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Installation Mixers 
By Bennett Liles
Many of the installation mixers currently available can be upgraded and adapted with options to suit the specific venue, performers, and audiences. When changes are made to the house sound system, the mixer, like an electronic chameleon, can be upgraded in channels and processing to match its surroundings....

A Massive Installation: Purdue University’s New Rec Center, Part 1 
With Bennett Liles
Purdue University did a complete renovation of its gigantic France A. Córdova Recreational Sports Center with multiple sound zones and control systems. ITC, Inter Technologies Corporation, came in for the job, and Clinton Wimberly is here to tell us about it. ...

Live Mixing Know-how from Buford Jones, Part 2 
With Bennett Liles
In mixing live sound, there’s no substitute for experience, and we have a guest who’s mixed with all the greats. Buford Jones with Meyer Sound is back to tell us more about how it’s done, digital and analog boards, and working with in-ear and floor monitors from a guy who has done it all. ...

Inside Summer NAMM 2014, Part 2 
With Bennett Liles
Summer NAMM, the biggest show of the season is starting up in Nashville and at the head of the NAMM tech pyramid is Pete Johnston, supervising producer and technical director of special events. ...

Live Mixing Know-how from Buford Jones, Part 1 
With Bennett Liles
Mixing for live sound. It’s one of the most exciting jobs around and Meyer Sound’s Buford Jones has mixed shows with some of the biggest names in the music business. ...

Inside Summer NAMM 2014, Part 1 
With Bennett Liles
With the Summer NAMM show about to get going at Nashville’s Music City Center, there are a million and one technical details to tie down and make sure things go smoothly and the guy who heads the tech team to make it all happen is NAMM’s Pete Johnston....

Stony Brook Arena AV Renovation  
With Bennett Liles
A multimillion-dollar renovation of Stony Brook University’s Stony Brook Arena called for a complete rebuild of the power system and Advance Sound Company of Farmingdale, N.Y., was called in for the work. ...

Outdoor Speakers 
By Bennett Liles
As the tastes of sound system operators and clients have become more critical and demanding, the products that release the program material into the acoustic space have become more sophisticated in their capabilities. This evolution in speaker design has naturally found a huge application base in the most challenging realm—the great outdoors. ...

InfoComm 2014: Fiber Optic Association’s Jim Hayes 
With Bennett Liles
When you hit the tradeshow floor and you aim to talk fiber optics and see the all the new fiber-related equipment you may want to get yourself in gear on the latest fiber technology. ...

InfoComm 2014: Managing Multiple AV Facilities With A Central Control System 
With Bennett Liles
Among the highlights at InfoComm are the education courses from leading experts in the AV field. One of these is Christopher Maione, founder and managing partner in Christopher Maione Associates. His course is Managing Multiple AV Facilities With a Central Control System....

The Interactivity Behind the Lincoln Heritage Museum, Part 2 
With Bennett Liles
The story of the life of Abraham Lincoln comes to life in the Lincoln Heritage Museum, and Alan Eidson of Eidson Studios was brought in to install all of the interactive sound and video. ...

Turnkey Acoustics for the Winter NAMM Show 
With Bennett Liles
The big winter NAMM show this year culminated in the TEC awards with a host of sound experts in attendance, and they called GeerFab Acoustics to make sure the Anaheim Hilton’s Pacific Ballroom sounded right for that critical audience....

Wireless Microphone Systems 
By Bennett Liles
Modern wireless microphone systems are truly a wonder with more setup features and simpler operation—two trends that frequently work in opposite directions. ...

The Interactivity Behind the Lincoln Heritage Museum, Part 1 
With Bennett Liles
How do you tell the story of Abraham Lincoln’s life with audio, video, and all sorts of electronic sensors that didn’t exist in his time and make it look convincing?...

Audio at the Musical Instrument Museum, Part 2 
With Bennett Liles
Every type of musical instrument imaginable is played in performance in the theater at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix and when they decided to improve their front fill they got a demo of the K-array Anakonda. ...

Behind-the-scenes of eTown Hall and Recording Studio, Part 2 
With Bennett Liles
In Boulder, Colo., live music every week from one of the most green performance venues in the country. eTown plays host to some of the biggest name musical artists and it was SIA Acoustics that handled the room treatment, sound system and recording studio....

Power Amplifiers 
By Bennett Liles
Crammed with sophisticated features including DSP, multichannel signal routing, and networked control, power amplifiers have become much more complex and challenge their designers to keep operation as simple as possible. ...

Audio at the Musical Instrument Museum, Part 1 
With Bennett Liles
The Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix has a theater where the acoustics are superb, but hiding the main house speakers caused a problem with front fill. ...

Behind-the-scenes of eTown Hall and Recording Studio, Part 1  
With Bennett Liles
The eTown Hall and recording studio was set up by SIA Acoustics and Sam Berkow is here to give us a behind the scenes look at this fantastic place. ...

Chicago Field Museum of Natural History’s James Simpson Theater, Part 2 
With Bennett Liles
The grand and beautiful James Simpson Theater at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History got a new 3D cinema system, and they needed a new sound setup to go with it. ...

Audio for High-energy Restaurant, Part 2 
With Bennett Liles
At the Game Seven Grill in Phoenix, the Arizona Diamondbacks had to have a sound system that could compete with that intensity level both inside the bar and outside in the plaza....

Ceiling Speakers 
By Bennett Liles
The models included in this survey demonstrate all of the features of current ceiling speaker technology and they provide a glimpse into what is likely to come along in the near future as present capabilities are further developed....

Chicago Field Museum of Natural History’s James Simpson Theater, Part 1 
With Bennett Liles | Posted by Jessaca Gutierrez
When Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History decided to upgrade the sound system at its James Simpson Theater. Clearwing Productions was called in to install an L-Acoustics system. Megan Henninger described the challenging project in an old and historic building. ...

Audio for High-energy Restaurant, Part 1 
With Bennett Liles | Posted by Jessaca Gutierrez
The Game Seven Grill in Phoenix is a loud and raucous place when there’s an Arizona Diamondbacks game going on, and it had to have a sound system that could hide above the crowd and cut through all the noise. ...

Worship Install From the Ground Up, Part 2 
With Bennett Liles | Posted by Jessaca Gutierrez
South Ridge Church in Fairmont, W.V., did its homework for a big sound, video, and lighting installation. Acoustic treatment and a solid plan made a good foundation and audio team leader Kevin Kuhn has the rest of the story. ...

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