AV Rental / Presentation

What is Play Out Loud and Why Does it Matter?

I’ve been blessed to have been around some incredible musicians throughout the years. I’ve stood in awe and amazement at their skill, talent and total command of their craft, and on many occasions, struggled with the little demons on my shoulders whispering, “you need to practice more” in one ear and “you should just hang … Read More

What is Haas Effect and how to take advantage of it

Early 50’s audio researchers made key findings related to the human perception of sound, reflections and echoes. Their fundamental work is not only interesting, but can be used to our advantage in audio mixing and live sound applications. Let’s go through details and further insights here. To start with, our hearing mechanism integrates sound intensities … Read More

What is Comb Filtering and how to avoid it

Have you ever had an experience at a live event, like a concert or a show, where the sound seemed thin, lacking in punch and dynamics, or with a disturbing phasing effect as you moved around? If the sound system was comprised of a number of loudspeakers either stacked or placed side by side, or … Read More

Auditory Masking and its Effect on our Perception of Sound

What we hear is the complex combination of sound sources and their inherent audio characteristics interacting with the surrounding environment (in a room or outdoor), being decoded by our ears and brain. A number of loudspeakers and room-related topics have already been discussed in previous blogs (‘How to Best Setup Your Loudspeakers in Your Home … Read More

What does Subwoofers Mutual Coupling Mean

You will have noticed that in a large number of live events, sound engineers place subwoofers close together either on the floor, on the side of the stage, or at the top of the line-array rig. Are there any benefits in doing so, and what exactly happens? Before exploring the answer, let’s first recall some … Read More

Heard about QSC FAST Power Amplifiers

Every so often, a new technology comes along that causes you to reconsider the concepts you knew and change the way you specify or design systems. A few years ago, QSC introduced a new amplifier platform of four-channel DSP power amplifiers featuring Flexible Amplifier Summing Technology™ (FAST). Today this technology can be found in PLD, … Read More

How to Understand All Those Loudspeaker Specs

Loudspeakers can be described and specified in a number of different ways, making a buying decision more complicated than it needs to be. Therefore, having some understanding of the jargon used to specify loudspeakers is essential to make sure the product you are buying is the right one for your needs. For passive loudspeakers, the … Read More

How to Setup Delayed Loudspeakers

In a large room or outdoor, there may be the need to set up additional loudspeakers relatively far away from the main stage or event in order to provide proper sound coverage for the entire audience. When these distant loudspeakers, also called satellite or delayed units, are properly time-aligned with the main stage loudspeakers, the … Read More