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  • Friday, March 09, 2012
    Henry Cohen 03/09/12 09:52 AM,
    Rules for the operation of Television Band Devices (TVBD) in the core TV bands (low VHF – channels 2-6; high VHF – channels 7-13; and UHF – channels 14-51) were finalized in January 2010. One of the requirements of TVBD operations was the establishment of a working and real-time accessible geo-location database from which TVBDs had to receive a list of available TV channels based on the TVBD’s physical location and type. It’s only as of January 26, 2012 that… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallBusinessMicrophoneSignalWireless

  • Thursday, March 08, 2012
    Samuel O'Sullivan 03/08/12 11:03 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Bus compression is certainly not a new concept, however, it is an effective and reliable engineering tool and its basic principles are vital considering you are affecting multiple voices. When approaching bus compression, there are two essential tools at your fingertips: Attack and Release – these two tools, when properly utilized, will have the ultimate say in the outcome of your efforts. The attack and release functions of a compressor… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollProcessorStudio

  • Wednesday, March 07, 2012
    Pat Brown 03/07/12 02:35 PM,
    One of my favorite field tools is a basic analog impedance meter. It can be used to troubleshoot a host of sound system problems, either stand-alone or with some additional gadgets. The TOA ZM-104 has been around for many years and many experienced audio people have one. Mine has served me well and has the scars to prove it. It will be the example meter used in this article, although in principle the tests can be conducted using any similar… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAnalogAVInstallationInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • church sound
    Mike Sessler 03/07/12 11:20 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   A group, sometimes called a subgroup, is basically another mix bus that you can send the output of channel faders to. You could say that the Main Left and Right is a group—a stereo group typically. The signal comes into the input channels, the gain is set, it’s EQ’d and finally the output goes through the fader to a group; either the L&R main output—sometimes there’s a Mono option also—or you may have… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallConsolesMixer

  • wireless systems
    Craig Leerman 03/07/12 10:49 AM,
    The early history of the development of wireless microphone systems is a bit murky as to “who did what and when,” but it might be surprising to know that they’ve been around in various forms for more than 60 years. In fact, back in the mid-1940s, publications such as Popular Science showed schematics and kits for making low-power wireless microphones that could transmit to a nearby AM radio. The Shure Vagabond system, which debuted in 1953, most certainly was one… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductSlideshowMicrophoneSound ReinforcementSystemWireless

  • Tuesday, March 06, 2012
    Bruce Bartlett 03/06/12 03:53 PM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   What microphone is best for recording an orchestra? What’s a good snare mic? Should the mic be a condenser or dynamic, omni or cardioid? You can answer these questions more easily once you know the types of microphones and understand their specs. First, it always pays to get a high-quality microphone. The mic is a source of your recorded signal. If that signal is noisy, distorted, or tonally colored, you’ll be stuck… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductStudy HallMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudio

  • qsc
    Gerry Tschetter 03/06/12 01:15 PM,
    The terms +/-3 dB and -6 dB are frequently (and erroneously) used interchangeably to characterize the frequency response of a loudspeaker system. This has led to understandable confusion among consumers who may believe that a +/-3 dB specification is more rigorous than a -6 dB specification. The purpose of this document is to explain the meaning of both specifications as they are commonly used (or misused) in pro audio today, and to provide a basis for comparing loudspeakers with differing… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurement

  • Monday, March 05, 2012
    Craig Leerman 03/05/12 11:38 AM,
    I started collecting microphones long ago, when at a large flea market, I spotted an Electro-Voice 664. The chrome was pitted, the windscreen was dented, and the guy selling it didn’t know if it even worked. But it was only a few dollars and it reminded me of my years working tech theater in high school, so I bought it. From then on, I looked for old mics everywhere, and pretty soon had built a sizable collection. They’re really interesting,… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogPollProductMicrophoneSound Reinforcement

  • church sound
    Chris Huff 03/05/12 09:48 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   The congregation will be the source of your greatest joys. They will be the source of your greatest frustrations. Guess what? That’s the way it should be.  All of your work, from mixing to microphone placement, centers on giving to the congregation. There are two areas of importance when working with (perhaps working for) the congregation: —Meeting expectations—Understanding needs Meeting Expectations The congregation has expectations just like the pastor and the… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnicianAudio

  • Friday, March 02, 2012
    Joe Gilder 03/02/12 12:57 PM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Here are some of the top compression mistakes that I’ve come across. If you’re guilty of any (or all) of these, don’t worry. I am, too. Here are five compression mistakes that keep even us “smart” folks stuck. 1. Waiting until the end of the mix to add compression to the mix bus. This is the easiest way to unravel a great mix. If you want to compress the entire mix… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollDigital Audio WorkstationsProcessorStudio

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