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  • Friday, May 13, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/13/16 10:55 AM,
    Hans Haas is passionate about many things, particularly audio, science and technology, and brewing beer. It’s a combination that led him open Wavelength Brewery last year in Vista, CA. But describing Wavelength as “just” a brewery would do it and Haas a disservice, because the venue is also becoming a hub for technology education in the Vista area. Haas’ career has taken winding path, starting in the tech world as a network engineer. “That became boring real fast,” he says.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogBusinessEducationEngineerInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 05/13/16 06:45 AM,
    Line arrays and large-format loudspeakers get the lion’s share of attention, but in reality most sound companies don’t need a large system at every event. Many can be handled with smart deployment of more compact 2-way loudspeakers, usually accompanied by a small quantity of subwoofers. While we tend to think of loudspeakers along these lines as entry-level “speakers on a stick,” numerous manufacturers have developed higher-quality models that go beyond that metric, yet they’re still below the radar in terms… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureAmplifierAVLoudspeakerMonitoringNetworkingProcessorSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • Thursday, May 12, 2016
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    James Cadwallader 05/12/16 06:02 AM,
    Whenever I’m at the local Guitar Hut, I like to listen to the people who come in and talk with the pro audio sales guy about gear. These conversations are often filled with nebulous audiophilic adjectives like “warm”, “sweet” and “punchy”. The sales guy has little motivation to be a source of truthful or accurate information. He just wants to make a sale. Meanwhile many of his customers already have their minds made up as to what piece of gear… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionAnalogBusinessEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 05/11/16 11:33 AM,
    As audio professionals, we’re usually not concerned with how the content of podcasts and webcasts is delivered. Our focus is getting quality audio to the recorder or computer and making things sound their best. I categorize casting and streaming into two basic groups: speech gigs and musical performances. Typically, the web conferences and corporate podcasts that I work consist mainly of speech with some pre-recorded music thrown in. Music performances are a bit more complex and I’ll address how to… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConsolesDigitalInterconnectNetworkingProcessor

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    Curt Taipale 05/11/16 06:34 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com.   There are many things which shouldn’t happen during a worship service, yet still do. However, unless we’re cognizant of them sometimes it’s hard to prevent them. So I decided to create a list of those things that just shouldn’t happen in a worship service. Some of these may seem so silly, so expected, so taken for granted that they’re almost not worth saying. But you’d be surprised how many times I’ve seen… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEducationEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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    Samantha Potter 05/10/16 12:14 PM,
    Finding the right day rate for freelance audio/production services isn’t easy for anyone at first. It’s a math problem that includes working with several complicated and random variables. There’s the need to ask other freelances in the area about it, doing the research, and worst (scariest?) of all, assigning a number to your worth as a professional. Let’s walk through it together. Here are some things to take into consideration before deciding a bare-minimum day rate: —What is the minimum… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

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    Merlijn van Veen 05/10/16 07:49 AM,
    In this article we’ll investigate how the speed of sound in air is, for all intents and purposes, exclusively temperature dependent within the audible bandwidth of our typical applications. There are some popular misconceptions on this subject related to pressure, density, and other effects that are addressed here. The speed of sound is the distance traveled per second through an elastic medium. The medium is composed of molecules held together by intermolecular forces. Sound energy passes through the medium by… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

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    Pat Brown 05/10/16 06:42 AM,
      Crossover networks are not unique to audio and acoustics. The role of such a network is to produce a transition between two systems of differing capabilities. In a loudspeaker system, an increased overall bandwidth is achieved by splicing together two or more lower bandwidth transducer responses. An individual woofer, squawker and tweeter can form a full-range system through the use of a crossover network. Let’s look at some other systems that require similar transitions between their individual components. Several… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSignal

  • Monday, May 09, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/09/16 05:34 AM,
    Editor’s Note: Here’s an interesting thread from the PSW Live Audio Board (LAB) forums. It’s lightly edited for grammar and formatting. Enjoy. Posted by Chuck Your favorite topics of discussion are kick drum mics and loud guitar players. You can open a door with any part of your body (while carrying equipment). Your deck at home is finished with Dura Tex. Your home stereo is covered with Rat Fur (or are Shure Vocal Masters) Reply by Ivan If you pay… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureForumAVEngineerSound Reinforcement

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    Joe Gilder 05/09/16 05:30 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Once upon a time, Joe made a stupid mistake. I was recording a bunch of acoustic guitar tracks for an album project. I was super-excited. I had set aside an entire afternoon to knock out all the songs. Also, I had just gotten a brand new microphone, and was going to use it along with another mic to record the guitar in stereo. All was right with the world. I set… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureMicrophoneSignalStudio



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