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The "Golden Ratio" in Sound

The "Golden Ratio" in Sound

October 19, 2020 3 Comments

In mathematics, if two numbers have the same ratio as the ratio of their sum to the larger of the two numbers, they’re said to be in the “golden ratio.” If that sounds like Greek, don’t worry. The “golden ratio” in sound – more specifically in acoustics, doesn’t require you to understand the mathematical term and all its implications.

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What’s The Big Deal About In-Ear Monitors?

What’s The Big Deal About In-Ear Monitors?

October 16, 2020 1 Comment

We’ve talked about protecting your hearing on stage. We’ve talked about various simple set ups for your solo act. We’ve talked about cleaning up your stage sound and keeping your stage organized.

One constant in all these discussions is the value of in-ear monitors. In-ears, as they are typically known, serve multiple purposes – even for a solo act, you might find them useful.

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6 Tips For Better Home Vocal Recording

6 Tips For Better Home Vocal Recording

September 18, 2020 3 Comments

More than ever, home studios are doing the work that was previously only possible in expensive facilities. Recording vocals is one of those things which is especially doable at home, even if your setup is modest. Here are six of our top tips for getting a great vocal recording at home.

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How To Calibrate A Studio Subwoofer

How To Calibrate A Studio Subwoofer

August 27, 2020

If your studio is lacking the low-end punch you need to hear what you’re doing with the bass frequencies, you might want to add a subwoofer to your setup. You may have even picked up something like Carvin Audio’s TRX3118A active subwoofer, but what you may not have thought about is how to set the level of your new sub.

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Limited To Outdoor Events? A Portable PA Will Help

Limited To Outdoor Events? A Portable PA Will Help

August 20, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic has lasted a lot longer than anyone hoped, and one area hit hard has been the live event industry. Whether you’re a gigging musician, public speaker, or run a church pastor, you no doubt have had to adjust and change your way of doing things.

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3 Simple Set Ups For Your Solo or Duo Act

3 Simple Set Ups For Your Solo or Duo Act

August 17, 2020

Whether you’re paring down your full band or your whole act is designed to be solo or a duet, you’ve got a big advantage when it comes to finding places to play. You can keep things nice and simple, which means no matter what the situation, you can sound great with minimal trouble.

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Protecting Your Hearing In The Studio

Protecting Your Hearing In The Studio

July 30, 2020

We talked recently about protecting your hearing on stage, which is vitally important if you want to continue performing for any length of time. What’s not talked about as often is protecting your hearing as a studio musician, engineer, mixer, or producer.

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Quick Home Studio Acoustics Primer

Quick Home Studio Acoustics Primer

July 27, 2020 2 Comments

Many musicians and home studio enthusiasts place top priority on expensive plugins, computers, monitors, and other gear. Those are great things, but the well-initiated know that when it comes to making a home studio great, acoustics is where you can get the most bang for your buck.

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Mixing In Headphones – Is It Possible?

Mixing With Headphones – Is It Possible?

June 19, 2020 1 Comment

The days of every record being made in a commercial studio are long gone. In fact, some producers weren’t even born in those days. Now, productions are made everywhere from multimillion-dollar studios to bedrooms to airplanes. With so many people making recordings on laptops and without high dollar monitors or proper acoustic treatment, it makes sense that more and more mixing is being done on headphones.

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All About Column Arrays

May 13, 2020 5 Comments

All About Column Arrays

Today we want to answer a couple of pretty common questions about column array speakers, specfically our TRC Systems. It’s fair that these questions get asked because when any musician thinks of PA speakers they picture more traditional speaker enclosures. But, column arrays can be just as good as , or even better than, traditional PA speakers. So let’s dive into it...

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TRC Active Column Array System Demo Video

February 12, 2020

TRC Column Array System Demo Video

Carvin Audio’s TRC Active Column Array Systems are our finest sound systems, offering high SPL levels that project up to 400’ with exceptional clarity. Systems are available up to 8000W. Unsurpassed high frequency and deep bass response will place the audience in the center of your performance.

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QX5A Active 3 Channel Near Field Monitor Demo Video

May 22, 2019

QX5A Active 3 Channel Near Field Monitor Demo Video

The QX5A is designed to function as both a powered near field monitor and as a three channel mixer/monitor with an external output to send to a QX15A or SCx Series powered main speaker for live performances. The QX5A is ideal for the solo performer who wants an all in one mixer/monitor with the ability to connect a larger active main speaker or amplifier for live performances in small to medium size venues.

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