BACDS Sound Committee
This page contains useful information for folks who run the BACDS sound equipment.
Sound Primers and Mixing Guides
A relatively brief guide to mixing. Aimed at users of Soundcraft equipment, but useful for understanding other mixing equipment, as well. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
JBL Professional Sound System Design Reference Manual
A very detailed intro to sound work. Part one starts with wave theory and works up to room acoustics; part two addresses sound system behaviors and system architectures. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
A good tutorial having far more to do with how the physics and physiology of sound and acoustics than with computer methods of encoding sound. Warning: Contains some math.
Equipment Used By BACDS
The user's guide to the Spirit Folio mixer in use at St. Paul's in San Francisco. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The manual for the compressor in use at St. Paul's in San Francisco. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
The manual for the mixer used in Palo Alto. Requires Adobe Acrobat Reader.
And here's the one-page quick information guide for Palo Alto: PPM1012-annotated.pdf
EV Tapco Entertainer 100M Information
Assorted information on the EV Tapco Entertainer 100M powered mixers that for many years formed the heart of the East Bay and Palo Alto PA systems:
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