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Live Mixing Know-how from Buford Jones, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Buford Jones, tour liaison manager with Meyer Sound, about mixing live sound at the front-of-house console. Jones’ live sound mixing career spans decades and he has mixed with the world’s top musical performers. They discuss setting up an initial house mix, working with poor room acoustics and how techniques have changed for mixing on today’s linear, low-distortion PA systems. He also comments on mistakes he sees most frequently made by inexperienced FOH sound people.
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Inside Summer NAMM 2014, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Pete Johnston, supervising producer and technical director of special events for the National Association of Music Merchants. Johnston describes the preparation for the Summer NAMM show at Nashville’s Music City Center including the acoustics environment and how it compares with Anaheim’s Pacific Ballroom, the site of the Winter NAMM show. He also discusses the process of sound checks with performers prior to the show.
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Stony Brook Arena AV Renovation

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Thomas DePace, chief operations officer with Advance Sound Company in Farmingdale, N.Y. Thomas outlines the complete power system renovation done at Stony Brook University’s Stony Brook Arena using a Lyntec RPC 342 panel equipped with multiple motorized breakers and networked control and monitoring capability. The system provides power for 45,000W of audio amplifiers and Daktronics displays in the arena.
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InfoComm 2014: Fiber Optic Association’s Jim Hayes

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Jim Hayes of the Fiber Optic Association about the types of training offered by the FOA, the latest developments in fiber optics, optical LANs, and fiber to the home (FTTH). He expands on what types of fiber-related courses he would like to see made available at InfoComm and other trade shows.
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InfoComm 2014: New in HDBaseT Products

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Dana Zelitzki of Valens and the HDBaseT Alliance about what to expect from them at Infocomm 2014. She discusses HDBaseT version 2.0, HDBaseT Class B, Ethernet Fallback Mode and the new feature set including extension of USB 2.0. Zelitzki also discusses 5Play and HomePlay as they relate to the features of the protocol.
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InfoComm 2014: Managing Multiple AV Facilities With A Central Control System

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Christopher Maione, founder and managing partner of Christopher Maione Associates, a leading AV business development and project management firm. He will be teaching an InfoComm course titled, “Managing Multiple AV Facilities With A Central Control System,” and he offers a preview of the subject applying his considerable experience in the field. Tips on AV system design, common design errors, and AV/IT integration and administration are explored.
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  • Christopher Maione Associates
  • InfoComm course – Managing Multiple AV Facilities With A Central Control System
  • InfoComm Education opportunities
  • Projection Training at InfoComm

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    In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Erica Strickland, training manager for the Americas at Digital Projection. Strickland previews her InfoComm education sessions on Understanding and Designing Warp and Blend Applications and Solid State Illumination and Projection Technology 101. She also discusses color degradation in some projectors over time and periodic projector evaluation and calibration.
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    The Interactivity Behind the Lincoln Heritage Museum, Part 2

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    In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles completes his conversation with Alan Eidson of Eidson Studios in Little Rock, Arkansas about his sound and video installation at the newly opened Lincoln Heritage Museum on the campus of Lincoln College in Illinois. Alan details his use of the Alcorn-McBride ProTraxx 16-channel audio player and the Digital Binloop in creating the atmosphere of Ford’s Theater and other scenes in the life of Abraham Lincoln. He also discusses techniques used to hide wiring and use various objects in the museum exhibits as sound transducers.
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    Turnkey Acoustics for the Winter NAMM Show

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    In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Eric Geer of GeerFab Acoustics in Milwaukee. Geer discusses his project to make the Anaheim Hilton’s Pacific Ballroom sound right for the Winter NAMM show and the showcase TEC Awards. He details his use of MultiZorber acoustic panel to cut sound reflections and make the job of sound mixing in the room more manageable. He also outlines his plans to do the same for the Summer NAMM show in Nashville’s Music City Center.
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    The Interactivity Behind the Lincoln Heritage Museum, Part 1

    Show 105-1

    To hear the podcast press the play button or download here. Or read the transcription.

    In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Alan Eidson of Eidson Studios in Little Rock, Ark., about his sound and video installation at the newly opened Lincoln Heritage Museum on the campus of Lincoln College in Illinois. Working with museum experts Taylor Studios of Rantoul, Ill., Eidson wired and tested the interactive exhibits that tell the story of our 16th president from childhood to his untimely death at the hands of an assassin in Ford’s Theater. He also details his use of Alcorn-McBride processing and show control to bring the exhibits to life.

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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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