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Checking in on Soundcheck

Checking in on Soundcheck with the FOH Engineer

As musicians, we’ve got far better things to do than rushing to be on time for soundcheck. Choosing an outfit, hairstyle, a few bevs whilst watching the cricket pre-gig are just a few of the distracting “priorities” that can plague a musician. Without the employ

Portable speakers for your holiday gatherings

Portable Powered Speaker Systems for Your Holiday Gatherings

No matter whether you’re located the holiday season is fast approaching with gatherings, getaways and spontaneous jams being inevitable. For such events setting the vibe is key, thus having the right portable speaker system for music playback and mic/instrument connection is paramount. We’re not talking

How Tascam supports Old School Customers

If It Ain’t Broke… How Tascam Supports Old School Customers

You’ve gotta love a company that released a professional, rack-mountable dual cassette recorder with USB interface in 2018. Tascam’s sometimes seemingly quaint and whimsical retro product releases are actually driven by the best of business impulses – listening to your customers and giving them what

Discover Immersive Audio Using Affordable Spartial Audio Tools

Discover Immersive Audio Using Affordable Spatial Audio Tools

Previously, we looked at how integrated loudspeaker solutions that leverage network connectivity, like Fohhn’s AIREA, can be used to implement affordable immersive audio systems in smaller venues. Part II looks at immersive audio processing options that exist outside of the expensive world of proprietary hardware

The joys of hands-on recording with Tascam’s Model 16 and 24

The Joys of Hands-On Recording with Tascam’s Model 16 and 24

We voiced our joy and surprise when Tascam first launched the excellent Model 24 multi-track live recording console back in October 2018. We were just as happy when Tascam announced a smaller sibling, the Model 16 in September this year. With all of the fun

JBL EON One Compact Review

Review – JBL EON ONE Compact Portable PA System

When the new JBL EON ONE Compact arrived at Noisegate HQ for review it only seemed like yesterday that we were busting out with the EON ONE PRO linear-array system, but how fast a year and a half can fly! So now, making the JBL