and wasteful. For me, it began… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierAVInterconnectMeasurementPowerSignalSound Reinforcement

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    Bruce Bartlett 06/21/16 06:22 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Audio.   Unsure about phantom power? Let’s clear up the mystery. Nearly all mixing consoles and audio interfaces provide phantom power at their microphone input connectors. Most condenser mics need phantom power to operate, so you simply plug the mic into the mixer to power it. But the ways we use and connect phantom power can make a big difference in how well those mics work. So what, exactly is phantom power, and how… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesInterconnectMicrophoneMixerPowerSignal

  • Monday, June 20, 2016
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    David Brody 06/20/16 12:27 PM,
    From the February 1984 issue of the late, great Recording Engineer/Producer (RE/P) magazine, Dave Brody shares some hard-earned secrets of success for surviving studio drama… Okay, so you know all about the system gain structure, the recorders, and every toy in the outboard rack. You’ve got the console layout under your fingers, and can play it in your sleep. Using your extensive musical background, you make edits so smooth and tight that they all swear the chart was written that… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallBusinessEngineerStudio

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    Chris Johnson 06/20/16 06:17 AM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   A growing number of businesses, learning facilities and houses of worship are embracing AV technologies. After all, services like videoconferencing, multimedia presenting and even full-on telepresence can substantially benefit collaboration and productivity. Rather than leave AV as an afterthought, it’s important for these organizations to prioritize AV during the construction phase of new builds or remodels to ensure the technology performs optimally. Collaborative Tools, Collaborative Construction Ironically, many AV solutions are designed… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogAVBusinessInstallationSystem



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