Demystifying Power Ratings: RMS vs. Program vs. Peak

Demystifying Power Ratings: RMS vs. Program vs. Peak

June 07, 2016

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How to Choose the Right Microphone

How to Choose the Right Microphone

May 19, 2016

Singer with Microphone

An often overlooked aspect of a band’s live or studio sound is the type of microphones that are being used for the vocals or to mic up the instruments and drums. In fact, the choice of microphone used for these applications is nearly as important as what amps, guitars, or drum kits are being played!

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Stage with PA System

Choosing The Right PA System For Your Event

May 12, 2016

Stage with PA System

When planning an event or concert, one of the most difficult things can be choosing the right PA system to use and setting it up.  Of course, you can borrow one from a friend, but there still comes the issue of transporting it to the venue, setting it up, and plugging it in.  PA rental companies make your life easier, as they often will deliver the sound system to the venue and set it up, at a fee of course. But if you host events frequently, this is not very cost effective.

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The Many Benefits of In-Ear Monitors

The Many Benefits of In-Ear Monitors

May 04, 2016

While a set of high quality monitors is a tried and true solution for hearing your band’s mix onstage, there are numerous reasons why changing it up with a wireless in-ear monitoring system can make your live performance even better.

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Carvin Audio TRC Column Array System

Sound Your Best and Make Your Audience Happy with Carvin Audio TRC Systems

April 28, 2016

Carvin Audio TRC Column Array System

If you're a musician, DJ, or sound professional who has had to deal with PA systems, you know the drill. They are usually heavy, cumbersome, and take up a lot of space in the van, weighing you down on the way to the gig and especially in a touring situation. And while most music venues will provide a sound system for your performance, most inevitably you will play a gig where the PA has gone MIA. Or maybe there is a sound system, but it is on its last legs and isn’t able to put out the best sound to give your performance justice. With Carvin Audio’s TRC Active Column Array Systems, you get professional, high-fidelity sound in a portable package that gets the job done at any gig. These innovative systems feature full range, dynamic audio that will fill the venue and help your audience enjoy your music on a whole new level.

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Speakon and 1/4" speaker cables

Speakon vs Quarter Inch- What are the Benefits?

March 24, 2016

Speakon and 1/4" speaker cablesSpeaker cables equipped with Neutrik* Speakon connectors provide a multitude of benefits over standard quarter inch speaker cables. While quarter inch connectors work just fine, Speakon connectors take it up a notch with particularly useful features that will earn them a spot in your pro audio setup.

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PA for Band

Choosing the Right PA for your Band

March 21, 2016

PA for Band

If you're a singer, you know the struggle. There you are at band practice, singing your heart out into the mic, but the rest of the band is drowning you out. No one can hear the vocals, and you can't even hear yourself. You can't help but wonder if you just can't sing loud enough. But fret not, chances are you just have to rethink your PA system situation!

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The Many Uses of DI Boxes and Why You Need One

The Many Uses of DI Boxes and Why You Need One

March 15, 2016

FDR60 DI Box

A Direct Box, or DI Box may not look like much, but it is an indispensable tool for both the stage and studio. Its primary function is to convert unbalanced signals to balanced signals. Common instruments like electric guitars, basses, keyboards, and many instrument amplifier line outputs are unbalanced outputs that accommodate your standard quarter inch cable. The signals from these instruments can be susceptible to buzz, hum, and interference, especially when running these cables long distances. This is not always avoidable, as it often occurs that the mixing console or your amp is far away from where you’re standing.

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Studio Mixer

Top 7 ways to maximize your studio time

March 08, 2016

Studio Mixer

Your music is all set to be recorded, you have put in laborious hours for the composition and the rehearsal, your band has smoothed out all the bumpy spots, your music has gleaned a beautiful flow from the beginning to the end, and for your crowning glory you have booked the recording studio to immortalize your music. However, recording time incurs a hefty cost and it is imperative that you go with ample preparation to garner the most out of your time. With diligent forethought, your limited studio time would slip away with little to show for it. Here are the top 7 ways to maximize your studio time:

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UX1200 Wireless System

Wired vs. Wireless- Should You Lose the Cables?

March 01, 2016

UX1200 Wireless System

Connecting an instrument to an amplifier using a standard ¼” instrument cable has long been the classic, tried and true method. It’s simple, cost effective, and preserves the sonic integrity of your instrument, so long as you use quality cables. The wired method is not without its faults though. As reliable as it is, there’s no denying that it tethers you to your mic stand or instrument and restricts your movement around the stage. You can only go as far as your cable will let you, and if you like to move around a lot, you have to constantly be cautious of stepping on your cable, tripping over it, or tangling it up.

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Getting Your Gear to the Gig: Dolly Board

Getting Your Gear to the Gig: Professional Solutions for Professional Gear

February 25, 2016

Getting Your Gear to the Gig: Dolly Board

As a working musician, you spend a lot of your time and effort moving your equipment around. It’s a labor of love-- you want to sound your best and have the equipment to do it, but getting it in and out of venues night after night can be a taxing affair. Even if you’re the guy in the band who travels light, it often happens that the parking situation at the venue is less than ideal. Getting any sized rig or speaker setup from your car to the stage may pose some problems as you’re stuck lugging all your gear three city blocks.

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TRx2115A powerful 2000W DSP processed active 15-inch main/ monitor

Did you Know the TRx2115A has settings for high power playback music?

February 16, 2016

 Did you know the TRx2115A has optimized DSP settings to be used in high power music playback with the option of extended bass enhancement? The internal DSP (digital signal processing) is optimized for the time alignment and crossover point for the most efficient clean high output, but there are some optional added processing settings. The playback mode EQs the cabinet for high output music playback. This is ideal for DJs and banquet background music.

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