Audio, Business

Industry POV: Getting System Participants To Work In Harmony

Transparency, open collaboration build loyalty and earn repeat business.0 142
Audio, News, Newsletter

MLB Opens Season With Installed Sound Systems Piping In Crowd Noise

Major League Baseball (MLB) is set to begin an abridged, 60-game regular-season schedule in earnest today, following months of delays resulting from the novel coronavirus (COVID-19).0 329
Retail
Audio

Industry POV: Licensed Music In Retail And Beyond

An opportunity to grow and differentiate by delivering immersive, delightful experiences.0 374
BYOD
Audio, Business

Industry POV: How BYOD Fosters Engagement

A look at the future of sound and communication.0 517
McFarland Performing Arts Center
Audio, Installations, Video

Cultural Hub For Performing Arts

The McFarland Performing Arts Center serves high-school and community culture.0 568
Gateway Center Arena
Audio, Digital Signage, Installations, Video

Gateway Center Arena Opens New Doors

New Atlanta-area minor-league arena reflects how smaller sports venues are meeting larger expectations with sound and video.0 1039
Mobile County, AV Install
Audio, Installations, Video

Mobile County: Creating a More Secure School With AVL Integration

Mobile County sets the standard for modern school security using audio, video and lighting tech.0 1014
Columbus Zoo
Audio, Installations

Industry POV: AV Needs For Single-Use Attractions

Large, expansive installations need not be problematic if networked AV is deployed.0 535
Audio, IT/AV, Video

IPMX: Building An Open Standard For An AV-Over-IP Future

The IPMX set of standards and specifications brings a unique value proposition.0 910
Audio, Installations, Video

Hybrid, Flexible Learning At UCLA

UCLA’s Marion Anderson Hall gets down to business with cutting-edge AV.0 1152
Milan
Audio, Installations, IT/AV

Milan: A Foundation For The Future Of Pro Audio

The latest Milan developments and updates, along with real-world applications.0 696
Audio, House Of Worship, Installations

Fellowship Church: Embracing Contemporary Worship Styles

Fellowship Church Frisco and its satellite locations deliver a seamless experience.0 1274
Speakers, Sound Systems
Audio

Aging Gracefully: What Is The Expected Operational Life Of A Sound System?

What is the expected operational life of a sound system?0 622
Church of the Resurrection
Audio, House Of Worship, Installations, Video

Church of the Resurrection: Big AV Makes For Intimate Worship

Church of the Resurrection reaches more, feels smaller than original sanctuary.0 1389
Aquarim
Audio

Steerable Audio For Unconventional Attractions

More impressive, immersive attractions mean greater business success for all. The definition of an “attraction” has expanded in the past … 0 444
Although frequently cut from building budgets, it has become increasingly indispensable.
Audio

Sound Masking: Savior Of Privacy And Productivity?

Although frequently cut from building budgets, it has become increasingly indispensable.0 492
Projection screens behind the lanes and LED TVs above mean bowlers won’t miss a second of the action, whether they’re watching music videos or March Madness.
Audio, Installations, Video

Retail Challenge, Attraction Solution: All-Star Bowling & Entertainment delivers immersive AV systems, revitalizing retail environment.

All-Star Bowling & Entertainment delivers immersive AV systems, revitalizing retail environment.0 521
Grammy Museum
Audio, Digital Signage, Installations, Video

Music History Meets Experiential AV: Updates to the Grammy Museum

Updates to the GRAMMY Museum include immersive sound and interactive experiences.0 904
Audio

AES Nashville Leaders Share Quarantine-Driven Online Education Plan

As the global coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic forces social isolation, educators are scrambling to apply available technology to online instruction to … 0 584
Government, Law
Audio

There Oughta Be A Law: The Entreaties Of Hard-Of-Hearing Citizens

Government agencies are listening to and acting on the entreaties of hard-of-hearing citizens.0 626
Audio, Digital Signage, Installations, Video

Government And Transportation AV Sees Steady Transition And Progress

The landscape for AV integration in the government vertical is vastly different today as compared to just a decade ago.0 887
Audio, IT/AV, News, Video

Trendspotting At ISE 2020

Amsterdam’s last ISE show helped set the tone for the commercial AV industry.0 633
Audio, Installations, IT/AV, Video

Nothing But Net

Texas A&M Athletics networks eight sports-complex venues.0 748
Audio, Installations, IT/AV, Video

Globally Connected

Intuit’s corporate campuses around the world rely on networked videoconferencing.0 820
Audio, Installations

Major-League Sound

Dignity Health Sports Park invests in audio for a better fan experience.0 1931
Audio, IT/AV

No UC And Collaboration Without Good Audio

The laws of physics break for no one.0 893
Audio

Audio In Today’s Commercial AV Applications

The time has come for a loudspeaker revolution.0 937
Audio, Business

Finding The RF Sweet Spot For Wireless Intercoms

Can wireless equipment be migrated outside the UHF band?0 639
Audio, Installations, Video

