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The Ultimate Guide to In-Ear Monitors, Straight from the World’s Best Monitor Engineers

[Editor's Note: These interviews were first published in August of 2014. We've revived this post because of a sharp uptick in sales of in-ear monitoring systems (IEM) into both integrated…


Video: Shop Tool Radio Interference

We put together this brief micro-PSA about the hazards that common equipment found in any stage/prop shop, industrial facility, load-in scenario, or even on Main Street, USA (or any…


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The Ultimate Guide to In-Ear Monitors, Straight from the World’s Best Monitor Engineers

[Editor's Note: These interviews were first published in August of 2014. We've revived this post because of a sharp uptick in sales of in-ear monitoring systems (IEM) into both integrated…


Correct Antenna Distribution in Three Simple Diagrams

Never heard of antenna distribution for wireless audio? Or heard about it, but don't really know what it is? It's one of those things where, yeah, OK, you can get…


Why Wireless Shootouts Don’t Work, Part Three

Welcome to the third and final chapter of “Why Wireless Shootouts Don’t Work.” Here’s number one, and two. Why three chapters? Well, that wasn't the plan, but in…


Why Wireless Range Shootouts Don't Work, Part Two

One part was not enough. And another part, “Part Three,” will follow this. Last week’s post on the futility of wireless gear shootouts received a mixed response, for good…


Why Wireless Range “Shootouts” Don’t Work

“Shootouts” or “Range Tests,” as commonly performed, reveal next to nothing about the performance of an external antenna or radio system. Range tests are often done by taking a transmitter…


At Long Last, Incentive Auction Bidding Begins

This is the beginning of the end for wireless audio in UHF. But about the dinosaur picture. This is an artist’s interpretation of Pteranodontidae soaring through the clouds, jubilant…


What’s Up With the Tin Bins?

Go backstage on any major show or event, and you’re bound to see something strange: row upon row of baking pans, each filled with one or more wireless audio…


Incentive Auctions Begin, Spectrum for Wireless Audio Axed up to 60%

[CORRECTION: this article previously claimed a reduction of 70% of bandwidth, not 60%. And current bandwidth as 288 MHz, not 228. The error was caused by shamelessly sloppy arithmetic.] For…


Video: Shop Tool Radio Interference

We put together this brief micro-PSA about the hazards that common equipment found in any stage/prop shop, industrial facility, load-in scenario, or even on Main Street, USA (or any…


Multi-Mode vs. Single-Mode Fiber-Optic Cable: Debates and Differences

If you must know one thing about fiber-optic cable, it’s the difference between single-mode and multi-mode strands. Fiber-optic cable offers a bewildering variety of connectors, operational wavelengths, bundles/tacs,…