Category: SOUND

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Introducing Neverfamous.com

Roadies Of Color United International would like to introduce and announce our collaboration with Neverfamous.com Never Famous is a platform that connects Bands, festivals, TV shows, traveling Broadway musicals, and other touring groups need competent personnel who perform their tasks with a high level of expertise and professionalism day-in and day-out. Touring personnel need a…
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Without Shows, Lizzo’s Audio Engineer Is Twitch Streaming, Trading Stocks, and Writing a Book

By SAMANTHA HISSONG “I’ve never once thought about writing a book, but right now we don’t have anything but time — so why not?” says Brandon Blackwell, who’s been without work since March. After years on the road with the likes of A$AP Rocky and Nicki Minaj, Brandon Blackwell had to suddenly find new revenue…
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A Lil Nostalgia… In The Studio: How The Sync Head (And The Overdub) Changed Recording Forever

By Bruce A. Miller In the beginning there was no recorded music, then limited recording capability, and things have taken off from there in making a significant impact on how music is made. Once upon a time there was no recorded music, and you could only listen to live music. Brilliant musical performances occurred and…
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IEM & Hearing: What We Know And What We Don’t

By Rachel Cruz While it’s true that IEM offers the advantages of being tiny, light weight and providing significant improvement over stage wedges in terms of overall fidelity (due to the proximity of the amplifier to the eardrum), it has yet to be demonstrated whether IEM can be successfully used as a method of hearing…
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On The Tech Tip… Auto-Tune Accidentally Invented By Oil Scientist

By Bobby Owsinski Derived from using audio to explore deep below the earth’s surface Auto-Tune is the process we love to hate.  To most older (or shall we say “classic”) engineers and producers, it’s avoided like the plague, preferring to work the singer until he gets it right. Of course, no one complains when it’s used…
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Creativity Will Not Be Quarantined

By Chris Lose Illustration by Andy Au “The arts are not a way to make a living. They are a very human way of making life more bearable.”—Kurt Vonnegut Disclaimer: I am not encouraging anyone to do anything stupid, dangerous or illegal. I am a human being and I have desires that conflict with reason and…
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GREATER EFFICIENCY: THE INNER WORKINGS OF COMPRESSION DRIVERS

Posted by Keith Clark Compression drivers and the horns that comprise the horn loudspeaker system have been a part of the audio industry from the very beginning of product development in sound reinforcement systems. As is true for cone loudspeakers, most of the early development in horn loudspeakers began when sound was first put to…
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Shure Working With Musicians To Start Online Sound Challenge While Supporting MusiCares Foundation

By PSW Staff Performances intended to serve as inspiration and bring attention to non-profit organization’s COVID-19 Relief Fund that’s also been bolstered with $100,000 donation from Shure. Shure is working with artists from a range of musical genres to re-create songs using household items and posting their performance on social media, part of an initiative that…
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On The Tech Tip… Crossing The Line: Don’t Overlook Point Source Approaches

By Bruce Main Considering whether point source loudspeakers might be right for the toolbox as well as the particular needs of certain applications. It wasn’t too many years ago that most shows were supported with trapezoidal point-source loudspeakers that were either horn loaded or front loaded. There were numerous touring companies providing proprietary loudspeaker systems,…
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Danny Leake, Legendary Studio/Live Engineer, Dead at 69

BY CLIVE YOUNG  In addition to working as Stevie Wonder’s FOH engineer for three decades, Danny Leake also recorded dozens of top artists in the studio, leading to six Grammy nominations for his efforts. BY CLIVE YOUNG ⋅ 2 HOURS AGO  Chicago, IL (May 1, 2020)—Noted studio and live engineer Danny Leake died Wednesday, April 27, bringing to…
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