I was using a couple of digital mixers for a livestreamed event last night and there were some interesting audio/video synch issues which as far as I can tell so far relate to us using Zoom, rather than any hardware issues, however it did make me want to do a test of latency through the … Read more Digital Mixer Latency
The Midas Legend 3000 is a large format analogue sound mixing console with some quirky features. We have one at CIT where I teach and the URL to the manual we had previously used was dead so I went on a search for a copy of the operators manual. While I did find one, it … Read more Midas Legend 3000 Operators Manual
Nathan Lively from Sound Design Live caught up with respected live sound engineer Dave Rat for an interview about Dave’s approach to live sound and troubleshooting amongst other things. The interview podcast can be found in the Sound Design Live podcast feed or at the website:
It is obvious (to sound engineers at least) what the effect of cupping a handheld microphone does to the polar response of directional microphones in live performances, which is popular in a lot of the metal genres, but DPA have gone and published an article about the effects on frequency response too, including a resonant … Read more Proper Hand Placement on a Vocal Mic
Vox have put together a neat little video about what goes into the sound for televised sporting events. It is very American-centric in sports choices, but gives some great insight into what is involved. Check it out below.
I have been using parts of John Huntington’s book Show Networks and Control Systems as a reference for a class and John has some video lectures that accompany the book posted up on his website. You can check them out at: http://controlgeek.net/book-video-lectures/ The videos might be a useful reference, but I haven’t checked many of … Read more Show Control Video Lectures
Dave Rat has written a great article for ProSoundWeb about the thermodynamic factors affecting live sound for concerts. Dave is a very experienced mix and system engineer who has toured with some of the biggest rock bands in the world. Check out the article at: http://www.prosoundweb.com/article/in_the_heat_of_the_night_the_thermodynamics_of_a_rock_show/