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  • Thursday, May 26, 2016
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    Curt Taipale 05/26/16 05:58 AM,
    When was the last time that you listened analytically to the loudspeakers in your sanctuary and perhaps other spaces? I mean really, truly listened to them? The reason that I ask is because easily 80 percent of the church loudspeaker systems that I’m invited to evaluate and re-voice (“tune,” “EQ,” “optimize,” etc.) have something seriously wrong with them – something that the church sound techs and pastoral staff are totally unaware of. Sometimes sound techs might be suspicious that things… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallInstallationLoudspeakerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Tuesday, May 24, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/24/16 04:19 PM,
    Harman Professional Solutions announces the new Harman Professional University, which is designed to be a cohesive and relevant training experience for customers, partners and industry professionals, Harman Professional University provides certifications which are valid for three years from the time of achievement and can be renewed through continuing education. With a comprehensive range of new online and instructor-led courses, students gain valuable design, commissioning and programming training across a variety of industry disciplines, including audio, video, control and networked AV.… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAVEducationEngineerTechnician

  • Monday, May 23, 2016
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    Daniel L. Newman 05/23/16 05:56 AM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   Have you ever seen or given a sales pitch that went like this:“Take a look at the proposal. If the price is too high, just let me know what will work for you and I’ll see what I can do?” Stop! You have just handed your prospective client a proposal and are already offering a price break. Why did you even bother to put a price on it? Take A Step Back… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogAVBusinessSystemTechnician

  • Friday, May 20, 2016
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    Gary Zandstra 05/20/16 06:08 AM,
    This article is provided by Gary Zandstra.com.   I was at an event recently where the mix was, shall we say, less than spectacular. But it also wasn’t horrible. Let’s just say it was a little above bad and a little less than O.K. In reality it was mainly one thing that was really grating on my nerves: every time the lead singer would really get into his mic, some level distortion would occur.  I wanted to get up and… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureProductionAudioBusinessEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Wednesday, May 18, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/18/16 01:00 PM,
    In addition demonstrating its latest products and technologies at InfoComm 2016, Audio manufacturer Powersoft [Booth C11505] announced three dedicated training sessions that will occur during the trade show — each focused on the use of Powersoft amplification in audio system design and voice alarm systems. “Once again, Powersoft is offering comprehensive training and demonstration sessions at InfoComm for both our existing user base and those who may be new to our products and software,” commented Francesco Fanicchi, head of Brand… View this post
    Filed in: AVNewsAmplifierAVEducationInstallationNetworkingSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Thursday, May 12, 2016
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    James Cadwallader 05/12/16 06:02 AM,
    Whenever I’m at the local Guitar Hut, I like to listen to the people who come in and talk with the pro audio sales guy about gear. These conversations are often filled with nebulous audiophilic adjectives like “warm”, “sweet” and “punchy”. The sales guy has little motivation to be a source of truthful or accurate information. He just wants to make a sale. Meanwhile many of his customers already have their minds made up as to what piece of gear… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogOpinionAnalogBusinessEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Wednesday, May 11, 2016
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    Curt Taipale 05/11/16 06:34 AM,
    This article is provided by Church Soundcheck.com.   There are many things which shouldn’t happen during a worship service, yet still do. However, unless we’re cognizant of them sometimes it’s hard to prevent them. So I decided to create a list of those things that just shouldn’t happen in a worship service. Some of these may seem so silly, so expected, so taken for granted that they’re almost not worth saying. But you’d be surprised how many times I’ve seen… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEducationEngineerMixerSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Tuesday, May 10, 2016
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    Samantha Potter 05/10/16 12:14 PM,
    Finding the right day rate for freelance audio/production services isn’t easy for anyone at first. It’s a math problem that includes working with several complicated and random variables. There’s the need to ask other freelances in the area about it, doing the research, and worst (scariest?) of all, assigning a number to your worth as a professional. Let’s walk through it together. Here are some things to take into consideration before deciding a bare-minimum day rate: —What is the minimum… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Friday, May 06, 2016
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    PSW Staff 05/06/16 03:29 PM,
    ProSoundWeb presents at least two feature articles every day of the working week, meaning that there are 40-plus long-form articles highlighted each and every month. That’s a lot. In fact, so much so that we got to thinking that it would be handy to present a round-up of the most-read articles for those who might have missed at least some of them the first time around. What follows is the top 5 most-read articles on PSW for the month of… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureAnalogDigitalEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

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    Teri Hogan 05/06/16 11:47 AM,
    A concert sound system is, in reality, two completely separate sound systems, joined at the hip by a split snake. Each system requires a skilled engineer, but the skill-sets between the two differ vastly. The thing that baffles me is how ill regarded the position of monitor engineer is among my brethren. It can be easily argued and defended that the monitor engineer works twice as hard as everyone else on the crew, unless he/she is lucky enough to have… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConcertEngineerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStageTechnician



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