Mission Accomplished

Denver’s new Mission Ballroom brings events and hospitality to a new level.0 2733
Audio, IT/AV

Making Milan Together

An update on the networking protocol.0 718
Audio, IT/AV

IoT Devices And Pro Audio

The next big thing is happening now.0 1084
Audio, Video

Auditorium AV: Networked And Immersive

An overview of modern applications for presentation.0 1015
Audio

Using Microphones In Theatrical Environments

A primer on key considerations for effective stage mic’ing.0 3599
Audio, Video

The Journey Toward A Distraction-Free Open Office

Expect to hear a lot more about biophilia in the coming years.0 1120
Audio, House Of Worship, Installations

Visual Wonder, Audio Challenge

Church of the Presentation’s expansion is a great success, despite acoustical obstacles.0 1641
Audio, Digital Signage

High Flyin’

Austin-Bergstrom International Airport undergoes extensive upgrades.0 1863
Milan
Audio, IT/AV

An Introduction To Milan

The new AV network protocol for the industry, by the industry.0 4091
Audio

Quieter Is Healthier

Sound absorption can be a critical component of promoting wellness.0 976
Audio

Audio Networking In Smaller Spaces

You don't need a huge venue to realize big benefits.0 1257
Audio

Maintaining Masking

Looking after the equipment...and the effect.0 1481
Audio

The Next Two Years Under The New Wireless Spectrum

Looking at potential effects on wireless microphones and communications devices. 0 2973
Audio

A Word In Your Ear

Although I already have something along the lines of 200 technical audio and acoustics books, I am always on the … 0 1613
Audio

Sound In Space

Taking inspiration from the arts.0 3668
Audio

Playing Zone

The reality is that, to compete in the hospitality space, integrators have to “play zone.” 0 1976
Audio

Auctioned-Off 600MHz Spectrum Already Being Occupied

As a result of the FCC's incentive auction in April 2017, wireless microphone systems that operate in the auctioned spectrum (617MHz to 652MHz and 663MHz to 698MHz) must cease operation in the auctioned-off spectrum.0 1555
Audio

Louder Isn’t Necessarily Better

The needs of hard-of-hearing people are complex and multifaceted.0 2114
Audio

Considerations For Critical Wireless Communications

Technologies, applications and the RF landscape are all evolving.0 907
Audio, Business

Voice Control Capabilities Enter The Workplace

Once-fantastical dreams are coming closer and closer to reality.0 1991
Audio

The Case Of The Distorted Audio

Trust your instincts…and your established procedures!0 2345
Figure 1. Projected coverage cones for ceiling loudspeaker system.
Audio

Under Cover

There’s more to obtaining even loudspeaker coverage than meets the eye. Part 10 2082
Audio

Occupational Hazards

The effect that audiences and people can have on sound system performance. Part 20 2252
Figure 1.
Audio

No Time For Complacency

Reserved channel for wireless microphones is pending before the FCC.0 1210
Audio

Reversing The ABCs Of Acoustics

Using sound masking as a design platform.0 3284
Audio

The Evolution Of Sound Masking

From a “necessary evil” to a critical, but challenging, solution.0 2794
Audio

Look Who Finally Showed Up!

A look at acoustically delayed audio.0 1646
Audio

Occupational Hazards

Exploring the effects audiences can have on sound-system performance. Part 10 2935
assistive-listening
Audio

‘Invisible’ No Longer

Staying current on assistive-listening legislation and hearing-loop installation standards.0 1736
Audio

Scaling The Wall Of Sound

The legendary sound system is one stop on a long, strange road.0 7800
Audio

Train Crash: Has Audio Training Come Off The Rails?

Education is the art of drawing out information, not ramming it in!0 2301
Audio

Minority Interests

Are we designing our sound systems for all of our listeners?0 1666
Audio

Latency In Sound System Design

Keeping latency to a minimum can help you avoid common pitfalls.0 1808
Audio

Consistent Conference Commissioning

Calibrated calls can champion confabulation.0 1429
Audio

Interesting Times (For Wireless Audio)

The incredible shrinking spectrum.0 1644
Figure 1. STI plot and statistics for a platform sound system.
Audio

Where’s The Point? Part 7

Averages and statistics: What was the number you wanted?0 1617
Audio

Sounds Bad? Sounds Good? Who Knows The Difference Anymore?

