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Tag: live sound
Radial Engineering Hotshot 48V Condenser Microphone Switcher
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 […]
Great Live Sound
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. […]
Is Twitch Performing the New Live Music?
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
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.
Don’t Wake the Neighbors! Try a Practice Amp
For wood shedding at home, practice amps are a quieter, smaller, and less expensive alternative to loud, heavy gigging amps.
Crank It Up: Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers
When you play a live concert you need to sound great. How can you be at the controls for these shows? In Crank it Up Live Sound Secrets by Clive Young, meet 72 of the world’s finest front-of-house and monitor engineers and listen as they reveal what gear they use and how, how they make […]
The Sound Reinforcement Handbook
Sound reinforcement is the use of audio amplification systems. This book is the first and only book of its kind to cover all aspects of designing and using such systems for public address and musical performance. Sound Reinforcement handbook by Gary Davis and Ralph Jones for Yamaha, features information on both the audio theory involved […]
Playing Well: Moving Equipment Safely for Musicians
Part of the “glamour” of being a musician is when you have to move and carry your equipment around. Dr… amplifiers, cases of gear, instruments, lighting, merch, whatever you do. Kertz offers a few tips in this video on how to lift and move your equipment safely.
The Live Sound Manual: Getting Great Sound at Every Gig
From faders to frequencies, microphones to mixing, pink noise to polarity, Live Sound Manual by Ben Duncan is the all-inclusive manual for creating the finest sound for live performances. It applies to the entire range of stage performers and their equipment — solo acoustic guitar and vocal, full-scale band requiring complex amplification, or electronica DJ […]