AudioUsing sound masking as a design platform. 485 AudioFrom a “necessary evil” to a critical, but challenging, solution. 547 AudioA look at acoustically delayed audio. 424 AudioExploring the effects audiences can have on sound-system performance. Part 1 1280 AudioStaying current on assistive-listening legislation and hearing-loop installation standards. 560 AudioThe legendary sound system is one stop on a long, strange road. 803 AudioEducation is the art of drawing out information, not ramming it in! 981 AudioAre we designing our sound systems for all of our listeners? 375 AudioKeeping latency to a minimum can help you avoid common pitfalls. 396 AudioCalibrated calls can champion confabulation. 550 AudioThe incredible shrinking spectrum. 725 AudioAverages and statistics: What was the number you wanted? 675 AudioSound has been trivialized for convenience. That is a Disaster, with a capital “D,” for our industry. 915 AudioDuring my work, I am often asked to look at systems and advise why they are not performing as well … 153 AudioThe recently concluded auction will have a profound effect on wireless users. 597 Audio, InstallationsDiving deeper into sound strategy for retail. 929 AudioWhere’s The Point? Part 6 606 AudioPiece of cake? Not quite. 592 AudioAV9000 Checklist Item Under Test: 6.2.7: The electrical noise levels for all audio channels are “xx”dB (“55dB” recommended for most … 660 AudioWhere’s The Point? Part 5
549 Audio<a href="http://www.soundandcommunications.com/accurate-audio-acoustic-measurements/">Part 1</a><br/><a href="http://www.soundandcommunications.com/accuracy-wheres-point-part-2/">Part 2</a><br/><a href="http://www.soundandcommunications.com/sound-decay-wheres-point-part-3/">Part 3</a> 883 AudioFulfilling growing demand for the de facto consumer audio connectivity solution. 1306 AudioAny day now (if it hasn’t already happened by the time you read this), InfoComm will be releasing a new … 1285 Audio, House Of WorshipWiFi audio, loops, RF and IR are options. 1391 AudioCan you hear me now? 889 Audio“Sound decay” sounds like a disease that decrepit concert halls might suffer from, but that’s not what I mean. The … 1243 Audio, InstallationsPA system replaced after 35-year run. 2807 AudioTroubleshooting decentralized, open-architecture DSP mixers. 874 AudioYou're not going to get away with brute forcing this technology. 1402 AudioLast month, I discussed the differences between accuracy, precision and resolution when making some voltage/frequency measurements. In audio, however, we … 940 AudioWhere’s The Point? Part 1 1195 AudioNeed trumps cost. 1106 AudioThe architectural trend toward open offices provides a unique opportunity for integrators. 1034 Audio, VideoNearly 40% of integrators are already deploying or working with HDBaseT technology, and that number is expected to grow. 2993 AudioThe ‘Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?!’ test.
938 AudioImportant facts on the FCC Incentive Auction for AV integrators. 2592 AudioWhy TV sound is so poor. 1853 AudioMarsh/PMK International was initially engaged to study the existing acoustical conditions and sound system performance at Chesapeake Energy Arena as … 940 AudioWhich system is best suited to stadiums and arenas? 1145 AudioHearing-impaired individuals prefer this assistance system. 1768 AudioImproving methods for reducing distraction and achieving privacy. 1213 AudioHotel lobbies have become hipster hangouts and alternative music venues. Properties like the Ace Hotel locations in New York, Pittsburgh, … 865 AudioWhat’s Their Value? 1263 AudioMost clients are not comfortable speaking in terms of “dBs.” 1566 Audio, AV Police SquadPAG-NAGs and why they rule. 2037 AudioPart of my job is to review the work of others or proposals from contractors and installers. This can be … 1314 Audio, AV Police SquadI had the privilege of watching an IT guy setting microphone levels the other day. It was a difficult room … 2216 AudioAll day, every day, and all night, every night, we are surrounded by and exposed to sound. Unlike our sense … 1444 AudioMany of you know that famous George Lucas quote that “Sound is 50% of the movie-going experience.” For those of … 1392 AudioOver the years, I have collected a technical library of around 200 books about audio and acoustics, and it’s my … 2291 AudioUsing prediction software can put subwoofers where they should be. Subwoofers are the red-headed stepchildren of audio integration. They’re always … 2388 AudioA challenging installation took place recently at the 800-seat Dan River Church in Danville VA, where a subwoofer solution resulted … 1169 Audio, Industry PioneersThis article was originally published in the October 2000 issue of Sound & Communications. By the end of the 19th Century, … 1272 Audio“You’re selling me a digital mixer for my conference room that is several times more expensive than the one I … 1795 AudioOne of the key features on DSP units is Acoustic Echo Cancellation (AEC). This feature is not usually found in … 1673 AudioWhereas I often wear a set of noise-canceling headphones on a plane, I have always wondered how effective they are. … 1096 AudioChecklist Item Under Test: 3.4.17: The port and processor are of an adequate size and buffer given their intended function. … 1192 AudioDramatic leaps in acoustic design and technology have enabled acousticians to provide clients with a myriad of options for tuning … 2287 Audio, AV Police SquadI always teach my colleagues, my students…heck, even my 2 and 5 year olds, that you should set the microphone … 1871 AudioI’m going to take a journey off the usual beaten path this time. There won’t be any discussions about wireless, … 1468 AudioIn last month’s column (“Sex & Audio”), I mentioned how there