Sound has been trivialized for convenience. That is a Disaster, with a capital “D,” for our industry.0 3106
Audio

Objective Analysis: Determining The Causes Of A Sound System’s Poor Performance

During my work, I am often asked to look at systems and advise why they are not performing as well … 0 929
Audio

Battle Of The (Frequency) Bands

The recently concluded auction will have a profound effect on wireless users.0 1980
One Powell AT&T Store in San Francisco
Audio, Installations

Psychology Of Sound

Diving deeper into sound strategy for retail.0 4908
Audio

Sound Absorption: The Material Facts

Where’s The Point? Part 60 3078
Audio

Bluetooth For Assistive Listening In Theaters

Piece of cake? Not quite.0 5945
Audio

Signal-To-Noise Ratio: When It Really Counts

AV9000 Checklist Item Under Test: 6.2.7: The electrical noise levels for all audio channels are “xx”dB (“55dB” recommended for most … 0 2907
Audio

Reverberation Time: Where’s The Point? – Part 4

<a href="https://www.soundandcommunications.com/accurate-audio-acoustic-measurements/">Part 1</a><br/><a href="https://www.soundandcommunications.com/accuracy-wheres-point-part-2/">Part 2</a><br/><a href="https://www.soundandcommunications.com/sound-decay-wheres-point-part-3/">Part 3</a>0 2047
Bluetooth For Commercial AV
Audio

Bluetooth For Commercial AV

Fulfilling growing demand for the de facto consumer audio connectivity solution.0 3497
Audio

InfoComm’s First Audio Standard Gets A Facelift

Any day now (if it hasn’t already happened by the time you read this), InfoComm will be releasing a new … 0 2766
assistive-listening
Audio, House Of Worship

Assistive Listening For Houses Of Worship

WiFi audio, loops, RF and IR are options.0 4799
Audio

Commissioning Theme Parks & Attractions

Can you hear me now?0 1724
Figure 1. Family of RT curves for a large reverberant auditorium; note the lower times of the EDT curve.
Audio

Sound Decay: Where’s The Point? – Part 3

“Sound decay” sounds like a disease that decrepit concert halls might suffer from, but that’s not what I mean. The … 0 4953
Audio, Installations

NCAA’s Coors Center Upgrades Audio

PA system replaced after 35-year run.0 4031
Audio

Software Problems: A Glitch In The Matrix?

Troubleshooting decentralized, open-architecture DSP mixers.0 2053
induction loop
Audio

Induction Loop Technology: Gotcha!

You're not going to get away with brute forcing this technology.0 3286
Figure 1. Analog linear voltage and non-linear dB scales.
Audio

Accuracy: Where’s The Point? – Part 2

Last month, I discussed the differences between accuracy, precision and resolution when making some voltage/frequency measurements. In audio, however, we … 0 2322
Figure 1. Digital meter readout.
Audio

How Accurate Are Audio & Acoustic Measurements?

Where’s The Point? Part 10 2532
Audio

Zoning In On Sound Masking

Need trumps cost.0 2469
Audio

Cutting Through The Noise

The architectural trend toward open offices provides a unique opportunity for integrators.0 1907
Figure 1
Audio, Video

HDBaseT 101 – Part 1

Nearly 40% of integrators are already deploying or working with HDBaseT technology, and that number is expected to grow.0 5418
Audio

STIPA & Intelligibility

The ‘Do you understand the words that are coming out of my mouth?!’ test. 0 3011
fcc
Audio

Wireless Mics & The FCC Incentive Auction

Important facts on the FCC Incentive Auction for AV integrators.0 3927
Figure 1. TV set with rear-facing loudspeakers; furniture mounted in room corner.
Audio

Nice Picture. Pity About The Sound!

Why TV sound is so poor.0 2866
Figure 1. Measured RT and EDT using a dodecahedron loudspeaker compared with RT and EDT with the new sound system as the source.
Audio

Chesapeake Energy Arena Measurements & Analysis

Marsh/PMK International was initially engaged to study the existing acoustical conditions and sound system performance at Chesapeake Energy Arena as … 0 2040
listen-technologies-assistive-listening-man-at-stadium
Audio

The Assistive Listening Playoffs

Which system is best suited to stadiums and arenas?0 2363
Audio

Hearing Loops Get The Vote

Hearing-impaired individuals prefer this assistance system.1 3358
Energy Masking
Audio

Energy Masking: Reducing Distraction & Achieving Privacy

Improving methods for reducing distraction and achieving privacy.0 2256
Audio

Lobbies Getting Louder

Hotel lobbies have become hipster hangouts and alternative music venues. Properties like the Ace Hotel locations in New York, Pittsburgh, … 0 2095
Figure 1. Two very different sounds with identical dBA values.
Audio

Single-Number Metrics

What’s Their Value?0 2527
Audio

How Loud Should A System Be?

Most clients are not comfortable speaking in terms of “dBs.”0 2678
pag-nag feedback solution
Audio, AV Police Squad

Stop Feedback At Its Source!

PAG-NAGs and why they rule.0 3442
Figure 1. Unbalanced auditorium RT characteristic and target curve.
Audio

A Question Of Balance: Good Acoustics Need A Balanced Approach

Part of my job is to review the work of others or proposals from contractors and installers. This can be … 0 2572
Audio, AV Police Squad

Setting Mic Levels To Combat The ‘Yelling Crawler’

I had the privilege of watching an IT guy setting microphone levels the other day. It was a difficult room … 0 3244
Average threshold of hearing at 20kHz versus listener age.
Audio

Sound: It’s Not Just About Listening

All day, every day, and all night, every night, we are surrounded by and exposed to sound. Unlike our sense … 0 2379

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