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Bennett Liles

Microphone Mixing with Dan Dugan, Part 1

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Dan Dugan of Dan Dugan Sound Design. Dan shares his experiences along the long and winding road in the development of automatic microphone mixing technology. He details the various improvements made and successive patents awarded along the way. Dugan also reveals the basic characteristics of modern mic mixing that make such units......

Installing a RockNet Audio Network at Moonlight Amphitheatre, Part 1

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with Jeff Miller of Acoustic Dimensions, a company specializing in design of acoustics, audio, video and lighting. Miller details the installation of a RockNet audio network in Vista, California’s newly renovated Moonlight Amphitheatre. Timeline challenges and accommodating a wide array of production needs made the job interesting.......

Upgrading Video Systems and Training the Volunteer Crew, Part 1

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles talks with technical director Nathan Robertson of San Antonio’s Summit Christian Center, a contemporary worship church that has recently upgraded its video production capability with For-A switchers and other gear. Robertson details how the upgrade was planned and provides insight into how training is facilitated for the production crew of......

The Anatomy of an AV Install, Part 2

In Part 2 of this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Bill Clark, account manager with Technical Innovation, an AV systems installation company offering services in design, design-build AV project consultation, and Dr. Art Dalley, a professor of medicine at Vanderbilt University. Clark and Dalley go further into the technical details of the video system and......

An Inside Look at Audinate Dante, Part 2

In this edition, SVC contributing editor Bennett Liles continues his talk with Aidan Williams, chief technical officer for Audinate in Sydney, Australia, the company behind the development and marketing for Dante, the new digital audio networking technology being adopted by many hardware manufacturers. Williams examines the different learning curves on Dante setup and configuration between the......

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