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  • Sunday, November 08, 2015
    Mark Frink with Michael Santucci, Au.D. 11/08/15 01:31 PM,
    The many benefits of in-ear monitors include improved monitor and front of house sound, better pitch perception and timing, consistent monitor sound from one venue to the next, elimination of feedback, reduced vocal fatigue, complete mobility with wireless systems, lower audience sound levels and… the potential to reduce the sound exposure of performers and protect their hearing. But there’s no guarantee of the widely touted hearing conservation for IEM users: “Your mileage may vary.” Monitor engineers are motivated to provide… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLoudspeakerMeasurementMonitoringSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, November 06, 2015
    Gary Zandstra 11/06/15 12:42 PM,
    This article is provided by Gary   On typical Sunday mornings, we have about 35 minutes to clear the traditional service off the stage, set up the contemporary service, and then have the band do a final run-through of the music package.  We’ve worked out a pretty smooth approach to these transitions - most weeks it works well, with the sound check/rehearsal complete by about 15 minutes ahead of the start of the contemporary service. One particular Sunday morning,… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureConcertEducationStage

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    Pat Brown 11/06/15 07:11 AM,
      The reverberation time (RT) is one of the most fundamental room measurements. It gives a broad brush stroke description of the general acoustical behavior of a space, paving the way for the use of other metrics to determine clarity and direct-to-reverberant ratios. Wallace Clement Sabine was the first to formalize the RT into an acoustic metric. His method of measurement involved a program source, a stopwatch and a quiet room. Sabine determined that 60 dB of room decay was… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureProductionAudioAVMeasurementProcessor

  • Thursday, November 05, 2015
    PSW Staff 11/05/15 11:16 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 got to thinking that 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. Here we kick off with the top 5 most-read articles on PSW for the… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogAVEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioSystemTechnician

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    Mike Sessler 11/05/15 07:30 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   I love reverb on vocals. It stands to reason; I grew up in the 1970s and 80s, when there were many records made with tons of reverb on vocals. Today, the pendulum has swung the other way and vocal reverb has become more minimalist. I’m not necessarily against minimal reverb on vocals, but I do often think that reverb covers a multitude of sins. And when we’re mixing audio in churches, having a… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, November 04, 2015
    Kerrie Mondy 11/04/15 09:09 AM,
    This article is provided by   I have a curmudgeonly hate for modern technology. I like roll-up windows and faucet handles and telling stupid electronics what to do, when, and at what volume. I avoid the automated doors at stores in favor of the pull-handle ones. I think there’s something to human beings, to humans BEING, that technology at its zenith can’t beat. In the world of life, this makes me a dinosaur. In the world of audio, it… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMeasurementSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement

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    Keith Clark 11/04/15 07:18 AM,
    Karl Winkler’s reference to “great quotes” in his recent column (here) got me thinking about the many (too many to count, in fact) insightful comments that have appeared on the pages of ProSoundWeb and Live Sound International over the years. It lead to a weekend of reading more than a hundred archived articles, and from them, I’ve drawn the following quotes about the world of pro audio. “People don’t come to hear me mix, they come to hear the act.… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessConcertEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Tuesday, November 03, 2015
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    Karl Winkler 11/03/15 12:06 PM,
    One of the biggest challenges any of us face in our careers, and maybe even personally, is communicating effectively. Sub-standard communication, or lack of it altogether, can severely damage or hold back an organization or an individual. And I’ve yet to find a problem or awkward situation that can’t be made almost immediately better with good communication. In the business of live sound reinforcement, there are numerous potential pitfalls in this regard, ranging from old riders to lack of a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • psw sound reinforcement
    Peter Janis 11/03/15 08:35 AM,
    The other day while testing one of our new products, I noticed significant resonance in the low end. But the last time we tested the same device, it was not there. What changed? Well, it turned out that the polarity reverse switch had been turned on. As simple as this may sound, depressing the switch completely cleaned up the low-end resonance and mud. What was actually occurring was the room resonance at one of the given frequencies happened to be… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallMicrophoneProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, November 02, 2015
    Bobby Owsinski 11/02/15 12:14 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Since the vocalist is the only musician who can’t put their instrument away in a protective case after the gig or rehearsal, it’s important to take very good care of it. Eventually every singer has some vocal trouble, and if you’re not careful, it can really lead to long term damage. That’s why it’s important for a singer to learn to be especially aware of the need to take care of him… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogConcertEngineerSound ReinforcementStageStudio