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  • Thursday, July 14, 2016
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    Stephen Court 07/14/16 06:11 AM,
    Editor’s Note: This article originally appeared in the November/December 2001 issue of Live Sound International magazine. ————————————————————- At the announcement of my children’s birth, the first thing everyone asked was “what did they weigh?” It always struck me as somewhat peculiar. Of all the personal qualities you could discuss, such as the color of the hair, or how healthy they are, weight seems a strange specification. Fancy telling somebody that you have just purchased a new car: “Oh really, what… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallAVEducationEngineerLine ArrayLoudspeakerMeasurementSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, July 13, 2016
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    Kevin Young 07/13/16 10:56 AM,
    For a three-piece band, Chvrches (pronounced as “churches”) makes a lot of noise. Rather than depend primarily on playback to present its heavily layered synthpop-style music, the Glasgow, Scotland-based band – Lauren Mayberry (lead vocals, synthesizers, samplers), Iain Cook (synths, guitar, bass, vocals) and Martin Doherty (synths, samplers, vocals) – focuses on generating as much of it live as possible. In fact, both on stage and in studio, Chvrches is all about that “live” feel, which loosely defined is the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

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    Mike Sokol & Hector La Torre 07/13/16 06:09 AM,
    Provided by Live Sound Advice.   DI boxes (“Direct Instrument” or “Direct Inject” boxes) are very helpful tools in a live sound system. The most common type is called a passive DI, which includes an isolation transformer and ground lift switch.  The primary function of a DI box is to convert the unbalanced (1/4-inch 2-conductor) phone plug output on your keyboard or guitar into a low-impedance (low-z), balanced (3-conductor) XLR jack, which can be plugged directly into your signal snake… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogEducationInterconnectMonitoringPowerSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, July 12, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 07/12/16 11:50 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   As I was telling one of the members of Mix With Us, I learn something new every time I mix a song… and I imagine that will always be the case. Mixing is such a wild task. It’s exciting, tedious, invigorating, and depressing… all at the same time. But there’s nothing like those final stages of a mix, when everything is finally coming together. One of the biggest hurdles you’ll run… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioConsolesProcessorSignal

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    Pat Brown 07/12/16 07:50 AM,
      Editor’s Note: Be sure to check out Pat’s related articles on this topic, including Examining FIR Filtering In Sound Reinforcement Systems and Creating & Applying FIR Filters. We live in an age of “bigger is better.” During a recent SynAudCon Forum thread, I suggested that this philosophy is not necessarily true for the length of an FIR filter. As of this writing, the typical filter length supported by DSP is 1024 taps, with some as high as 4096 taps.… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallDigitalEducationEngineerMeasurementSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, July 11, 2016
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    Bruce Badger 07/11/16 01:23 PM,
    When mixing live church praise and worship bands, or any other band for that matter, it’s the seasoned, tasteful and professional musicians that always make the sound tech’s job easy and rewarding. Their musical talents can enhance the entire worship set and they can make the sound tech’s craft really look good to boot! A capable church musician who plays with feeling, self-awareness and controlled dynamics, not only enhances the worship experience for the entire church but also makes the… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureOpinionStudy HallEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

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    PSW Staff 07/11/16 11:09 AM,
    ProSoundWeb presents at least two feature articles every day of the working week, meaning that there are 40-plus long-form articles highlighted each and every month. That’s a lot. In fact, so much so that we thought it would be handy to present a round-up of the most-read articles for those who might have missed at least some of them the first time around. What follows is the top 5 most-read articles on PSW for the month of June 2016. Note… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogAVEducationSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

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    Daniel Keller 07/11/16 06:04 AM,
    Courtesy of Universal Audio.   No one will argue that digital technology has done much to empower musicians to take control over their recordings. Today’s artists are far less dependent on high-priced recording professionals, with many great-sounding projects having never even seen the inside of a recording studio. But while the average modern laptop rig can run circles around the Abbey Roads of yesteryear, the knowledge and expertise of those old-school engineers has yet to be bundled into a plugin.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMixerProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, July 08, 2016
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    Michael Santucci, Au.D. 07/08/16 10:45 AM,
    This article is provided by Sensaphonics.   Editor’s note: I’ve known Michael Santucci for a couple of decades now. I’ve been to his clinic and have talked with him numerous times about hearing health. His company, Sensaphonics, a manufacturer of in-ear monitors, is unique. The products are designed to promote safe listening through maximum isolation, and it’s the only IEM company with a Musicians Hearing Clinic on site. They would literally rather sell you a hearing test than a pair… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMonitoringSignalSound ReinforcementStage

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    Kevin Young 07/08/16 06:48 AM,
    Throughout his career, Kyle Hamilton has served as front of house engineer for some of the biggest names in music, past and present. Along the way, he’s seen the world and also earned substantial recognition as a recording engineer, notably for mixing, among others, Grammy-winning records by Gladys Knight and Pharrell Williams. Although Hamilton prefers the immediacy of live shows, he began his education in audio with recording. “I was always into music and I was always a technical kind… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBusinessConcertConsolesEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementStageStudio



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