Sunday, April 26, 2015

The Industry Theatre - Sarnia, ON - FOR SALE

The Industry Theatre in downtown Sarnia, Ontario is currently on the market FOR SALE. Asking price for the former movie theatre turned night club is $289 900.00. It has a size of 10,000 Square Ft. and is zoned for many different uses.



Click on this link to view information about this property on the ICX.ca Commercial Real Estate web site:


Sunday, April 19, 2015

Le Studio - Temple Of Sound - Episode Two

Today, I watched episode two of the Le Studio - Temple of Sound documentary series. Episode one was released last year which is the history of how the studio was created.
Episode two talks about the studio in its current state of ruin. The current owners of the building purchased it with ideas to create something new but, to date those plans have fallen through the cracks. Episode two talks about 80% of the building except for the actual recording studio part. That part is will be dedicated to a full episode three.

Here is the video of episode two:
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If you didnt watch episode one then, you probably should watch it first so that you will be informed of the history of the studio first.

Here is the video for episode one:

Saturday, April 11, 2015

Real World Gear: The Latest Passive and Active 2-way Loudspeakers

For the majority of work I do as a sound technician, I make use of 2-way style loudspeakers. You have choices of either passive or active types. Passive type that requires external amplification and Active type that has onboard processing, amplification and even a mixer. Both types have their advantages.

Passive type speakers are a great companion to the powered mixer setup. Plug in each speaker with one cable to the powered mixer speaker outputs and you are done. Great for simple setups in all small venues like coffee houses, record stores, and small bars. Only thing that limits this setup is the power output of the powered mixer. You need to match the speakers with available power amp output. Most powered mixer have two power amp channels and work nicely with most passive speakers.

Active type speakers have the advantage of onboard amplification and processing that is perfectly matched for the individual speaker. Also great for small setups with or without a separate mixer depending upon your input count required. Active speakers can be used with any regular mixer by using a standard line level cable for hookup. The active speaker requires the addition of an AC cable to supply the speaker power. Active speakers eliminate the need for a separate power amp rack and crossover setup at the gig. Most active speakers can also be daisy-chained together with a simple signal cable connection from one to another. This allows for a flexible setup that can added onto easily.

Many speaker manufacturers have both passive and active and speakers available for just about any kind of use. A current photo gallery on the Prosoundweb.com web site showcases numerous passive and active 2-way loudspeakers available on the market.

Click on the link to view the gallery:  http://www.prosoundweb.com/photos/category/C165


Saturday, April 4, 2015

SarniaRocks.com - Sarnia, Ontario's Online Entertainment Guide

The web site for SarniaRocks.com is a great resource highlighting all the entertainment happening around the city of Sarnia. It features listing for all kinds of local events from bar shows to theatre performances. There is also business listings for everything from A to Z in Sarnia. If you are a local Sarnia/Lambton county resident, check out the web site regularly to keep up with all the great, local entertainment happening.

Here is the web site link:  http://www.sarniarocks.com/