Author: Jamie Rio

Understanding Podium Mics

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by politics. Especially the all-encompassing presidential elections that seemed to dominate the TV of the day. I remember watching President Jimmy Carter’s inaugural address and that he spoke...

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Compression: What It Is and Why It's Good

A compressor (a.k.a.dynamic processor) is designed to automatically control the volume or dynamics of the sound traveling through it. Compressors can improve the intelligibility of vocals and control where instruments are placed...

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Making The Switch To IEMs

About 20 years ago, I was playing an acoustic guitar and singing worship music in front of a Galaxy Hot Spot monitor mounted on a mic-stand.The thing was turned up so loud I almost lost a filling but after adjusting the EQ and...

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Church Gear: Buy It or Rent It?

A few years ago I installed a really nice sound system in a church located in the South Bay area of Southern California. The church had been damage by a fire 12 months earlier and they were having Wednesday and Sunday services...

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Portable Praise

At my church, reaching out to the community is one of our highest callings. Our out-reach programs can range from visiting a shut-in to putting on a concert in the local park. The latter, of course, requires a sound system—a...

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  • Björk’s Cornucopia, enriched by the d&b Soundscape at New York’s newest cultural center .
    On May 9 Björk opened her Cornucopia season at New York’s newest cultural center The Shed, utilizing a full 360 degree d&b Soundscape system powered by the d&b En-Scene object based mixing and En-Space room emulation software. As an integral part of the performance design. Cornucopia is Björk’s most elaborate stage production to date incorporating […]
  • Phunky Monkeys Conquer New Orleans with Allen & Heath
    Can an 11-piece New Orleans band maintain their reputation for great performances with exceptional sound quality, even in small, packed venues? The Phunky Monkeys answer that question with an affirmative “yes” using an Allen & Heath dLive system which allows FOH engineer Eric Breaux to mix from anywhere in the house on an iPad. The […]
  • Propellerhead Launches Reason Compact 2.0 – A Pocket Music Studio
    Propellerhead Software today launched Reason Compact 2.0, a free mobile app for iOS. The new version goes from a pocket synth to offering an advanced pocket music studio. The flagship Europa synthesizer is still right at your fingertips and two new amazing-sounding instruments have been added. Rytmik Drum Machine gives you a simple yet powerful […]
  • DiGiCo Set to Showcase New Products and Upgrades at InfoComm 2019
    Drawing more than 40,000 attendees each year, InfoComm ranks as North America’s largest dedicated pro-AV exhibition and frequently serves as one of DiGiCo’s primary global launch sites for new products. This year promises to be no exception, as DiGiCo will be showcasing a variety of exciting new offerings as well as upgrades to its current […]
  • L-Acoustics Cultivates Abundant Sound at The Grove
    When The Grove Community Church of Riverside, California built its current Worship Center more than a dozen years ago, Olympia, Washington-based CCI Solutions facilitated the design and installation of the sound system for its 1,800-seat main auditorium. Since that time, like many churches, The Grove’s music sets have gradually moved toward a more Contemporary praise […]