Design Requirements for Amps and Speakers, Part Three: Low vs. High Impedance

Welcome back to part three of our series on design considerations for amplifiers and speakers. This is part of a larger look at the various components in the audio, video and lighting (AVL) signal chain, where I’ve been detailing how each affects overall application design. I’ve addressed live and playback sources, as well as audio, video and LED video processing and distribution. When we moved
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Designer and Lighting Director Al Crawford, Part 2: The Purpose and Expression of Light

Welcome to part two of my conversation with Al Crawford. In the first installment, I spoke with Al about his remarkable career trajectory and the lighting legacy that has illuminated the Alvin Ailey American Dance Theater for the last 60 years. Today, we’re delving into the work of Al’s company, Arc3design, and exploring some of
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Tech Talks: Best Practices for Broadcasting Within an Organization

Welcome to Tech Talks, where we delve into issues pertaining to audio, video and lighting (AVL) technology with industry thought leaders. In today’s edition, we’re speaking with Paul Krizan, Corporate Solutions Manager at HARMAN Professional Solutions, about broadcasting live video presentations within an organization. Before joining HARMAN 10 years ago, Paul worked in telecommunications. He
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TECH TALKS: Simplifying Global Deployment and Management of Large-Scale AV Installations

In our Tech Talks series, we speak with the industry professionals at HARMAN about the challenges people encounter with designing, deploying and managing AV systems. In today’s entry, I reached out to Justin Kennedy, Product Manager, Software Solutions at HARMAN Professional Solutions about the challenges that enterprise IT managers face when deploying AV equipment globally,
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Women in Audio: Katy Templeman-Holmes, Director of Solutions and Marketing for Hospitality and Broadcast

(Photography: David Glaubke) Welcome to the latest installment of our Women in Audio series, in which we share the stories of talented women across the industry. I recently had the pleasure of meeting with Katy Templeman-Holmes, who serves as the Director of Solutions and Marketing for Hospitality and Broadcast at HARMAN Professional Solutions. She is
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Design Requirements for Amps and Speakers, Part Two: Installation Considerations

In our ongoing look at the audio, video and lighting (AVL) signal chain, I’ve been detailing how each section affects the overall application design. In previous posts, I looked at live and playback sources, audio, video and LED video processing, and distribution. When we moved on to design considerations for AVL outputs, I started with amplifiers and speakers in what will be a three-part sub-series.
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Celebrating ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’ at 50

This summer commemorates the 50th anniversary of the Beatles’ “Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band,” a record regarded by many as the most influential rock album of all time. Generations of fans and music critics have celebrated the album’s disparate musical influences and lyrical content while scrutinizing the nuances of producer George Martin and engineer
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Three Ways to Record Live Shows

Every live performance is a unique event, and there are many reasons why artists, producers and managers may want to record them. Knowing whether the recording will be used to review and refine elements of the show, post on social media, produce a live album or for other purposes dictates the appropriate recording method and
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