Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Minding your Ps and Cues

Even if you already have an interest in music for TV and film, or have a couple of songs that you think might be used someday in an episode of "Days of Our Lives", you might not be aware of how the music director, director and others use the cue sheets to help shape the production. Now it's easy to "do the paperwork" and produce cue sheets you can quickly print out and send to the production staff with any level of detail you need, and look good in the process, like you really have your act together, which you will with this software that you can download here. Very valuable - thanks!

Speaking of cues, count the number of cues in this score segment and win a prize of some sort, probably consisting of an artifact, maybe even a good one.

Friday, August 13, 2010

Sneak Preview! RFvenue's Diversity Fin tm Antenna

Check out the new RFvenue blog here

Most people are unaware that RF and antenna design and testing that has been conducted at Soundwave Research Laboratories, Inc over the last several years, under the soon-to-be-launched RFvenue product line.  True to RFvenue’s goal to make wireless performance setups and clarity easier to use, with better signal quality, and with improved reliability under all conditions, the Diversity Fin tm  antennas are now in field trials.

Unlike ordinary “fin” type antennas, the Diversity Fin tm antenna incorporates polarization and space-diversity reception, and does it without noise-generating amplifiers, bias tees, and the usual maze of wires that crews have to deal with.  Two feedlines from the Diversity Fin tm antenna easily attach “under the hood” and can be routed to any diversity receiver, or a combiner.

The advantage of the Diversity Fin tm antenna is clear: Only one antenna module is needed for dropout reduced reception at many smaller events, indoors or out.  And rain won’t bother it – the hood is actually a working part of the antenna, creating a dielectric airspace in the event of rain or snow, and makes sure you won’t have to unpack it or pack it up in a separate case when the gig is over.  All those separate and easily lost pieces are a thing of the past!

Note the neat protruding whip antennas, and the secure pole attachment, designed to fit all 1/4-20, 3/8-16 or 5/8-16 pole or mic stand mounts.  Are there any others on the planet? I don’t think so!
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Thursday, August 12, 2010

KSM-313s used on King/Taylor tour for guitar amp

Shure's KSM-313 Dual Voiced Ribbon microphones are being used prominently in sound reinforcement duty in the ongoing Carole King/James Taylor tour.

Here is a link to the story.

Saturday, August 07, 2010

What is it?

A subwoofer? Some kind of cooling fan? A jet engine cowling? Maybe an ice cream cone mold, or some new exercise equipment.

Chances are, something that operates in the RF spectrum, or manipulates electromagnetic waves.  Important stuff these days.

It's Your Spectrum (TM)


Action shot of Wendy Mittelstadt sawing away on her fiddle, comparing her custom prototype that she got years ago, with a later production model. This was during a visit to the lab sometime in 2008.

Visit to see her extensive discography.