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  • Monday, September 12, 2016
    stage monitoring
    Mike Sokol 09/12/16 03:11 PM,
    Provided by Live Sound Advice.   One of the most common complaints I get while teaching live music mixing is that the band is too loud on stage. You all know the drill… Every musician on stage keeps turning up their stage amps and hitting the drums even louder to try to hear their own instruments. Of course, the engineer now has to turn up the floor wedges in an attempt to allow the singers to hear themselves. So there’s… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerLoudspeakerMeasurementMicrophoneMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • recording
    Barry Rudolph 09/12/16 06:35 AM,
    During a session, I remember when an artist was on mic, out in the studio ready to start vocal overdubs, and the producer asked: “How do we look in here from out there?” Interesting, because he knew the appearance of the control room to the artist might affect the vocal performance. The control room (from the studio) does look like an aquarium with the huge window and the silent action of the animals encased within it. Reactions to performances reflected… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConsolesDigitalEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, September 09, 2016
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    Curt Taipale 09/09/16 11:16 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com.   Lapel (also commonly called lavalier) microphones have served churches and other audio applications admirably for decades. They’ve been a great tool and are often still preferred for a controlled sound environment like a video recording studio or TV newsroom. But for live sound applications, earset (a.k.a., earworn or headworn) mics have quickly found favor with church sound techs and pastors alike. Think back with me for a moment. How did we start… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallAVMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

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    PSW Staff 09/09/16 06:50 AM,
    Indiana Wesleyan University’s 350-acre campus is outfitted with the Phillippe Performing Arts Auditorium, where the university hosts a number of concerts, lectures, family camps, and more. Recently, the performance center required an audio overhaul to replace old and outdated microphones and sound equipment. The school tasked Phil Huber, technical coordinator of sound, lighting, and media group, and interim director, to identify a new microphone system setup. Huber turned to Shure ULX-D digital wireless and installed eight channels with a combination… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalMicrophoneSoftwareTechnicianWireless

  • Thursday, September 08, 2016
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    PSW Staff 09/08/16 09:10 AM,
    When Bill Alford, owner of Showtec Productions, first took over the company in 2011, he wanted to compete with the bigger production companies, so he began to update his equipment. As part of this upgrade, he knew that DPA Microphones would provide the perfect audio support. Alford successfully won the bid for the 35-year-old B.B. King Homecoming Festival, where he was tasked with supplying the gear for the stage sound. At the B.B. King Homecoming Festival, Alford used two d:facto… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound ReinforcementWireless

  • Friday, September 02, 2016
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    PSW Staff 09/02/16 05:43 AM,
    Audio-Technica announces rebates on its Artist Series microphones, running from September 1 through December 31, 2016. A-T’s Artist Series microphones are widely used and favored by live sound professionals, sound reinforcement companies, venues, houses of worship, and more, as well as studio pros and recordists. The rebates range from $15 to $30. Eligible models and rebate values:—ATM230PK Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone $349.00—$30 rebate—ATM450 Cardioid Condenser Instrument Microphone $249.00—$30 rebate—ATM710 Cardioid Condenser Handheld Microphone $199.00—$20 rebate—ATM250 Hypercardioid Dynamic Instrument Microphone $179.00—$20… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsProductAVMicrophone

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016
    live sound
    Gary Gand 08/31/16 12:54 PM,
    Much pro audio industry humor revolves around techs versus musicians. By their very nature, techs are knowledgeable problem solvers. The flip side of this nature are musicians who “don’t let knowledge get in the way” of their artistic pursuit. Hence the endless put downs: “Can you read music? Not enough to hurt my playing.” “What do you throw a drowning guitarist? His amp.” “Why did the drummer leave his sticks on the dashboard? So he can park in the handicap… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureOpinionStudy HallBusinessConcertEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

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    Andrew Stone 08/31/16 06:48 AM,
    This article is provided by Church On The Move.   Editor’s note: This is part 3 of a 3 part series. You can read Part 1 here and Part 2 here. When’s the last time you actually went through your audio peripherals to make sure they were rocking? You know, peripherals - those secondary items that might not seem as important to the actual mix. Little things like the actual PA system, power amplifiers, microphones. Things like this don’t really… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallTrainingAmplifierConsolesDigitalLoudspeakerMicrophoneProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementStageSystem

  • Tuesday, August 30, 2016
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    PSW Staff 08/30/16 12:51 PM,
    Shure announces that a new version of its ShurePlus MOTIV mobile recording app—designed for use with the company’s MOTIV digital condenser microphones—is now available for download. Version 2.0 of this iOS app offers a suite of advanced new features, including an editing tool, improved user interface, and fluid sound metering for a more accurate, jitter-free experience. Additionally, version 2.0 offers access to a playback window, enabling users to review, assess, or simply listen to a recording of their choice.  “We’re… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsProductDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsManufacturerMicrophoneSoftwareStudio

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    PSW Staff 08/30/16 12:32 PM,
    When live studio audio mixer and owner of EAG Productions Eduardo A. García heads out on tour with urban artists Alkilados and Totó La Momposina, he always makes sure to bring along his trusted DPA Microphones. “I first used DPA microphones during two European tours in 2014 and 2015 with Totó la Momposina, and they were wonderful,” says Garcia. “DPA microphones are very common in Europe, especially the d:vote instrument microphones with brass and Latin percussion sections. I was interested… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsConcertMicrophoneSound Reinforcement



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