Audio, Industry Pioneers

Industry Pioneers #16: Sidney N. Shure: Integrity And Innovation

The founder of Shure Inc. built an audio and microphone manufacturing empire while remaining committed to his deeply held principles.
Audio, Industry Pioneers, Video

Industry Pioneers #15: E. Norman Rauland, American Industrialist

Rauland's journey from immigrant to icon of American industry, plus his innovations in radio and television manufacturing.
condenser microphone and headphones in a music studio

Raising Standards

Peter Mapp, PhD, takes a look at some of the changes to the new STI standard in his 150th Sound Advice column.
Audio, Industry Pioneers

Industry Pioneers #14: Paul W. Klipsch, A Legend In Sound

A reflection on the Klipsch Audio Technologies founder's career, his eccentric genius and his innovations in loudspeaker manufacturing.
Signal-To-Noise-Ratio Readings

Poor Signal-To-Noise-Ratio Readings

Now what do we do?
Shelby County Arts Center
Audio, Digital Signage, Installations

Shelby County Arts Center: AVL For Arts Education

The Shelby County Arts Center leverages technology to support its community of artists and performers. The Shelby County Arts Center …
Audio, Industry Pioneers

Industry Pioneers #13: Emile Berliner, An ‘Inventive Genius’

How Berliner's inventions revolutionized the recording industry, set the stage for microphones and made the telephone a viable technology.
Sound & Communications June 2021 Cover
Audio, Installations, Video

Bradley Symphony Center: Restoring And Upgrading Historic Splendor

Milwaukee’s Bradley Symphony Center impresses on every level.
Audio, Industry Pioneers

Industry Pioneers #12: Leo L. Beranek: Dean Of American Acousticians

How Leo Beranek, co-founder of BBN, became one of the most respected figures in the history of acoustics and audio engineering.
Audio, Industry Pioneers

Industry Pioneers #11: C.P. Boner: Father Of Audio Equalization

How Boner's early investigations into acoustics and feedback set the stage for the future of audio equalization.
OCA Alliance Previews AES70-2021
Audio, News, Newsletter

The OCA Alliance Previews AES70-2021

Following the recent announcement of a lightweight AES70 implementation, the OCA Alliance has offered a preview of the latest version of the AES70 device control standard.
Bosch appoints Ramesh Jayaraman
Audio, News, Newsletter

Bosch Names Ramesh Jayaraman Senior VP & General Manager, Business Unit Communications

Bosch division Building Technologies has appointed Ramesh Jayaraman as Senior VP & General Manager, Business Unit Communications.
Audio, Industry Pioneers

Industry Pioneers #10: Albert R. Kahn, Founder Of Electro-Voice

How Kahn grew a two-man operation into an audio industry powerhouse, plus a look at his innovations in microphone, PA and radio technology.
Faith United Methodist Church in Tulsa, Oklahoma, Audio System
Audio, House Of Worship

Industry POV: The New Needs For Audio Systems In Houses Of Worship

Controlling sound reflections and expanding audio to additional spaces.
Audio, Industry Pioneers

Industry Pioneers #8: Georg Neumann, Microphone Pioneer

Neumann's innovations in early microphone manufacturing, as well as the development of audio consoles, recording lathes and NiCad batteries.
WEC Ocala, Horse Statue
Audio, Installations, Video

WEC Ocala: My Kingdom For A Horse

WEC Ocala offers a world-class destination for equestrian events with networked AV.
First Lutheran Church in Fargo, MD
Audio, House Of Worship, Installations

First Lutheran Church: Bridging Modern And Traditional Worship

Team planning creates futureproof systems for First Lutheran Church’s campus services and streaming.
Audio, Industry Pioneers

Industry Pioneers #7: Vern Knudsen, Academic Acoustician & ASA Founding Member

Knudsen's contributions to the study of acoustics, the advancement of otology and the founding of the Acoustical Society of America.
Shure, UHF Channel
Audio, Business

Industry POV: Opening A Dedicated UHF Channel For Wireless-Microphone Use

It is essential for businesses and consumers.
Audio, Industry Pioneers

Industry Pioneers #6: Edwin Howard Armstrong, Developer Of Practical Radio Broadcasting

The triumphs and tragedies of Edwin Howard Armstrong, FM radio pioneer and developer of the superheterodyne receiver system.
FCC, Are your wireless microphones legal?
Audio, House Of Worship

Industry POV: Are Your Wireless Microphones Legal?

Still own systems that can operate in the 600MHz or 700MHz bands? Read this!
Area 15. Spatial Sound at Area 15

Industry POV: Spatial Sound Is Transforming Attractions

From Las Vegas to Brooklyn, experiences are rapidly evolving.
Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures
Audio, Installations, Video

Academy Museum Of Motion Pictures: Grand Architecture, Exhibitions And Theaters Integrate

The Academy Museum of Motion Pictures creates a unique experience.
Audio, Industry Pioneers

Industry Pioneers #4: Wallace C. Sabine, Founder of Modern Acoustics

W. C. Sabine's contributions to architectural acoustics and the measurement and correction of acoustic conditions in enclosed spaces.
Audio, Industry Pioneers

Industry Pioneers #3: Dr. Harvey Fletcher And The Rise Of Applied Physics In Audio

How Dr. Fletcher and his contemporaries used their knowledge of physics and acoustics to advance the early commercial audio industry.
Audio, Industry Pioneers

Industry Pioneers #2: Bell, Edison And The Dawn Of The Telephone

Many concepts and procedures in the audio industry had their beginnings in telephony, which was an outgrowth of telegraphy.
K-array's KSCAPE, K-array Headquarters
Audio, Business

