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  • Monday, September 05, 2011
    old soundman
    Old Soundman 09/05/11 10:37 AM,
    Here’s one of those situations that make you wonder about your career choice or where you are in your life path. Pay close attention, our buddy Brian is showing us how to keep the disgustedness in check and not resort to a brick through the front window of this fine establishment… Dear OSM: O.K., try this one out… Hit me with it, Bri! Let me have it! You just found out the band you regularly mix for has a gig… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertInstallationInterconnectLoudspeakerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • studio
    Joe Gilder 09/05/11 09:41 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   In honor of Labor Day, let’s talk about work a little bit. (What, you thought I’d take the day off?) :>) I’m not talking about crap-I-have-to-go-to-the-office work. I’m talking about work in your studio, work that you (hopefully) love. Do you ever get paid for your recording skills? Do you ever charge your clients? Perhaps you don’t, but you’d like to. Or maybe you’ve started charging for a few projects here… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessStudioAudio

  • church sound
    Gary Zandstra 09/05/11 07:16 AM, 0 Comments
    I was recently out doing a demo with the JBL VerTec rig that I often talk about. The room was a traditional shoe box sanctuary that was very reverberant. The walls were plaster, the ceiling also plaster and had a slight smooth arch to it. The balcony wall was glass that stretched from side to side with a flat plaster wall above the glass. One nice thing was that the reverb was relatively full frequency and smooth.  In fact, congregational… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollInstallationLoudspeakerMeasurementSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, September 02, 2011
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 09/02/11 01:57 PM, 3 Comments
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   This isn’t the first time I’ve built a snake like this, nor is it the first time I’ve written about it. But we’ve made a few updates, so I thought I’d write a new article on them. This particular snake in question is what we use for our percussion or winds player, though sometimes it gets dragged over to the guitar position depending on the weekend. The design goals were thus: create a… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollInterconnectMonitoringStage

  • subwoofers
    Tom Young 09/02/11 04:49 AM,
    Over the past several years, a technique most commonly called “aux fed subs” has been developed for reducing low-frequency “muddiness” from front-of-house loudspeaker systems. This technique has resulted in considerable benefits over a wide variety of sound reinforcement applications, but there is confusion as to what it encompasses and what it accomplishes. Let’s clarify the details and describe the set up of an aux fed subwoofer system. We’ll also be addressing some frequently asked questions on the topic. In a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollLoudspeakerProcessorSubwoofer

  • Thursday, September 01, 2011
    micrphone techniques
    Bruce Bartlett 09/01/11 04:01 PM, 2 Comments
    Let’s face it -  the live sound reinforcement realm presents some microphone challenges that regularly threaten sound quality. Look at the conditions. The monitors feed back. They leak into the vocal microphones and color the sound. The bass sound leaks into the drum mics, and the drums leak into the piano microphones. And then there are the other mic-related gremlins breath pops, lighting buzzes, wireless-mic glitches, and even electric shocks. So let’s have a look at solving at least some… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallMicrophone

  • image
    Alex Fernie 09/01/11 03:41 PM, 0 Comments
    Among many of the recent entrants into the sound profession, I’ve noticed a lack of knowledge when it comes to wiring a stage. Perhaps it due to a lot of sound engineering schools being essentially studio-based courses. Maybe it’s simply that it’s difficult to get a young mind to concentrate on something as mundane as running cable when there is a digital board with loads of lights and buttons sitting in the corner of the room! Improper wiring of a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • image
    John Murray 09/01/11 01:05 PM,
    When last we left off, you had just acquired a 3-D, FFT -based measurement system and were ready to use it to tune a sound system. (Click here to view the previous article.) So let’s get to it! The first thing to do is place the calibrated measurement microphone on a mic stand in the middle of the listening area, turn on all of the system’s loudspeakers and turn up the test signal, just as is done with a real-time… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2011
    studio
    Bobby Owsinski 08/31/11 04:46 PM, 4 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   This video (below) has made the rounds with my Facebook friends (I’m not sure exactly where it started, but thank you to whomever is responsible) and when you give it a watch you’ll know why. It’s a 1965 Frank Sinatra live record date, complete with a full orchestra, of his hit “It Was A Very Good Year.” There’s a lot to like in this video. Check out: —the small size of the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollEngineerStudio

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    in-ear monitors
    Gary Zandstra 08/30/11 03:10 PM, 2 Comments
    If you read my writing with any regularity, you’ve probably noticed that in ear monitors (IEM) have been a recent hot topic.  I like them - no, I love them! But only when they’re used on the right person, in the right venue, and in the proper way. This past weekend I was at a conference that hit almost every one of these points, yet I found the IEMs to actually be a nuissance. The event featured a very good… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollInterconnectMonitoringStageSystem