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Ten Reasons Why Church Sound Systems Cost More

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In a day of mail order mania and cost consciousness, remind your church sound customers of some basic truths

by Pat Brown

A letter to a church sound committee might read:

Thank you again for the opportunity to provide you … Read more

Collecting Binaural Data for Recordings – Accuracy vs Realism

By Pat Brown

This article will look at some of the ways to get binaural data with emphasis on microphone techniques.

The human auditory system is equipped with two input ports – the left and right ears. This “binaural” processing … Read more

Microphone Mythbusters Vol. 7: Ceiling-Mounted Mics

by Gino Sigismondi

Gino Sigismondi from Shure explains some shortcomings of ceiling-mounted mics and list 3 basic rules of microphone placement that are violated.

OK, I need a favor. I’m going to make a statement that could very well put … Read more

Microphone Mythbusters Vol. 6 – Omnidirectional Microphones

This one comes to us courtesy of Michael Pettersen, Director of Shure Applications Engineering. Enjoy!

Michael Petterson from Shure lists six reasons to use omnidirectional microphones instead of a unidirectional microphones.

Pity the poor, misunderstood omnidirectional microphone. Though it … Read more

Training Videos on Mic placement and Techniques

Audio-technica has created a series of training videos on mic placement and techniques.

Visit this link to watch videos on these 3 topics.

  • Basic Recording Techniques: Hand Percussion
  • Basic Recording Techniques: Electric Guitar
  • Basic Recording Techniques: Electric Bass
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Product Data Sheets – What should be on product data sheets?

Random Thoughts by Jim Brown

Jim Brown answers this question, “What should be on product data sheets?”  He gives some very insightful information. Thank you Jim!

The full version of Jim’s article includes sections on Intercom and Infrared systems.

It’s … Read more

The Magic Behind Multi-Pattern Mics

Theory and Practice – By Dale Shirk

This article will take a closer look of how multi-pattern mics work.

Multiple pattern microphones have been used in studio work for years, and today are becoming very common in live sound as … Read more

The Bigger Picture on Equalization

By Pat Brown

Equalization of a loudspeaker is usually done on-axis.  In this article, Pat Brown suggests a modification to this approach.

The procedure often followed for equalizing a loudspeaker is to place the measurement microphone on-axis and adjust for … Read more

Lessons from the RF Analyzer

Theory and Practice – Dale Shirk

Dale uses his HP RF analyzer to demonstrate some wireless mic issues that audio people must deal with everyday.

Years ago the audio professional didn’t have to deal with many RF devices, mainly just … Read more

Your First Measurement Rig…

Meaningful Metrics – By Pat Brown

Many first-time buyers of measurement rig are confused by the multitude of choices in the marketplace. This article will help you sort through the offerings and spend your money wisely.

If you are tooling … Read more