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  • Thursday, May 02, 2013
    Joe Gilder 05/02/13 11:59 AM,
    These videos are provided by Home Studio Corner. In the first of two videos, Joe builds on a commonly used technique, showing how utilizing delay to more tightly align signals can in turn pay huge dividends in bass tone. And in the second video, he addresses a query from an audience member, demonstrating the suggested approach and then contrasting it with his own way of going about it. Both solutions end up working quite well, providing additional “tools in the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogVideoDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, May 01, 2013
    console apps
    Craig Leerman 05/01/13 01:59 PM,
    The ability to control functions of a mixing console remotely has been a real boon to live audio system techs and mix engineers. Another benefit is that many of these remotes allow musicians to access their own monitor mix – freeing up our time, letting them tailor as they wish – and without messing anything else up. Digital consoles can also be easily upgraded with new and/or improved versions of software/firmware. These help foster and enhance iOS device interface and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductConsolesMixerSoftware

  • microphones
    Mike Sessler 05/01/13 09:45 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   It happens to all of us; we put a mic in a boom stand, set it to the right height, tighten the clutch and set off to the next task. When we turn around and look, the mic drooped down toward the floor like a limp noodle. We head back, tighten the clutch some more, only to find the mic will not stay put. I have been so frustrated by this phenomenon that… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductMicrophone

  • Tuesday, April 30, 2013
    live sound international
    Kevin Young 04/30/13 05:41 PM,
    The stage adaptation of War Horse has transfixed audiences around the world and garnered multiple Tony Awards, including Best Sound Design of a Play in 2011 for sound designer Christopher Shutt. While the recognition is satisfying, Shutt says, he tends to measure the success of his work by the average audience member’s impression of a show. “That they enjoy what we do, that’s the greatest pleasure; that and when the people I work with say, ‘You did a good job.’”… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConsolesEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Saturday, April 27, 2013
    Bobby Owsinski 04/27/13 12:40 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Before drums can sound good under the microphones, they have to sound great acoustically first. . So what does sounding “great” actually mean? While the definition of great is different to different people on a general level, in the studio it usually means a kit that is well-tuned and free of buzzes and sympathetic vibrations. This means that when you hit the a rack tom, for instance, the snare doesn’t buzz and… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMicrophoneSignal

  • Friday, April 26, 2013
    Bobby Owsinski 04/26/13 07:13 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   As any electric string instrument player knows, there are a number of different types of pickups, and within each category there’s a tremendous variation in possible tone. This excerpt from The Ultimate Guitar Tone Handbook explains the nine factors that affect how a pickup sounds. The next time you’re in the market for one, keep these in mind so you can better tailor the pickup to your needs. Just like most things… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogProcessorSignalStudio

  • church sound
    Kent Margraves 04/26/13 07:10 AM,
    I mix several worship services, but recently had a chance to enjoy a couple of productions from the audience’s perspective (a rare experience!). As an audience member, I was soon reminded of the fact that audio techs sometimes forget (or just don’t know) about audio gain staging for wireless microphones. The clipped (overloaded, distorted) sound on the wireless head-worn microphones during loud vocal passages was certainly distracting—no one wants to hear that! Audio people soon learn that every sound system… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneSignalStageWireless

  • Wednesday, April 24, 2013
    pro production
    Craig Leerman 04/24/13 05:14 PM,
    In the term “A/V” the “V” stands for “video” or “visual”—but it actually refers to anything that is displayed. Sure, it can be video, as well as a PowerPoint presentation, IMAG (Image Magnification) or even just information signage that tells attendees about the schedule of events at the event. Today, the most popular method to display visual information for a large group of people is by using projectors and screens. Projectors come in many shapes and sizes, and they may… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionFeatureBlogProductionStagingVideoAnalogDigitalStage

  • image
    Kevin Young 04/24/13 02:33 PM,
    Lars Brogaard has been working with Rod Stewart for 27 years, and over the course of that time, the sound reinforcement rig used for what he has occasionally described as a “never-ending” tour has evolved substantially to incorporate new technology, meet changing performance demands, and exceeding the expectations of the audience. Stewart’s recent concert tour of North American arenas proved no exception, with the system, supplied by touring company Major Tom of the U.K., headed by the new Meyer Sound… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundProductionFeatureBlogProductionAudioConcertConsolesEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • church sound
    Chris Huff 04/24/13 02:11 PM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Rock music, blues, jazz, you pick the genre and there will be a song with a guitar solo that stands out. In the realm of Christian worship music, a solo is a funny thing. Is it a necessary part of worship? It CAN be part of the worship as long as it’s mixed in the right way. Mixing a “worship solo” means weaving in a lead line in a way that… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesMicrophoneMixerSound ReinforcementStage

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