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Courthouse Audio, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Bobby Harper of ACIR Pro in Mays Landing, N.J. about a complete sound system renovation at the Township of Evesham Courthouse based on the Yamaha MTX5-D processor and EXi8 input extender. Bobby discusses the mic replacement, the MTX5-D GUI, the Dugan automixing card and the four-zone mix minus he set up to maximize gain before feedback in the courtroom.
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A Massive Installation: Purdue University’s New Rec Center, Part 1

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles talks with Clinton Wimberly of Inter Technologies Corporation (ITC) about their installation of a facility-wide sound system that includes18 Biamp AudiaFLEX units in the France A. Cordova Recreational Sports Center at Purdue University. Clinton outlines the initial steps of the project involving the wiring of the system over the very large building.
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Live Mixing Know-how from Buford Jones, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his talk with Buford Jones, tour liaison manager with Meyer Sound, about mixing live sound at the front-of-house console. Jones discusses controlling monitor levels during sound checks and live performances, and he comments on various instruments that are challenging to mix in live sound. He also stresses the importance of good communication between FOH mixers and the artists with whom they work.
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Inside Summer NAMM 2014, Part 2

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In this edition of the SVC Podcast, SVC Contributing Editor Bennett Liles wraps up his talk with Pete Johnston, supervising producer and technical director of special events for the National Association of Music Merchants. Johnston goes into the details of what he does while the Summer NAMM show is in progress, coordinating all of the technical elements on intercom, on radio and on foot. He also explains what it’s like working with well-known performers doing sound checks in the early morning and working with a new Clear-Com system.
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Live Mixing Know-how from Buford Jones, Part 1

Show 110-1

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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
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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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