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Peter Janis is the former CEO of Radial Engineering, Primacoustic, Hafler and Tonebone. He now runs exit-plan.ca where he assists business owners with their strategic planning, growth and eventual retirement.
Latest Posts by Peter
Daunting Dilemma: When Is New Technology Too New?
Back in the early 1980s, I was working for a high-tech shop in Ottawa that did both PA and keyboard retail sales, along with audio…
DI Boxes For Guitars: Different Approaches For Acoustic And Electric
When amplifying an acoustic guitar, the use of a microphone can lead to concerns about feedback as well as being able to adequately amplify the…
Life Beyond Touring: The Wealth Of Opportunities Available To Audio Professionals
Some of the best people on the supply or manufacturer side of professional audio have come from the “other side of the counter.” For example,…
Value Proposition: The Art Of Securing Gear Endorsements
I’m a huge believer in endorsements. Watch a professional football game and you see Bose on every headset, a Nike swoosh on every shoe, Matthew…
It’s Alive: The Process Of Bringing New Pro Audio Products To Life
The annual Winter NAMM Show is billed as the “Super Bowl” of the music (and increasingly pro audio) industry, and it’s where manufacturers introduce their…
In The Studio: Acoustics 101 For Rooms Large & Small
This article is provided by Primacoustic Just like large big commercial studios, smaller and home studios suffer…
Moving The Problem Out Of The Way: Using Phase To Manage Feedback
Once, while testing one of our new products, I noticed significant resonance in the low end. But the last time we tested the same device,…
Straightforward Solutions To Improving Room Acoustics
An interesting development has occurred in recent times: folks have become much more aware that the acoustic space plays a critical role with respect to…
A Heavy Load: Amplifying Orchestral Instruments At Rock Concert Levels
One of the most challenging tasks confronted by a sound engineer is amplifying orchestral instruments on a loud stage. Problems abound, including bleed, resonance, feedback……
How Loud Does It Need To Be?
Editor’s note: This one goes back a few years, but the question remains relevant. I go to a lot of concerts. Most of the time,…
Selecting The “Right” Direct Box (DI) For Bass Guitar
What type of direct (DI) box works best for bass guitar? The answer is easy: it depends. In fact, more than anything else, it depends…
Bringing Sanity To Signal Routing On Stage
Today’s live stage productions have become tremendously complex. All sorts of different instruments and electronic sources must be “orchestrated” along side the microphones and signals…
Reamping For Live? A Method Of Improving Electric Guitar Performance
The majority of electric guitar players will tell you that they much prefer the sound of “hard-wired” guitars versus going wireless. When you “radio”…
Analog Snake Systems And Their Applications
Back in 1996, I predicted that the good old analog snake would be gone, soon to be replaced by digital counterparts. But something strange happened…the…
Backing Tracks: Enhancing The Live Sonic Presentation
Mention “backing tracks” and it conjures up images of infamous acts such as Milli Vanilli or Ashlee Simpson lip syncing to their songs in concert.