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  • Monday, June 13, 2016
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    Bobby Owsinski 06/13/16 11:40 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   Mix engineers are called on to do so much more than ever before. Tweaking the track timing used to be done way before the mixing stage, but mixers find themselves doing it more and more. Here are some tips for tweaking track timing in you DAW from the new Advanced chapter in the 3rd edition of The Mixing Engineer’s Handbook.———————————— No matter how great the players on the session are, there’s always… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEngineerSoftwareStudio

  • Friday, June 10, 2016
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    j. hall 06/10/16 10:21 AM,
    It seems to me that over the course of many years and many technological “advances,” we have once again come to an age-old question: where is the line of acceptability? As recording techniques, and production ethics change as quickly as we receive DAW updates and debug programs, I think we need to pause for a bit of reflection. It is, of course, a well-accepted theory that you can’t properly embrace the future until you understand the past. So, let’s take… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureOpinionStudy HallBusinessDigitalDigital Audio WorkstationsEducationEngineerStudio

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    Mike Sessler 06/10/16 06:23 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Editor’s Note: This story originally ran in December 2010, but the information is still very relevant and worthy of repeating. This week is production week for us at Coast Hills. And it’s quite a production; Gunch! is an (almost) all-original musical-style stage play with an 80+ member cast, 13 person pit band and five performances over the weekend with an expected attendance of 4500+. It’s quite an undertaking. This past Friday was opening… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallAVEngineerSound ReinforcementStageTechnician

  • Thursday, June 09, 2016
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    Bruce Main 06/09/16 11:34 AM,
    Trap boxes and line arrays get all the attention. And that’s no surprise – they’re big and loud, and dare I say it, glamorous. But the truck rarely rolls without a complement of two-way loudspeakers sporting a 12-inch or 15-inch woofer and a horn. Whether its monitor wedges, drum fill, front fill or just “speakers on sticks,” small 2-way boxes do many of the everyday jobs that make up a typical sound reinforcement day. We take the performance of these… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVEducationEngineerInstallationLoudspeakerMeasurementSound Reinforcement

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    Bruce A. Miller 06/09/16 06:19 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   Many people say that older records “feel” better. They also complain that much of today’s music seems “sterile.” I believe a big part of this is because these days so much music is made in sequencers or by bands playing individual parts rather than together. As a result, you lose the dynamics that I feel are important in music. Live music played by a group of musicians (even if the drummer is playing… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerStudio

  • Wednesday, June 08, 2016
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    Joe Gilder 06/08/16 06:21 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   I’ve answered thousands of questions over the years, many of them on the Ask Joe Podcast. I’ve always been intrigued by how much you can tell about a person by listening to the types of questions he/she asks. “What’s the right way to mic lead vocals?” is an example of a question that comes from a person looking for a simple answer to a complex topic. They’re looking for a shortcut.… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerStudio

  • Tuesday, June 07, 2016
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    Chris Huff 06/07/16 10:52 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   It was a mix engineer’s nightmare. Vocal microphones for singers were spread out across console channels 2, 7, 10, and 13. To make matters worse, they were labeled across as C, A, D, and B – not even in alphabetical order. The rest of the channel assignments were no better. I wept. (Not really but I felt like it.) What better way to guarantee frustration and a slower mixing process? The… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallConsolesEngineer

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    Ike Zimbel 06/07/16 06:10 AM,
    As the use of wireless systems continues to grow and the available wireless spectrum continues to shrink, the need for someone to coordinate all of that wireless on any given event becomes greater. It’s why you’re increasingly likely to encounter a frequency coordinator on a show or tour. With this in mind, and as a frequency coordinator, I’ve come up with a list of frequently asked questions about what I do. What is a frequency coordinator? A person (or team… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallAVConcertDigitalEngineerMicrophoneSoftwareSound ReinforcementTechnicianWireless

  • Monday, June 06, 2016
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    Mike Sokol 06/06/16 10:18 AM,
    Provided by Live Sound Advice.   No, it’s not the name of an insurance company or a European sports car—GFCI is an abbreviation/acronym for Ground Fault Circuit Interrupter. They’ve been required in many localities for electrical outlets located near sinks or the outside of residences since the early 1970s. The two types of GFCIs you’ll encounter are either built into the power outlet itself (Figure 1, left) or inside the circuit breaker at the power panel (Figure 1, right). Both… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVInstallationPower

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    Andy Coules 06/06/16 06:05 AM,
    In a continuation of my previous article (here), I’m taking a look at five more of the most common live mix mistakes I’ve encountered when attending gigs as an audience member and offering some potential solutions to these everyday issues. Excuse me while I kiss this guy. It still surprises me when I go to gigs where either the vocals can’t be heard or they’re so buried in the mix that it’s impossible to make out what they’re saying. The… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertConsolesEngineerInterconnectMixerProcessorSoftwareSound Reinforcement



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