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Dear SoundMan, Our sound system was in a foul mood Sunday. Remote mikes were malfunctioning causing great loud static sounds. Help please. - Dave -
The loud hissing noise you heard, that sounds like the noise you get in between AM radio stations, was comming from one of the wireless receivers in the rack who's corresponding transmitter was turned off. To put this as simply as I can, the receiver thought that it heard its transmitter and mistakenly turned off its squelch and the sound you heard of dead air was released through the system. This issue of sudden bursts of noise happens in all wireless systems and can be avoided in one of the following ways:
You should NEVER have a wireless receiver turned on and turned up in the system without its corresponding transmitter turned on. So...
1 - Keep all receivers who's transmitter is not turned on OFF
2 - At the mixer, turn the volume on the channel that is controlling the level of the
receiver who's transmitter is not turned on ALL THE WAY DOWN
3 - Keep all of the transmitters who's corresponding receiver is turn on and up ON
and use the Audio MUTE switch located on each transmitter to mute the signal
instead of turning the transmitter on and off.
The automated squelch keeps this from happening almost always, however it can be fooled, so the above methods are the only way to insure that this problem will not occur.
Sincerely - SoundMan -
P.S. You can find more information in the Tech Download section in a new addition called Wireless Microphone Basics.
Over the years we have developed in–house programs to maintain our extensive equipment inventories in our rental and concert production departments. We are offering you this opportunity to benefit from our years of experience in electronic equipment maintenance. We have designed a maintenance program that throughly inspects your system and performs routine maintenance on a regular schedule.
The Center has received numerous awards during their 25 years of service providing speech therapy, community based rehabilitative services (C.B.R.S.) to a largely pediatric population and provide occupational therapy services. They are one of the largest private clinics in this area in their specalty. The new system allows the parents to discretely listen to the therapy sessions involving their children.
Nicole Ackley, an application specialist that has worked for CareySound for over three years worked with the Center to design the new system. The core of the systems, which include multiple rooms, consist of Electro-Voice 7100 amplifiers and Evid loudspeaker systems and are controlled with a Rane MLM 42 mixer. Special attention was placed on the choice and placement of microphones to accommodate both clear amplification and discreetness. A combination of Crown PCC barrier microphones and Sennheiser wireless lapel systems were chosen for the task.
For more information concerning this installation please call CareySound at (336) 379-1943,
First of all you don't have to have both ends of the cable connected to the tester. It comes with a sending unit and a sniffer unit. Plug the sender into one end of the cable (like at the end of a snake channel 200' out at FOH) and the sniffer into the other end. -OR- If your'e in the middle of a show just have your FOH engineer switch on phantom power for the channel in question & mute it (my only word of WARNING on an otherwise perfect device) then use the sniffer on stage. If all three LED's turn green all is well and if not you can check the included color reference chart for the correct diagnosis.
Secondly it's small (about the size of a mini-MAG-light) and extremely rugged. In fact I carry mine in an unused MAG-light belt holster. And finnally you can't beet the price. It can be yours for less than $50. You can order it directly from their website by clicking here.
We are proud to be a part of the TELEX family. Our sincerest thank you for this recognition. And to all of our loyal customers thanks for support, without it this would not have been possible.
Then on Saturday the University of North Carolina at Greensboro's college's student radio station, WUAG, presented their 3rd annual high energy fashion show 'Style in Stereo' in Cone Ballroom. Over 540 people attended the sold out event and listened to the musical stylings of The Never, Tiger Bear Wolf, The Illuninati and Psyche Origami. The Dynacord Cobra system was hard at work providing the muscle for the hard driving sounds of the night. Also on the scene was the new Electro-Voice Blue Series Cardinal vocal microphones and the new Zx1 loudspeakers for monitors. This event was part of 'WUAG Presents', an ongoing series of concerts presented by the station. For over two years, CareySound is proud to be an ongoing sponsor of this series.
Please click here to view 'Stereo in Style the Movie.'