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  • Monday, March 05, 2012
    church sound
    Chris Huff 03/05/12 09:48 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   The congregation will be the source of your greatest joys. They will be the source of your greatest frustrations. Guess what? That’s the way it should be.  All of your work, from mixing to microphone placement, centers on giving to the congregation. There are two areas of importance when working with (perhaps working for) the congregation: —Meeting expectations—Understanding needs Meeting Expectations The congregation has expectations just like the pastor and the… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnicianAudio

  • Friday, March 02, 2012
    Joe Gilder 03/02/12 12:57 PM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Here are some of the top compression mistakes that I’ve come across. If you’re guilty of any (or all) of these, don’t worry. I am, too. Here are five compression mistakes that keep even us “smart” folks stuck. 1. Waiting until the end of the mix to add compression to the mix bus. This is the easiest way to unravel a great mix. If you want to compress the entire mix… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorStudio

  • Thursday, March 01, 2012
    Bobby Owsinski 03/01/12 08:00 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Below is an interesting video of The Beatles recording one of their biggest and most iconic songs, “Hey Jude.” The video was shot for a BBC television show called most appropriately Music. Take note about 2:22 where you’ll see engineer Ken Scott (in the fashionable pink shirt), George Harrison and producer George Martin together in Abbey Road (actually it was still called EMI Studios at the time) Studio 2. The real story… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollVideoEngineerStudioAudio

  • Tuesday, February 28, 2012
    church sound
    Gary Zandstra 02/28/12 05:00 PM,
    The venue where I serve as technical director has recently had a number of touring acts come through.  With each tour, there are always special technical requirements that the artists need, particularly in these tight economic times where few of them are able to travel with everything they need. The last three events, the venue was responsible for providing the entire house system, and for two of them, I served as the front of house engineer. When a tour group… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollBusinessEngineerMixerTechnicianAudio

  • studio
    Rob Schlette 02/28/12 03:48 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Some people want their music really loud, and there’s nothing wrong with that. If loudness is part of their aesthetic and the audience likes it, then I say let’s go for it. In order to deliver the most musically effective loudness, that goal must have been addressed in the mixing process, but not as directly as you might think. It’s important to remember that there are mix masters, and then… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • church sound
    Mike Sessler 02/28/12 03:26 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   I wanted to provide a glimpse into what I think are some significant changes that will be coming over the next 5-10 years that will effect what we as church techs in large contemporary or modern churches do every week. First let me say that I in no way think our current model is necessarily bad. And by current model I mean the highly produced services that can often resemble rock concerts. Big,… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Friday, February 24, 2012
    Jim Pfitzinger 02/24/12 12:50 PM,
    Editor’s Note: While this article discusses delays in a theater environment, the information can be applied to any situation. In an ideal world, the best system would be a single point source that would cover every single seat in the house at the same level with the same frequency response. This is easy to state, tough to execute. Most theaters have walls, ceilings, domes, balcony boxes and balcony fronts, chandeliers, canopies, sidewall projections, pillars, pilasters, plaster pachyderms, which get in… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVEngineerInstallationLoudspeakerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • microphone specs
    Mikkel Nymand 02/24/12 12:21 PM,
    When reading microphone specifications, it is extremely important to understand how to interpret them. In most cases, the specifications can be measured or calculated in many different ways. While microphone specifications provide an indication of a microphone’s electro-acoustic performance, they will not give a total appreciation of how it will sound. Specifications can detail objective information but cannot convey the subjective sonic experience. For example, a frequency response curve can show how faithfully the microphone will reproduce the incoming pure… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductStudy HallAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageAudio

  • Thursday, February 23, 2012
    audio fiber optics
    Buddy Oliver 02/23/12 02:46 PM,
    An easy way to understand how fiber optics works: visualize peering into a very long tube, the inside of which is coated with a perfectly mirrored surface. One mile away, at the opposite end, a friend shines a bright flashlight into the tube. Because the tube is internally coated with a perfect mirror, you will see his light perfectly at your end, regardless of how many twists and turns the pipe takes. If your friend flashes the light off and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallAVDigitalEthernetInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStudioAudio

  • apple itunes
    Bobby Owsinski 02/23/12 01:55 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Mixing engineers, producers and mastering engineers have faced a dilemma for a number of years now. That is, “Should digital files intended for Internet distribution be mastered separately?” This has been a sore spot with many veteran mastering guys, some who believe a separate master is a must, while others feel that an MP3 or AAC file made from a well-made master is more than sufficient. It seems that Apple has finally… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio