Monthly Archives: August 2013

There’s more to live mixing than set and forget.

How many times have you seen someone at FOH who’s just standing there? Maybe making the occasional tweak but after having established a mix, he/she is convinced that there’s nothing more to be accomplished. [Full Article]

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A fascinating exploration of the difference between acoustic and amplified sound.

What makes acoustic sound sound acoustic? [Full Article]

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A graphic demonstration of the Faraday cage (without which live audio would be much nosier).

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An informative exploration of the growing number of alternatives to the classic SM58.

Incremental improvements have lead to a vast array of useful vocal mics, including some current offerings that bring studio quality to live sound. So what characteristics make for an excellent vocal microphone? [Full Article]

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Find out if your ears are as old as you are!

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

So, who gets paid well and keeps their gig year after year? Mr. Invaluable. [Full Article]

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Some useful advice on making the live mix work in difficult circumstances.

Front of house engineers must know the absolute essential components of the sound mix that are most vital – in other words, the channels that the band must absolutely have to continue playing. [Full Article]

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Free ear training software.

For one week only the excellent Quiztones ear training software (for iOS) is free so get it while you can. [Download Here]

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