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  • Wednesday, March 14, 2012
    live sound
    Courtney Roebuck 03/14/12 05:47 PM,
    Ever wonder how to cue an ensemble in the dark? Just grab a few 220-ohm resistors and some light-emitting diodes and you’re halfway there. Shenandoah University in Winchester, VA made a mark on innovation and ways to experience music as an audience member with a recent percussion ensemble performance of “Pika-Don” by American composer James Tenney. The piece is a musical representation of a percussion ensemble paired with prerecorded voiceover tracks of writings taken from the scientists at the first… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollAVConcertInterconnectSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • in-ear monitoring
    Jack Kontney 03/14/12 01:29 PM,
    In-ear monitors (IEMs) are radically different from the traditional floor wedge method of providing a monitor mix to performers. For many artists and engineers, they are the ideal monitor solution. But for others, they’re simply a method of trading one set of problems (extreme volume, tiny sweet spot, feedback potential) for another (sense of isolation, can’t hear amps or audience). Clever engineers and earphone manufacturers have come up with various methods of handling these issues, all of which revolve around… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • church sound
    Mike Sessler 03/14/12 01:00 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Though I’ve been using rechargeable batteries for almost six years now, I’m still learning the best way to maximize their life and run time. I am a firm believer in continuing education, and we try to monitor the life of our batteries, look at the data and feed that information back into our systems that get tweaked for better performance. As I said in a previous post about batteries, I was a little… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductMicrophonePower

  • Tuesday, March 13, 2012
    live sound international
    Greg Stone 03/13/12 11:59 AM,
    Most of us working in live sound have, at one time or another, been asked to provide our services gratis. If you’re reasonably good at your craft, own a stash of gear, and carry a positive attitude, you undoubtedly know what I’m talking about. When I first started out, I was cautioned by several people in the business: “Once everyone finds out you’ll do it for free, you’ll ‘free’ yourself to death.” While kind of drastic, there’s a degree of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogPollBusinessSound ReinforcementAudio

  • recording
    Joe Gilder 03/13/12 09:48 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Today, I want us to take a look at something other than music. I have nothing against music, obviously, but as audio engineers, it would behoove us to expand our horizons and at least think about other ways to use our skills. With that in mind, I called in an expert, Nick Maxwell of Nick’s Tutorials. Nick’s a great guy and very knowledgeable about all things sound design. Check out his… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessStudio

  • church sound
    Chris Huff 03/13/12 08:50 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Growing up in a one hundred year-old home, I learned how to fix plumbing problems.  One lesson was tracing all the pipes in the basement so I could tell which pipes had fresh water and which ones carried sewage.  You might say it was my first exposure to signal flow. Signal flow is the flow of the audio signal from the sources of input to the places of output, from sound-to-loudspeaker,… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallConsolesMixerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, March 12, 2012
    monitor engineer
    Kevin Young 03/12/12 04:09 PM,
    When it comes to maximizing their mix, streamlining workflow and meeting the needs of their artists, few monitor engineers are willing to say they’re doing anything entirely unique. Still, every artist has different demands, and that informs choices made in monitor world. We tracked down several engineers working in various genres to talk about the approaches they’ve developed to meet those demands, quickly and efficiently, at the console level. Robert Bull, Nashville Current Gig: Martina McBride Other Artists: Amy Grant,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductConsolesMixerMonitoringStage

  • yamaha
    Greg DeTogne 03/12/12 01:40 PM,
    “If you want to make a million in audio,” Ryan Jenkins asks, “you know how you do it? Start with two million. I say that tongue-in-cheek, of course, but there is an air of truth to that statement. You can spend yourself into oblivion easily in this business. That’s not my model.” Jenkins is the owner and founder of Arizona Concert Sound Solutions, “a company smaller than the name,” he says of his Phoenix-based dispensary of high-quality audio for small… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollBusinessConcertConsolesSound Reinforcement

  • image
    Gary Zandstra 03/12/12 12:14 PM,
    On typical Sunday mornings, we have about 35 minutes to clear the traditional service off the stage, set up the contemporary service, and then have the band do a final run-through of the music package.  We’ve worked out a pretty smooth approach to these transitions - most weeks it works well, with the sound check/rehearsal complete by about 15 minutes ahead of the start of the contemporary service. On recent Sunday morning, however, things weren’t quite so typical. The worship… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollConcertEducationStage

  • Friday, March 09, 2012
    martin audio
    PSW Staff 03/09/12 01:32 PM,
    Carefully conceived and implemented sound reinforcement systems at performing arts and theatre venues typically produce excellent results, in general, because they can be purpose-designed for the venue. The system’s electronic backbone can be “tricked out” to meet a wide range of applications, while the particular performance parameters of loudspeakers can be matched to coverage needs. Still, the loudspeakers need to be well-suited to present diverse source material as it is intended to be heard – slamming rock n’ roll to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollSlideshowInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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