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  • Tuesday, August 18, 2015
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    Bobby Owsinski 08/18/15 10:33 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   It’s time for another song analysis and this time it’s a real classic that’s one of the first songs that most guitar players learn to play - Deep Purple’s iconic “Smoke On The Water.” A song about a true event, “Smoke On The Water” went on to become not only the breakout song for Deep Purple’s career, but their best seller as well. The song illustrates the story of the recording of… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureEngineerStudio

  • Monday, August 17, 2015
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    David S. Eley 08/17/15 11:09 AM,
    This article is provided by The Audio Mastering Blueprint Studio acoustics is a large and rather complicated subject but you don’t need to be an expert to do a good job of your mixing or mastering. I’m going to go through the main points and show you how to easily and quickly achieve a professional listening environment. When mastering, it is vital that we are able to accurately monitor the sounds that we are working on. A major part of… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

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    M. Erik Matlock 08/17/15 11:00 AM,
    Do not read this article. You’re probably looking for technical advice and I’m not that guy. We have many fine authors on PSW, including Chris Huff and Mike Sessler and Curt Taipale and many others for that. They’re the church sound gurus. Not me. I’m just the guy who writes the foundational stuff about survival. Not losing your mind. Dealing with pastors and leaders and your own families. All the stuff we already know but sometimes forget. But since you’ve… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallEducationEngineerSound Reinforcement

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    M. Erik Matlock 08/17/15 07:22 AM,
    During the late nineties, Russia was going through some pretty dramatic changes. One of the big ones was opening up to allow churches to come in. Many Americans were arriving to serve as missionaries while that door was open, including a family that we knew. Within a year, they were part of a rapidly growing church that met in a large (rented) theater space in Moscow. Someone donated money and equipment for a portable system, and they managed to put… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureEngineerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Friday, August 14, 2015
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    PSW Staff 08/14/15 12:43 PM,
    Compact line arrays are those we’ve defined as having low-frequency drivers measuring 8 inches or smaller. Array modules in this genre offer a relatively small footprint in terms of size, weight and cost, yet they are capable of delivering significant output. They’re conveniently portable due to the size/weight factor, and are suitable for a range of fixed installations as well. Compact arrays present a scalable solution – a single unit will provide main coverage to a relatively small space, and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogSlideshowLine ArrayLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    Matthew Weiss 08/14/15 06:28 AM,
    This article is provided by the Pro Audio Files.   In the following video, we’re going to be talking about time. Time is one of the most mysterious forces in all of existence, and the same is kind of true with the world of audio engineering. Time has some very interesting properties that play into how we hear things. What we’re going to be talking about specifically is very small increments of time, or what’s called the Haas Zone or… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationEngineerProcessorStudio

  • Thursday, August 13, 2015
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    Greg DeTogne 08/13/15 05:45 PM,
    Breaking its silence, Kevin Freeman’s radio crackles to life with someone asking, “What’s your 20?” Calmly keying the talk button, he responds facetiously, “I’m in the production orifice, you need some help?” The voice on the other end asks a couple of questions, Freeman responds with a couple of “uh-huhs,” and then quiet returns to the spartan room. “So like I was saying,” Freeman drawls, returning to matters at hand during a load-in break at the Blossom Music Center in… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogAnalogConcertConsolesDigitalEngineerLine ArrayProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    PSW Staff 08/13/15 06:16 AM,
    How much do you really know about microphones? Make sure to keep track of your answers throughout this 20 question quiz and check them against the key on page 3. 1.) The dB is used when measuring mics because: A.) It’s more fun B.) It’s more logarithmic C.) It’s the standard for acoustic pressure measurements in audio D.) It helps the companies sell more mics 2.) 20 micropascals is: A.) The pressure present at an Atlas III launch B.) The… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureProductionAudioEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStudioSystemWireless

  • Wednesday, August 12, 2015
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    Gary Zandstra 08/12/15 11:11 AM,
    This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com.   In today’s economy it’s even more tempting to try to do things for yourself, which is great when you can save a few bucks and get the results you’re seeking.  However, before starting, it’s important to be very certain that you’re fully capable of doing it right - no more so than with church A/V systems. Often when I’m working with churches (particularly smaller congregations), the issue of installing things themselves comes… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioBusinessEngineerLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementTechnician

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    Bruce A. Miller 08/12/15 05:54 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   In the world of recording there are numerous kinds of effects. However, often there are more terms and details specific to each device than the average engineer would care to learn before jumping in and using the new equipment. Details are very important, though, and are critical to understanding the basic opperation of all equipment. So let’s take a look at threshold based effects and make sure we all have a good understand… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationMixerMonitoringProcessorSignalStudio