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  • Tuesday, February 09, 2016
    live sound
    Nicholas Radina 02/09/16 12:14 PM,
    Career-building and understanding the “biz of the business” is important for everyone working in pro audio, but perhaps even more so for the independent practitioner, a.k.a., Lone Audio Ranger. So let’s step back a bit from the technical side and address some equally important techniques that can put you in control of the work you want and strategies to help you get more of it. Hiding In Plain Sight When it comes to “getting the gig,” being selected from a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallBusinessEducationEngineerNetworkingSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • stage monitors
    Craig Leerman 02/09/16 07:25 AM,
    My company has worked countless smaller to mid-sized festivals and variety shows over the years, and through trial and error we’ve discovered several approaches and problem-solvers that make life a little easier when it comes to working with stage monitoring. As always, the first step to success is advancing the gig. We never take the promoter’s word that the riders we’ve received are current, so we call each artist’s representative to make sure we’ve got the latest monitoring requirements. The… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogConcertConsolesDigitalInterconnectLoudspeakerMixerMonitoringSound ReinforcementStage

  • Monday, February 08, 2016
    worship audio
    Steve Harvey 02/08/16 05:46 PM,
    For nearly two decades, the 268 Generation, a Christian organization that hosts gatherings worldwide of college students between the ages of 18 and 25, has traditionally held its annual U.S. national Passion Conferences at multiple venues throughout January and February. For the recent Passion 2016, however, organizers vowed to bring an identical experience to all attendees, ambitiously staging simultaneous three-day events at three locations, with real-time audio, video, and control data streaming and synchronized between the locations, and with a… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogConcertConsolesDigitalEthernetInterconnectLine ArrayNetworkingSound Reinforcement

  • direct boxes
    Mark Frink 02/08/16 01:32 PM,
    In audio there are inputs and outputs, sometimes called sources and destinations. Audio input sources break down into two basic types: microphones and direct inputs (DI), which also stands for “direct injection.” We commonly refer to the devices that perform this function as a direct box, a DI box, or a DI for short. The various kinds of microphones utilized in pro audio are acoustic-to-electric transducers that convert sound waves in the air into electrical signals. A DI, on the… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAnalogDigitalInterconnectSignalSound ReinforcementStage

  • Friday, February 05, 2016
    prosoundweb
    Andy Coules 02/05/16 02:28 PM,
    Over the last few years I’ve been fortunate enough to use some of the best sound systems currently available from many of the leading manufacturers, and one of the things that struck me is how far we’ve come in terms of delivering the bottom end of the mix. Subwoofer technology and placement techniques have developed to the point where we have a lot more control over how this important band of frequencies is deployed. So I thought it would be… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallLoudspeakerProcessorSignalSound ReinforcementSubwoofer

  • prosoundweb
    Al Keltz 02/05/16 10:55 AM,
    Election cycles are getting longer and longer, and more campaigns are on the road for extended periods of time while cable and Internet news outlets hunger for content to fill their 24-hour news formats. This has resulted in an increased demand to sound companies and AV rental houses for providing press conference feeds. If you don’t have at least one press mult in inventory and available, you may be missing out on increased revenue opportunities. A Menu For Feeding The… View this post
    Filed in: AVLive SoundFeatureBlogStudy HallAVInterconnectMixerSignalSound Reinforcement

  • monitors
    Bruce A. Miller 02/05/16 06:39 AM,
    This article is provided by BAMaudioschool.com.   Simply, good monitors are very important. Video productions monitor using screens. Audio productions monitor using loudspeakers that are driven by amplifiers. Every decision made in a musical production (not only regarding sounds but also arrangements and even performances) is based on what everyone is hearing. For example, if you’re recording a bass sound and the monitors sound thin, you may mistakenly believe that the bass sound itself is thin and compensate by adding… View this post
    Filed in: RecordingFeatureBlogStudy HallAmplifierLoudspeakerMonitoringSignalStudio

  • Thursday, February 04, 2016
    prosoundweb
    Jonah Altrove 02/04/16 01:08 PM,
    In the grand scheme of things, audio engineering is a pretty mysterious field, at least for most people. When asked what I do for a living, “I’m an audio engineer” is often met with puzzlement, so I quickly amend, “You know, I’m a sound person. I run sound for concerts and events.” For many folks, this is when the light comes on – one woman said, “Oh, you’re the guy, like at my church, in the back who turns all… View this post
    Filed in: Live SoundFeatureBlogBusinessEngineerSound ReinforcementTechnician

  • Wednesday, February 03, 2016
    image
    M. Erik Matlock 02/03/16 01:26 PM,
    Many moons ago, I was approached by a very talented local musician with a common request. “Can you do a project for me? I don’t really have any money, but…” Just fill in that last part with whatever excuse, incentive or promise you feel like pulling from your own experiences. Since these requests arrived so frequently, I developed one of my core philosophies about business. It didn’t matter if it concerned studio projects, live shows or installations; the concept is… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVBusinessEngineerInstallationSound ReinforcementStudioTechnician

  • prosoundweb
    Charlie Hughes 02/03/16 07:36 AM,
    When measuring loudspeaker systems, the question of phase response often arises. I thought it might be informative to review setting the receive delay within a measurement system so that the displayed phase response is the “correct” one. I have the word correct in quotes above because for a given magnitude response there are an infinite number of equally valid phase responses. This is due in part to what is called propagation delay. This is simply the time of flight of… View this post
    Filed in: AVFeatureBlogStudy HallAVLoudspeakerMeasurementSignalSound Reinforcement



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