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  • Friday, September 02, 2011
    subwoofers
    Tom Young 09/02/11 04:49 AM,
    Over the past several years, a technique most commonly called “aux fed subs” has been developed for reducing low-frequency “muddiness” from front-of-house loudspeaker systems. This technique has resulted in considerable benefits over a wide variety of sound reinforcement applications, but there is confusion as to what it encompasses and what it accomplishes. Let’s clarify the details and describe the set up of an aux fed subwoofer system. We’ll also be addressing some frequently asked questions on the topic. In a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollLoudspeakerProcessorSubwoofer

  • Wednesday, August 31, 2011
    metric halo
    PSW Staff 08/31/11 04:24 PM, 0 Comments
    Front of house engineer Andrew Dowling works for 20-time Grammy winner and country legend Vince Gill, but he applies his in-demand skills for bands from radically divergent genres as well. For instance, he will be traveling with metal icons Rob Zombie and Slayer on a 12-stop tour that mix festival PA systems with a hand-picked Adamson system for headlining shows. To get signals in reliably and to analyze them, Dowling calls on a Metric Halo ULN-8 interface paired with Metric… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollProductMeasurementProcessorSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, August 29, 2011
    church sound
    Chris Huff 08/29/11 05:01 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   I’ve never told the musicians why I walk out on them.  Even if I did, I don’t know if they’d believe me.  They aren’t around, so I’ll tell you.  I do it because of Harvey Fletcher and Wilden A. Munson. Harvey and Wilden were navigating through the Amazon rainforest in 1937 when they stumbled upon a one-of-a-kind find.  Hidden behind a thicket of brush and guarded by snakes (“why did it… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollMeasurementProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Friday, August 26, 2011
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    PSW Staff 08/26/11 10:15 AM, 0 Comments
    With weekly worship attendance nearing 20,000 across three sites in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, Gateway Church ranks as one of the fastest-growing congregations in the country. Having outgrown its original main campus in Southlake, Gateway opened a new 200,000-plus-square-foot facility a few miles away. The 4,000-seat sanctuary, at the heart of the campus, is equipped with cutting-edge technical facilities, including a powerful reinforcement system based on Meyer Sound MILO line array loudspeakers. The Dallas-based consulting firm, Acoustic Dimensions, was given… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundChurch SoundNewsPollInstallationLine ArrayLoudspeakerProcessorSound Reinforcement

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    George Koch 08/26/11 07:01 AM,
    When a child is learning to walk, he is able to do no more than put one foot in front of the other and shift his weight. He learns quickly (after a couple of falls), that he must master these basics before he can advance to running, skipping, or dancing. His thoughts may not be quite so complex as we seem to imply, but the fact remains that for the time, he can only do one thing, and that without… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollSlideshowStudy HallProductionAudioAnalogConsolesMixerMonitoringProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, August 23, 2011
    preamps
    Chater-La 08/23/11 04:32 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Audiofanzine. A pair of audio heads with a studio based outside Tokyo recently contacted me with their first recorded mic preamp comparison tests. I was impressed and happy to have made friends from studio trenches far far away. Let’s take a look at what they came up with. The guys at Studio J conducted their preamp test by recording two songs through the following preamps:—Chandler Limited TG2—Chandler Limited Germanium—Chameleon Labs 7602—Focusrite Red 6—Grace Design 201—Sound… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollVideoProcessorStudio

  • Monday, August 22, 2011
    reverb
    Pat Brown 08/22/11 04:23 PM, 0 Comments
    The reverberation time (RT) is one of the most fundamental room measurements. It gives a broad brush stroke description of the general acoustical behavior of a space, paving the way for the use of other metrics to determine clarity and direct-to-reverberant ratios. Wallace Clement Sabine was the first to formalize the RT into an acoustic metric. His method of measurement involved a program source, a stopwatch and a quiet room. Sabine determined that 60 dB of room decay was audible… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollAVMeasurementProcessorAudio

  • church sound
    Chris Huff 08/22/11 03:24 PM, 1 Comment
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   One button that still looks pristine. No fingerprints. No worn finish. It doesn’t even have a name. Working in audio, it’s easy finding my way into a foreign sound booth. It could be it’s my station for an event or it might be that I’ve been invited in by the sound tech on duty.  Over the years, I’ve noticed one button that’s often not used. It’s the fixed-point high-pass filter button… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollConsolesMixerProcessor

  • Thursday, August 18, 2011
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    Fletcher 08/18/11 08:49 AM, 1 Comment
    What makes a good microphone preamplifier? What makes one mic preamp better for an application than another? Why even bother with “outboard” preamps? Frankly, there are no standard “correct” answers to these questions, it’s all about a subjective sense of aesthetic that users have to determine their own bad selves. Mic preamps - like wine, cars, guitars, and the brand of cigarettes you smoke - are all a very personal decision. What I may find remarkably mundane and boring may… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollProcessorStudio

  • Wednesday, August 17, 2011
    microphones
    Kent Margraves 08/17/11 09:40 AM,
    This article is provided by Sennheiser.   Live instrument mic’ing is no picnic. Especially when there are multiple elements on a stage that an audio mixer wants to capture and reproduce properly. With acoustic drums, the issue is compounded exponentially given that in order to isolate each drum “voice” correctly, you really need a heck of a lot of mics. Or do you? There are a thousand ways to mic and mix a drum kit with success. Conversely, there a… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollConsolesMicrophoneMixerProcessorStage