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  • Thursday, June 25, 2015
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    Derek Sexsmith 06/25/15 11:25 AM,
    This article is provided by DerekSoundGuy.com. The snare drum and electric guitar are often the driving force of a song despite the kick and bass being considered the foundation of a mix. Turn down the snare drum and the congregation will feel reluctant to clap with the song.  Mic the top and bottom of the snare drum. The top mic will catch the stick hitting the drum and pick up much of the body of the snare. The bottom mic… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallEducationEngineerMixerProcessorSound ReinforcementStage

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    Bruce Bartlett 06/25/15 07:18 AM,
    Take a breath of fresh air on a country morning. That’s the sensation you get from a well-amplified acoustic ensemble. Guitar, upright bass, mandolin, dulcimer, banjo – all produce a sweet, airy sound that can be captured with the right approach. Acoustic music heard over a sound reinforcement system is all about beauty and naturalness, not hype. Listen to a number of well-recorded CDs of old-time country, bluegrass and acoustic jazz. In most cases you’ll hear no effects except some… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallMicrophoneSound ReinforcementStage

  • Wednesday, June 24, 2015
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    Chris Huff 06/24/15 07:04 AM,
    This article is provided by Behind The Mixer.   Water was streaming out the end of our driveway. The main water pipe going to the house had sprung a leak.  There were only two ways of fixing the problem; digging up the driveway for finding and repairing the leak or running a new line without disturbing the driveway at all.  A problem with an audio cable isn’t always solved by running a new cable. Sometimes you’ve got to look under… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallInterconnectSound Reinforcement

  • Tuesday, June 23, 2015
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    Pat Brown 06/23/15 11:26 AM,
      A letter to a church building committee might read: Thank you again for the opportunity to provide you with a proposal for the sound system for your house of worship. While we appreciate your interest in “good stewardship” in the funding of this project, and understand your request for “church pricing” for the work, the following points should be kept in mind when determining the best value for the dollars spent. #1 - Dynamic Range Church sanctuaries are usually… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureStudy HallAVBusinessInstallationInterconnectSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Monday, June 22, 2015
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    Bobby Owsinski 06/22/15 05:32 PM,
    This article is provided by Bobby Owsinski.   By my count, there are 8 “constants” that we find in vocal recording. These are items or situations that almost always prove to be true. Just keeping them in mind can save you a lot of trouble in the search for a sound that works for you and your vocalist. Here are a few tips taken from The Recording Engineer’s Handbook and The Music Producer’s Handbook to help you get a great… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerMicrophoneSignalStudio

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    Rational Acoustics 06/22/15 08:32 AM,
    Editor’s Note: The following article is an excerpt from the new white paper “Smaart 7 Impulse Response Measurement and Analysis Guide,” available as a free download (pdf) from Rational Acoustics. Go here for the direct download of the guide, and also note that sample IR wave files used for figures within the document can be downloaded as a zip file here. ———————————————————- What is an impulse response? In the most basic terms, an impulse response (IR) can be defined as… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLoudspeakerMeasurementMicrophoneSignalSoftwareSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Wednesday, June 17, 2015
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    Bruce A. Miller 06/17/15 04:53 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   Often, a young engineer will start to position microphones based on what they see done by others or read in a magazine. Sometimes they experiment and move the mics to see if the sound improves, but usually once someone ends up with a mic setup they like they stop trying to improve it. There are certain standard approaches that have been successful, but even these approaches should never be considered “etched in stone.”… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMicrophoneSignalStudio

  • Tuesday, June 16, 2015
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    Mike Sessler 06/16/15 06:22 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   I was recently asked by a reader for some suggestions on helping his church’s leadership understand the need to hire an integrator for new building project. This is something we talk about a lot. Sadly, most churches don’t do it well. In the case of our reader, his leadership thinks that they can do the job in-house, and things will be just fine. As someone who has been working in churches a long… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationInstallationSystem

  • Monday, June 15, 2015
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    Dave Rat 06/15/15 07:10 AM,
    Mixing sound in the live realm is not rocket science. In fact, it’s probably closer to voodoo.  A studio engineer creates a masterpiece that will (hopefully) live forever in permanent hard copy existence. But the very nature of a live mixing dictates that every show will be unique - and that none will be perfect.  A front of house engineer is in the business of creating a memory. Impact, excitement and anticipation form the landscape of the journey you’re guiding… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystem

  • Friday, June 12, 2015
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    Rational Acoustics 06/12/15 11:47 AM,
    PSW Top 20 presented by Renkus-Heinz   The seven little gremlins—pictured below—like nothing more than to give your sound system their own distinctive voice. Sure, they’re friendly enough when encountered as a balanced group, but hanging out with any one of them for too long can drive you to distraction – or worse. Don’t be fooled by their diminutive stature and (sometimes) cute appearance – these little offenders have a long rap sheet filled with everything from simple charges of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallManufacturerMeasurementProcessorSignalSoftwareSound Reinforcement



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