Recording an Acoustic Set with One Mic

Recording an Acoustic Set with One Mic

June 20, 2022

Typical recording setups are complex these days – even solo performers often find themselves surrounded by mics or doing overdub after overdub. But many of the best acoustic recordings were done simply, using old school technique and an abundance of performance talent and skill.

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Using Dynamic EQ

Using Dynamic EQ

June 06, 2022

When it comes to more advanced mixing techniques, dynamic EQ is a tool not often talked about, but it can be really handy in a variety of situations. From fixing harsh vocal notes to taming boomy notes on a guitar, dynamic EQ can be a lifesaver when traditional EQ, compressors, or even multiband compression falls short.

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Understanding Sound Reinforcement When NOT to Mic Things Up

Understanding Sound Reinforcement: When NOT to Mic Things Up

May 15, 2022

With high quality live sound gear more available than ever, it’s easy to get caught up in equipment fever and go overboard at gigs – especially small ones. Whether it’s having more mics than you know what do to with, way too much front of house mixing, or just being too loud for a venue, using your sound gear wisely is the key to making each show really pop.

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Getting Punchy Kick Drums on Stage

Getting Punchy Kick Drums on Stage

May 13, 2022

In a typical live setting with a full drum kit, the drums dominate the room – but without a little strategy that often means crushing snare and cymbals, and not much kick drum punch. Especially for louder genres like rock or hip-hop, that good solid kick sound is important, so here are a few tips on getting punchy kick drums on stage.

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Explore the Features and Benefits of the QX15A Active 15-Inch Loudspeaker

May 09, 2022

Explore the Features and Benefits of the QX15A Active 15-Inch Loudspeaker

This video demonstrates the incredible sound and easy operation that make the QX15A our finest 15-inch active loudspeaker. Premium DSP processing from Analog Devices™ delivers controlled sound from its 4 selections of normal intelligent sound, monitor playback, DJ, and external sub functions. 2 amplifiers provide enhanced intelligibility, one for bass and the other for high frequencies plus power to spare from the 1000 watt output.

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6 Tips for a Faster Recording Workflow

6 Tips for a Faster Recording Workflow

May 06, 2022

Nothing is more frustrating than running out of time in the studio, or losing sleep because sessions take too long. Sometimes it seems that producing music is just a slow process, but it needn’t be unnecessarily so. With a few improvements to your workflow, you can find yourself finishing more songs in less time.

Here are our top six productivity tips for a faster recording workflow.

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PFC Power Factor Correction Explained

March 31, 2022

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What to Do When There's No Power at the Gig

What to Do When There's No Power at the Gig

March 25, 2022

In an ideal world, every stage has everything a musician needs – a nice PA, plenty of space, great mics, a house sound engineer, and green M&M’s. Or at least passable AC power. We all know the former is almost never the case. It turns out even the minimal ask of having enough power to drive a small PA is sometimes too much. Whether it’s because the stage is outdoors, power’s out, or the venue just isn’t equipped right, it’s helpful if you have a strategy in case there’s just no power.

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LT Series PFC Power Amplifier Demo Video

March 25, 2022

LT Series PFC Power Amp Demo Video

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Intro to Sidechain Compression

Intro to Sidechain Compression

March 11, 2022

Of all the advanced techniques in a mixer’s toolkit, sidechain compression is arguably one of the most useful – and yet often the one that gets overlooked or misunderstood. Like most processing effects, you can live without using sidechain compression, and even get great mixes, but once you understand it, it’s hard to go back to working without it.

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S500 StageMate™ Battery Powered 5 Channel Column Array Demo Video

February 25, 2022

S500 400W Battery Powered System Demo Video

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Why Clean Power is Important for Your Studio

Why Clean Power is Important for Your Studio

February 11, 2022

It’s common knowledge among recording enthusiasts that clean power is a helpful thing in a studio. But as with any subject as complicated as electricity and power, it’s not always clear why. Here, we’ll go over what clean power actually means and why it’s important for any recording studio – big or small.

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