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Street to Stage PA

Street to Stage: All-In-One PA Solutions

Being able to take your music or performance anywhere can be a very desirable thing for many musicians and performers alike. If you’re a street performer having something portable and preferably battery powered is desirable. If you want to take your act to another space,

Digital or Analogue Mixing Consoles: What’s Best for YOU?

Digital or Analogue Mixing Consoles: What’s Best for YOU?

The battle between digital and analogue has raged across a number of platforms in the music industry. Both sides have their fans and detractors and the debate rages on. However, in the world of live mixing, this argument has been the mainstay for the elite.

Ask the DJ: Karen Leng – Double J

Ask the DJ: Karen Leng – Double J

Karen Leng is an Australian broadcasting legend. A champion of the underground, Karen had a 30-year long running show on 3RRR, was a Triple J host in the 90s and was a part of the seminal music show Recovery on ABC TV. She now hosts

Is This Thing On? – Getting the Vocals Over the Band

It’s the first thing that punters will complain about at a gig; “the vocals aren’t loud enough”. Even at large-scale concerts with seasoned professionals in control, this can be a problem. It’s an issue caused by a combination of the human sensitivity to how the

How Do You Mic… Yidaki (didgeridu)

How Do You Mic a Yidaki (Didgeridu)?

The Yolngu people of North East Arnhem Land are the cultural owners of the yidaki (known sometimes by the introduced term ‘didgeridu’). Yidaki is a central part of life for the Yolngu, and are used in ceremony and healing. Yidaki is born from the nature

NG Social Club Summer

Noisegate Summertime Social Club

The festive season may be over but the fun does not need to stop! There are a myriad of exciting musical things happening over the summertime, with something to keep every kind of music fan engaged. We’ll meet you out there in the heat; a

How to Get a Job in Pro Audio in Australia

How to Get a Job in Pro Audio in Australia

If you’re just starting out in your career in pro audio, it’s hard to get your first real paid job. Maybe you’ve been learning your way around a mixer at school, in church, or at gigs for your friend’s band. You’ve probably figured out by

Live Sound Engineers – Tool Kit

Live Sound Engineers – Tool Kit

As a "Front of House" live sound engineer, you’re often expected to be the saviour of the show when something goes wrong. Wave that magic wand, perform some sort of wizardry and on goes the show with punters non the wiser. Having a few tricks
Sound Advice: Quality PA On a Budget

Sound Advice: Quality PA On a Budget

Many people these days are in need of a good quality PA system but can’t fork out the big bucks. Hire is always an option, but many prefer the convenience of having something at home they can quickly throw in the car and take to
Firmware Friday – Don’t Be That Person

Firmware Friday – Don’t Be That Person

Anyone who works in job that involves tech support for audio equipment knows about Firmware Friday. They could work for a manufacturer or distributor, be the ‘go to’ person at their Production Company or venue, or be the resident gear-head at their church. No matter