By PSW Staff • December 31, 2013 Be sure to cast your votes in the 2014 PSW Readers Choice Awards. As we turn the page on 2013, we present the 20 articles that were the most-read over this past year on ProSoundWeb, based upon total page views. Note that some of the articles that delivered top results over the past 12 months were actually written and posted well over a year ago, but they continue to prove of high interest and value to our worldwide readership. In addition, some very popular articles posted more recently have not had as much time to accumulate traffic as others that have been posted for a longer period of time. We suspect you’ll see some of those fine articles on next year’s list. Without further adieu, here are the top 20 articles on PSW for 2013. Thanks for reading, and here’s to a great 2014! Most-Read Articles #20 – #16 (Posted Thursday, December 26) #20: Frickin’ Lasers: Exploring Better Drum Sound By Andrew Greenwood #19: Making It Sing: Microphones For Lead And Background Vocals By Gary Parks #18: Church Sound: Understanding And Effectively Using Parallel Compression By Mike Sessler #17: Four Suggestions For Surviving In The Pro Audio Business By M. Erik Matlock #16: Loudspeaker Design Trends: The Latest In A Constant Cycle Of Innovation By Craig Leerman Most-Read Articles #15 – #11 (Posted Friday, December 27) #15: FIR-ward Thinking: Examining Finite Impulse Response Filtering In Sound Reinforcement Systems By Pat Brown #14: The Keys To Becoming A Great Technical Artist By Mike Sessler #13: Energy & Exposure: Presenting the Audience With The Optimum Balance By Dave Rat #12: Critique Your Mix By Asking These 11 Questions By Chris Huff #11: Dialing It In: Delivering Consistent Concert Sound For Paramore By Kevin Young Most-Read Articles #10 – #6 (Posted Monday, December 30) #10: Legitimate Leslie Substitute? Inside The Neo Ventilator By Danny Abelson #9: An App For That: Recent Developments In Digital Console Software By Craig Leerman #8: How To Open Up Space In A Studio Mix By Matthew Weiss #7: Million Dollar Sound: Analog Style For Elton John At The Colosseum By Greg DeTogne #6: Everyday Carry: The Right Tools For The Job By Craig Leerman Most-Read Articles #5 – #1 (Posted Tuesday, December 31) #5: Mixer Inside The Mixer: Applications Of Console Matrix Sections By Craig Leerman #4: From Simple To Complex: The Wide World Of Drum Techniques By Bruce Bartlett #3: 50 & Counting: Sonic Truth For The Rolling Stones Latest Tour By Danny Abelson #2: 10 Things About Sound You May Not Know… By Bobby Owsinski #1: Seven Obscure Mixing Techniques Used By The Pros By Matthew Weiss Comments Have something to say about this PSW content? Leave a comment! Cancel reply Scroll past the ”Post Comment” button below to view any existing comments. Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *Comment Name * Email * Website This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed. Tagged with: ProSoundWeb Recording Sound Reinforcement Studio Techniques Top 20 · all topics Subscribe to Live Sound International Subscribe to Live Sound International magazine. Stay up-to-date, get the latest pro audio news, products and resources each month with Live Sound.