Monthly Archives: January 2013

The Mighty Kick Drum Mic—A Love Affair With Channel One

Though there are other conventions, it is generally agreed that the kick drum goes into the first channel of the console, and for time immemorial, inordinate efforts have gone into tediously adjusting it…[View Full Article]

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Mic Techniques for Lead and Background Vocals

For the vast majority of engineers, lead vocal is the most important part of the mix. Unless you’re dealing with an instrumental group, ensuring that the lead vocal can heard at all times is paramount…[View Full Article]

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The Battle of Technology Versus Good Music

We need to consider the role that technology should play in our lives…[View Full Article]

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An insight into EQ

In the past, the 31-band stereo graphic EQ was used as much to correct deficiencies in our gear as it was to address room acoustics, but live sound equipment has ascended to a level where the gear is really good, … Continue reading

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Acoustics

An ongoing struggle facing all live sound engineers is the impact of poor room acoustics on their mix…[View Full Article]

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Making The Live Mix Work No Matter What

Face it, stuff happens. Sooner or later something stops working during a show…[View Full Article]

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