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  • Wednesday, February 10, 2016
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    Kevin Young 02/10/16 01:23 PM,
    Although he’s only been in the audio industry for 12 years, Dr. Adam J. Hill has packed in a huge amount of work, splitting his time lecturing at the University of Derby in the UK and working “across the pond” with Chicago-area-based Gand Concert Sound (GCS) as an audio engineer. At Derby, the 31-year-old teaches on the university’s BSc (Hons) Sound Light and Live Event Technology program (considered by many to be the leading program of its ilk in the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementSubwooferTechnician

  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016
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    Nicholas Radina 02/09/16 12:14 PM,
    Career-building and understanding the “biz of the business” is important for everyone working in pro audio, but perhaps even more so for the independent practitioner, a.k.a., Lone Audio Ranger. So let’s step back a bit from the technical side and address some equally important techniques that can put you in control of the work you want and strategies to help you get more of it. Hiding In Plain Sight When it comes to “getting the gig,” being selected from a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerNetworkingSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • stage monitors
    Craig Leerman 02/09/16 07:25 AM,
    My company has worked countless smaller to mid-sized festivals and variety shows over the years, and through trial and error we’ve discovered several approaches and problem-solvers that make life a little easier when it comes to working with stage monitoring. As always, the first step to success is advancing the gig. We never take the promoter’s word that the riders we’ve received are current, so we call each artist’s representative to make sure we’ve got the latest monitoring requirements. The… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConcertConsolesDigitalInterconnectLoudspeakerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, February 08, 2016
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    Mark Frink 02/08/16 01:32 PM,
    In audio there are inputs and outputs, sometimes called sources and destinations. Audio input sources break down into two basic types: microphones and direct inputs (DI), which also stands for “direct injection.” We commonly refer to the devices that perform this function as a direct box, a DI box, or a DI for short. The various kinds of microphones utilized in pro audio are acoustic-to-electric transducers that convert sound waves in the air into electrical signals. A DI, on the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, February 05, 2016
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    Andy Coules 02/05/16 02:28 PM,
    Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to use some of the best sound systems currently available from many of the leading manufacturers, and one of the things that struck me is how far we’ve come in terms of delivering the bottom end of the mix. Subwoofer technology and placement techniques have developed to the point where we have a lot more control over how this important band of frequencies is deployed. So I thought it would be… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLoudspeakerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

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    Al Keltz 02/05/16 10:55 AM,
    Election cycles are getting longer and longer, and more campaigns are on the road for extended periods of time while cable and Internet news outlets hunger for content to fill their 24-hour news formats. This has resulted in an increased demand to sound companies and AV rental houses for providing press conference feeds. If you don’t have at least one press mult in inventory and available, you may be missing out on increased revenue opportunities. A Menu For Feeding The… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectMixerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • monitors
    Bruce A. Miller 02/05/16 06:39 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   Simply, good monitors are very important. Video productions monitor using screens. Audio productions monitor using loudspeakers that are driven by amplifiers. Every decision made in a musical production (not only regarding sounds but also arrangements and even performances) is based on what everyone is hearing. For example, if you’re recording a bass sound and the monitors sound thin, you may mistakenly believe that the bass sound itself is thin and compensate by adding… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierLoudspeakerMonitoringSignalStudio

  • Wednesday, February 03, 2016
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    M. Erik Matlock 02/03/16 01:26 PM,
    Many moons ago, I was approached by a very talented local musician with a common request. “Can you do a project for me? I don’t really have any money, but…” Just fill in that last part with whatever excuse, incentive or promise you feel like pulling from your own experiences. Since these requests arrived so frequently, I developed one of my core philosophies about business. It didn’t matter if it concerned studio projects, live shows or installations; the concept is… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessEngineerInstallationSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

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    Charlie Hughes 02/03/16 07:36 AM,
    When measuring loudspeaker systems, the question of phase response often arises. I thought it might be informative to review setting the receive delay within a measurement system so that the displayed phase response is the “correct” one. I have the word correct in quotes above because for a given magnitude response there are an infinite number of equally valid phase responses. This is due in part to what is called propagation delay. This is simply the time of flight of… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, February 02, 2016
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    Barry Rudolph 02/02/16 12:44 PM,
    Rhythm section tracking is the most important recording session in the production cycle of a record. The recording engineer captures the feel and sound of the musicians as they interpret the song and support the artist’s performance. The rhythm track’s sound is a component of the production style and identifies the record’s musical genre. I liken the track to the foundation of a house: you can’t build very high on a weak base! Subsequent overdubbed sweetening is just “window dressing”… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneMixerProcessorSignalStudio



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