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Upgrading Improperly Installed Audio at St. Nicholas, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 43, Part 2:
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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Paul Garner, principal with Christian Sound Installations in Valrico, Fla. Paul explains how CSI installed an Ashly ne8800 digital sound processor at the St. Nicholas Greek Orthodox Cathedral in Tarpon Springs, Fla. Paul also talks about how CSI tested for power problems in the church and he details the first live test of the system with an actual service using head-worn microphones on the participants.
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University Digital Signage Installs with Rise Display, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 44, Part 1:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Ryan Cahoy, managing director at Rise Display, a digital signage firm in Shawnee, Kan. regarding their installation in the Edwin L. Cox School of Business at Southern Methodist University. Ryan explains the workings of the software application used and provides details on how the quad NEC displays were flush mounted into the walls to show real time financial data. He also outlines the installation, powering, and programming of the 136ft. stock ticker that completely circles the room.
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Upgrading Improperly Installed Audio at St. Nicholas, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 43, Part 1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
Listen to Part 2 here.
In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Paul Garner, principal with Christian Sound Installations in Valrico, Florida. Paul provides details on the installation of a new sound system in the sanctuary of St. Nicholas Church in Tarpon Springs, Florida. He describes the system that was there, using ceiling speakers in the walls and HVAC louvers to direct sound downward into the congregation. CSI replaced this primitive system with a Bosch digitally steerable line array.
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Stagetec Nexus at the NBA Finals, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 42, Part 2:

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Listen to Part 1 here.
In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his chat with Russell Waite, President of Stagetec USA. Rusty provides the details on what it is like to be in the center of the network activity during the broadcast of the NBA Finals and outlines the power reliability features of the Nexus network hardware. He also goes into more depth on the TrueMatch digital microphone preamps and discusses some other events on which the Nexus network has been used.
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Sound at The Studio, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 41, Part 2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his chat with technician Steve Foster at The Studio at Hamilton Place, Ontario. Steve provides details on how multi-track recording is done at The Studio and discusses how the venue’s flexible layout is used to cope with quick turnaround situations between performers with very differing sound system and monitoring requirements. Also explored are the lighting control and the Sennheiser wireless microphone systems.

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Stagetec Nexus at the NBA Finals, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 42, Part 1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
Listen to Part 2 here.
In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Russell Waite, president of Stagetec USA. Rusty discusses the Nexus network and how it was used at the broadcasts of the NBA Finals in Miami and Dallas. He provides details on the system’s TrueMatch digital microphone preamps and the types of signals that can be transported on the network. Rusty also comments on the technical broadcast friendliness of the American Airlines Arena in Dallas and offers an insight into what it’s like being in the center of the high-pressure, multi-feed environment at the event.
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Sound at The Studio, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 41, Part 1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
Listen to Part 2 here.
In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with technician Steve Foster at The Studio at Hamilton Place, Ontario. Steve outlines the changes that the 500-seat venue’s sound system have undergone in recent years to handle the widely varying range of performances held there. The upgrades have included the addition of L-Acoustics line arrays, Sennheiser microphones and Innovason sound mixing consoles at FOH and stage monitoring positions.
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Behind Audio Operations with Wicked, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 40, Part 2:

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Listen to Part 1 here.
In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles completes his chat with Anthony Jones regarding audio operations on the hit Broadway show “Wicked.” Anthony discusses signal processing, load-in with sometimes less than ideal space conditions and how the frequency coordination is done for the show on tour. He also mentions the features of Sennheiser’s Wireless Systems Manager that have proven useful for large RF mic deployments.
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Behind the Lighting and Recording Scenes at Austin City Limits, Part 2

SVC Podcast Show 39, Part 2:

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Curtis Kasefang of Theatre Consultants Collaborative in Chapel Hill, N.C. He discusses the lighting design and installation for the long-running PBS hit show Austin City Limits and provides details on how the show is produced and recorded in its new venue, Austin’s Moody Theater. Curtis also outlines the Moody Theater’s widely varying seating configurations.
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Behind Audio Operations with Wicked, Part 1

SVC Podcast Show 40, Part 1:

To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcript.
Listen to Part 2 here.
In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Anthony Jones with audio operations on the hit Broadway show “Wicked.” Anthony discusses how, under the audio leadership of Michael Carrico, the current tour uses more than 40 Sennheiser wireless microphone systems and he outlines the setup and technical check-out for sound on the show. Also explored are the creative techniques for hiding microphones and transmitters within a variety of costumes worn by actors who sing and dance on the show.
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The SVC Blogcast encompasses the podcasts Houses of Worship AV, Corporate AV, and Networked AV. In the Houses of Worship AV podcast, ministers of media, sound, lighting and video experts, and technology manufacturers share best practices and installation secrets. Corporate AV focuses on audiovisual installation within corporate environments such as boardrooms, meeting rooms, training centers, and corporate lobbies. Networked AV covers the challenges of moving professional audio, video, and control signals across the entire signal distribution chain from source to destination.

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