K-array’s KSCAPE Merges Senses Beyond Imagination With RAIL

With RAIL, K-array’s KSCAPE division blends sound and lighting.
Lord Rayleigh, Industry Pioneers
Audio, Industry Pioneers

Industry Pioneers #1: Lord Rayleigh: John William Strutt And The Theory Of Sound

A historical look at the contributions to the field of acoustical science of John William Strutt, Lord Rayleigh.
Sound & Communications February Edition, CAESAR's FORUM
Audio, Installations

Any Way You Want It: Creating Flexibility At CAESARS FORUM

CAESARS FORUM’s flexible signal routing and room combining offer limitless setup options.
Sound & Communications January Cover, UPenn
Audio, Installations, Video

Creating A Realistic Student-Patient Experience At UPenn

Networked solutions and innovation give UPenn’s nursing students an edge.
Audio, Installations, Video

High Energy In The Office Space

Aspect Energy creates 'wow' factor for its new headquarters.

Protecting Student Privacy With Sound Masking

Sound masking at the university level: far beyond the library.
Audio, Business

Industry POV: Remote Conferencing In The COVID-19 Era

Touchless audio solutions are becoming increasingly important.
Drive-In Events

Industry POV: Audio Best Practices For Hosting Successful Drive-In Events

This throwback pastime is trending as a way to gather safely during the pandemic.
Hospitality Integrations, Ashly Audio
Audio, Installations

Industry POV: What Hospitality Integrations Now Require

Nimble, short-term solutions must transform into long-term upgrades.
Audio, Installations, IT/AV, Video

Cresa Phoenix: UC In The Age Of COVID-19

Cresa’s audio- and videoconferencing upgrade prioritizes office safety and clear communication.
Audio, Digital Signage, Installations, IT/AV, Video

Globe Life Field: Unique Stadium Ready For Unique World Series

The home of the Texas Rangers and the 2020 MLB playoffs proves AV is key to live sports.
Hybrid Classroom
Audio, IT/AV

Hybrid Classroom Design Requires Meeting Where The People Are

The virtual participant has to become the priority.
Mount Airy Resort and Casino
Audio, Digital Signage, Installations, Video

Betting On The AV: Mount Airy Casino Resort

Mount Airy Casino Resort emphasizes AV to drive deluxe sportsbook and poker room.
Audio, Business, Video

AVIXA POV: Venues In A Socially Distant World

Commercial AV helps enable virtual engagement.
Steven Tanger Center
Audio, Installations

Steven Tanger Center: Grand-Scale Networking Entertains

The Steven Tanger Center for the Performing Arts delivers top-tier technology experience.
Sound & Communications
Audio, Digital Signage, Installations, Video

Happy Money: Modern Corporate AV Technologies Unite

Advanced technical and eye-catching AV communications at Happy Money’s corporate campus.
Microphones, Post-COVID-19 world
Audio, IT/AV

Microphones In The Post-COVID-19 World

The need for adaptation and strategies for safety.
Audio, House Of Worship, Installations, Video

Keeping Communities Connected

Discovery Church’s new broadcast facility brings satellite campuses and socially distanced worshippers together.
Audio, Business

Industry POV: Getting System Participants To Work In Harmony

Transparency, open collaboration build loyalty and earn repeat business.
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).

Industry POV: Licensed Music In Retail And Beyond

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

Industry POV: How BYOD Fosters Engagement

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

Cultural Hub For Performing Arts

The McFarland Performing Arts Center serves high-school and community culture.
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.
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.
Columbus Zoo
Audio, Installations

Industry POV: AV Needs For Single-Use Attractions

Large, expansive installations need not be problematic if networked AV is deployed.
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.
Audio, Installations, Video

Hybrid, Flexible Learning At UCLA

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

Milan: A Foundation For The Future Of Pro Audio

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

Fellowship Church: Embracing Contemporary Worship Styles

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

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

What is the expected operational life of a sound system?
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.

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 …
Although frequently cut from building budgets, it has become increasingly indispensable.

Sound Masking: Savior Of Privacy And Productivity?

Although frequently cut from building budgets, it has become increasingly indispensable.
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.
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.

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 …
Government, Law

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.
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.
Audio, IT/AV, News, Video

Trendspotting At ISE 2020

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

Nothing But Net

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

Globally Connected

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

Major-League Sound

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

No UC And Collaboration Without Good Audio

The laws of physics break for no one.

Audio In Today’s Commercial AV Applications

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

Finding The RF Sweet Spot For Wireless Intercoms

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

Mission Accomplished

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

Making Milan Together

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

IoT Devices And Pro Audio

The next big thing is happening now.
Audio, Video

Auditorium AV: Networked And Immersive

An overview of modern applications for presentation.

Using Microphones In Theatrical Environments

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

The Journey Toward A Distraction-Free Open Office

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

Visual Wonder, Audio Challenge

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

High Flyin’

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

An Introduction To Milan

The new AV network protocol for the industry, by the industry.

Quieter Is Healthier

Sound absorption can be a critical component of promoting wellness.

Audio Networking In Smaller Spaces

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

Maintaining Masking

Looking after the equipment...and the effect.
FCC, Are your wireless microphones legal?

The Next Two Years Under The New Wireless Spectrum

Looking at potential effects on wireless microphones and communications devices.

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 …

Sound In Space

Taking inspiration from the arts.

Playing Zone

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

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.

Louder Isn’t Necessarily Better

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

Considerations For Critical Wireless Communications

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

Voice Control Capabilities Enter The Workplace

Once-fantastical dreams are coming closer and closer to reality.

The Case Of The Distorted Audio

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

Under Cover

There’s more to obtaining even loudspeaker coverage than meets the eye. Part 1
Sound & Communications July 2021 digital edition
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