Category: SOUND

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Blast From the Past: An “Automatic” Third-Octave EQ Circa The 70s

By Ethan Winer • June 4, 2018 When I started recording professionally in the early 1970s, many recording studio control rooms and live venue sound systems were “tuned” using third-octave graphic equalizers. You’d play pink noise through the monitors, then use a microphone and third-octave Real Time Analyzer (RTA) to measure the system’s frequency response out in the…
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In The Studio: The Glory Days Of Muscle Shoals

By Bruce Borgerson • June 13, 2017 Muscle Shoals from 1967-1980, one of the most fascinating and perhaps unbelievable stories in the history of pop music recording. Working at Muscle Shoals was by far the best period for me, from the middle sixties through the seventies. I think my understanding was broadened and deepened so much by watching…
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The Pros And Cons Of Aux Fed Subs

While it might seem that aux fed subs are the bee’s knees, there are some hidden gotchas. By Mike Sessler • February 18, 2016 One of the great things about the pro audio is that one has the ability to change one’s position on a particular topic. This is a fun one for me as I have argued…
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Review: DEVIALET’S $3,000 SPEAKER DESTROYS WORLDS WITH 4,500 WATTS OF LOUD

AUTHOR: MICHAEL CALOREMICHAEL CALORE I GET TO audition a panoply of speakers on this job, and one of the most striking—both visually and aurally—is Devialet’s Phantom. The French company’s speaker is designed to look like some ovular starseed space egg, with cylindrical drivers firing outwards from both sides as you crank the jams, extending and receding in a…
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X-FDBK Automatic feedback suppression solution.

X-FDBK identifies the precise frequencies that cause feedback and surgically cuts them, dramatically shortening the setup time of monitors and PA speakers. X-FDBK is the first plugin ever to provide a complete automatic feedback suppression solution. Whether you’re an FOH engineer mixing for thousands or a singer performing with your own compact PA system, you…
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Entertainment Casual Job

Atlantic City, New Jersey JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBLITIES: Performs, but not limited to, the following: setup, operation, strike, inventory, construction and maintenance of all types of audio, lighting, staging and musical equipment used in entertainment area/events. Performs additional duties as required by management.Works diligently to support the S.H.O.W. Service Basic Standards culture and team philosophy throughout…
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History Files: The Genesis Of Clair Bros To Today

By Jeff MacKay • November 20, 2013 The incredible journey from a Christmas gift PA system to a global powerhouse in the touring business The story of Clair Brothers starts in 1954, when a grocer decided to purchase a PA system as a Christmas gift for his two sons, Gene and Roy Clair.  “He had no knowledge of…
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Clair Brothers S4

14/06/12 at 2.43pm   /   by rabynC The Clair Brothers S4 cabinet is one of the few speaker cabinets that has passed the test of time. The S4 made a huge impact on the live audio industry when it came out in 1974! Here is a photo of one listed on EBAY recently that compelled…
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Box of Doom – the king of isolation cabs

Gear reviews and “guitar player interviews”. The Guitar Zombie is the fastest spreading blog about guitars, amps, effects and other stuff. About The Guitar Zombie The Guitar Zombie is a guitar playing dude from Stockholm Sweden, constantly “walking” towards new learning areas of the guitar culture.. The purpose of this blog is to explore the…
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Audio Effects: The Beginner’s Guide to Shaping Your Sound

By Leticia Trandafir TOOLS LANDR Build your effects rack with all the knowledge you need. Panning Delay and Echo Reverb Chorus Distortion Equalization (EQ) Compression Tremolo Flanger and Phaser Filters Composers work with notes, melodies and chord progressions to write a song. The music producer’s toolbox is made of another kind of creative tool: audio effects. Of course…
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