Monthly Archives: March 2015

Understanding Analog & Digital In Terms Of Audio

Analog? Digital? Both? In professional audio, many choices exist, but there’s not enough time to make the wrong ones. We regularly hear claims floating about, often skewed by particular opinions and interests that tend to color underlying simple truths… [Full … Continue reading

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Some useful advice.

Top 7 tips to learn and live by when you are behind the mixing console at a live show… [Full Article]

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Ben Hammond asks if monitor engineers might become a thing of the past.

Having just come off a five-band-bill UK tour, on which four of the five bands were carrying their own in-ear monitoring system, and not one monitor engineer, it begs the question – are monitor engineers soon to be a thing … Continue reading

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Using condenser microphones in live applications.

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 look at the use of digital consoles for monitor mixing.

Monitors for touring and at festivals present a unique set of conditions and challenges, with digital console technology helping engineers rise to the occasion. It’s also interesting to see the ways that networking is serving to more closely ally house … Continue reading

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A list of those common annoyances that we all have to endure.

Imagine for a moment that your job’s sole requirement was to make live bands sound great every night. Pretty awesome right? Late nights, live music, and an endless supply of night life encapsulate a typical day at the office. Then … Continue reading

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Andy Coules explores the issue of Phase and how it differs from Polarity

One of the most commonly misunderstood concepts is that of phase. The source of the misunderstanding typically derives from a confusion between the concepts of phase and polarity… [Full Article]

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