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  • Friday, July 22, 2016
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    Pat Brown 07/22/16 02:24 PM,
      With the wealth of knowledge about power available here on ProSoundWeb it’s a good idea to constantly evaluate our knowledge of power, or actually, your knowledge about power. Rather than submit you to the typical “right or wrong” questions with exact numerical answers, I’ve elected to provide a different means of self-evaluation. The test is “open book”, based upon the information shared in the article series and other resources, and I can tell you up front that the answer… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallProductionAudioAmplifierAVInstallationInterconnectPowerSound ReinforcementSystem

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    Gary Zandstra 07/22/16 05:56 AM,
    This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com.   In the eyes of some people, I “cheat” when mixing.  This cheating usually takes place when I’m working with a band and/or singers that I don’t know that well. One of the common things that we face in church production today is “the worship team” - usually four to five singers that vocally lead the service or presentation. Too many times to count, I’ve found myself mixing and not knowing a single… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureConsolesEngineerMixer

  • Thursday, July 21, 2016
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    Cephas Jackson 07/21/16 12:08 PM,
    Courtesy of Omega Studios.   You don’t have to be the president of CBS Records to notice that the recording industry has changed a great deal in the last decade or two. For most artists, gone are the days of large multi-million dollar budgets for album projects. Nowadays, the recording process has got to be streamlined and efficient in order to be effective.  But even in the old days, there were certain things that bands would do to maximize their… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallBusinessEngineerStudio

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    Mike Sessler 07/21/16 06:03 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   A few years ago, Tim Cool from Visioneering posted a thought-provoking post of the same name (The Cost Of Getting It Wrong). It’s very good, and I suggest you go read the whole thing. He asks several questions related to staffing, building and designing. As I thought about what he wrote, one particular question resonated with me: What will it cost to have the wrong audio and acoustics in your worship center? Again,… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogBusinessEducationSystem

  • Wednesday, July 20, 2016
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    PSW Staff 07/20/16 12:03 PM,
    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 JC I’m going to set up some mics to record the impending “weather-pocalypse” tonight. What should I use? Here’s what I have available: 2x AT3035 2x AT3031 1x SM57 1x Audix i5 1x R0DE NT2A 2x dBx RTA-M 3x Audio-Technica handheld dynamic mics. Unfortunately, I don’t own any kick drum mics. Reply by David I’d put… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureMicrophoneSubwoofer

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    Curt Taipale 07/20/16 06:20 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com.   This question is exceedingly simple to answer, yet easily eighty percent of churches choose the wrong answer. The reality is that most churches try to place the house mixing desk (console) in a location that hides the equipment as much as possible. Their solution is driven by aesthetics, mostly because that is what they understand. My guess is that they haven’t asked their sound team volunteers, the ones who will be actually… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVConsolesInstallationSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, July 19, 2016
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    Dennis A. Bohn 07/19/16 11:16 AM,
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation.   In space, no one can hear you scream ... because there is no air or other medium for sound to travel. Sound needs a medium; an intervening substance through which it can travel from point to point; it must be carried on something. That something can be solid, liquid or gas. They can hear you scream underwater ... briefly. Water is a medium. Air is a medium. Nightclub walls are a medium.… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogAVDigitalLoudspeakerProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

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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 12:25 PM,
    One of the most commonly asked questions in audio is “What microphone can I use that doesn’t cause feedback?” The answer: no such microphone exists. Feedback results from a combination of many factors, including loudspeaker placement, microphone placement, and the frequency response of both devices and room acoustics. It’s a complicated process. Entire books have been written on the subject and the mathematical formulas that model feedback are quite involved. So let’s summarize the problem. What is it? Feedback is… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

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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



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