For a long time I was afraid of all-pass and FIR filters because they seemed exotic and supposedly cause lots of delay, making them unusable for live sound. Turns out this was just an excuse I was using to avoid some mental hurdles. Do all-pass filters cause delay? Here’s a measurement of my BLU-160. It’s […]
Even professionals often skip sound system setup and go straight to mixing because there just isn’t enough time. Unfortunately, you can’t go directly to your artistic place without first passing through science. The good news is that even the smallest amounts of time can be put to good use. How? With a plan. Simple Sound […]
Interview with Michael Lawrence from Rational Acoustics and Live Sound International about fighting feedback while mixing monitors from FOH.
The most common microphones I use on corporate events are Shure wireless SM58, WL185 Lavalier, and wired MX418. I created three EQ snapshots using a mic compare measurement in Smaart for a more transparent starting point. What is a mic compare measurement? In the same way that we use the transfer function measurement in Smaart […]
If you lay awake at night thinking about improving your crossover alignments and winning big at Phase Invaders, then this guide is for you. What follows are three proven battle tactics from beginner to advanced. #1 – Beginner Press all the buttons until you win. a monkey hitting keys at random on a typewriter keyboard […]