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Pat & Brenda Brown lead SynAudCon, conducting audio seminars and workshops online and around the world. For more information go to www.prosoundtraining.com.
Latest Posts by Patrick
Measuring Reverberation Time: An Essential Character Of Room Acoustics
The reverberation time (RT) is one of the most fundamental room measurements. It gives a broad brush stroke description of the…
Clearing Up Misconceptions And Clarifying Constant-Voltage
Why a “70-volt” system? A good question, and one that causes a lot of confusion among audio practitioners. Some common misconceptions…
The Right Match: Is “Digital” Cable Required For Digital Audio Interfaces?
The audio interface provides the means of getting the signal from one component to the next. It includes the source (output) circuit, the cable, and…
The Differences Between Dynamic Range & Signal-to-Noise Ratio
Adequate signal-to-noise ratio is one of the characteristics of a professionally designed sound reinforcement system. The terms “dynamic range” and “signal-to-noise…
Speech Intelligibility: Gathering Additional Pieces Of The Puzzle
When most people think of sound reinforcement systems, or audio systems in general, they rarely do so with regard to speech…
Quick dB Reference Chart
Increasingly, SynAudCon has been doing audio training for industries outside of mainstream audio. These include fire alarm, security and IT. Practitioners…
The Impact That Acoustics Can Have On Sound In Any Room
For most humans, there is nothing easier than breathing, seeing, smelling and hearing. We do these things without thought, and even…
What Makes A Quality Loudspeaker?
The device commonly referred to as a “speaker” is more correctly referred to as a loudspeaker system. It is comprised of some transducers, a crossover…
Diminishing Returns: When “A Little More” Isn’t Enough For A System
Intuition is one of the most valuable tools of the sound system designer. But sometimes intuition can lead us astray. Humans…
Ten Reasons Why Church Sound Systems Cost More
A letter to a church building committee might read: Thank you again for the opportunity to provide you with a proposal for the sound…
Bringing Sanity To The House Versus Stage Sound Levels Battle
How loud should it be? A better question might be "How loud shouldn't it be?"
Power Lines: Factors That Affect Power Transfer Between An Amplifier And Transducer
Getting the proper flow between the two
Clearing Up The Mystery & Confusion With Amplifier Power Ratings
Could anything be more confusing than a “power rating?” The question “How many watts” can have many answers, depending on whether we are talking about…
What Is Equalization?
As I was preparing for our recent OptEQ workshop in Dallas, a few things crystallized for me, the most fundamental being “what…
Connect Corner: In & Out
It’s all about inputs and outputs (I/O). How do I get an…
Louisiana’s East St. John High School Upgrades With Danley
Historic Pasadena Playhouse Moves Up To Yamaha
RCF Extends Low-Frequency Offerings For TT+ Theater & Touring Series
Pro Sound Effects Launches VR Field Recording Giveaway
Hot Springs Convention Center Employs Bose Professional