By PSW Staff • November 5, 2015 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 got to thinking that 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. Here we kick off with the top 5 most-read articles on PSW for the month of October 2015. Note that since the articles aren’t all posted at the same time, we apply the same timeframe for each when measuring total readership. Also note that immediately following the top 5, PSW editor Keith Clark offers some additional suggestions of recently published articles worth checking out. These articles also scored quite well in terms of readership but were just outside the head of the list. Without further adieu, here are the top 5 articles on PSW in October. 1. The Grand Mother. The myriad ways to capture the sound of grand piano, which remains hands-down music’s most popular keyboard. By Mark Frink 2. Capturing It Live. The latest on digital console recording capabilities, along with snapshots of overall facilities on recent models. By Craig Leerman 3. How Do Techs Magically Pinpoint A Problem Frequency? Four efficient ways to better deal with frequency problems. By Chris Huff 4. Tradeoff, TANSTAAFL And Triage. The compromises involved in the underlying principles of system design and optimization. By Bob McCarthy 5. Top Five Reasons Mic Preamps Matter. Why would anyone want to spend money on an external preamp, let alone several? By Daniel Keller Editor Recommendations Prevailing Winds. A comprehensive look at the state of the wired and wireless production intecom market, as well as a look at the future. By Gary Parks Sonic Decisions. Mixing tips, workflows and gear talk for the independent audio practitioner, a.k.a., the “Lone Audio Ranger.” By Nicholas Radina Say Hello To Some New Multichannel Music File Formats. Stems is an open-file format that allows up to four separate elements to be independently manipulated. By Bobby Owsinski Avoiding An “Arms Race.” Clarifying loudspeaker power ratings and their relationship to both amplifiers and overall performance. By Pat Brown Raising Your Credibility As A Church Engineer/Tech. “It’s only church.” This is entirely the wrong attitude! By Mike Sessler 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: Bobby Owsinski Craig Leerman Daniel Keller Engineer Mark Frink Nicholas Radina ProSoundWeb Technician Top 5 · 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.