Monthly Archives: March 2014

A frenetic run down of Dave Rat’s console and rack at a Chili Peppers gig.

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Some useful advice on ensuring a consistent sound on the road.

Ever notice that some shows sound really bright, I mean, the “ouch kind-of-crazy painful” type of bright – and “what is the engineer thinking?” [Full Article]

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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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Yamaha announces QL series, could this be the new LS9?

Yamaha Commercial Audio has launched the new QL Series of consoles, inheriting aspects from the CL Series such as all-in-one mixing, processing, and routing capability for small- to medium-scale applications… [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 interesting addition to the excellent Soundcraft Vi series of digital consoles.

The desk is equipped with a more efficiently designed control surface, 36 faders, 24 mono/stereo busses and a sweeping black screen panel with four Vistonics II touchscreen interfaces. With its four touchscreens, the Vi3000 is the only console in its … Continue reading

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Some interesting new technology – flat panel loudspeakers for live sound.

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Some studio mixing advice which applies equally well to live sound.

What makes a great mix? Well, most producers will tell you a great performance and great arrangement mixes itself. There’s a reason for this. A great mix isn’t really separate from a great production, and a great production isn’t really … Continue reading

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