Sunday, July 29, 2012

Stagecraft: Wiring A Stage Efficiently, Neatly & Safely


Found this great article on the ProSoundWeb site that I wanted to share with all sound technicians. It is called: Stagecraft: Wiring A Stage Efficiently, Neatly & Safely

If you find your stagecraft skills lacking this primer on wiring will bring your up to speed.

Click on the link below to view the article:
http://www.prosoundweb.com/article/stagecraft_wiring_a_stage_efficiently_neatly_safely/

The article was written by:


Alex Fernie is the founder and managing director of
Alex Fernie Audio Ltd., a leading Irish sound reinforcement rental company based in Galway on the west coast of Ireland. Follow @alexfernieaudio on Twitter.








Tuesday, July 17, 2012


Here is another article from ProSoundWeb.com and this one is for all sound technicians in the field.
Have you ever worked a gig where too many things went wrong which resulted in less than stellar sound mix? We have all worked on a gig or two like that and have learned about "What Not To Do On a Sound Gig"!
The following piece is a top 10 list entitled: 
Top 10 Reasons For Bad Sound (And What You Can Do About It…)

"Great mix engineers remain open-minded and stay in the present moment so that they can actively listen to what’s happening in front of them. And then they take action."


Here is the weblink for the article:
http://www.prosoundweb.com/article/top_10_reasons_for_bad_sound_and_what_you_can_do_about_it/P1/

This article is 5 pages in length on the website so, don't forget to select the next page link to view the entire piece.

Cheers!
Ron




Found another great article on the ProSoundWeb.com website. This one is about using small mixing consoles to their fullest potential. The article is called:

Advanced Small Console Techniques: Maximizing The Available Feature Set

"What about those times when, for whatever reason, a big console is not available? That's the time for ingenuity and some special techniques"


I really learned a great deal from this article about how to make the most of a small mixing console when a big console is not available or practical for the situation. Some really great ideas here for any sound technician professional. In fact, I am going to consider purchasing a micro mixer that will fit inside my tech tool kit. Just like you would carry a DI box, or cable tester, why not a micro mixer? Read the article to see all the ways a small mixer will get you through any sound disaster or situation. There are so really great micro mixers available from companies like: Mackie, Behringer, Soundcraft, and Yamaha.

Keep on rockin'!
Cheers!
Ron

Here is the weblink for the article:

http://www.prosoundweb.com/article/advanced_small_console_techniques_maximizing_tthe_available_feature_set/live/P1/

Backstage Class: Alternative & Effective Approaches To Sound Check


Today, I would like to share an article from the ProSoundWeb.com website written by Dave Rat of RAT Sound. The article is entitled:
Backstage Class: Alternative & Effective Approaches To Sound Check

Dave explains alternate approaches to performing typical sound checks for bands. For all of you fellow sound technicians out there, take time to read this one. Dave has some great ideas for making sound check easy and painless. Just because, it has always been done that way does not mean you can't do things a different way to achieve the same results. Click on the link below to view the article.

Keep on Rockin'!
Cheers!
Ron

http://www.prosoundweb.com/article/backstage_class_alternative_effective_approaches_to_sound_check/live/P1/