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  • Wednesday, August 31, 2011
    Bobby Owsinski 08/31/11 04:46 PM, 4 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   This video (below) has made the rounds with my Facebook friends (I’m not sure exactly where it started, but thank you to whomever is responsible) and when you give it a watch you’ll know why. It’s a 1965 Frank Sinatra live record date, complete with a full orchestra, of his hit “It Was A Very Good Year.” There’s a lot to like in this video. Check out: —the small size of the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollEngineerStudio

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    in-ear monitors
    Gary Zandstra 08/30/11 03:10 PM, 2 Comments
    If you read my writing with any regularity, you’ve probably noticed that in ear monitors (IEM) have been a recent hot topic.  I like them - no, I love them! But only when they’re used on the right person, in the right venue, and in the proper way. This past weekend I was at a conference that hit almost every one of these points, yet I found the IEMs to actually be a nuissance. The event featured a very good… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollInterconnectMonitoringStageSystem

  • Monday, August 29, 2011
    church sound
    Chris Huff 08/29/11 05:01 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   I’ve never told the musicians why I walk out on them.  Even if I did, I don’t know if they’d believe me.  They aren’t around, so I’ll tell you.  I do it because of Harvey Fletcher and Wilden A. Munson. Harvey and Wilden were navigating through the Amazon rainforest in 1937 when they stumbled upon a one-of-a-kind find.  Hidden behind a thicket of brush and guarded by snakes (“why did it… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollMeasurementProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

  • live sound
    Karl Winkler 08/29/11 04:07 PM,
    This list of “effective habits” is distilled down from a much larger list as being the most important – based on my experience these 15 or so years in the business. How these relate to you will depend of course on exactly what kind of work you are doing, but in general, they apply across the board, so to speak. You probably have your own list but because you are reading this article, it points to the fact that you’re… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureOpinionPollBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnicianAudio

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    Kyle P. Snyder 08/29/11 11:45 AM, 5 Comments
    While the skies now shine bright over my home state of Indiana, less than a month ago it was particularly harrowing to use Pro Audio equipment in the Midwest. Why? Well, we were constantly plagued with blizzards and freezing rain, which had a fairly devastating effect on the local power grid. Though I never completely lost power this winter, it did often waver intermittently for hours. Thankfully, when I setup my studio, I invested in several Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogTechnologistPollDigitalPowerSoftwareStudioTechnicianAudio

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    Joe Gilder 08/29/11 10:30 AM, 2 Comments
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   This week I had the privilege of interviewing Brent Milligan for my VIP members. He’s a professional producer/musician here in Nashville. Over the course of 45 minutes, Brent said so many things that I thought were just fantastic. I told him we could do a separate interview on EACH of those topics, there was so much good information. Towards the end of the interview, I asked Brent if he had any… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessEngineerStudioAudio

  • Friday, August 26, 2011
    Mike Sessler 08/26/11 07:35 AM, 2 Comments
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   This post is a response to reader requests. Justin Geogehgan thought it would be fun to do a post about which connectors I like to use when, and Duke Dejong really wants to start a debate about this (though he says he doesn’t), so I thought I’d kick it off. All of this came out of a Twitter thread asking about different cable/connector assemblies and whether to buy or build your own. Personally,… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductInterconnect

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    George Koch 08/26/11 07:01 AM,
    When a child is learning to walk, he is able to do no more than put one foot in front of the other and shift his weight. He learns quickly (after a couple of falls), that he must master these basics before he can advance to running, skipping, or dancing. His thoughts may not be quite so complex as we seem to imply, but the fact remains that for the time, he can only do one thing, and that without… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollSlideshowStudy HallProductionAudioAnalogConsolesMixerMonitoringProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2011
    Chater-La 08/23/11 04:32 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Audiofanzine. A pair of audio heads with a studio based outside Tokyo recently contacted me with their first recorded mic preamp comparison tests. I was impressed and happy to have made friends from studio trenches far far away. Let’s take a look at what they came up with. The guys at Studio J conducted their preamp test by recording two songs through the following preamps:—Chandler Limited TG2—Chandler Limited Germanium—Chameleon Labs 7602—Focusrite Red 6—Grace Design 201—Sound… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollVideoProcessorStudio

  • Monday, August 22, 2011
    Pat Brown 08/22/11 04:23 PM, 0 Comments
    The reverberation time (RT) is one of the most fundamental room measurements. It gives a broad brush stroke description of the general acoustical behavior of a space, paving the way for the use of other metrics to determine clarity and direct-to-reverberant ratios. Wallace Clement Sabine was the first to formalize the RT into an acoustic metric. His method of measurement involved a program source, a stopwatch and a quiet room. Sabine determined that 60 dB of room decay was audible… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollAVMeasurementProcessorAudio