I often have young sound engineers pose questions and comments such as “How can I get my mix to sound like that?”, “What mic are you using?” or “if I had that mic, console, loudspeaker, etc., then I could do that too!”, as if it were as easy as turning a knob, or changing a mic. Well, to borrow form an old TV commercial, “it’s not the shoes, Morris”. While opinions abound in our industry, the most important, most magical elements of a truly great live sound mix have absolutely nothing to do with the hardware, or a with a handful of crafty tricks.
It was recently suggested to me, in regard to blog posting “Write what you’re passionate about!” So I will. Furthermore, It may take more than one or two posts to espouse my rather heretical ideas on the subject. Stay tuned, and be sure to comment if the subject is near to your heart, as it is mine.
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There are many choices available when it comes to selecting the correct loudspeaker for an event. You may have already been stricken by “line array fever”, but the truth is that these are not always the best device to utilize. The trick is to have knowledge, and an understanding of how and why these devices came to be. For instance, did you know that line array systems have been around for many years? That’s right. The Shure Vocal Master loudspeaker, from the 1960s, was one of the first line array speakers used in concert sound reinforcement. A few years later, the beloved Vocal Master was abandoned for either tight-pack, or spherical loudspeaker arrays. Once again, no single device is always the right choice. In addition to our EAW KF730, and DVA T4/T20 line array systems, PVA also continues to maintain our inventory of JBL HLA horn loaded loudspeakers, and our proprietary JBL direct-radiating devices. With this diverse inventory, you can be sure to always get the right loudspeaker for YOUR event, whatever that might be.
Technical production for a presidential election candidate can be tricky business. Most people don’t realize the level of complexity required to successfully stage a Presidential campaign appearance. PVA has 25 years of experience, and dozen of Presidential and Vice Presidential appearances in our legacy. We’ll guide you through the process, and ensure that your candidate looks and sounds like a winner.
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February 13, 2012 by
Our image gallery is now live at http:www.pleasantvalleyaudio.com. Select an image number from the slider above, and click the corresponding link below for more information. We’ll soon be adding more information about the photos, and related services
Spring is quickly approaching, and we are always looking for new talent. If you are a skilled, motivated technician, We’d like to hear from you.
A must-read. This group donates 100% of it’s proceeds to local, less fortunate families and individual. You can read the article here – Charitable Theater Group survives Fire
The demise of the filament???
April 21, 2011 by
Is the death of the incandescent lamp looming? Is LED technology ready to replace the conventional lamp in stage ligting instruments? What do you think?
Welcome Event Planners!
April 21, 2011 by
Spring is here, and so is wedding season. Not to mention parties, tent events, and so much more. If you’re wondering how to navigate your upcoming event, please post here.
March 29, 2011 by
Welcome to the new Pleasant Valley Audio blog! We here at PVA are looking forward to using our new blog as a way to keep in touch with you, our customers, with timely and relevant information. If there is anything you are curious about and would like us to write about, feel free to email us with suggestions at email@example.com and we will certainly consider all requests.