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INTRODUCING OUR OCTOBER 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH Bruce Reiter

Bruce Reiter is one of our legacy subscribers and has worked almost three decades as a Front of house mixer, Tour Manager & Production Manager with of number of bands including: Five Finger Death Punch Front of house mixer/production manager 2010-present Highlights: · Mayhem Rockstar Energy Drink Festival 2010 · Download Festival 2010 · Rock…
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An Introduction To Transformers In Audio Devices

By Ken DeLoria Key principles of transformers and how they shape professional audio equipment and systems. In the dawning days of audio, transformers played a vital role in the functionality of first-generation all-tube based electronic circuitry. It was circa 1920 and radio broadcasts for the general populace had just begun, generating a rapid rise in…
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INTRODUCING OUR AUGUST 2020 FEATURED PROFESSIONAL OF THE MONTH BERNAR FEREBEE

ROCU Staff Bernarr Ferebee is an audio engineer with 27 years of experience working as a Staff Engineer and Systems Engineer as well as in installations. For the last 9 years he has served as CEO of Behind the Access, LLC doing Artist Management for Durand Bernarr. Among the artists that Bernarr has worked with…
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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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