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  • Thursday, April 10, 2014
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    Sam Berkow 04/10/14 02:31 PM,
    If one could listen to only the direct sound of a loudspeaker, the world would be a very different place! Unfortunately, free field listening, where you have no reflections, room modes or ambient noise, is hard to achieve in everyday life, so we listen to loudspeakers in real rooms. The interaction of a loudspeaker system and a room can be very complex to understand, model or measure! One way to measure this interaction is to measure the impulse response of… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • audio cable
    PSW Staff 04/10/14 02:14 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I’m currently in the process of building a home studio and just at the point of wiring all of the raw cable to patch bays. However, I’m a bit stuck because I’m not sure what patch bays to get. Is one “style” of patch bay better/more durable than another? I guess the same question goes for the patch cables themselves. A: Wow, is this ever a loaded question. Because the industry can’t come to a… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallInterconnectSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, April 09, 2014
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    Matthew Weiss 04/09/14 03:57 PM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   Have you ever believed that there’s just something badass engineers do that the rest of the world isn’t privy to? Are you disappointed when everyone on forums seems to agree that engineers are just using really good judgment and generally using basic processing? Well, don’t get your hopes up too much. 95 percent of a great mix stems from great decision making and the use of basic processing that everyone… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMixerProcessorSignalStudio

  • line arrays
    Jeff Berryman 04/09/14 01:57 PM,
    This is a discussion of line array high-frequency output capability, and what it might mean to you. The specific quantity we’re looking at is the frequency response at maximum output power for all drivers. This is the maximum acoustic output of the array as a function of frequency. I will call it the power-bandwidth response. Here’s a question: what power bandwidth must line array elements have in order to deliver a flat frequency response to audience seats? Because of the… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • church sound
    Ray Rayburn 04/09/14 12:51 PM,
    Your beautiful worship sanctuary is also an “echo chamber”—a less than ideal acoustic environment. Meanwhile, your sound system is also far from ideal, perhaps purchased from the local music store mostly because the price was “right.” Your task, and “no” is not an option: provide intelligible sound to the entire congregation. Even if the musicians and pastor are the best, how many folks will continue to attend when they can only understand every other word? You might be aware that… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • panic at the disco
    Greg DeTogne 04/09/14 09:35 AM,
    Once the exception and now the rule on many tours, the practice of picking up whatever hand the house deals in terms of PA from venue to venue isn’t so much a gamble as it is a chance to exercise one’s ingenuity. “VerTec, V-DOSC, Martin Audio, I never complain,” says Spencer Jones with an air of existential audio contentment. “I think it’s actually kind of fun to use a new rig every day, some you may not have even heard… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSound ReinforcementSystemWireless

  • Tuesday, April 08, 2014
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    Joe Gilder 04/08/14 03:01 PM,
    Article provided by Home Studio Corner.   Have you ever mixed a song and really struggled to make the vocals cut through? The typical tricks involve equalizing out some lows or boost some highs, but that doesn’t always work. Plus, sometimes all that EQ leave the original vocal feeloing flat and lifeless. Another option is to really squeze the track with compression, but even still sometime that doesn’t have the desired effect, and even worse, there are times when the… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogVideoStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • telefunken
    PSW Staff 04/08/14 02:22 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I’ve heard that tube microphones should always be used upside down (with the diaphragm at the bottom). This is supposed to prevent heat from the tube from altering the frequency response of the mic. But I’ve seen a number of newer mics in which the mount does not allow for this. What’s the deal? A: In general, the mic designer will determine if the heat from an onboard vacuum tube is significant enough to alter… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneStudio

  • church sound
    Gary Zandstra 04/08/14 12:01 PM,
    Talking with sound technicians and worship leaders, I often hear the complaint that from week to week, the quality of Sunday morning varies. I’ve determined that some of this is from training, such as when there’s a problem and the tech doesn’t know how to fix it. Some of it’s skill; certain folks simply have a better ear and command of the equipment than others. On the same hand, the skill level of the musicians may also vary. I’ve found… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

  • Monday, April 07, 2014
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    Gary Parks 04/07/14 02:14 PM,
    Reliable monitoring is essential to performers on stage, allowing them to blend their musical contributions with the other players – keeping them in time, on pitch, and able to creatively interact. Traditionally, this function was performed by low-profile loudspeakers aimed generally toward the areas where the performers were active, with level control, sufficient coverage, bleed into open microphones, and feedback all issues that needed to be overcome. Another issue, especially with acts performing at high levels, was/is a contribution to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogProductDigitalEthernetInterconnectMixerMonitoringNetworkingSound ReinforcementStage





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