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  • Thursday, September 08, 2016
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    Bob McCarthy 09/08/16 12:06 PM,
    Editor’s Note: Follow the links to check out part 1 (loudspeakers) and part 2 (signal processing) of this series. The high-resolution dual-channel audio analyzer is a standard front-of-house tool in the modern sound system. There are quite a few versions available, such as Rational Acoustics Smaart, Meyer Sound SIM, SATlive, AFMG Sys-Tune, Metric Halo Spectrafoo, and more.  These tools are common, quite inexpensive, and offer information that’s fairly easy to understand and act upon. It was only a short time… View this post
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  • Wednesday, September 07, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 09/07/16 10:42 AM,
    Whether it’s a large festival line array rig or a single loudspeaker on a stick, all audio systems have one thing in common and that’s a need for power. Before starting to design, build, or use any power distribution equipment, the local laws and electric code should be consulted. The place to start is the National Electrical Code (NEC), sponsored by the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) and published every three years. The purpose of the NEC is to safeguard… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureStudy HallTrainingAVBusinessConcertEducationEngineerMeasurementPowerSound ReinforcementStageSystemTechnician

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    Karl Winkler 09/07/16 06:20 AM,
    I’ll bet you have some of these, too: things people say or concepts they have wrong but won’t change, despite considerable evidence. The pro audio market is rife with some of these things. There are good reasons for us to keep doing what we’re doing – if it’s been working. (“If it ain’t broke” and so on.) Nevertheless, if we aren’t continuing to learn, grow and change, we’re stagnating or worse. O.K., let’s start with getting the ones with wireless… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVConsolesDigitalEducationEngineerInstallationMeasurementProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSystemTechnicianWireless

  • Friday, September 02, 2016
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    PSW Staff 09/02/16 11:46 AM,
    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 thought 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 August 2016. Note… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingChurch SoundFeatureBlogAVConcertEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

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    PSW Staff 09/02/16 11:04 AM,
    NSCA’s Electronic Systems Outlook has been recently updated for Summer 2016, and now includes information based upon actual data from Q1 and Q2 of 2016, as well as forecasted information for the remainder of the year. Free for many NSCA members, and available for purchase starting at $199 to others, this updated report provides the newest, most relevant indicators of new business opportunities for integrators. By tracking new construction starts and renovations across multiple markets in the commercial buildings industry,… View this post
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  • Wednesday, August 31, 2016
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    Gary Gand 08/31/16 12:54 PM,
    Much pro audio industry humor revolves around techs versus musicians. By their very nature, techs are knowledgeable problem solvers. The flip side of this nature are musicians who “don’t let knowledge get in the way” of their artistic pursuit. Hence the endless put downs: “Can you read music? Not enough to hurt my playing.” “What do you throw a drowning guitarist? His amp.” “Why did the drummer leave his sticks on the dashboard? So he can park in the handicap… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureOpinionStudy HallBusinessConcertEngineerMicrophoneSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Friday, August 26, 2016
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    PSW Staff 08/26/16 07:33 AM,
    There’s never been a better time to join the Audio Engineering Society, with new member benefits including full access to the AES E-Library, exclusive discounts and services, and the status of membership. Join or renew membership with the AES before September 1 to take advantage of current pricing while gaining instant access to the world’s largest collective of audio industry resources, as well as significant savings on attending the upcoming AES Los Angeles Convention, taking place Thursday, September 29 –… View this post
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  • Thursday, August 25, 2016
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    PSW Staff 08/25/16 10:19 AM,
    The NSCA Education Foundation announces the establishment of the Hester Scholarship to help attract and recruit veterans to the systems integration industry. At NSCA’s 18th annual Business & Leadership Conference in February in Dallas, Mike and Kiffie Hester made a generous donation of $25,000 to the NSCA Education Foundation. This gift will be used as seed money to create a program that helps attract and recruit veterans to the systems integration industry. Together, Mike and Kiffie Hester owned and operated… View this post
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    Mike Sessler 08/25/16 06:27 AM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   Editor’s Note: Another classic piece worthy of repeating. This one originally appeared on PSW in 2010. I was reading an article a while back about normal people who use computers and the power users (AKA IT guys) that support them. The article talked about the routine problems normal people had using computers and how challenging it was for IT guys to help them. Not because the IT guys couldn’t solve the problem, but… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Wednesday, August 24, 2016
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    Craig Leerman 08/24/16 12:23 PM,
    Many of us are masters at the logistical side of loading and unloading trucks and moving gear. Correctly positioning and tuning the PA for the best coverage is almost second nature. After years of doing our jobs, we’ve become decent (or better) mixers, getting musicians to sound great in the PA. We’ve even acquired the skill of dealing with diva performers and smarmy promoters.  And when problems arise on a show like they always seem to do, our troubleshooting and… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementStageTechnician



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