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|1 year 43 weeks ago||MGoBlog Staff||
Honestly, Brian's staffing choices say everything: He is never in the press box, at the press conferences, press events, etc... HE IS NOT PRESS. He is a fan. Eveyone else (Heiko, Ace, etc.) attend with credentials and do the "actual reporting." This is deliberate, and it's wonderful.
Bang up, job, everyone at MGoBlog. Keep it up.
|3 years 1 week ago||Subz||
In that picture of the speaker, to the right of the stack of smaller speakers is a large black box - that box is an enormous subwoofer. There is probably more than one.
|3 years 1 week ago||ND band audio||
It looks like what they did for the ND band was build a ground stacked line array (like what you might see hanging from the ceiling at a concert, only on the ground), which allows for a lot of control over the projection of the audio - essentially, they can hit the crowd on the other side of the field without making it 120 dB on the field where the players are. I'm a little surprised that it's actually at GROUND level, but I suppose they have to worry about sight lines, too. This is a good solution to the whole delay issue, since the amplified sound is coming from the same location as the band itself, but a football stadium is a big place, and these would have to be REALLY loud to actually make a significant impact on the other side of the stadium. This is usually addressed with delay speakers on the other side of the field that are time-delayed to match the sound coming from the band. It's a complicated issue, doing sound reinforcement for such a large area.
|3 years 3 weeks ago||Stadium Sound System||
The have upgraded the sound system, like whoah:
The problem is putting microphones on a large area while peakers are pointed at the same place. It gets noisy really quick, with echoes coming from the PA. Supposedly, they had starting mic'ing the band last year, but I haven't been in the stadium to hear it.
|3 years 11 weeks ago||Not Pictured||
I was there, too, though I'm not in that photo. I remember watching the post game coverage in his basement, and everybody cheering when Beano Cook pronounced his opinion that M should be #1.
That was my senior year. It was a good one.
|4 years 46 weeks ago||not...SO terrible?||
I couldn't watch the game live, and watching the "highlights" of the game, I thought this was going to be much worse. I feel... better? I still need a drink.
|5 years 1 week ago||More info:||
Engadget has a great article about using one of these at the Bears/Packers game:
|5 years 1 week ago||tags||
"taylor lewan hates donkeys" has to be one of my all-time favorite tags, and I hope to see lots more of it.
|5 years 2 weeks ago||Another big hit on Roundtree||
At 8:48 in that video (the every offensive snap one), with 6:30 remaining in the 3rd, does Denard throw a no-look pass to Roundtree? Roundree gets blasted, but hangs on with enough for the first, but man, that's a ballsy throw to make. It looks like the outside receivers were open, so I'm wondering if D-Rob thought he could look off the coverage and get Roundtree some space.
|5 years 5 weeks ago||I was one||
I was one of the sound engineers who piped up when this topic first came up. Will it be difficult? Yes and no - it depends on how much money and equipment and personnel they're willing to invest in this project. I think it really comes down to how obtrusive they are willing to be with microphones and speakers: more is better, but more is expensive, and will require more attention from a dedicated mixer/sound engineer.
Also, I contacted Prof Haithcock to offer my thoughts on the matter. He was very responsive, and had a lot of questions for me. If I still lived in Ann Arbor, I would've been knocking down his door for the opportunity to work on this. I hope they do it right, is all.
|5 years 22 weeks ago||i stand||corrected, though isn't power ratio is calculated differently than level? (IIRC, 10*log(p1/p0), which comes out to 3 dB).|
|5 years 22 weeks ago||just curious||did you take this class at Michigan? And if so, who taught it. I left UM in '98 and there was only the beginnings of such a class.|
|5 years 22 weeks ago||decibels in the Big House||In the sound reinforcement world, a 6dB increase is generally thought of as a doubling of perceived volume. Basically, 4 to 5 dB added to the noise is not insignificant.|
|5 years 32 weeks ago||efficiency?||
Is it me, or does it seem like there's an inordinate number of law enforcement types gathered to catch a single (obviously) unarmed man emerging from a lake?
|5 years 47 weeks ago||sad clown||
I'm laughing on the outside, but I'm really crying.
We need to issue the defensive call-to-arms for high school seniors everywhere...
|6 years 5 weeks ago||Funky!||
I 2nd the comment on the music. Awesome.
|6 years 45 weeks ago||I'm one of you, too||
I wandered across the country in the 5 years after my graduation from UM, and even ended up in grad school (at the very home of the team we beat last night!), spending/borrowing a small fortune to try and find my way. I came out the other side, found myself in Los Angeles, and while I'm not Home, I'm happy. You summed this up more awesomely than anyone ever has.
|6 years 45 weeks ago||Oops||
I see that you linked to Eleven Swans. I scanned the titles and missed it. The New Math post is pretty good, too.
|6 years 45 weeks ago||My fav||
has to be the "Eleven Swans" post from before the OSU '06 game - when Bo died: http://mgoblog.com/content/eleven-swans
|6 years 45 weeks ago||Sports and Politics||
GSimmons, I'd like to say thanks for your insight on defenses. I don't understand a lot of the details, never having played past 8th grade, but I think it's helpful. It's all you can do sometimes, to just provide The People the Information, and back. away. slowly.
Keep it up, and keep the faith.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||Bile||
For some reason, after enduring the Toledo game, I decided it would be a good idea to watch "Recount" about the 2000 presidential election. I would later go for a 35-mile bike ride to get my blood pressure down.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||indeed||
In what I consider an Easterbrookian means of retribution, I sent a strongly worded letter (err, email) to him telling him to go f*$% himself, but in a nice way.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||central v north||
I was in the music school at UM. i lived on central campus 3 out of 5 years, i lived across the river from the Med Center one year (behind the pool/soccer fields), and in the North Campus Co-op during my hippie/socialist phase. All had their merits, but it's absolutely possible to live in town/central campus and take classes on North Campus. Become friends with the shuttles, and plan your schedule carefully.
|6 years 51 weeks ago||I always went...||
to PJ's Used Records, above the Subway near Hill/Packard. I never understood how he stayed in business, but he does, since he was still there this fall when I visited THE GLORIOUS CITY OF ANN ARBOR. You don't know how good you've got it, residents. Seriously.
|7 years 2 days ago||Phantom Donovan at QB?||
I know we've had success against Donovan in the past, but I'm pretty sure he wasn't on the field last Saturday (see 4Qtr fumble drive).
But, as per usual, excellent job on the UFR:D, Brian.
|7 years 4 days ago||You can't tell me||
You can't tell me conditioning WASN'T a factor in the Threet Stampede - it took Casillas 50 yards or so to catch up. To Threet. That's ri-goddamn-diculous. Serious ugliness countered by some serious awesomeness. I've got to have my blood pressure checked and make sure my doctor knows I'm a Michigan fan. Whoo-boy.
|7 years 4 days ago||sources?||
While TMQ occasionally mentions the source of a fact he's pulled out for his case, and will often drop quotes, he has never, to my knowledge, ever linked to anything or provided any other bibliographical record of his sources. Bloggers, the scourge of MSM, would be ripped to shreds for such irresponsibility. I doubt the average ESPN reader would ever go on an internet hunt for more information on any subject TMQ blathers on about in his holier-than-thou douchebaggery way.
|7 years 3 weeks ago||WOW||
Just...wow. My gast has been flabbered. That was terrifically funny.