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  • Wednesday, February 08, 2012
    Rob Schlette 02/08/12 07:18 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Multitrack DAW recordings are dependent on a complex system of primary and secondary technologies. As discussed in An Introduction to Archiving Music Recordings, each of these technologies represents an obstacle to the long-term viability of a multitrack archive. Simply put, if the various software and hardware products you’re using today aren’t going to be around in their current versions for the useful life of the sound recordings you’re creating (i.e.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsSoftwareStudio

  • Monday, February 06, 2012
    recording drums
    PSW Staff 02/06/12 01:42 PM,
    A discussion that began in the Harvey Gerst REP Recording Forum here on ProSoundWeb that provides relevant/useful points and references. Topic posted by pavement I have recorded a demo of my band, and we used pretty awful microphones, but after purchasing and loaning some mics, I have the following: Studio Projects C1, Shure SM57/58, and two AKG C3000’s. This was what I was thinking: the C1 on kick drum (I know it sounds odd, but I got the best sound… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMicrophoneStudioAudio

  • rcf
    Julie M. Clark 02/06/12 01:22 PM,
    The Philip Glass Ensemble, along with members of the New York Philharmonic Orchestra and the Collegiate Chorale symphonic choir, recently performed Glass’ powerful score for the 1982 landmark motion picture “Koyaanisqatsi: Life Out Of Balance” as the film screened at Avery Fisher Hall in Lincoln Center. The two exclusive live performances (and screenings), held on consecutive nights for sold-out audiences at the 2,738-seat home venue of the Philharmonic, presented some sound reinforcement challenges. The hall does not have a house… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • church sound
    Chris Huff 02/06/12 09:36 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Haven’t we all had stories of misheard words? It could have been a song lyric or you misheard your spouse?  Maybe they mumbled a word or it just wasn’t clear what was said. This has been the cause for a few hilarious moments at our dinner table.  The problem is unclear words are a distraction from the message.  In the church environment, the pastor’s words must be clear. We can ensure… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProcessorSound ReinforcementSystem

  • rep files
    Chris Huston 02/06/12 05:56 AM,
    As a complete oversimplification, a microphone is an instrument which measures differences in air pressure. It is not surprising that somebody would, in light of the interest in Quadraphonic sound, experiment and perfect an instrument which would measure and transduce the differences in air pressure around a full 360 degrees - to effectively create a quadraphonic microphone. Figure 1 (click to enlarge) Such a truly Quadraphonic device, developed by engineer Carl Countryman and producer Brad Miller, is in external appearance… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollSlideshowMicrophoneSignalStudioAudio

  • Friday, February 03, 2012
    live sound
    Paul Watson 02/03/12 09:41 AM,
    John Penn has seen a lot in his 35-plus years in the pro audio business, which officially began with the founding of Disco Sigma Sound Enterprises in 1975 at the age of 19. Now the managing director of that fledgling start-up - SSE Audio Group, the largest PA firm in the United Kingdom – John recently sat down with me and shared his thoughts on the sound hire market in his part of the world, as well as some of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollBusinessAudio

  • Thursday, February 02, 2012
    church sound files
    Pat Brown 02/02/12 02:27 PM,
    Many things around us are getting better. Computers are faster, televisions have more resolution, and dishwashers are quieter and more powerful than ever. But with all of our digital wiz-bang processors, technology has been unable to eradicate “bad sound.” Why is this so? This short piece is an attempt to shed some light on three possible causes, two of which have been completely unaffected by the technological revolution. The goal of most sound reinforcement systems is to deliver high quality… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallAnalogConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianAudio

  • recording
    Joe Gilder 02/02/12 01:10 PM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   A reader is puzzled by stereo (2-mic) acoustic guitar recording: I recently got into mixing acoustic guitar with 2 mics. The problem is that I do not know how to create as much ‘space’ as some tracks I know of. I’ve tried XY, ORTF, and spaced pair. XY and ORTF are too narrow. Spaced pair seems reasonable (following the 3:1 Rule), but the mic pointed closest to the body becomes overly… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMicrophoneSignalStudio

  • image
    Mike Sessler 02/02/12 08:12 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   This article, #InstallationFail, has been inspired by the many, many instances of bad installation practices I’ve seen throughout the years. I’ve been taking pictures and cataloging these for quite some time, and I figured it’s time to share them with the world. Now, I should point out I’m not publishing these to make anyone feel bad. Though some of you should feel bad for some of these installations. But that’s not the point.… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollEngineerInstallationInterconnectTechnician

  • Tuesday, January 31, 2012
    church sound
    Gary Zandstra 01/31/12 03:07 PM,
    One of my favorite sayings: “Audio is an art that everyone thinks is a science,  and audio is a science that everyone thinks is an art.” There’s no doubt that delivering an accurate (not to mention good-sounding) mix without missed cues is the right blend of both art and science. Knowing the science helps in setting up the mix and making sure that everything is routed properly and the right things plugged in to the right parts of the system.… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementAudio