Written by Davida Rochman on March 4, 2015 under Education
If you’re ready to go retro and experience the joy of listening to record albums, you’ll need to know how to shop for a record needle (phono cartridge). This post will help you choose with confidence and get in the analog groove.
Written by Cory Lorentz on February 27, 2015 under Education
For Part Two, we're going to explore the musical side of mic technique. Let's start with the easy target: the rapper and his hype man or men, depending on ego size.
Written by Allison Wolcott on February 11, 2015 under Education
Personal monitor systems deliver a better experience than wedge monitors for performers, sound engineers, and audiences. This post explains the nitty gritty of it.
Written by Davida Rochman on February 5, 2015 under Education
Shopping for a new microphone? Then, you’ll want to understand its frequency response. This article will explain the basics: how it’s measured, how to interpret a frequency response chart, and how to match the frequency...
Written by Davida Rochman on January 5, 2015 under Education
Interested in a digital wireless system? This post covers the basics of going digital, including product and spectrum considerations, plus how to choose the right system for your needs.
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.
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