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  • Friday, April 29, 2016
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    Ike Zimbel 04/29/16 11:34 AM,
    In 1980 I was working for a band, doing sound…and lights…and some backline…from front of house. During the 11 months I was with them, the band completed a successful showcase, landed a record deal, released its first album, and did a national tour of bars and universities. Truck and van deal…did I mention that I also drove the truck? On this particular night, pre record deal, we were part of the way through a week-long gig at a Toronto bar… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertEngineerMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementTechnician

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    Fred Harding & Lee Minich 04/29/16 06:03 AM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   AVB technology is another one of those great industry acronyms we all (should) know and love. It stands for Audio Video Bridging, and is technology based on IEEE 802.1 standards that have been developed by a consortium of experts in the professional audio industry. CI has asked an experience integrator, Fred Harding of distributor Capitol Sales, to define AVB and as a failsafe, Lee Minich, Marketing Work Group chair for the AVnu… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVDigitalEthernetInterconnectNetworkingSystem

  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
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    PSW Staff 04/28/16 03:11 PM,
    Not so long ago, consoles with 32 channels and 16 auxiliaries could cover the requirements of almost any band and most festivals, but today, bigger shows often require 100 channels and 50 mixes or more. At the same time, the genre of large-format consoles continues to grow and evolve. The recently introduced Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 and Avid VENUE | S6L, both highly anticipated, have now been released and are seeing steadily increasing action in a range of applications. Further, Allen… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureProductSlideshowAVConsolesDigitalManufacturerMixerSound Reinforcement

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    Nigel Redmon 04/28/16 12:12 PM,
    This article is provided by EarLevel Engineering.   Some terms: The Fast Fourier Transform is an algorithm optimization of the DFT—Discrete Fourier Transform. The “discrete” part just means that it’s an adaptation of the Fourier Transform, a continuous process for the analog world, to make it suitable for the sampled digital world. Most of the discussion here addresses the Fourier Transform and its adaptation to the DFT. When it’s time for you to implement the transform in a program, you’ll… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationEngineerMeasurementProcessorSignalSoftware

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    Chris Huff 04/28/16 06:22 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   How many mute mistakes have you made?  You wouldn’t think one little button with one simple function would cause many problems but it does!  Time after time, people fall victim to its simplicity. Now you can find out how to minimize your mute mishaps. The first mute mistake I ever made was when I was working at radio station 89.5 WFCI – Indy’s New Rock Alternative. 95 percent of the music… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioConsolesEducationEngineerMixerTechnician

  • Wednesday, April 27, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 04/27/16 10:34 AM,
    If you happen to make your living from this industry, I have a thought for you to consider… Learn the art of customer service. Good luck with that idea, though. There aren’t a lot of great examples anymore. Just pick a random memory from any recent trip to a big box store or restaurant. Chances are, you encountered someone who hates their job, despises customers and has no intention of positively representing the company that is currently providing their paycheck.… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogOpinionAVBusinessEngineer

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    Jesse Sterling Harrison 04/27/16 06:00 AM,
    This article is provided by Sonicbids.com   Audio companies release a million new gadgets per week. For every piece of gear that one studio can’t live without, there’s another studio that’s never heard of it. But there are certain things no one should ever start a session without – some of them items you’re unlikely to think about until you need them. Here are seven critical pieces of the studio puzzle. 1. A Beautiful Pair Of Monitors A DAW for… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogBusinessEngineerStudio

  • Tuesday, April 26, 2016
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    Bruce Bartlett 04/26/16 12:34 PM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   Nothing has more effect on the sound of your recordings than microphone technique. For example, which mic you choose—and where you place it—affect the recorded tone quality. That is, mic technique affects how much bass, midrange, and treble you hear in the monitored sound of a musical instrument. Mic choice and placement also affect how distant the instrument sounds in the recording, and how much background noise you pick up. This guide… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioMicrophoneSignalStudioSystem

  • dynamic processing
    PSW Staff 04/26/16 05:52 AM,
    Dynamic range can be defined as the distance between the loudest possible level to the lowest possible level. For example, if a processor states that the maximum input level before distortion is +24 dBu and the output noise floor is -92 dBu, then the processor has a total dynamic range of 24 + 92 = 116 dB. However, the average dynamic range of an orchestral performance can range from - 50 dBu to +10 dBu on average. This equates to… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, April 25, 2016
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    John Mills 04/25/16 12:45 PM,
    What Is It? A high pass filter, or HPF, is exactly as it sounds.  It is a filter we can use on our soundboards that ONLY allows the higher frequencies pass. It is sometimes referred to as a Low Cut filter for a similar reason. It is also the most overlooked tool in the sound engineer’s arsenal. Where It’s Found. Some soundboards only have a High Pass Switch which is fixed at a certain frequency, often 80Hz or 100Hz.  This… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierAnalogConsolesDigitalEducationEngineerProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement



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