Buyer's Guides


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Digitally Steerable Arrays

Mark Frink
Buyer's Guides
Digitally Steerable Arrays ("DSA") are a relatively new type of loudspeaker system that are not only self-powered, but also employ individual processing for each transducer to control the coverage of the entire array. Using advanced, but well-known techniques of gain-, delay- and frequency-shading, the polar response of an array of transducers can be steered differently than it would behave passively. Steve "Woody" LaCerra discussed DSAs at length in last month's issue.
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Volunteer-Friendly Consoles

By Bill Evans
Buyer's Guides

To download a PDF of the the August 2010 FOH Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE .

 

Okay, this is called opening a can o' squiggly worms. The Buyers' Guide is on "volunteer friendly" (as in House of Worship volunteers) consoles. As a designation like that is highly subjective, we asked console makers to give us specs on consoles they think fit the bill and then to make the case for volunteer friendliness.  

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Portable Power Distros

FOH Staff
Buyer's Guides

To download a PDF of the FOH May 2011 Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE.

 

Doing it "your way" is almost always an admirable trait, and it's one that enables a lot of people in the pro audio industry to get a foothold in the business and to get ahead. But there are other times when a compelling case for the division of labor makes sense - such as portable power distribution.

 

 

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Plug-Ins

Bill Evans
Buyer's Guides
Up until about a year ago, plug-ins were pretty much to domain of those using digital consoles and, more specifically, the Avid VENUE series. All of the console companies had their own plugs that came with the console, but the Profile was the one that really opened the door by allowing the use of any Pro Tools-ready plug-in live.
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Recording the Gig

Bill Evans
Buyer's Guides

Have you ever promised to take on a task that you thought would be easy and simple only to find - after the promise has been made - that the task is not only NOT simple, but it is so complex that it is pretty much impossible to do it with any sort of completeness? Welcome to my world.

 

(To download a copy of the Feb. 2011 Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE .)


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System Controllers

Bill Evans
Buyer's Guides

To download a PDF of the June 2010 FOH Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE .

At the risk of sounding like the old guy scolding the kids with the whole "When I was your age, we had to walk five miles to school. In the snow. Uphill. Both ways."

 

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Digital Snakes

Bill Evans
Buyer's Guides

To download the Nov. 2010 Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE .

 

How quickly things change. What once looked like a very defined market segment has kind of shattered. The best way to describe things now is more like "digital signal transfer."  

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Portable Power Distribution

Richard Cadena
Buyer's Guides

To download a PDF of the May 2010 FOH Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE .

 
When the show must go on, the power must first be applied. To apply it correctly it must be applied safely, and that's where all those codes and regulations come in.

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Powered Portable Mini Line Arrays

Bill Evans
Buyer's Guides
To download a PDF of the April 2010 FOH Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE .

 

Call it an evolution of the whole "speaker on a stick" thing. Line arrays have always been groundstackable, but much of the perceived advantage disappears when they are not flown.


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