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  • Friday, October 28, 2011
    James Cadwallader 10/28/11 11:44 AM,
    Everyone agrees with the idea that you point the microphone at what you want it to pick up. But there’s another side to the coin: pointing the mic away from what you don’t want. This perspective applies both for using a particular polar pattern to eliminate undesired pickup or mic’ing unconventionally to find a desired sound. Take drum mic’ing. Snare bleed in the hi-hat mic can blur the snare in the mix, especially for those drummers who know how to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollMicrophoneSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Wednesday, October 26, 2011
    Kevin Betts 10/26/11 09:08 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Audio Video.   There can be confusion when it comes to the 1/4-inch connector. Guitar players and sound engineers are each seeking a certain type, but often have or are given the other. Let’s explore the simple 1/4-inch connector that has come to complicate our world. We can start with how it is known: audio jack, phone jack, phone plug, jack plug. Specific types and variations include the stereo or mono plug, mini-jack, mini-stereo,… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollInterconnectStage

  • studio
    Joe Gilder 10/26/11 08:26 AM, 8 Comments
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   When I say reverb what comes to mind? How about delay? For a lot of people who are just starting out with recording and mixing, they may think that reverb is that awesome plug-in you use to make everything sound like it’s in a cathedral. And when they think of delay you may think of The Edge from U2. The truth is, there is SO MUCH you can do with reverb… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, October 25, 2011
    Kevin Young 10/25/11 06:12 AM,
    Although Slayer and Rob Zombie have crossed paths on the road in recent years, the recent Hell on Earth co-headline concert tour of North American arenas and sheds marked the first time the two metal heavyweights have toured together in over a decade. Slayer’s musical style is defined by fast tremolo picking, double bass drumming, and shouted (or chanted) vocals, and they’re recognized as one of the “big four” thrash metal acts, joined by Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax. After first… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionFeatureProductionAudioAnalogConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerLine ArrayMicrophoneSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • powersoft
    Kevin Young 10/25/11 05:46 AM,
    Claudio Lastrucci has always felt driven to explore undiscovered territory. It’s a quality that has informed all of his innovations as head of research and development and managing director of Italy-based Powersoft, and perhaps nowhere more than in the creation of DIGAM, the company’s signature. Short for Digital Audio Amplifiers, DIGAM is a patented amplifier technology employing Power Factor Correction (PFC) that has enabled Powersoft to create products so compact, powerful and efficient that some in the industry once believed… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollAmplifierBusinessManufacturerPowerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Monday, October 24, 2011
    church sound
    Gary Zandstra 10/24/11 03:36 PM, 0 Comments
    In today’s economy it’s even more tempting to try to do things for yourself, which is great when you can save a few bucks and get the results you’re seeking.  However, before starting, it’s important to be very certain that you’re fully capable of doing it right - no more so than with church A/V systems. Often when I’m working with churches (particularly smaller congregations), the issue of installing things themselves comes up. It usually revolves around the church purchasing… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollBusinessEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementTechnicianAudio

  • amplifiers
    PSW Staff 10/24/11 02:15 PM, 0 Comments
    The common “wisdom” just a few years ago was that the emergence of self-powered loudspeaker lines with enclosure-mounted amplifiers and protection circuitry tuned specifically for the loudspeaker meant the days of rack-mounted power amplifiers were numbered. But it’s funny the difference that innovation can make. Today’s amplifier is a powerhouse, light years removed from the huge, heavy and inefficient designs of the recent past. Current designs are also far lighter, and in some cases, come in a compact package that… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollSlideshowAmplifierAnalogAVDigitalSound Reinforcement

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    Bobby Owsinski 10/24/11 07:07 AM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   It’s time for another book excerpt, this time from The Music Producer’s Handbook. It offers some advice about not only getting the click to cut through the mix and making it groove, but preventing any bleed into any open microphones as well. Many times just providing a metronome in the phones isn’t enough. What good is a click if you can’t hear it, or worse yet, groove to it? Here are some… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMonitoringProcessorStudio

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    Mike Sessler 10/24/11 06:43 AM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   A few weeks ago, one of my younger readers recentlyasked me about a “hit by a bus list” (HBABL for short). So, I thought it might be good topic for an article. First, it might be helpful to define what at “hit by a bus list” even is. The definition may vary from church to church, but basically it seeks to answer the question, what happens if you’re hit by a bus on… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollDigitalEducationEthernetMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianAudio

  • Wednesday, October 19, 2011
    Greg DeTogne 10/19/11 08:56 AM, 0 Comments
    Beyond the stellar names that have graced its stage, one of the other enduring legacies at New York City’s Blue Note is its sound. Forged within a long, narrow, and asymmetrical space, the voice of this venerable jazz club in Greenwich Village between 6th and McDougal Streets extends from a centrally-located stage out onto a crowd seated at multiple levels, most within 20 feet of the performers. Imbued with good acoustics, the room nonetheless presents its fair share of audio… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductAmplifierConsolesInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement