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  • Wednesday, May 02, 2012
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 05/02/12 12:02 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Almost weekly, I receive an e-mail asking for advice on which mixer to buy. The answer, of course, is always the same; it depends. No seriously, that’s the answer. Because there is no “one” right mixer for every church. There are quite a few that hit a sweet spot in terms of a performance/value ratio, but even those are not right for every situation. So what I thought I’d do is walk through… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductBusinessConsolesMixer

  • audio
    Ethan Winer 05/02/12 09:21 AM,
    Here we present a portion of a chapter in the new book “The Audio Expert” by Ethan Winer, published by Focal Press. ———————————- “Science is not a democracy that can be voted on with the popular opinion.” — Earl R. Geddes, audio researcher In this chapter I explain how to assess the fidelity of audio devices and address what can and cannot be measured. Obviously, there’s no metric for personal preference, such as intentional coloration from equalization choices or the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureStudy HallEducationAudio

  • Tuesday, May 01, 2012
    Matthew Weiss 05/01/12 03:53 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Andrew Dawson is a Grammy-Award winning engineer and producer. A fast rising-star on the scene, Dawson’s credits include Kanye West, Common, T.I., Jay-Z, Destiny’s Child, Lil Wayne, Drake, Rick Ross, Erykah Badu & more. He’s been the primary tracking & mix engineer for the last four Kanye West albums, including the latest, “My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy.” He kindly took time out of his busy schedule to speak with me… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessDigital Audio WorkstationsStudioAudio

  • wireless
    Volker Schmitt & Joe Ciaudelli 05/01/12 03:26 PM,
    Using radio frequency (RF) wireless microphone transmitters with the right amount of RF output power is important to ensure total system reliability. There is a common misconception that higher power is better. However, in many applications high power can aggravate intermodulation (IM) distortion, resulting in audible noises. First, the applied RF output power must fall within the limit allowed by each country’s legislation. In the U.S., the maximum RF output power for wireless microphones is limited to 250 mW. In… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVMicrophoneWireless

  • recording
    Los Teignos 05/01/12 01:27 PM,
    This article is provided by Audiofanzine. Timbre is a sound’s identity. This identity depends on the physical characteristics of the sound’s medium (the matter or substance that supports the sound). Let’s take an A at 440 Hertz produced at 60 decibels: we can immediately tell if the sound was emitted from a violin, saxophone, or piano. Yet, even though the instrument is different, it’s the same note and the same amplitude. The difference is in the sound production: string, air… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsSignalStudio

  • church sound
    Julie M. Clark 05/01/12 10:47 AM,
    Church sanctuaries are often aesthetically beautiful spaces. Church sanctuaries are often acoustically challenging spaces. Navigating between these two extremes is the sound system designer. It’s a path recently tread by Rod Andrewson and the team at CCS Presentations Systems in formulating and implementing a new sound reinforcement system at St. Barnabas on the Desert Episcopal Church in Scottsdale, AZ. Built in 1960 under the direction of noted architectural firm of T.S. Montgomery, the 350-seat sanctuary features columns and arches, a… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollInstallationLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, April 30, 2012
    daw drums
    Jackson B. Jackson 04/30/12 03:03 PM,
    OK, you all know the drill. It’s time to lay down the drum track for your future Grammy Award-winning song, but there’s just one tiny little problem; no live drummer within a 50-mile radius of your studio. Or how about this one? You’ve managed to post bail (again) for your drummer, only to find out that he had to sell his acoustic kit to pay this month’s rent. No problem, you think to yourself, I’ll just plug in my Drum-O-Matic… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorStudio

  • church sound
    David McLain 04/30/12 10:20 AM,
    It’s always been amusing to watch the band set up. The guitarist brings his amp, a few pedals, and maybe a couple of guitars. The bass player brings his instrument, and often his own amp. The drummer uses the church’s drum kit, but he brings his own sticks and takes the time to tune and position the drums to his liking. But the vocalist just uses whatever mic is handed to them. My experience has been that the choice of… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneTechnician

  • Friday, April 27, 2012
    line arrays
    PSW Staff 04/27/12 04:44 PM,
    It seemed just a short time ago that the line array market was headed in one direction: down. As in, virtually every new line array was smaller and lighter that its respective predecessor. Yet recent events have shown that the large-format genre (which we loosely identify as models with 12-inch and larger woofers) still has plenty of life left. As a matter of fact, within just the past year or so, at least five new large-format series have hit the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureSlideshowLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

  • image
    Bobby Owsinski 04/27/12 11:04 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Having trouble figuring how to use your effects during mixing? Here are a set of rules that can help you choose the best effects for each track more efficiently, courtesy of The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook. Rule 1 - As A General Rule Of Thumb, Try To Picture The Performer In An Acoustic Space And Then Realistically Recreate That Space Around Them. This method usually saves some time over simply experimenting with different… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorStudio