1. A Closer Look At 2-Way And 3-Way Speaker Systems

    A Closer Look At 2-Way And 3-Way Speaker Systems
    If you’ve ever shopped around for studio monitors or PA loudspeakers, chances are you’ve come across the terms 2-way and 3-way. These two terms are pretty straightforward – they designate the number of speakers featured in the monitor. While that might seem simple, there's a lot more going on that just the number of speakers. Below, we take a closer look at these type of systems and things to think about when deciding between the two.   Continue reading →
  2. Building a PA System Part 2

    Building a PA System Part 2
    [caption id="attachment_2698" align="alignright" width="266"]snake HOSA 100 foot Pro-Conex Stage Box Snake.[/caption] Last week, we began the first half our two-part feature on the building blocks of a gig ready PA System. We touched on the essentials such as microphones, a mixer and speakers. Today we're finishing it off with the rest of the story and featuring everything else that goes into a pro-grade PA system including monitors, power amps and more.  Continue reading →
  3. 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 →
  4. Headphones VS Monitors in Recording

    SHURE SRH840 Which is the better tool while recording -- headphones or monitors? When it comes to home studio recording, there are certainly a few hard and fast rules that we can all agree on but just like with music creation, music production sometimes excels when these rules are thrown out the window in favor of more daring, creative...
  5. Studio Monitors 101

    Studio Monitors 101
    JBL LSR808 8" Two-Way Powered Studio Monitor @ $249.99  We’ve all heard that old saying, right? You are only as strong as your weakest link. Sounds straight forward enough, even when you apply it to music; having a top of the line electric guitar won’t do you any good unless you have an amp that can best take advantage of...

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