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  • Thursday, April 28, 2016
    PSW Staff 04/28/16 03:11 PM,
    Not so long ago, consoles with 32 channels and 16 auxiliaries could cover the requirements of almost any band and most festivals, but today, bigger shows often require 100 channels and 50 mixes or more. At the same time, the genre of large-format consoles continues to grow and evolve. The recently introduced Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 and Avid VENUE | S6L, both highly anticipated, have now been released and are seeing steadily increasing action in a range of applications. Further, Allen… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureProductSlideshowAVConsolesDigitalManufacturerMixerSound Reinforcement

  • Friday, April 22, 2016
    Live Sound Staff 04/22/16 02:56 PM,
    The definition of which characteristics make a line array small- or large-format, is somewhat arbitrary. Is it how wide or high each element is, how much it weighs, how many components each houses, the diameter of the components, or how loud it gets? For this overview, we’ve based the selection on the size of the largest LF driver within the array, considering those with 8-inch to 10-inch cones to be medium-format. Even within the medium-format category, there’s a lot of… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureSlideshowAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, April 12, 2016
    M. Erik Matlock 04/12/16 03:19 PM,
    Welcome to ProSoundWeb’s coverage of Prolight + Sound & Musikmesse 2016 in Germany at the sprawling Frankfurt Fair and Exhibition Centre, which presents the latest products from the worlds of event technology and musical instruments. Preliminary figures show a reported count of more than 2,000 (2,043 to be exact) exhibitors from 60 countries on hand this year covering an exhibition facility which literally required shuttle buses to reach every vendor and display. Official attendance was almost 110,000 visitors (compared to… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureNewsSlideshowAVBusinessManufacturerSound ReinforcementStudio

  • Friday, March 11, 2016
    PSW Staff 03/11/16 01:46 PM,
    Mention column loudspeakers to grumpy old soundmen and the Shure Vocalmaster immediately springs to mind, as every ’70s band used it. But column loudspeakers continue to gain in popularity because they offer a solution for those who need efficiency in the vocal range combined with even coverage and a very slim, unobtrusive profile. Line sources have been around for well more than a half-century. For portable sound applications, audiences tend to be small. Installed systems are often employed in reverberant… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogSlideshowAVLine ArrayLoudspeakerSoftwareSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, March 02, 2016
    Bobby Owsinski 03/02/16 07:03 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Like many other aspects to mixing, the use of reverb is frequently either overlooked or misunderstood. Reverb is sometimes added to a track to create width and depth, but also to dress up an otherwise boring sound. The real secret is how much to use and how to adjust its various parameters. Let’s look at some of the reasons to add reverb in this excerpt from my book, The Audio Mixing Bootcamp.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogSlideshowEngineerProcessorStudio

  • Wednesday, February 17, 2016
    Craig Leerman 02/17/16 03:26 PM,
    The textbook definition of a microphone is a transducer that converts acoustical energy (sound waves) into electrical energy. Basically, a sound wave hits a diaphragm or membrane and causes it to vibrate. These vibrations are turned into electricity and flow out to the console. Mics are usually categorized by the conversion process that’s used to turn acoustical energy into electricity. The most common type used on live stages are dynamic designs that work on the electromagnet principle where a coil… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureProductSlideshowStudy HallAVManufacturerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, January 26, 2016
    PSW Staff 01/26/16 07:04 AM,
    The just-concluded 2016 NAMM Show in Anaheim was the largest and most inclusive event in the National Association of Music Merchants’ (NAMM) 115-year history, hosting a record 1,726 exhibiting companies representing more than 6,000 brands, a 7 percent increase in exhibiting companies over 2015’s event. The number of new companies also grew again, representing 409 of the total exhibiting companies. In addition to the new-to-NAMM names, 174 companies returned after a lapse of a year or more. “As we look… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureNewsProductSlideshowAmplifierAnalogAVBusinessConsolesDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEthernetInstallationInterconnectLine ArrayLoudspeakerManufacturerMicrophoneMixerMonitoringNetworkingProcessorSoftwareSound ReinforcementStageStudioSubwooferWireless

  • Tuesday, January 12, 2016
    PSW Staff 01/12/16 12:01 PM,
    Excerpted from JBL Professional Technical Note Volume 1, Number 14: “Basic Principles for Suspending Loudspeaker Systems.” Design Factor Design factor is a term used by the rigging industry to denote theoretical reserve capability. The rated capacity / of all lifting and hanging equipment b based upon the nominal strength of the equipment reduced by the design factor. Design factor is a number representing the fraction of equipment nominal strength chosen to be appropriate for the particular application. Rated Capacity =… View this post
    Filed in: ProductionChurch SoundFeatureSlideshowStudy HallProductionAudioRiggingStagingEducationLine ArrayLoudspeakerStageSystem

  • Monday, January 11, 2016
    Live Sound Staff 01/11/16 12:04 PM,
    While powered loudspeakers have risen in popularity, it’s important to keep in mind one of the big reasons why: the tremendous strides that have been made in power amplifier technology over the past 15 years or so that make them more easily integrated into loudspeaker cabinets. At the same time, rack-mounted “outboard” amplifiers continue to see healthy use in a wide range of sound reinforcement applications, and it’s these units that are the focus here. Amplifiers are far lighter and… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureSlideshowAmplifierAVSound Reinforcement

  • Wednesday, December 30, 2015
    Craig Leerman 12/30/15 07:38 AM,
    The Old Soundman once said to me, “A speaker ain’t a speaker unless it’s got some speakers inside.” Indeed, true words of wisdom. Cone and compression driver technology has improved considerably over the years, mirroring the progress of the loudspeaker systems that utilize them. The result is sonic quality that’s vastly upgraded, along with enhanced durability. Advanced design techniques and the employment of materials such as neodymium in magnet structures have helped lead this charge. Today’s drivers are marked by… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureSlideshowAVLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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