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Home Studio Acoustics: Speaker Placement

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Producing music of any kind relies on accurate monitoring, and professional studios spend a lot of money not only on the speakers, but in acoustically-treated, purpose-built rooms of just the right size and shape for optimal sound. In most project studios – even those with high-quality
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Audio Connections: The 7 Deadly Sins

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Basic wiring in the consumer world  is usually as easy as using any lead with the right plug at either end, but doing this with professional equipment can often go wrong, sometimes dangerously so. As we’ve seen in our two previous instalments, there are quite a few things to
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Analogue Cabling: Signal Types

by Pablo Bellinghausen – In this article we will be looking at the different types of analogue signal, as well as the right cables to use for each of them. We’ve kept it simple yet thorough so it can work as a quick guide. If you’re a bit hazy on your electrical terms, balanced audio
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Analogue Cabling: The Basics

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Analogue audio connections are an aspect of pro audio to which many give little thought, but can quickly become a show-stopper. Every single lead in the signal path has the potential to degrade or even completely kill your sound, and in a system with dozens of channels and hundreds
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Power Ratings: Why Speakers Break

by Pablo Bellinghausen – Broken speakers are sadly a common sight in PA systems around the world, and many people can be at a loss as to why. There are many possible reasons (from feed wires getting unplugged and glue disintegrating, to someone poking the cardboard of the cone), but by
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Power Ratings: Know What’s Watt

by Pablo Bellinghausen – With so many small venues and bands buying their own public address systems nowadays (PA systems for short), loudspeakers and the power amplifiers required to drive them are one of the more common products sold in pro audio. However, power ratings are also one of the