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  • Wednesday, September 21, 2011
    amplifiers
    Tommy O’Brien 09/21/11 12:57 PM,
    Among lesser-known amplifier classes – yet viable and employed in pro audio applications - are Class-G and Class-H topologies. Unlike some of the “hybrid” designs touted as “unique” topologies by some in the amplifier development community, these two designs are fairly distinct. That said, there is some disagreement among the amplifier “experts” on the exact definitions of Class-G and Class-H. For purposes of general discussion, when more than one voltage rail is employed, or a pair of rails is used… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollAmplifierAVPowerSignal

  • studio
    Matthew Weiss 09/21/11 12:16 PM,
    This article is provided by the ProAudioFiles.   Before getting into the meaning of arrangement, I want to take a moment to stress the importance of arrangement. Arrangement ultimately bridges the gap between the composition and the mix. Give that a moment to resonate, and I will clarify. Arrangement refers to the organization of any aspect of a song. A song can be organized in many different ways and still be essentially the same song. The arrangement is simply the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMixerSignalSoftwareStudioAudio

  • Tuesday, September 20, 2011
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 09/20/11 02:49 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   A few months ago, Outreach magazine asked me to come up with a few questions they could pose in a short article called Should We Go For It? Being the over-achiever that I am, I wrote 850 words. When the article came out, they published about 60 of them. Since I thought this was actually a pretty good article, I’m publishing it here, with the lesson learned (when someone asks for a few… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollEducationInstallationTechnicianAudio

  • digital consoles
    Craig Leerman 09/20/11 02:37 PM,
    Having a roomful of high-qualify professional audio gear is great, but it’s not a system until you can connect everything together. The hub for system interconnectivity is the mixing console, nowadays usually a digital model. While digital consoles save us the time and cables in not having to hook up racks full of EQs, effects processors, gates, and compressors, there are still a multitude of signals flowing to and from the console that all need to be connected. Typical inputs… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollProductSlideshowAVConsolesDigitalInterconnectMonitoringNetworking

  • microphones
    Greg DeTogne 09/20/11 08:07 AM, 2 Comments
    Brett “Scoop” Blanden is big on the basics. A Berklee College of Music alum and former manager of Ocean Way Recording in Nashville, his ongoing success as front of house engineer with Lady Antebellum is rooted in a belief that if you never lose sight of the fundamentals, the sum of your efforts will always bear fruit. “If you stop and think about it, it’s easy to understand why some can literally get lost in their own mix,” Blanden said… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertMicrophoneWireless

  • Monday, September 19, 2011
    image
    Julie M. Clark 09/19/11 03:39 PM, 0 Comments
    “If you told me five years ago that we would be touring with four trucks, three busses and a full production team, I would have been shocked,” states James Rudder, front of house engineer for Hillsong United, the Australian praise and worship organization that originated as a part of Hillsong Church in Sydney, Australia. “It all started when we were invited to play at some churches in Canada back in 2002 and grew from there,” he continues. “We went from… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollConcertConsolesDigitalLine ArrayLoudspeakerMicrophoneProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, September 16, 2011
    prosoundweb a/v
    Dennis A. Bohn 09/16/11 01:59 PM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Rane Corporation. In the USA, in spite of all the hoopla about digital-this, digital-that and fiber-optic-whatever, the truth is that many small commercial paging and music-on-hold applications still involve interfacing with the plain old telephone service, or “POTS”. (By contrast, if you work in the EU business place, then you will rarely run into POTS, since it has almost all been converted to ISDN.) Meanwhile, back in the USA: if you are lucky, the telephone… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollAVInstallationInterconnectAudio

  • old soundman
    Old Soundman 09/16/11 01:14 PM, 3 Comments
    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 SoundFeaturePollBusinessSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • image
    Pete Senoff 09/16/11 12:19 PM,
    I think the question could best be answered by the analogy: “What’s wrong with wetting your finger to measure wind velocity?” In truth, the VU meter does a great job of indicating the average level of a constant state signal. However the VU meter becomes unpredictable when attempting to measure the actual levels involved in a transient passage or in a complex waveform. Since music is composed of complex waveforms and transient passages a problem in accurate monitoring does exist.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureSlideshowStudy HallEducationEngineerStudio

  • Thursday, September 15, 2011
    recording
    Bobby Owsinski 09/15/11 02:23 PM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   There are a few people on the planet that know a lot about microphones and how they’re made, but not many know as much and have the dedication of David Bock, the founder and owner of Bock Audio (formerly Soundelux Microphones). After all, how many people would go to the extent of teaching themselves German just so they could read the old Neumann service manuals? David makes some truly excellent mics, and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessEducationMicrophoneStudio