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.
The new QX Series loudspeakers offer the ultimate in versatility- they are designed to stand alone as a full range sound reinforcement loudspeaker, full range stage monitor, all in one PA system, or as a three-way extended low end system main with our SCx18A subwoofer. Choose between the QX15A 15-inch active 1000W loudspeaker with DSP, Bluetooth™, and built in 3 channel mixer or the passive QX15 15-inch 900W loudspeaker. The QX Series is ideal for club systems, houses of worship, DJs, auditoriums, band PA, solo performers, and as a satellite extension of an existing sound system. QX Series loudspeakers are available now and ready to ship.
If you’ve spent time in the studio, you likely have spent countless hours listening to mixes on studio monitors. Since your listeners and fans are going to listen to your music through headphones, their car speakers, home speakers, or however they prefer and not on the same studio speakers you used, it may seem that most studio monitors that are good enough are just that - good enough.
The SRS8 active bi-amplified studio reference monitor is simply one of the best near-field monitors on the market today. The SRS8 accurately reproduces multi-track recordings, surround mixes, mastering mixes, etc. with pinpoint precision, which makes it easy to get your best mix possible.
Offering a high performance active loudspeaker solution for small to mid-sized venues, the new SCx Series consists of 12-inch, 15-inch, and 18-inch active multi-purpose loudspeakers and subwoofer. The built in 1000 watts of power and Analog Devices™ DSP make it easy to deliver the best performance for your application. SCx Series loudspeakers are available now and ready to ship.
Let’s face it: the majority of gigging musicians take PA systems for granted. Most music venues provide a PA, and all you need to do is show up, set up your gear, and get ready to rock.
So what happens when you play at a venue that doesn’t have a PA, and asks you to bring your own? This happens a lot with venues that aren’t usually venues and are doing one-off shows, as well as house parties or impromptu outdoor gigs. Before you panic, realize that choosing the right PA, whether you’re going to buy it or rent it, is fairly simple.
If you have ever tripped over your own guitar or microphone cable, accidentally unplugged yourself, or if you have become frustrated by running out of room to move on stage, a wireless system might be a worthwhile investment in your music. Over short distances, an audio cable is a simple solution. However, even high quality musical instrument cables can start to degrade your sound in lengths beyond about 20 feet. The cheaper the cable, the more noise can infiltrate your instrument signal, and the more cable capacitance can rob your tone of the crucial high frequencies that give your sound the clarity and definition you need to punch through a loud mix. Maybe you have been considering adding a wireless system to your rig. While some advantages of wireless are self-evident, others might not be upon first consideration. So let us take a little time and look at What Wireless Can Do for You.
Investing in the right tool for the job isn't always exciting. Good power management doesn't make as noticeable of a difference to your sound as a new effects pedal, yet how much of your valuable equipment do you put at risk without it? Under optimum conditions, if nothing ever goes wrong, you won't need a power conditioner. But when is the last time you remember having optimum conditions? Most experienced professionals use some kind of power conditioning system, because all too often, musicians are asked to plug into substandard AC power. So, what does a power conditioner do for you? Let's look at the features of the Carvin Audio AC120S Power Conditioner to learn more.
Watch the video and discover the one piece of gear that your rack can't live without. The AC120S Power Conditioner/Sequencer provides ten outlets that sequentially power on and protect your gear on any stage. Much more than a surge suppressor, this unit is equipped with an EMI/ RFI line filter to provide you a hum-free show, while adjustable LED rack lighting helps you set up in the darkest venues.
Alongside other equipment like guitars, amps, and even effects pedals, microphones are comparatively small and portable. As such, it may be tempting to simply stow them away in your gig bag pocket or backpack. While that certainly may work (there are some heavy-duty gig bags out there!) when it comes to touring and extensive gigging it can be wise to protect your investment a little more. Microphones take a lot of abuse when they are onstage, so transporting them securely and properly from offstage will help extend their life. The last thing you want is a microphone that functions intermittently or gives up the ghost mid-gig!
Getting a good sound out of a lavaliere mic takes knowledge, patience and persistence. It is somewhat ironic, the mic we most commonly use for talk presentations on stage or on camera is one of the most difficult to position for quality tone and intelligibility. But properly employed, a lavaliere allows the speaker to address the audience naturally. With some care and precautions, a lavaliere can achieve a very good sound.