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  • Thursday, March 19, 2009
    PSW Staff 03/19/09 10:10 AM, 1 Comment
    I ran across an article in yesterday’s (3/18/09) edition of USA Today titled “Major artists are making concerts more affordable”. The article, by Steve Jones, states that “no one knows how the recession will affect concert business this summer, but several major acts are making sure that fans won’t have to dig too deep to afford a ticket” and then points out that The Dave Matthews Band, Keith Urban, U2 and No Doubt have already announced some bargain-priced tickets. The… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundBlogAudio PunditPollBusinessConcert

  • Monday, December 22, 2008
    Keith Clark 12/22/08 05:03 PM, 0 Comments
    A new study by the chief economist of the MCPS-PRS Alliance, a not-for-profit royalty collection society, found that sales of music via the Internet are highly limited to a relatively small share of total files available online. In fact, the study notes that “of the 1.23 million albums available (online), only 173,000 were bought, meaning 85 per cent did not sell at all.” The findings were reported in by The Telegraph newspaper of the U.K., which states that the study… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundBlogAudio PunditOpinionPoll

  • Thursday, December 18, 2008
    Keith Clark 12/18/08 01:53 PM, 0 Comments
    Atlantic Records recently reported that for the first time in its history, sales of digital music have surpassed those of compact discs. A recent article in the New York Times states that Atlantic “has reached a milestone that no other major record label has hit: more than half of its music sales in the United States are now from digital products.” The article also notes that while digital delivery is increasing, overall music sales are declining at a fairly rapid… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingNewsPollBusiness

  • Thursday, November 25, 1982
    Ron Huisinga 11/25/82 01:04 PM, 0 Comments
    This article is provided by New Life Communications.   As you visit other churches for weddings or other reasons, you probably have noticed a number of different sound system designs. Some churches have column loudspeakers on the front walls. Another church will have many loudspeakers on the side walls. There are churches that have loudspeakers in the hanging light fixtures. Others have many loudspeakers mounted under the pews. It is apparent that there are many different approaches to providing a… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollLoudspeakerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Sunday, July 20, 1980
    Curtis Settino 07/20/80 08:07 AM, 0 Comments
    This exclusive article is provided by   The goal when dealing with roaming musicians is to create and capture unique volume, position and/or timbre changes in the performance you’re recording. It’s a roundabout approach to orchestration and dynamics. The following methods can work in a variety of recording situations (four-track and beyond) and are designed for vocals and hand-held acoustic instruments. Volume Changing Did you know? An automated volume control technique was used with Elvis Presley when he first… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollStudy HallEducationEngineerMicrophoneMixerStudioSystemAudio