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Subject : performing-arts
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1. When the volume over the headphones is affected by the channel fader; Generally more useful on a single channel; Common for an AUX OUT to be added to this mix so the engineer can listen to the signal being sent to that aux






2. Shop Technician --> System Technician --> System Engineer --> Band Engineer






3. Mix Coherence and Individuality of Instruments - High Level of SNR in Microphones - All Instruments Leaving Sound System at Same Time - Be Fluent in the Most Basic Reinforcement Concepts - Helping the Performer in Any Way Via Sound - Constantly Impro






4. Typically contains 4 amplifiers on average (Max = 6);






5. Can quickly change gain in response to many different detectors looking at same signal; Used in really tough situations where u want strict control over level and dynamics






6. Vacuum tube that improved and amplified weak wireless signals






7. Founded by Jim Gamble and Jim Chase in Hermosa Beach - CA in 1972; Clients included Grand Funk Railroad & Boston






8. System for the artists; Each band member receives their own personal mix; Up to 24 individual mixes for 1 engineer to manage






9. Up to 168 pins; Large output connectors on the end of the snake






10. 'Wrote the book' on practically all aspects of loudspeaker component and horn design; Most speaker systems today rely on this technology; Began as Western Electric






11. In charge of scheduling (spaces - rehearsals - and production meetings) and coordinating stage managers for the productions






12. British physicist and writer involved in the development of key patents in wireless telegraphy; Also improved loudspeaker with nonmagnetic spacers to keep the air gap between the inner and outer poles of a moving coil transducer






13. Random noise that is at equal energy at all frequencies






14. 20 Hz - 100 Hz






15. Radial horn with vanes placed in the mouth of the horn for the stated purpose of pattern control






16. Developed first microphone; Telephone transmitter invented for Alexander Graham Bell in 1876; Patented the first flat disc gramophone






17. 15 minutes






18. Usualluy always RED; Numbered; Used for return signal and communication






19. Real Time Analyzer; Wired at the CUE OUTS






20. True






21. Splitter Box; Main Snake; Fan Outs






22. Usually colored red and lettered; Gender reversed from the channels; Allow for sending of any signal from the console areas back to the splitter box; Final mix from the console is the first priority; Optional and must be specified; If splitter does n






23. Debuted with the film Earthquake (1974); Created a physical sensation from four large low-frequency horns located behind the screen






24. Verification that all the cables for mics & amplies are connected and sending signal properly






25. Verification that all the cables for mics & amplies are connected and sending signal properly






26. Founded in 1967 in Lititz - PA and had accounts with Elvis Presley - Elton John - Yes - Fleetwood Mac - KISS - Queen - and The Moody Blues






27. Debuted at the George Strait Country Music Festival in 1999






28. Have two surfaces based on an exponential flare rate - and two straight walls that determine the output pattern






29. Final stage of protection; Protects each frequency band from overload






30. large cable that hooks up to these mass connectors and carries the audio from the splitter box back to the House console area






31. False






32. Contains fan outputs from stage - fan outs from effects - and fan outs to drive racks; Interface can stay plugged into console jacks






33. Put all instruments in the mix and fine tune later






34. 20 Hz - 100 Hz






35. Processing needed to run the sound system (EQ - Limiter - Crossover)






36. 1 kHz - 20 kHz






37. Device used to compensate for undesired sound system characteristics or room acoustics






38. Feedback eliminated - stage volume reduced - and 'roaming' problems decreased






39. Processing needed to run the sound system (EQ - Limiter - Crossover)






40. Typically cover a small area; Many wedges placed strategically around the stage are used so artist can move around and continue to hear performance






41. Audience microphones that can be lowered during performance and brought up for clapping - hoots - etc.






42. large cable that hooks up to these mass connectors and carries the audio from the splitter box back to the House console area






43. Rusty Brutsch






44. Responsible for the line array technology boom; Developed the L-ACOUSTICS V-DOSC system in 1993






45. Usually located in the rear of the house or in the balcony; Houses technicians who complete any music or sound effects






46. Held reputation as the world's loudest band in the 1970's






47. 1st to use a foldback monitor system at the San Francisco Civic Auditorium in 1961






48. False






49. Meyer Sound; The first self-powered - high-level sound reinforcement loudspeaker (1240 watts)






50. Vacuum tube that improved and amplified weak wireless signals