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  • Friday, June 26, 2015
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    Jack Alexander 06/26/15 07:24 AM,
    If one follows the literature (and street talk) in both the audiophile and professional sound communities, “equalization” is a very bad thing. If you use it, you get, in no particular order, comb filtering, phase shift, lack of transparency, non-linear response, one note bass, harshness, mid-fi sound, lack of neutrality, proof of your status as an amateurish guitar-store soundman, as well as proof of your status (from the audiophile perspective) as a deaf knuckle-dragging roadie. Standing on Mars, as they… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollEducationEngineerMonitoringProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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    Joe Gilder 06/24/15 12:21 PM,
    Article provided by Home Studio Corner.   When I say reverb what comes to mind? How about delay? For a lot of people who are just starting out with recording and mixing, they may think that reverb is that awesome plug-in you use to make everything sound like it’s in a cathedral. And when they think of delay you may think of The Edge from U2. The truth is, there is SO MUCH you can do with reverb and delay… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollProcessorSignalStudio

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    Chris Huff 06/24/15 07:04 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Water was streaming out the end of our driveway. The main water pipe going to the house had sprung a leak.  There were only two ways of fixing the problem; digging up the driveway for finding and repairing the leak or running a new line without disturbing the driveway at all.  A problem with an audio cable isn’t always solved by running a new cable. Sometimes you’ve got to look under… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallInterconnectSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, June 03, 2015
    installed sound
    Pat Brown 06/03/15 07:02 AM,
      Why a “70-volt” system? A good question, and one that causes a lot of confusion among audio practitioners. Some common misconceptions about 70-volt (actually 70.7-volt) distribution systems: • There is 70.7 volts on the line at all times. • The 70.7 volts is a “carrier” that the audio is riding on. • A voltmeter across the line should measure 70.7 volts during the operation of the sound system. And there are many more. With that in mind, let’s take… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallProductionAudioAVBusinessInstallationInterconnectNetworkingSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Monday, June 01, 2015
    old soundman
    Old Soundman 06/01/15 07:02 AM,
    Dear Old Soundman: Recently I’ve been doing many more concerts where concert grand pianos are being played (and in some cases two at the same time) by very talented musicians. My question is directed at providing the very best sound reinforcement possible in an outdoor environment for these pianos. I’ve tried a number of combinations, and last year did several shows using two Shure SM81 condensers. I placed each a few inches over the strings, essentially horizontal (aiming down the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollProductionAudioBusinessMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, May 29, 2015
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    Chris Huff 05/29/15 07:27 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Kent Morris said, “live music is about the energy.“  That’s so true. Where does that energy come from? How do you control it?  And why can it sometimes be so hard to find?  All questions that will soon be answered. Phil Coulter, on his Highland Cathedral album, has a song that’s dedicated to the drums. It starts out with a few lines of verse that highlights the importance of the drums… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallConsolesEthernetMixerSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, May 27, 2015
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    Joe Gilder 05/27/15 12:56 PM,
    Article provided by Home Studio Corner.   Whenever you’re recording, especially when dealing with vocals, there often comes a time when the mix sounds pretty good, and then things take a turn for the worse. All you did was perform a little processing and suddenly transients that once were soft are suddenly piercing and have ruined the mix. What to do? While you can try to simply EQ the track, it can easily ruin what was previously a great mix. … View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollVideoProductionAudioDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsMixerProcessorSoftwareStudio

  • Tuesday, May 19, 2015
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    Chris Huff 05/19/15 11:30 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Constructing a new sound booth in an existing sanctuary is not an easy task. My church completed construction on a new sound booth in our sanctuary several years ago, and I decided to outline our experiences. Remember Line-Of-Sight This is probably the most important piece of information you should know—sound booth operators should hear what the congregation hears. A booth located out of direct line-of-sight of the main speakers will only… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollProductionAudioEducationMixerSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Thursday, May 14, 2015
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    Pat Brown 05/14/15 11:42 AM,
      Could anything be more confusing than a “power rating?” The question “How many watts” can have many answers, depending on whether we are talking about amplifiers or loudspeakers. There are also many variables regarding how power is measured and specified. The numerous variables have rendered “face value” power ratings virtually useless. Why is “power” so hard to quantify? One reason is because it is time-dependent and constantly changing - much like the “value” of the stock market. We can… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAmplifierAVPower

  • Friday, May 01, 2015
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    Bruce Bartlett 05/01/15 02:30 PM,
    You patch in a piece of audio equipment, and there it is: HUM! This annoying sound is a common occurrence in sound systems. Hum is an unwanted 60 Hz tone—50 Hz in Europe—maybe with harmonics. If the harmonics are especially strong, the hum becomes an edgy buzz. Your sound system also might be plagued by RFI (Radio Frequency Interference). It’s heard as buzzing, clicks, radio programs, or “hash” in the audio signal. RFI is caused by CB transmitters, computers, lightning,… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollProductionAudioAnalogDigitalInstallationInterconnectMixerPowerSignalStudioSystem