Category Archives: Equipment

A video preview of the new Yamaha TF Series Digital Mixing Consoles

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4 Essential Meters for Live Sound

An article about four useful meters for live sound mixing. [Full Article]

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Andy Coules takes a look at the new Zoom H5 hand-held digital recorder.

Promising power and flexibility, the Zoom H5 claims to have set a new standard in portable recording, but does Andy Coules agree? [Full Article]

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Exploring the wider use of condenser mics in live sound.

For decades, dynamic microphones were the only choice for live applications due to their ruggedness. Live engineers didn’t want to take delicate, expensive condenser mics on the road. All of that’s changed now that condensers have been made more robust … Continue reading

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A demo of the DiGiCo SD5 – Not a new console but worth checking out.

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World’s Biggest Studio Monitors? Thoughts On Modern Loudspeakers.

In many ways, loudspeaker technology is the primary limiting factor in sound reinforcement system design and performance… [Full Article]

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Exploring the differences between small and large diaphragm condenser microphones.

There are times with the choice of a microphone to best meet a particular application comes down to a large-diaphragm and small-diaphragm condenser model (LDC and SDC, respectively). But what do these terms even mean, and what are the pros … Continue reading

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Andy Coules ponders that issue that blights the existence of Live Sound Engineers everywhere

Technology may be constantly improving – making engineers’ lives easier – but difficult mix positions remain a common obstacle… [Full Article]

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Dave Rat explains the attention to detail he applies to a lead vocal on a rock show.

The attention to detail that takes place in preparing a rock show can be mind boggling. For example, I listed out the factors we account for in setting up the lead vocal mic for the Red Hot Chili Peppers… [Full … Continue reading

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Some useful advice on linking loudspeakers correctly.

Multiple loudspeakers can be connected in series or parallel to the output of the amplifier. In either case, the current drawn from the amplifier is determined by the total impedance of the load as presented to the loudspeaker terminals… [Full … Continue reading

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Andy Coules takes a First Look at the new Soundcraft Vi3000 Digital Console.

My first impression was that of a slightly truncated Vi4, it has the same four touchscreens and four fader bays but is slightly smaller, more compact – feeling somewhat more business-like… [Full Article]

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Free Microphone Techniques Workshop with LMC Audio Solutions

There are hundreds, if not thousands of videos and courses online all offering valuable advice on microphone technique, but nothing beats actually getting hands-on when it comes to learning what works (and what doesn’t) in real live situations… [Full Article]

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