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The conclusion of Andy Coules’ excellent PA History article.

In the first half of this article, we explored the history of the modern electric PA system and it’s application in the reinforcement of live music and events over the first 90 years – from the invention of the microphone … Continue reading

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Andy Coules takes us through the first 90 years of the History of PA.

While the principals of public address have existed since Vitruvius first explored architectural acoustics in 20 BC, I’m much more interested in the modern electric PA system and its application in the reinforcement of live music… [Details Here]

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A useful guide showing 10 ways to hold a microphone.

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Andy Coules offers his thoughts on the new Qu-32 digital console from Allen & Heath.

Allen & Heath enters the increasingly crowded marketplace of the 32-channel self contained digital live sound console with its Qu-32 desk…. [Full Article]

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Getting the job is one thing, keeping it is something else.

Dave Abelson has worked in the industry for decades and has demonstrated the ability to survive in very high profile settings. With that in mind, here are a few thoughts from Dave to consider for surviving the political minefield… [Full … Continue reading

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Four Vital Production Tips To Propel Your Audio To The Next Level.

Vital…Propel…Next Level…Can four production tips actually make THAT MUCH of a difference? Yes, they can! [Full Article]

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A video preview of the new Midas M32 Live Sound Console

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Advice for Artists: 10 Ways to Avoid Sucking Live and Having People Hate You.

I’ve been doing sound professionally for close to a dozen years. I started in clubs and moved onwards from there. Currently, I’m quite comfortable as technical director and FOH mixer for a 600-seat theatre in Ontario, where I have the … Continue reading

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Thanks to Premier for our new drum kit, it looks and sounds great.

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Some useful advice on safety in live sound.

We don’t often think of concert and event production as being a dangerous profession, but far too many accidents and injuries – and sometimes even deaths – occur each year in our chosen profession… [Full Article]

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The Top 15 Things That Annoy the Crap Out of Your Local Sound Guy.

Imagine for a moment that your job’s sole requirement was to make live bands sound great every night. Pretty awesome right? [Full Article]

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An article on ear health from our very own head lecturer

Your ears are arguably the most important tool at your disposal yet they are rarely maintained, frequently abused and often ignored. So lets take a look at how they work, what can go wrong and what we can do to … Continue reading

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