1. The Key Differences Between Live And Studio Mixers

    The Key Differences Between Live And Studio Mixers
    When you take a look at the big picture, the primary job of live sound mixers and studio mixers is the same – to combine signals and route them where they need to go. That said, they do feature key differences, all of which stem from how they differ in their intended use – recording versus live sound management. Once you begin to look at mixers with that in mind, you'll notice how much they are tailored to best suit their application. Below, we take a look at these key differences.     Continue reading →
  2. Building a PA System Part 1

    [caption id="attachment_2699" align="alignright" width="300"]profx22_toplg Mackie ProFX22 Professional Effects Mixer with USB.[/caption] Whether you’re looking to build a setup for jamming in the garage or ready to take your show to the live stage, you’re going to need a good PA system. While you can probably make due with renting out a fully equipped studio for practice sessions, having your own gear will go a long way in helping you achieve a better sound in the long run as well as giving you more opportunities for gigs. Not only will you have far more time to fully understand a system you own yourself, you will eventually run into venues that require you to bring your own live sound accommodations. Today we’ll be looking at exactly what you’ll need for your own stage-ready PA system.  Continue reading →
  3. NAMM 2012: Line 6 launches StageScape M20d mixer and StageSource loudspeakers

    StageScape™ M20 is the world’s first smart mixing system — an integrated live sound solution that uses touchscreen-based visual mixing to explode the traditional mixer/outboard gear paradigm. StageScape M20d uses a combination of input jack sensing, a visual mixing environment and professionally crafted sound tools to prepare, process and route signals automatically. The StageScape M20d can guide you through optimally...

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