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  • Wednesday, November 09, 2016
    Bruce A. Miller 11/09/16 07:49 AM,
    This article is provided by   The compressor is a wonderful tool when used properly, however, often the basics of compression are misunderstood, leaving audio that would have been better left untouched. A compressor is a threshold effect that will squeeze dynamic range. If a sound has dynamics (increases and decreases in volume), a compressor will push them together.  This type of effect is called compression and is not to be confused with computer files compression (making files smaller)… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationMeasurementProcessorSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, November 08, 2016
    Kevin Butler 11/08/16 01:43 PM,
    This article is provided by Constellation Studios.   I’m starting a new series here on valuable audio engineering skills I’ve learned over the years running sound and recording music. I don’t consider myself an expert, just a student going through the ranks of the school of hard knocks… I often find myself teaching others how to “run sound”. As the lead audio engineer working and volunteering in the church world, I have the privilege (and the curse) of working with… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

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    Joe Gilder 11/08/16 07:41 AM,
    This article is provided by Home Studio Corner.   Last week I had lunch with a new friend, a guy by the name of James Waddell of Lyricanvas Studios. James is an audio engineer/producer/mixer here in Nashville. James has won two Grammy’s. James is awesome. I’ll be posting a video tour of James’ studio in a few weeks on my weekly Studio Tours series. You’ll get to see the Grammys then. I met James at a songwriting event I played… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEngineerStudio

  • Monday, November 07, 2016
    Bruce Badger 11/07/16 10:24 AM,
    Many church media team members serving today have followed a similar path that led to their service in the church. A good number started out in junior or senior high school wanting to “be in a band.” A group of friends would pool their dreams and money together to get something going: “Jimmie, you’ll play guitar, I’m on drums, let’s see if your cousin is willing to play bass, and Mike works at Radio Shack – maybe he’d like to… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerInstallationSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Friday, November 04, 2016
    Mike Sokol 11/04/16 06:45 AM,
    Provided by Live Sound Advice.   The first installment of this series (here) drew some pretty interesting feedback. One reader called me a “Nazi” who was trying to interfere with his tone, adding that he would never turn down his guitar amp. On the other hand, a pretty well-known producer/engineer told me I was exactly on-point, and that some notable touring acts are beginning to implement the sort of monitoring techniques that I first began working with nearly 40 years… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertEducationEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Thursday, November 03, 2016
    Andy Coules 11/03/16 11:22 AM,
    As we bask in the all-enveloping glory of the digital age, it’s come to my attention that some intrepid live sound engineers are very occasionally coming across analog equipment as they travel to some of the dustier corners of the globe. While many of us are old enough to remember these beasts, not everyone has had the opportunity to operate these relics so I thought it might be a good idea to write a guide to the “ancient art” of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallAnalogAVConsolesEducationEngineerProcessorSound ReinforcementStageSystem

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    Chris Huff 11/03/16 06:10 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   The kick drum beater just tore clear through the drum head and there’s twenty minutes to replace it.  The drummer, Anthony, has the skills to do it. Not a problem. Wait, what do you mean the spare head doesn’t fit? Bring me the holy gaff tape!  Did it sound great? No, but it sounded good enough and got us through the remaining five songs. These things happen in live audio but… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallConcertEngineerSound ReinforcementStage

  • Tuesday, November 01, 2016
    Craig Leerman 11/01/16 11:37 AM,
    We’ve all been there. The room is highly reflective or the PA can’t be placed in a preferred location for whatever reason. Or both. Ideally, you’ve noted the challenges during a walk-through and can put some thought into an overall approach and a system design that will produce success despite the obstacles. My most recent “nightmare room” serves as an example of what can be done. The space was square with two glass walls of full-length windows, two more walls… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallAVBusinessConcertDigitalLine ArrayLoudspeakerMonitoringProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, October 31, 2016
    Samantha Potter 10/31/16 10:43 AM,
    This article is provided by   I meet a lot of sound engineers and techs around my age (mid-20s) that strictly stick to audio and don’t dare to touch anything else, whether it be to stay focused on audio or to not get roped into something they don’t particularly want to do. There isn’t anything wrong with this. Laser-focusing on one discipline can yield some great results. I know that my passion lies in audio, live sound especially. I… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureStudy HallAVBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStageStudioTechnician

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    Bobby Owsinski 10/31/16 06:33 AM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   It’s surprising that so many monitors (loudspeakers that is) are purchased just from a review or word of mouth, since they’re such a personal item. Here’s an excerpt from my Studio Builder’s Handbook (written with Dennis Moody) that covers some things to think about before you purchase your next set of speakers. 1) Don’t choose a monitor because someone else is using them. Just because your favorite mixer uses a set of… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerLoudspeakerMonitoringStudio

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