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  • Friday, March 07, 2014
    commercial integrator
    Chris Neto 03/07/14 01:27 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   One of the many challenges facing commercial audiovisual professionals today is the lack of space for installed equipment. The move to open space in the corporate world has burdened many design engineers with the challenge of where to put the gear. In many cases, the traditional equipment rack is being removed from the room or eliminated altogether. Today’s office spaces are taking on the characteristics of living rooms, home-style kitchens and dens.… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessInstallationSound ReinforcementSystemTechnician

  • Wednesday, March 05, 2014
    loudspeakers
    PSW Staff 03/05/14 06:35 PM,
    Provided by Sweetwater.   Q: I’ve been asked to finish the install of a system at a church that has been half-finished for a number of years. There’s only one issue I’ve found—whoever started the job never marked the multi-core wire that was run through the walls. What’s the best way to make sure that the polarity on multiple loudspeaker pairs are in phase when the wiring is all in-wall and the cable is not marked? A: First, shame on… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInstallationInterconnectLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSystemTechnician

  • aes
    PSW Staff 03/05/14 03:34 PM,
    The Audio Engineering Society has opened registration for the 136th AES International Convention, to be held in Berlin, Germany, on April 26 – 29, 2014, at the Estrel Hotel and Convention Center. Headed by the AES 136th Convention co-chairs Sascha Spors and Umberto Zanghieri, the convention is set to provide more than 100 tutorials, workshops, engineering briefs and paper sessions covering a wide range of topics relevant to the professional audio industry, with further detailed session and event information coming… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundRecordingNewsTrainingAVBusinessEducationEngineerSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

  • Friday, February 28, 2014
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 02/28/14 03:45 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   One of the most challenging aspects of doing production in a church setting is that church happens every week. During the week we have meetings, stuff to fix and install, TPS reports to file and a host of other things to get done. It’s pretty easy to drop into mechanical way of doing things. Sometimes, we do things because we’ve always done them that way. Other times, we do whatever we inherited from… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesDigitalEngineerMixerSystemTechnician

  • Friday, February 21, 2014
    church sound
    Brian Gowing 02/21/14 09:29 AM,
    This article is provided by Gowing Associates.   When I’m training technical teams at the churches I work with, one of the first questions I ask is, “Do any of you play a musical instrument?” I usually get one or two people who say that they play some type of instrument. But it’s a trick question, because the next question I ask usually results in silence while they take it in: “Do you realize that the sound board is every… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallConsolesEngineerMixerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Tuesday, February 18, 2014
    church sound
    Mike Sessler 02/18/14 12:01 PM,
    This article is provided by ChurchTechArts.   “Should we do this A/V/L install ourselves or hire a contractor?” is a question I’m asked all the time. Too often, the question is decided based on dollars. On paper, it looks like hiring a contractor is a more expensive option, but this is rarely the case when all factors are considered. The illusion of cost-savings comes from the fact that most churches (and many companies) don’t factor in the cost of labor… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEngineerInstallationSystemTechnician

  • Wednesday, February 12, 2014
    consoles
    PSW Staff 02/12/14 03:58 PM,
    Monitors for touring and at festivals present a unique set of conditions and challenges, with digital console technology helping engineers rise to the occasion. It’s also interesting to see the ways that networking is serving to more closely ally house and monitors. Here’s a look at some recent applications. Fitz and the Tantrums On Tour Monitor engineer Aaron Glas has been mixing on a Soundcraft Vi1 during a recent U.S. concert tour by indie pop band Fitz and the Tantrums… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertConsolesEngineerMixerNetworkingStageTechnician

  • Tuesday, February 11, 2014
    nsca
    PSW Staff 02/11/14 03:10 PM,
    The National Systems Contractors Association (NSCA) has announced Bob Coffeen as the association’s annual Per Haugen Lifetime Achievement Award winner. Coffeen will be recognized on Saturday, March 1, 2014, during NSCA’s 16th annual Business & Leadership Conference in Dallas. “We’re honored to pay tribute to someone who continues to move the industry forward,” says NSCA executive director Chuck Wilson. “Bob has committed his professional life to combining architecture and audio technology. He serves as a great example to many new… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundNewsTrainingAVBusinessEducationTechnician

  • Friday, February 07, 2014
    commercial integrator
    Daniel L. Newman 02/07/14 12:40 PM,
    This article is provided by Commercial Integrator   In the world of sports, great teams win championships. Sure there can be the debate that teams like the New York Yankees or Miami Heat capture titles because they “buy” talent, but even those teams don’t win every time. That is because the team that best uses its talents from top to bottom is ultimately the one that wins. The analogy doesn’t change much in business. Companies with great talent that works… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessEducationTechnician

  • Wednesday, February 05, 2014
    no shock zone
    Mike Sokol 02/05/14 03:12 PM,
    Provided by the No Shock Zone.   In part 1, we covered what voltage is and a bit on how it’s measured. Here let’s look at how to use a basic digital voltmeter to measure any power outlet or extension cord for proper voltage. The reason this procedure is so important is that sometimes venues do crazy things with power outlets. For instance. I was teaching a seminar last year in a “gymnatorium” and plugged in my little demo rack… View this post
    Filed in: Church SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallEducationEngineerMeasurementPowerSignalSystemTechnician



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