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  • Friday, September 02, 2011
    subwoofers
    Tom Young 09/02/11 04:49 AM,
    Over the past several years, a technique most commonly called “aux fed subs” has been developed for reducing low-frequency “muddiness” from front-of-house loudspeaker systems. This technique has resulted in considerable benefits over a wide variety of sound reinforcement applications, but there is confusion as to what it encompasses and what it accomplishes. Let’s clarify the details and describe the set up of an aux fed subwoofer system. We’ll also be addressing some frequently asked questions on the topic. In a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollLoudspeakerProcessorSubwoofer

  • Thursday, September 01, 2011
    micrphone techniques
    Bruce Bartlett 09/01/11 04:01 PM, 2 Comments
    Let’s face it -  the live sound reinforcement realm presents some microphone challenges that regularly threaten sound quality. Look at the conditions. The monitors feed back. They leak into the vocal microphones and color the sound. The bass sound leaks into the drum mics, and the drums leak into the piano microphones. And then there are the other mic-related gremlins breath pops, lighting buzzes, wireless-mic glitches, and even electric shocks. So let’s have a look at solving at least some… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallMicrophone

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    Alex Fernie 09/01/11 03:41 PM, 0 Comments
    Among many of the recent entrants into the sound profession, I’ve noticed a lack of knowledge when it comes to wiring a stage. Perhaps it due to a lot of sound engineering schools being essentially studio-based courses. Maybe it’s simply that it’s difficult to get a young mind to concentrate on something as mundane as running cable when there is a digital board with loads of lights and buttons sitting in the corner of the room! Improper wiring of a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    John Murray 09/01/11 01:05 PM,
    When last we left off, you had just acquired a 3-D, FFT -based measurement system and were ready to use it to tune a sound system. (Click here to view the previous article.) So let’s get to it! The first thing to do is place the calibrated measurement microphone on a mic stand in the middle of the listening area, turn on all of the system’s loudspeakers and turn up the test signal, just as is done with a real-time… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2011
    studio
    Bobby Owsinski 08/31/11 04:46 PM, 4 Comments
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   This video (below) has made the rounds with my Facebook friends (I’m not sure exactly where it started, but thank you to whomever is responsible) and when you give it a watch you’ll know why. It’s a 1965 Frank Sinatra live record date, complete with a full orchestra, of his hit “It Was A Very Good Year.” There’s a lot to like in this video. Check out: —the small size of the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollEngineerStudio

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2011
    in-ear monitors
    Gary Zandstra 08/30/11 03:10 PM, 2 Comments
    If you read my writing with any regularity, you’ve probably noticed that in ear monitors (IEM) have been a recent hot topic.  I like them - no, I love them! But only when they’re used on the right person, in the right venue, and in the proper way. This past weekend I was at a conference that hit almost every one of these points, yet I found the IEMs to actually be a nuissance. The event featured a very good… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollInterconnectMonitoringStageSystem

  • Monday, August 29, 2011
    church sound
    Chris Huff 08/29/11 05:01 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   I’ve never told the musicians why I walk out on them.  Even if I did, I don’t know if they’d believe me.  They aren’t around, so I’ll tell you.  I do it because of Harvey Fletcher and Wilden A. Munson. Harvey and Wilden were navigating through the Amazon rainforest in 1937 when they stumbled upon a one-of-a-kind find.  Hidden behind a thicket of brush and guarded by snakes (“why did it… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollMeasurementProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

  • live sound
    Karl Winkler 08/29/11 04:07 PM,
    This list of “effective habits” is distilled down from a much larger list as being the most important – based on my experience these 15 or so years in the business. How these relate to you will depend of course on exactly what kind of work you are doing, but in general, they apply across the board, so to speak. You probably have your own list but because you are reading this article, it points to the fact that you’re… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureOpinionPollBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnicianAudio

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    Kyle P. Snyder 08/29/11 11:45 AM, 5 Comments
    While the skies now shine bright over my home state of Indiana, less than a month ago it was particularly harrowing to use Pro Audio equipment in the Midwest. Why? Well, we were constantly plagued with blizzards and freezing rain, which had a fairly devastating effect on the local power grid. Though I never completely lost power this winter, it did often waver intermittently for hours. Thankfully, when I setup my studio, I invested in several Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS)… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogTechnologistPollDigitalPowerSoftwareStudioTechnicianAudio

  • studio
    Joe Gilder 08/29/11 10:30 AM, 2 Comments
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   This week I had the privilege of interviewing Brent Milligan for my VIP members. He’s a professional producer/musician here in Nashville. Over the course of 45 minutes, Brent said so many things that I thought were just fantastic. I told him we could do a separate interview on EACH of those topics, there was so much good information. Towards the end of the interview, I asked Brent if he had any… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollBusinessEngineerStudioAudio