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An Education in Your Mailbox

I spend several hours a day reading, and the bulk of my time is spent with technical journals. I never cease to be amazed at how willing publishers of magazines oriented towards the entertainment production and audio visual industries are

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Audio and video pros who have  all sorts of random “how to wire it” data rolling around in their heads can now turn the task over to their smart phone and stop even pretending that they remember how to wire

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You’re An Engineer? Where’s Your Train?

I have always been amused at how the live events business has allowed such practices as referring to sound persons as “engineers“, and this is a good example of how the special events production industry has evolved outside of the

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This Education Starts “Over Your Head”, Not “In Your Head”

An article about a new stage rigging inspection program in a trade journal I regularly read featured a grant program that funds rigging inspections for schools.  It is a great idea and something that every drama teacher and school facility

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USITT Program Brings A New Kind Of Education To The Stage

An article about a new stage rigging inspection program in a trade journal I regularly read featured a grant program that funds rigging inspections for schools.  It is a great idea and something that every drama teacher and school facility

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Concert Industry Is Healthy, But Is It Sustainable

One of my favorite industry trade journals, Pro Sound News, does a series of “state of the industry” reports in its October issue, addressing different segments of the professional audio business. We spent thirty+ years in the sound reinforcement business,

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It’s In The Bag-All Weather Giant Plastic Bags To Protect Your Gear

It’s outdoor show season, and that means that drought stricken areas all over the country are planning elaborate and expensive outdoor events so they can make it rain. It’s all but guaranteed that 30 minutes before the event is over,

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Hosa Raises The Bar With New Cable Tester

Most “failures” of  sound equipment and other electronics are not component failures at all, but rather they are cable failures.  The cables that interconnect system components take a lot more punishment than the hardware they hook together and this is

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Concert Weather Safety Advocates Fail To Account For Hail Storm of Folding Chairs

Leaders in the outdoor events safety movement have made great advances in the last year in promoting safety in outdoor events when weather becomes an issue. A recent event in Buffalo, NY made it clear that there was one atmospheric

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