On the road – Cairns 

Nothing beats variety.  Just completed my first restaurant sound system install. This is the 'bro's new venue for his famous Ochre restaurant.  The four zone setup and top dressed panels worked out...

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Here are the 26 articles written by Rob from Audio Technology magazine from 2009 till 2012

Do It Yourself

By all means push the envelope; after all, one of the good reasons for embarking on DIY is to gain knowledge and an understanding of what’s going on behind the knobs. However, it’s equally important to make sure the job’s achievable.

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Compressors – the Sidechain

... before we examine the myriad control possibilities of a compressor, let’s pause for a moment and consider how many controls such a device can successfully live without. The LA-2A, for example, is perhaps one of the most successful (and highly prized)...

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Compressors

The design topology of compressors directly impacts on the characteristics they impart to the audio passing through. Some have a greater impact than others even when no gain reduction is occurring.

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A tech’s life

This issue I thought I’d bring you over to my side of the bench, so you can see what it’s like. Don’t touch anything now, its dangerous back here.

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Studio Wiring

Studio wiring is one of those tasks that should be so straightforward and predictable that we could happily and confidently leave it till the last phase of a studio’s construction. Unfortunately, this is not the case. Wiring a studio takes planning and skill, yet it...

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Electrical Safety

While there are countless factors that contribute to providing a safe work place, one in particular that naturally catches my eye is electrical safety. So for this issue, let’s put aside the excitement of learning what’s going on behind the front panels of your...

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Equalisers

Probably the most ubiquitous equaliser on the planet is the humble bass and treble control found on almost every hi-fi amplifier. Almost without fail, this equaliser will be based on the original design by Peter Baxandall.

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Microphone Preamps

Probably the most common microphone preamp topology found today utilises a simple pair of transistors implemented with variable gain feeding an IC operational amplifier. With good low-noise transistors running with variable gain in Class-A, and an Integrated Circuit...

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Microphones

While we can emulate all sorts of instruments with quite good results these days, until someone comes up with a 'plug-in vocalist' we will at least require microphones for recording the voice. The human voice with which we have an innate familiarity is often the...

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