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Audio at the Musical Instrument Museum, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Jerry Delgado of Sennheiser about the installation of the K-array Anakonda speaker array to solve a front fill problem in the theater at the Musical Instrument Museum in Phoenix. Delgado describes the house sound coverage challenge that led him to demo the Anakonda for front fill in the theater. The venue is host to a huge variety of musical performances and their audiences. The Anakonda evenly spread sound over the first few rows of seats while appearing to be part of the stage architecture.
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Behind-the-scenes of eTown Hall and Recording Studio, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Sam Berkow of SIA Acoustics about the construction and sound system installation for eTown Hall in Boulder, Co. The venue is home to a weekly eTown music show recorded before a live audience and broadcast on NPR, public and commercial radio stations nationwide. Equipped with a separate recording studio and offices, the facility is one of the most Green in the country, complete with solar panels. In part one, Berkow outlines the construction and acoustic installation on the project.
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Chicago Field Museum of Natural History’s James Simpson Theater, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles goes into more detail with Megan Henninger on the new sound system installed by Clearwing Productions in the James Simpson Theater at Chicago’s Field Museum of Natural History. Megan describes running the speaker wiring and how they used the L-Acoustics LA Network Manager software to set up and ring out the speaker system. She also has some interesting comments on how the small 5XT speakers were concealed along the front edge of the stage.
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Behind the National Quartet Convention Feed, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Nic Dugger, owner of Tennessee Digital Video (TNDV) in Nashville about how the company handled sound recording, intercom, IMAG and broadcast feeds for the National Quartet Convention held at Freedom Hall in Louisville, Ky. TNDV brought its Aspiration video truck and the new audio truck, Vibration to the event.

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Post-Katrina: New Orleans’ New Joe W. Brown Memorial Park, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Patrick Meek, Vice President of Sales and Marketing with Technical Services Group in Baton Rouge, Louisiana about their installation of the all-weather sound systems for athletic venues at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans. Patrick outlines the different sound system requirements for the soccer and football venues and discusses the project timeframe with weather related construction delays.
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Clear-Com at the San Diego Opera, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Bill Scott, the audiovisual technician for the San Diego Opera Company about its new Clear-Com Tempest 2400 digital wireless intercom with seamless roaming. Scott outlines the setup of the system and how the antennas are connected for coverage in various areas away from the stage. He also discusses the channel assignments for stage crew, set crew and lighting for coordination during the opera productions.
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Post-Katrina: New Orleans’ New Joe W. Brown Memorial Park, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Patrick Meek, vice president of sales and marketing with Technical Services Group in Baton Rouge, La., about its installation of the all-weather sound systems for athletic venues at Joe W. Brown Memorial Park in New Orleans. The project, which involved Ashly processing and Community speaker arrays, equipped a new football stadium and soccer field. The park has come a long way since it was all under water in the wake of Hurricane Katrina.

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Audio for Multi-use Auditorium, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles concludes his talk with Nancy Carlson and Andy Pierson of Audio Architects about the complete renovation of the University of Wisconsin’s Schofield Hall a 600-plus-seat auditorium. Carlson and Pierson provide details on the placing of the subs and the structural modifications needed to support them. They also discuss the placement options for the Yamaha FOH mixer either in the sound booth on the second floor balcony or in the rear under-balcony area of the auditorium.

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Audio for Multi-use Auditorium, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Nancy Carlson and Andy Pierson of Audio Architects about the complete renovation of the University of Wisconsin’s Schofield Hall a 600+ seat auditorium. Carlson and Pierson discuss their task of upgrading the sound system to handle small musical performances as well as lecture and group discussion events using Renkus-Heinz Iconyx IC Live speaker arrays for the main house system.
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Auditorium Hall Upgrade at University of Rhode Island, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with James Welsh and Charles Crane of Adtech Systems about the complete sound system overhaul done in Edwards Hall Auditorium on the campus of the University of Rhode Island. They get into the individual components of the Bose RoomMatch sound system and discuss their testing of the new sound setup installed by Adtech Systems.
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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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