are distinct differences between male and female sound preferences … 1451 AudioChecklist Item Under Test: 6.31: Confirm that the speech reinforcement system is stable (no feedback) for the entire talker and … 1857 AudioVarious studies have been carried out over the years that show clear differences between how males and females listen and … 2353 AudioAfter years of neglect, the federal government recognized the special auditory needs of the hard of hearing in the Americans … 1570 AudioAlthough acoustic absorption is not usually the focal point of an install, it should not be discounted. You may not … 1385 AudioIt would seem that my September and October 2015 discussions have sparked more interest than almost any other I have … 1076 Audio“When I look at the proposal for this system, I see there are multiple mic options available. Some of it … 1192 AudioChecklist Item Under Test: Report Signature: “I hereby certify that, in accordance with specification in product, practice and performance, this … 1200 AudioLast month, I discussed the various sound level meter frequency weightings and integration times, and how these can affect the … 1043 AudioRecent design trends make today’s facilities ever more dependent on sound masking for speech privacy and noise control. Because a … 1975 Audio, Industry PioneersThis article was originally published in the June 2000 issue of Sound & Communications. It should come as no surprise that … 1222 AudioThe other day, I was discussing signal-to-noise ratio (SNR) with a colleague and bemoaning the fact that many research papers/articles … 1619 Audio, House Of Worship, IT/AV, VideoForty large LED screens brought Pope Francis closer to audiences in Philadelphia. Although event producers have successfully used digital media … 1788 Audio, InstallationsIf you like to root for the underdog, then Bojangles’ Coliseum warrants your attention. The 9600-seat venue sits in a … 1377 Audio, House Of WorshipIn mid-August, I received a call from Fr. Gerald Gill, the rector of the Cathedral Basilica of Saints Peter and … 1384 AudioMy manager at a hi-fi store years ago told me the secret to selling anything. First, recognize that the customer … 1013 AudioLast month’s piece about hearing aids and assistive listening devices seems to have struck a chord with many readers and, … 1027 Audio, Business, VideoRing out the old, ring in the…old? Last June at InfoComm, my industry colleague Malissa Dillman of Kramer Electronics taught … 2352 AudioBecome a Brain Surgeon in just 15 Minutes a Day! Okay, maybe not. Have you ever been asked to describe … 1055 AudioAudio frequency induction loop systems. About 10% to 14% of the general population (US and Northern Europe) suffers from a … 1010 AudioFCC issues new wireless/white space rules. On August 6, 2015, the Federal Communications Commission (FCC) released new rules concerning wireless … 943 AudioAs is well known, the nominal coverage angle of a loudspeaker is defined by its off axis, 6dB down points. … 1192 Audio, Industry PioneersThis article was originally published in the February 2000 issue of Sound & Communications. In this series of articles, we will … 1643 Audio, Installations“The times they are a-changin’.” Bob Dylan’s lyric aptly applies to the Peter Kiewit Concert Hall at the Holland Performing … 1149 Audio, NewsThe other day, I was setting up a fairly sophisticated and unusual paging voice alarm system and was checking out … 947 Audio, Digital Signage, News, VideoMovie theaters are not just for movies anymore: They are now upscale venues offering the flair of Hollywood for all … 1006 Audio, BusinessLast month, I noted that some of the current STIPA meters do not meet the current (or even recent) standards … 980 AudioChecklist Items Under Test: 6.35: For wireless microphone systems, with all wireless microphones turned on, confirm that, throughout the specified … 1183 Audio, IT/AV, VideoI would guess that a few readers of “AVent Horizon” are old enough to remember the Firesign Theater, a comedy … 877 Audio, InstallationsSeating in the Colony High School auditorium varies, and the room is used for theatrical presentations, concerts, school and community … 1186 Audio, Installations, IT/AV, VideoIn response to the critical need for nursing and other healthcare professionals in the state of Texas, Tyler Junior College … 1024 Audio, IT/AVAdoption of “audio-over-IP” technology is increasingly prevalent, and it’s a market presence worth discussing for systems integration. In basic terms, … 1040 Audio, BusinessThe Federal Communications Commission’s (FCC) broadcast television spectrum incentive auction has been a source of consternation and hand-wringing from parties … 1665 Audio, NewsLast fall, I was attending a Dante symposium presented by Audinate in New York City. Shortly after lunch, while waiting … 959 Audio, IT/AV, NewsCommercial and installed audio is at a crossroads. The inevitable merging of computer networking technology and audio distribution is here; … 997 Audio, NewsFor years, patch bays have provided critical flexibility and convenience to media facilities of all types, including studios, entertainment venues, … 773 Audio, NewsFor years, patch bays have provided critical flexibility and convenience to media facilities of all types, including studios, entertainment venues, … 804 Audio, NewsMy comments on intelligibility in the February issue sparked a flurry of emails and questions concerning the measurement of STI … 1130 Audio, NewsChecklist Items Under Test: Several, really, but for this story, 6.33: For conferencing mode, at the 65dB-SPL listening level, be … 831 AudioA recent discussion with another consultant and client made me realize that many people, who I thought should know better, … 1219