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  • Friday, December 09, 2016
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    Bruce Bartlett 12/09/16 08:04 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Audio.   Condenser microphones need phantom power to operate their internal circuitry. Phantom power is supplied to the mic through its 2-conductor shielded cable. The power can be supplied either from a stand-alone device or from a mixing console (at each mic connector). The microphone receives power from, and sends audio to, the mixer along the same cable conductors. It’s called “phantom” because the power does not need a separate cable; it’s “hiding” in… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallMicrophone

  • Thursday, December 08, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/08/16 03:33 PM,
    John Feldmann has an impressive list of accomplishments as frontman of the ‘90s pop-punk band Goldfinger and as A&R for Maverick, Warner Brothers, and Red Bull Records. But he’s best known for producing such artists as Good Charlotte, The Used, Mest, 5 Seconds of Summer, Blink-182, Hedley, and The Veronicas. One common thread, according to Feldmann engineer Zakk Cervini, is an emphasis on vocal production. The Manley Reference Cardioid has become the primary choice for vocals and acoustic guitar. “John… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsEngineerMicrophoneStudio

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    PSW Staff 12/08/16 11:10 AM,
    Audio engineer/designer Jody Elff recently wrapped up a world tour with The Silk Road Ensemble with Yo-Yo Ma, which formed under the artistic direction of cellist Yo-Yo Ma in 2000. The Silk Road Ensemble gathers distinguished performers and composers from more than 20 countries to explore contemporary multicultural musical crossroads and then embarks on an international musical journey across the globe. A long-time user of DPA Microphones, Elff once again relied on the company and its mics, which for this… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • guitar mic techniques
    Barry Rudolph 12/08/16 08:18 AM,
    Because of its fundamental importance in popular music, the electric guitar is the subject of intense scrutiny and wide differences of opinions. Just what makes a good guitar sound? Compared to all the subtle and not so subtle sounds that come out of an electric guitar amp, fidelity judgments of vocal sounds are easy to make! With good knowledge of the different guitar and amplifier sonic capabilities, coupled with good microphone techniques,we can achieve the ultimate guitar sound that “fits”… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, December 07, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/07/16 04:32 PM,
    For the NBC live telecasts of two outdoor holiday events in New York City, Clair Global was faced with massive coverage areas, unpredictable weather, and Manhattan’s famously crowded wireless spectrum. Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade and the “Christmas in Rockefeller Center” tree lighting telecast on November 30 each presented similar challenges to the wireless specialists at Clair Global. Under the unforgiving conditions of live network broadcasts, Clair Global RF engineer and project manager Joshua Flower selected Shure Axient wireless microphones and… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageStudioWireless

  • church sound
    Kent Morris 12/07/16 12:47 PM,
    Denominational and theological differences between churches are as weak as sewing thread in comparison to the divisive question of drums in a worship service. Where some congregations see a method of regulating tempo and establishing new musical styles, others envision a source of noise and an infiltration of secular values. Should churches incorporate percussion instruments into their musical compositions? If so, how should appropriate use be determined, and by whom? Is an acoustic drum set superior to an electronic one?… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalMeasurementMicrophoneMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    PSW Staff 12/07/16 09:25 AM,
    The Hull Jackson Montessori Magnet School in north Nashville offers activities such as music programs, tutoring, various clubs, community building projects and theater, with Disney becoming a regular contributor of grants, through the Disney Musicals In Our Schools program. Last year’s musical, The Little Mermaid, was one of the first productions to employ the newly acquired System 10 Pro digital wireless microphone system from Audio-Technica. The system was installed by Nashville’s Corner Music Audio & Video and paid for through… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVInstallationMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

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    PSW Staff 12/07/16 07:56 AM,
    Galaxy Audio introduces the new EDX frequency agile dual channel wireless microphone system, delivering quality sound at an affordable price. The EDX Series is a dual channel, frequency agile wireless microphone system with a 200-foot range. The EDX features 16 selectable UHF channels on each receiver, IR Sync from transmitters to the receiver and 2 internal antennas (1 for each receiver). The receiver has one 1/4-inch output and two discrete XLRM outputs on the back of the receiver. The output… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStageWireless

  • Tuesday, December 06, 2016
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    PSW Staff 12/06/16 03:14 PM,
    From its 7,000-square-foot street-side multi-stage studio complex in the W Hotel at the intersection of Hollywood and Vine, BiteSizeTV’s Hollywood Today LIVE serves up a daily diet of entertainment news, pop culture stories, lifestyle segments and celebrity interviews. The studio, which opened in January 2014, is located in a dense RF environment in the heart of Hollywood, so this summer the facility added Lectrosonics SSM super slight micro transmitters and Venue2 receivers to ensure trouble-free audio on its in-house productions.… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVBusinessMicrophoneStudioWireless

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    Craig Leerman 12/06/16 02:13 PM,
    Acoustic performances, and the instruments themselves, usually need to be handled differently than the electronic side of things. Thumping kick drums, compressed bass guitars and the like are not the norm for performances intended to be more musically subtle. A more natural sound is desired and it starts with microphone choice and deployment. Fortunately, most instruments can be picked up quite nicely with just three types of mics that most sound folks already have in their inventories. A mic locker… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertEducationEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage



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