Written by Davida Rochman on November 21, 2014 under Education
Churches everywhere are looking for ways to lower the volume while improving the audio quality of their worship services. Here are tips for achieving a Quiet Stage through the use of in-ear monitoring and other technologies.
Written by Davida Rochman on November 14, 2014 under Education
Les Banks of the legendary Ryman Auditorium and Cliff Miller, who has handled audio for nearly every major bluegrass act, explain which mics and techniques deliver that pure acoustic sound from the stage to the audience.
Written by Cory Lorentz on November 12, 2014 under Education
Good mic techniques are intuitive enough that even small children can execute them with no prompting. Somewhere along the path to adulthood, however, that intuition fades. This post series will help you get that intuition back.
Written by Davida Rochman on October 30, 2014 under Education
Sometimes the recording studio is a rig that fits into the backpacks of two tourists bound for Europe. In this post, mobile recording engineer Adam Lansky offers tips for recording success anywhere: on the road, in the moment, and...
Written by Davida Rochman on October 27, 2014 under Education
This brief video explains how state-of-the-art technology allows GLX-D Digital Wireless to detect and avoid interference. Demonstration included!
Written by Davida Rochman on September 24, 2014 under Education
In live sound, proper microphone placement has three desirable results: it offers optimal signal to noise ratio and gain before feedback and it captures the instrument’s “sweet spot”.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 17, 2014 under Education
We asked two of our favorites, pro audio educator John Chevalier and veteran touring engineer Paris Lahr, for their tips on how to mike live vocals.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 9, 2014 under Education
Dean Miles targets the one-person-camera operator and explains the importance of recording sound elements to create a soundscape that complements the visual imagery of your project.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 2, 2014 under Education
Nearly two miles of shoreline along Madison’s Lake Monona set the stage for themed music in three zones along the festival’s viewing area, a music stage with five bands, and a late-night fireworks display.
Written by Davida Rochman on August 25, 2014 under Education
When Mix and other leading audio publications start devoting ink to digital audio networking for live sound and broadcasting applications, there’s more than a revolution in the making. The future has arrived.
Written by Davida Rochman on August 11, 2014 under Education
Is it really a cardioid world? While the cardioid polar pattern is undoubtedly the most often used in live sound applications (after all, the ubiquitous Shure SM57 and SM58® microphones are both cardioid types), there’s a case...
Written by Davida Rochman on July 8, 2014 under Education
There are microphone myths just like there are urban myths. And their longevity rivals Bigfoot, Nessie and that mysterious Roswell incident in 1947. Right here, right now, we’re setting the record straight on mic folklore that...
Written by Davida Rochman on June 16, 2014 under Education
Contributor: Cliff Goldmacher, Owner/Founder of Nashville Studio Live How to Stay Cool, Calm and Consistent As a producer and engineer for the past twenty years, I’ve had the pleasure of being able to travel to various cities...
Written by Davida Rochman on June 9, 2014 under Education
Tips from Todd Hartmann at The Austin Stone This is a church that understands the concept of community. Launched just 12 years ago by Chris Tomlin and Matt Carter in the living room of Tomlin’s bass player’s house, The Austin...
Written by Davida Rochman on June 2, 2014 under Education
It wouldn’t be summer without music festivals. And music festivals wouldn’t be fixtures of summer without the groundwork laid almost sixty years ago at the Newport Jazz Festival. Real historians trace festival origins back...
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on May 22, 2014 under Education
It’s that time of year again! Once again, Shure is proud to sponsor the Worship Arts Technology Summit (or WATS). WATS is an organization devoted to training professionals and volunteers alike in the worship industry. With...
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