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  • Thursday, January 05, 2012
    live sound
    Gary Gand 01/05/12 03:50 PM,
    It’s New Year’s resolution time again. Many of you who are my Facebook friends know that my resolution for 2011 was based on the theory that doing nothing is actually doing something. Put into practice, this became a goal of not shaving for a year, and I ended up growing the same beard that I had in high school. It was a fun quest, and had side benefits such as totally confusing publishers of recent “congrats on 40 years in… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnicianAudio

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    Old Soundman 01/05/12 01:45 PM,
    Dear Old Soundman: Studio engineers verses front-of-house engineers - can they be one and the same? Studio guys don’t want to let us get a shot at their jobs, because we would wipe the floor with them! Unfortunately, we would also wipe the floor with their clients! Do I really want to spend three months listening to some rock star (who tries to pretend he’s a man of the people) reveal how completely dependent he is on the click track,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollEducationEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    Gary Zandstra 01/05/12 10:16 AM,
    In the eyes of some people, I “cheat” when mixing.  This cheating usually takes place when I’m working with a band and/or singers that I don’t know that well. One of the common things that we face in church production today is “the worship team” - usually four to five singers that vocally lead the service or presentation. Too many times to count, I’ve found myself mixing and not knowing a single person on the team. It’s also common not… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollConsolesEngineerMixerTechnician

  • synaudcon
    Keith Clark 01/05/12 08:37 AM,
    When noting the contributions of Don and Carolyn Davis to the professional audio industry, it’s hard to know where to even start. Their book, Sound System Engineering, originally published in 1973 (and since updated), remains a standard audio and systems resource. Founders of SynAudCon, Don and Carolyn established the industry’s pre-imminent and most respected (and independent) educational resource, teaching thousands the essential concepts of audio and acoustics that in turn has led to remarkable advancements in systems and sound quality… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallTrainingAnalogAVDigitalEducationSound ReinforcementTechnicianAudio

  • recording
    Bobby Owsinski 01/05/12 07:38 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   It’s time for some predictions for the new year. Here’s what I see happening in 2012. The good part is that we’ll see just how accurate I am on some of them by the end of January after the CES and NAMM shows. For a few others, we’ll have to wait awhile. Here we go. 1. Tablets take off for music production. For such a relatively new class of products, tablets like… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessDigital Audio WorkstationsStudioAudio

  • Tuesday, January 03, 2012
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    PSW Staff 01/03/12 10:06 AM,
    “I recently purchased a really good (expensive) set of studio monitors for my studio, but I still find that my mixes sound drastically different as I listen to them on other systems. What am I missing?” While the studio monitors themselves are probably the single greatest cause of this problem, there are a number of other related factors that can have a significant impact. We’ll address three of them here. 1) Acoustic Treatment: It’s safe to assume that the decisions… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallLoudspeakerStudio

  • Monday, December 26, 2011
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    Bobby Owsinski 12/26/11 12:48 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   If you’re doing a session in Los Angeles and you want your drums to instantly sound great, then your first call is to the Drum Doctors to either rent a fantastic sounding kit, or have your kit tuned. Ross Garfield is the “Drum Doctor” and you’ve heard his drum sounds on platinum recordings from Bruce Springsteen, Rod Stewart, Metallica, Dwight Yokum,  Red Hot Chili Peppers, Foo Fighters, Lenny Kravitiz, Michael Jackson and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollConsolesDigitalMicrophoneMixerSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    John Scrip 12/26/11 10:16 AM,
    This article is provided by MASSIVE Mastering.   I’m going to try to keep this very “fool proof”. This was born out of the rantings of hundreds and hundreds of posts on a dozen or more audio forums exploding like a volcano recorded with lots of headroom. I hope to instill a basic understanding of why certain trends and common beliefs are just plain bad. And by the time you’re done reading, and perhaps doing a little experimentation based on… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollAnalogDigitalEducationEngineerMixerMonitoringSignalStudioSystemAudio

  • Thursday, December 22, 2011
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    Rick Kreifeldt 12/22/11 12:41 PM,
    Go ahead and see how much you really know or don’t know about Compression. This mini-test gets progressively more difficult and is a good indicator of where you stand in this area of pro audio science. Rick Kreifeldt, Harman Professional SDIG Vice President, has graciously guest authored a dynamics processing inspired Twenty Questions. There is one correct answer for each question. Good luck!   1.) What does a Compression Ratio of 4:1 mean? A.) Once past the threshold, the input… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallEducationSignalSound ReinforcementStudioSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, December 21, 2011
    studio
    Bobby Owsinski 12/21/11 10:09 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   It’s that time of year again when it’s time to buy some gifts. It you’re in a quandary about what to buy for that musician or recording engineer in your life, you’re in luck. I have a list of recommendations that covers a variety of items and price ranges. Most of these products I use regularly. 1. Etymotic Reaserach ER 20 Hear Protection Ear Plugs I personally never go into a loud… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogPollDigital Audio WorkstationsStudioAudio