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  • Thursday, April 05, 2012
    re/p files
    John Gibson 04/05/12 02:41 PM,
    jg - The first question is about your use of baffles. B.H.- My use of baffles? I don’t use them. Using directional characteristics of the microphones, you can get just as good separation as you can using baffles. You have to remember that sound travels… the example that is most often used is that if you drop a pebble in still water, it makes concentric circles spreading out, and that’s what happens to sound. If you put a baffle up,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneStudioTechnician

  • loudspeaker wire
    John Roberts 04/05/12 01:46 PM,
    Too many good folks have been separated from their hard earned money by hyperbolic claims about loudspeaker wire. There will always be people with more dollars than sense, but they don’t last very long in professional audio. I speculate there aren’t many (if any) of you who would pay thousands, or even tens of dollars per foot for speaker wire. A very basic practice in merchandising is called differentiation. Marketers must come up with reasons for why you should buy… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallTrainingAVEducationInterconnectMeasurementSignalSound ReinforcementStudio

  • image
    Al Keltz 04/05/12 01:42 PM,
    Unbalanced Lines Unbalanced signal lines are characterized by the fact that the cable and connectors use only two conductors, a center conductor surrounded by a shield. Examples of unbalanced wiring are found in tip/sleeve 1/4-in guitar cords or the cables used with many CD players and tape decks which terminate with RCA phono type connectors. In an unbalanced configuration, the shield surrounds a single center conductor. The shield stays at a constant ground potential (as it is connected to ground… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVBusinessInstallationInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, April 04, 2012
    altec lansing
    Rick Chinn 04/04/12 05:19 PM,
    The Altec Lansing 639A/B microphone made its debut in the early 1940s, and was originally sold by Western Electric (WECO) under the same model number. When the U.S. government forced the breakup of WECO in 1947, Altec spun off to continue manufacturing the WECO sound reinforcement and related products, and they continued to make/offer the 639 for many years afterward. The microphone earned the nickname of “birdcage” because of its size and body design. It’s an early unidirectional microphone, and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureProductStudy HallEducationManufacturerMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • recording
    Joe Gilder 04/04/12 09:21 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   As I was telling one of the members of Mix With Us, I learn something new every time I mix a song… and I imagine that will always be the case. Mixing is such a wild task. It’s exciting, tedious, invigorating, and depressing… all at the same time. But there’s nothing like those final stages of a mix, when everything is finally coming together. One of the biggest hurdles you’ll run… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollConsolesProcessorSignalAudio

  • worship audio
    Mike Sokol & Hector La Torre 04/04/12 08:50 AM,
    Provided by HOW To Church Sound Workshops. Some of the most frequently asked questions we get have to do with equalization: “What does it do?” “When and how do I use it?” For whatever reasons, most church sound staffs desperately want to put EQ to the test and into action. Perhaps it’s that adjusting equalization controls provide immediate sonic response — for better or worse, you can instantly hear what you’ve done. Equalization can be used in different ways, including:… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollConsolesMixerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, April 03, 2012
    microphone world
    PSW Staff 04/03/12 02:18 PM,
    While the live microphone market is full of “old favorites” that continue to the do the job year after year, there’s also a constant drive toward innovation. Dynamic models remain most popular, but continuing a trend, condenser designs are getting increased traction among both manufacturers and users alike. Ribbon models, once too fragile for rigorous live sound applications, are no longer so, and provide yet another option in the mic box. We’ve also seen a notable uptick in the number… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • church sound
    Chris Huff 04/03/12 12:25 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   It’s easy to get lost in the nuts and bolts of mixing. Remember these 10 axioms; because when you’re up to your neck in faders and knobs, much of what you are doing comes down to dealing with these 10 points. 1) There will occasionally be someone who thinks it’s too loud, no matter how carefully you watch your volume levels. Don’t take this as a sign of failure. Every person… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollConsolesEngineerMixer

  • av
    Julie Knudson 04/03/12 09:39 AM,
    This article is provided by Corporate Tech Decisions   Before A/V and IT systems started merging together into one overall network, organizations typically managed each system separately. Data signals were routed through IT’s servers and sent out to end users over Cat-5 cables, video traffic was contained within its own platform and ran over coaxial cable, and phone calls transited a private branch exchange (PBX) system before being carried to the desktop via an old school Cat-3 cable. The systems… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollAVBusinessInterconnectNetworkingSignalAudio

  • Monday, April 02, 2012
    church sound
    Gary Zandstra 04/02/12 03:35 PM,
    About once a month, I get to mix for what I call an “extravaganza” of musical performance. Our worship leader refers to it as “sound by the pound.” The event can consist of a brass section with 10-12 players (trumpet, trombone, saxophone, and tuba), as well as a string section of a few players sprinkled with a few woodwinds, and then a rhythm section that includes lead guitar, acoustic guitar, keyboard(s) bass, drums, aux percussion. Oh, l almost forgot the… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallConcertSound ReinforcementStage