February 11, 2016
Did you know the RX1200L and XP1000L have more than two internal power amplifiers? It is very common for "Box Mixers" to have a stereo power amp section for stereo mains speakers. Many, like our XP800L, have a switch feature that reconfigures the two amps to a mono main amp and a monitor amp. The XP1000L and the RX1200L have additional amplifiers, so you are free to run monitors without sacrificing your stereo mains. The XP1000L has one additional amp for a total of three internal power amps.
February 10, 2016
Be it a full production in a dedicated house of worship, or a regular Sunday sermon in the local church, fostering an ambience that allows focus and self-reflection can help in promoting the message and impinging it upon the minds of the listeners. Inadequate audio quality can greatly distract the attention of a worshipper or attendees. Especially, with the goal being listener envelopment, articulation, and clarity, having a viable PA sound system is indispensable for the house of worship. However, the operations of a PA in such gatherings pose these specific problems:
February 10, 2016
It has always been stressed that “a great music producer only frets over the most important things” and it can be rightly argued that the most imperative thing in music production is the recording. Contrary to widespread beliefs, garnering state of the art equipment won’t render such charms to your recording if you don’t know how to use them right. Sometimes, with prudent forethought, you can glean the best out of your ordinary paraphernalia, even in the confines of your home. Here are some top recording studio tricks that you would find handy down the road:
February 09, 2016
Did you know the HD series amplifiers have a 100Hz low pass crossover built in? This is great for adding subwoofers to your system. In many simple cases with full range top cabinets, you don't really need to crossover mains to the subwoofers.
February 05, 2016
There are a million things that can go wrong when you are on stage. A piece of equipment can falter, the singer hits a bum note (a la Simon Le Bon at Live Aid), or your co-performer exposes more of you than acceptable (Super bowl halftime, you know what we’re talking about). Regardless of how well you prepare, some things are beyond your control and there is little you can do to prevent the problems which occur as a result of them. The best you can do is to be aware of the top 5 live gig problems so that you don’t panic if any of these happen:
November 24, 2015
If you are in the market for amplifiers, you have two broad categories to choose from: professional amplifiers or home (consumer) amplifiers. Before you can select which amp is best for you, you need to analyze your needs and preferences. To paint the situation with a broad stroke, we can say pro amps are generally great for sound reinforcement (they project sound over an extensive area), come with a lot more features and are durable. However, let’s take a closer look at the pros and cons of each type:
November 20, 2015
It’s imperative to have an onstage monitor to enable you to hear your own voice and music as well as your band mates when playing a live show. This is important for various reasons, including a nice reminder where you were in the song for those rare occasions when your mind drifts off. Regardless of the quality of the PA system, which is geared to provide great sound to the audience, you will not get a good idea of how you sound if you rely solely on it. There are a few keys to look at when choosing a stage monitoring system.
November 19, 2015
Music magazines, like Live Sound International or FOH (Front of House), often feature articles highlighting the latest in sound systems, but it seems a majority of these articles are catered towards large, up-scale budgets and locations. It’s always fascinating to read about what these bigger venues are doing and how quickly technology is progressing. However, many sound people work in hundreds of small venues throughout the US. If your band plays gigs in small venues or if you operate sound systems in small venues, your sound dynamics radically differ from the larger sites. You have to adapt your skills to the characteristics of small venues to achieve sound success.
November 17, 2015
There used to be a time when DJs had to lug heavy loads of vinyl records to their parties, used turntables and were spinning dance records. The advent of cassettes, CDs and then MP3 players revolutionized the DJing world. DJs now have virtual turntables on their laptops and instead of hauling around 70-pound speakers they can get better sound quality with smaller speakers half the weight. Throughout the digital evolution, one item has remained constant and that is the purpose of DJs.
November 11, 2015
Patience and Practice, if you want to learn to use EQ and adjust EQ in a venue for a live concert or a recording, are the two attributes you absolutely need. If you lack these, we suggest you develop them in a hurry otherwise your sound will be an earful. Anyone working in audio absolutely needs to develop this fundamental skill, yet many people struggle with EQ. We have put together a few general tips to get you started or to fine-tune your EQing abilities.
November 10, 2015
Recording your rehearsals is an integral part of trying to improve your performance skills. You need recordings so you can listen to them later and break down the tape to see what you are doing well, what needs tweaking and what is just not working and needs to be really improved upon. There are many factors to consider when recording a rehearsal. It’s much easier if you are a lone musician and gets more complicated if you are band with guitarists, drummers and more.
November 04, 2015
Gigs are not easy to come by and when you do get the opportunity, you want to ensure it goes extremely well, as a good product is the best form of marketing. If you can impress the crowd, those people will talk about you and your chances of success will trend upwards. Here are a few tips to help you have a good show:
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