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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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New Wireless Mics Rules Will Separate The “Haves” From The “Have Nots”

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If you went through the outlawing ( and subsequent wholesale replacement) of wireless mics that operated in the 700 mHz frequency range in 2010, you probably thought your new mics were good for awhile. Maybe not for as long as

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Pinouts App -One More Task Your Phone Can Take Over

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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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Will You Lose Your Job To A Memory Cable?

I used to make a pretty good living providing sound systems for spoken word events and recording them so that they could later be transcribed. I came across a new product today that just might put whomever is doing that

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Why The Internet Hates Miles Davis

Miles Davis, the famous jazz trumpeter, once said “don’t play what’s there, play what’s not there”. That may be great advice for a musician learning to improvise, but it would not have gotten much traction with internet search engines. When

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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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