Show Control Case Study: Frost/Nixon at Strawberry Theatre Workshop

Frost/Nixon, performing now through Saturday, February 17, 2018, features extensive use of media control systems to synchronize audio and camera/video devices. The central device in the video signal chain is the Extron 1616 AV composite matrix switcher. This device inputs

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Stage Effects with QLab

I recently assisted Chris Walker with Holiday Inn at the 5th Avenue Theatre, where I set up a MIDI-controlled relay array for LED/solenoid valve effects in “Let’s Say It With Firecrackers”. As this was rented equipment from the Broadway production (Roundabout

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Updates on Github/Kreivalabs

Numerous updates have been made to the repositories at https://www.github.com/kreivalabs. Rather than continually update the printed code in the previous posts, please head over to the git repositories (and follow the page, if you like) to be notified of updates.

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Speaker coverage measurements with Python

NOTE: visit https://www.github.com/kreivalabs for current code versions. Calculate the coverage pattern area of a point-source loudspeaker based on its dispersion angle and the measured distance from source to listener (or some other point). This method uses Future functionality from www.python-future.org:

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Convert Samples to Time with Python

NOTE: visit https://www.github.com/kreivalabs for up to date code versions. The following will calculate elapsed time in milliseconds and seconds for a given sample rate and time (entered in seconds). It will also calculate the number of individual samples elapsed based

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Acoustic Velocity and Loudspeaker Delay with Temperature and Python

NOTE: visit https://www.github.com/kreivalabs for the current code versions. Building on the method below, here is the same calculator in Python (hooray for cross-platform!). Save the text below as a .py file to run in the Terminal of your choice. Python

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Acoustic Velocity with Temperature and AppleScript

NOTE: visit https://www.github.com/kreivalabs for the current code version. UPDATE – additional user prompt to enter the measured distance (in feet) between the reference speaker and delay speaker. This version will round all returned values to two decimal places, for convenience.

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