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  • Tuesday, September 08, 2015
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    Mike Sessler 09/08/15 05:47 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   The other day I was having lunch with a good friend of mine. We got to talking about the TD at a church we both know, and some struggles this guy was having with his facility. My friend asked this TD if he knew that the church that literally shared the parking lot with his had a lift, and would probably let him use it. The TD’s response was—to me anyway—shocking. He said… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureNewsBlogOpinionAVBusinessEngineerInstallationSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Saturday, September 05, 2015
    old soundman
    Old Soundman 09/05/15 11:22 AM,
    Dear Old Soundman: I don’t have a nickname. How do I get one? Do I need one? Sincerely, Scohen Dude! You absolutely need one! Everybody needs one! How about if I call you “Sco”? That is what aspiring young “yo-cat” fusion musicians at the Berklee School of Music in the 80s called guitarist John Scofield. These are the same obsessive characters who smugly referred to Charlie Parker as “Bird” and John Coltrane as “Trane,” and sat around discussing “Chick” and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, September 03, 2015
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    Karl Winkler 09/03/15 06:48 AM,
    It’s one of those debates that seems to go on forever, and has been discussed heavily in professional audio and hi-fi circles during the “digital era” that began in the early 1980s with the advent of the compact disc: Can people hear anything above 20 kHz? And if so, does it matter? As it turns out, this has been an important subject in scientific and medical circles. In a 2003 article by Martin L. Lenhardt, Au.D., Ph.D., entitled Ultrasonic Hearing… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionProductionAudioAnalogDigitalSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, September 01, 2015
    live sound
    M. Erik Matlock 09/01/15 05:22 AM,
    In the midst of a fairly frantic load-in for a show in San Antonio, we made a horrible discovery. The lighting rig, the sound system, the entire show was dead. Because the trunk full of feeder cable was missing. We were (literally) about a thousand miles from the shop. Not a good situation, especially when the clock was ticking and there was less than six hours to showtime. For those who don’t know, feeder cable is that stuff that defies… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerPowerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, August 27, 2015
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    M. Erik Matlock 08/27/15 09:30 AM,
    Many years ago, we hosted a three day worship arts conference. Not like the conferences I was paid to do, traveling around the country with large budgets and excessive amounts of gear. This one confined me to my home church, with no budget and no warehouse full of touring grade audio toys. It would prove to be a challenge to my maniacal, control-freak nature which served promoters and bands so well during my career. Basically, this conference was about various… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureOpinionConcertEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Wednesday, August 26, 2015
    sound myths
    Harvey Gerst 08/26/15 07:03 AM,
    Over the years, I’ve heard people tell me a lot of things that they believe to be true, but aren’t. They hear it from other musicians and pass it on and pretty soon, people start accepting it as absolute fact. The actual truth gets buried in history and that’s the way legends are born. It’s charming, but inaccurate. Let’s examine some of these beliefs. Bass drum ports There are a lot of drummers that cut a small hole (usually around… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureOpinionProductionAudioAnalogDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMicrophoneStudioSystem

  • Monday, August 24, 2015
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    Joe Gilder 08/24/15 01:21 PM,
    Article provided by Home Studio Corner.   I gotta get something off my chest. We live in a strange time in history, especially when it comes to the way businesses are created. As someone who has built two successful businesses from scratch (and will likely build more in the future), I’m very interested in business. I received an email the other day about the fact that the company Uber has not yet turned a profit, although its revenue has grown… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureOpinionStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerStudio

  • Tuesday, August 11, 2015
    consoles
    M. Erik Matlock 08/11/15 11:13 AM,
    There are times with a live mix when we outsmart ourselves. Too many knobs turned. Too many buttons pushed. The EQ looks like a crazy BMX track. Preamps and faders are well outside of the ideal range. Sometimes the best thing to do is zero it all out and start over. Several years ago, I had the honor of mixing a one-night show for a band that I absolutely love. Most of my gigs were as a hired gun, working… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Thursday, July 30, 2015
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    Ken DeLoria 07/30/15 10:38 AM,
    Being on the team that makes a professional audio system work optimally in a public venue is a rich and rewarding experience – especially so if you enjoy working with the artist, as well as the music that the artist creates. In fact, many audio professionals enter the craft because they’re attuned to music; I know that I did. While we can’t help but prefer one stylistic genre over another, as professionals, we must nonetheless always do our best. We’re… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionProductionAudioAVBusinessEducationSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, July 28, 2015
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    Daniel L. Newman 07/28/15 12:28 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   Hey integrators, what if I told you there is a question about your business that you have to ask yourself if you ever want to achieve your optimal level of success? Then, what if I told you I would be willing to bet that you don’t ask yourself this question today? Would you want to know what the question is? Of course you do ... and I’m going to tell you right… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureNewsOpinionStudy HallAVBusinessEducationEngineerTechnician



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