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  • Thursday, December 08, 2016
    guitar mic techniques
    Barry Rudolph 12/08/16 08:18 AM,
    Because of its fundamental importance in popular music, the electric guitar is the subject of intense scrutiny and wide differences of opinions. Just what makes a good guitar sound? Compared to all the subtle and not so subtle sounds that come out of an electric guitar amp, fidelity judgments of vocal sounds are easy to make! With good knowledge of the different guitar and amplifier sonic capabilities, coupled with good microphone techniques,we can achieve the ultimate guitar sound that “fits”… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerMicrophoneProcessorSignalStudio

  • Friday, December 02, 2016
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    Pat Brown 12/02/16 11:12 AM,
      It’s all about inputs and outputs (I/O). How do I get an audio signal from one to the other? The ongoing evolution of professional audio has produced a number of viable digital interfaces to complement legacy analog I/O practices. The choices may seem confusing at first, but when you break them down the strengths and weakness of each become apparent. In this overview, I will start with analog since it is familiar to most readers and serves as a… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallTrainingAnalogAVDigitalEducationEngineerEthernetInstallationInterconnectMeasurementProcessorSignalSystemTechnician

  • Thursday, December 01, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 12/01/16 08:05 AM,
    In its most basic form, a DI – also known as a direct box and short for “direct injection” and/or “direct insert” – takes an unbalanced high-impedance signal (i.e., from an electric guitar or keyboard) and converts it to a balanced low-impedance signal. This process is needed when running high-impedance signal at long distances, such as down a snake to a front of house console. Unconverted, the unbalanced signal can pick up noise; also, sending high-impedance signal at longer distances… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureProductAVInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStageStudio

  • Wednesday, November 30, 2016
    acoustics
    Ken DeLoria 11/30/16 08:47 AM,
    Very often the topic of “room tuning” comes up in the practice of pro audio, but what we’re really talking about is “system optimization.” And over the course of many years, we’ve used many tools that seemed to—or actually did—contribute to desirable results. But system optimization is not just about turning knobs (virtual or otherwise) until things sound good. Sure, you can do that, and maybe that’s all you have time for under certain circumstances, but it’s not likely to… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, November 29, 2016
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    Merlijn van Veen 11/29/16 12:49 PM,
    Many believe that condenser microphones are more sensitive than dynamic microphones (moving coil) and therefore pick up “everything,” e.g., stage wash and noise. Sensitivity, however, is nothing but a constant conversion rate from pressure to voltage and more important, it is distance independent. Contrary to popular belief, it’s not the reason for picking up “everything.” Most condenser mics are indeed more sensitive. A Neumann KMS 105 condenser with a sensitivity spec of 4.5 millivolts at 1 Pascal (4.5 mV/Pa) is… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureVideoStudy HallMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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    PSW Staff 11/23/16 07:35 AM,
    Sennheiser is now a member of Crestron’s “Integrated Partner Program.” Both vendors’ products can be integrated into a single combined solution. Among the compatible products are the TeamConnect family of products, SpeechLine DW and ADN. Data can be exchanged easily between systems, such as Sennheiser’s conference solution ADN – here, because control commands are transmitted via TCP/IP, the audio conferencing system’s central unit, the ADN CU1, can be connected to one of Cestron’s media controllers. For example, when the talk… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVDigitalInstallationManufacturerMicrophoneSignalSystemWireless

  • church sound
    Chris Huff 11/23/16 07:25 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   I created a frog. It wasn’t intentional. Naturally, I’m not talking about a real frog but just look at that photo to the left! You’ll never read a mixing book that says, “Make the snare’s EQ curve look like a frog in water.” If you do, immediately stop reading the book. Seriously, when it comes to snare mixing, the last place you want to be is behind the mixer. There are… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Monday, November 21, 2016
    recording
    Joe Gilder 11/21/16 08:12 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Whether it’s a documentary on your favorite band, a movie scene in a recording studio, or a full-page ad in Sweetwater‘s latest catalog, one common theme exists: vocalists use large-diaphragm condenser microphones. I’m not a big fan of the phrase “that’s how we’ve always done it.” Certainly we should learn from the experience of others, but doing something just because everyone else does it leads to a fairly boring experience. Do… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerSignalStudio

  • Thursday, November 17, 2016
    synaudcon
    Pat Brown 11/17/16 08:22 AM,
      Adequate signal-to-noise ratio is one of the characteristics of a professionally designed sound reinforcement system. The terms “dynamic range” and “signal-to-noise ratio” are often used interchangeably, but a closer look reveals that they are not exactly the same thing. The dynamic range of a sound system is the difference in level between the highest signal peak that can be reproduced by the system (or device in the system) and the amplitude of the highest spectral component of the noise… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, November 16, 2016
    dante
    PSW Staff 11/16/16 11:26 AM,
    Audinate  has announced the immediate availability of the Dante analog output module, a small form factor PCB designed to allos for rapid development of Dante-to-analog endpoints. Manufacturers can use this module in a variety of small footprint enclosures with appropriate analog connectors to more quickly bring finished products to market. The module supports one RJ45 Dante input, and one or two balanced analog outputs. It can receive audio channels from a Dante network and provide studio-quality, low-latency audio via balanced… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundNewsPodcastAVInterconnectNetworkingSignalSound ReinforcementStudio



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