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  • Monday, February 20, 2012
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    Wayne Yentis 02/20/12 01:23 PM,
    Oh, what an interesting time it was! Concert sound reinforcement was in the early stages of moving to where we are today. This article originally appeared in the June 1974 issue of Recording Engineer Producer (REP) magazine, and Live Sound also ran a text-only version many years ago. It is presented here in its full glory, without editing and much as it originally appeared, to provide a fuller understanding and appreciation of that time and place and the people behind… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollStudy HallConcertDigitalEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

  • Church Sound Checklist
    Bruce Bartlett 02/20/12 01:18 PM,
    Following is a list of some common sound problems and several ways to solve them. At least a few of these might seem obvious, but we’ve all made simple mistakes like not flipping a switch. If the advice given here doesn’t work, determine which device is at fault, then obtain help from tech support at the manufacturer or contact a qualified audio professional. No Sound—Be sure everything is plugged into AC power and turned on. (Sorry – had to mention… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeaturePollStudy HallEducationSound ReinforcementSystem

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    Pat Brown 02/20/12 01:03 PM,
    If acoustic parameters sometimes seem difficult to grasp, this practical example should help clarify at least one of them, the Limiting Distance, DL. This is a parameter associated with reverberant spaces, such as gyms and churches with little absorption. Remember that in such spaces there will exist a reverberant sound field LR, that is uniform throughout the space, as well as specific reflections that are not. If a loudspeaker or other acoustic source is used to excite the space, there… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeaturePollStudy HallAVEducationEngineerInstallationMeasurementSound ReinforcementSystemAudio

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    Michael Miles 02/20/12 12:49 PM,
    The design of a concert sound system, especially for stereo sound, requires close attention to issues such as room acoustics, headroom, loudspeaker levels, timing, and coverage. For a surround system, those basic issues are even more important and complex. This is because the timing and level distribution of the sound are dependent on the direction of wave propagation. Mono and stereo sound can propagate generally from the stage toward the more distant part of the audience, where the level may… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeaturePollConcertProcessorSound ReinforcementAudio

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    Bruce Bartlett 02/20/12 11:17 AM,
    This article is provided by Bartlett Microphones.   Nothing has more effect on the sound of your recordings than microphone technique. For example, which mic you choose—and where you place it—affect the recorded tone quality. That is, mic technique affects how much bass, midrange, and treble you hear in the monitored sound of a musical instrument. Mic choice and placement also affect how distant the instrument sounds in the recording, and how much background noise you pick up. This guide… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeaturePollMicrophoneSignalStudioSystemAudio

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    PSW Staff 02/20/12 09:24 AM,
    It was evident from the beginning that the attendees to the 2012 AV Networking Congress were in for a unique day. The event tackled some of today’s most pressing digital media networking topics with leading AV Networking AV design consultants, and manufacturers.  Derrick Zieba, sound designer and moderator of the “Stadiums and Large Venues” panel discussion commented, “With the increasing use of networked audio in one-off concerts, installations and theatres, a forum such as this is becoming an essential requirement… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsPollAVBusinessEducationEthernetManufacturerNetworkingSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/20/12 09:17 AM,
    Community Professional Loudspeakers has applied for EN54-24 Certification of many of its large-scale loudspeaker systems. EN54-24 Certification will enable its loudspeakers to be used in voice alarm systems in venues across Europe. The international laboratory network of European Notified Body, Intertek, will be conducting the testing. Intertek’s newly opened Life Safety & Security testing facility in Leatherhead UK had been developed to accommodate larger products used in fire detection and evacuation and had the capacity to test Community’s loudspeakers (which… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundChurch SoundNewsPollBusinessInstallationLoudspeakerManufacturerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/20/12 08:24 AM,
    Saginaw Valley State University is one of Michigan’s fastest-growing universities. The university’s main athletic complex, the Ryder Center, comprises a number of venues, including the 3700-seat James E. O’Neill Arena, which is home to the university’s Cardinal basketball teams. The multipurpose facility can be segmented using movable walls, accommodating not just basketball, but everything from baseball practice, pole vaulting and shot putting to convocations, and even the occasional swap meet. The arena recently received a major sound system upgrade, overseen… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollEducationInstallationLoudspeakerSound Reinforcement

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    PSW Staff 02/20/12 08:09 AM,
    Hosa Technology is pleased to announce that their new Hosa Pro Speaker Cables are now shipping. Combining first-rate cable for enhanced signal transmission and audio quality, world-class REAN connectors by Neutrik AG, the new Hosa Pro Speaker Cables re-define the landscape for professional quality cables at a midline price. Cable quality is crucial to signal transmission and sound clarity—these cables feature 14 AWG Oxygen-Free Copper (OFC) conductors for enhanced signal clarity and a black PVC jacket for durability, flexibility, and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingNewsPollAVInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio

  • Friday, February 17, 2012
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    PSW Staff 02/17/12 02:54 PM,
    A beautifully renovated museum boasting Europe’s largest collection of street organs has had its central space turned into a live performance area, attracting top Dutch artists, with its acoustics tamed by a Renkus-Heinz IC Live system installed by TM Audio. Dedicated to Europe’s largest display of street organs, Museum Speelklok was founded in 1956 in Utrecht, the Netherlands. In 1984 the museum acquired a large church, whose restored interior now houses the collection Visitors are given a guided tour with… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundNewsPollInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementAudio