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Spatial Audio – The Tech Behind the Hype

Spatial Audio – The Tech Behind the Hype

Stereo in live sound has always been a concept honoured in name only. On PA systems of any reasonable size, in just about every performance space, no engineer is really mixing in stereo. The reasons are pretty simple – if you fully utilised the stereo
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Retro Meets Modern – Guide to CD Players

CD’s, just the term sounds “retro” these days let alone cassettes tapes, but low and behold CD's are still here. And despite the CD market gradually slowing due to the music streaming era we’re in right now, the CD format still maintains sales and distribution
Speaker Box Comparison – JBL, Yamaha and QSC

Speaker Box Comparison – JBL, Yamaha and QSC

[addtoany] When you’re on the hunt for a new PA system in a well-stocked retail store, you’re likely to  find yourself barraged by, what sometimes feels like never ending walls of speaker boxes, with limitless options to choose from. Don’t get us wrong, having options
Roland VT-4 Voice Transformer

Roland VT-4 Transformer Has a New Voice

The Roland VT-4 Voice Transformer is the successor to the popular VT-3 model and comes with some great new features and effects. The VT-3 model had 10 effects were on board, but with the Roland VT-4 there are now 20 different effects available, which are
Retro Futurism - First Impressions of the Tascam Model 24

Retro Futurism – First Impressions of the Tascam Model 24

We were a bit stunned when we first saw pictures of the Tascam Model 24 multi-track live recording console. Wooden side panels! Gain pots! Analogue EQ! And it looks sooooo 1980s! After the shock of the retro cool wore off, we dug into the specs.
Digital Mixer Solutions for Solo, Duo and Trio Acts

Digital Mixer Solutions for Solo, Duo and Trio Acts

With the world of live audio being so flooded with options these days, when it comes to choosing the right PA system, the perfect mixer and the ideal microphones for your performance purposes can easily throw musicians into a head spin on what to choose
Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Has Arrived

The Universal Audio UAD-2 Live Rack Has Arrived

The name ‘Universal Audio’ is legendary throughout the pro audio world, particularly in the recording industry as their founder Bill Putnam was responsible for many game changing innovations including recording techniques, concepts, and of course hardware. These celebrated contributions have been long enjoyed and utilised
usting out the JBL ONE PRO

Busting Out the JBL EON ONE PRO

Good friend, band mate and general song writing wizard Son of Animal caught up with Andy from Noisegate the other day to go over some songs. We had recently acquired the new JBL EON ONE PRO to try out and we wanted to put it through