Concert promoter Live Nation announced it will offer concert fans “$20 all-in tickets to nearly 1,000 shows this year” as part of its Return to Live promotion. In a press release, the company said, “As Live Nation’s outdoor venues across the U.S. begin to open, the time is here to get outside and catch live […]
Summer NAMM comes to Nashville on July 15 & 16. In a press release, NAMM said, “The show is NAMM’s annual mid-year gathering and will feature the latest in music gear, technologies, and news from Yamaha, Taylor Guitars, C.F. Martin & Co., Gibson Brands, Inc., D’Addario, AudioScope, Gretsch, Delicious Audio and more. The show will also feature leading professional development […]
Radial Engineering’s new HotShot 48V Microphone Switcher allows a live performing artist to seamlessly redirect a condenser or dynamic microphone signal away from the main house system to the stage monitoring or in-ear system for discrete communication with band members or technicians. The HotShot 48V features a transformer-isolated XLR input and two independent XLR outputs. The balanced input accepts both mic […]
When assembling your amplified setup, there are a lot of options. The best thing you can do is assess your needs and see which products best fit them. A lot of companies offer fully integrated systems, from pickups to preamps.
Tone is your instrument’s voice. And all tone begins in the basis of achieving a great clean tone. Masking Music Mag visited with guitar expert, Christopher Ames at Guitar Center (in this video) where he imparts professional insight regarding the attributes of “clean tone” with the help of Vox and Fender amplifiers and a Telecaster.
Need to amplify your acoustic guitar? There are so many models currently available the choice can be overwhelming. This guide will inform you on how to choose the pickups and other gear to amplify your guitar that serves your sound, best.
A practical guide for every sound tech Great Live Sound by James Wasemis the best place to start for new sound techs from all backgrounds and experience levels. This book will provide you with clear explanations, plain instruction, and focus on the fundamentals that matter most when it comes to operating a live sound system. […]
Livestreaming Platform is Gaining Traction as a Paying Performance Venue Six months into a pandemic, musicians have been some of those hardest hit by the worldwide quarantine. The majority of a musician’s income derives from playing live shows, but if every venue is closed and large gatherings are banned, how can an artist make money […]
Live Sound for the Performing Musician, by Paul White, is a practical guide to equipment and sound for small to medium sized gigs. It covers everything from choosing PA equipment and back line amplification, to selecting the right type of microphone and finding your way around a typical live sound mixer.