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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
Dynamic or Condenser – Live Handheld Microphone Choices

Dynamic or Condenser – Live Handheld Microphone Choices

There are a lot of things to consider when choosing the right handheld live vocal microphone. Are you a loud or quiet singer? Will the mic need be particularly robust for being thrown around on stage or will the mic be mostly stationary? What polar
What is Word Clock?

What is Word Clock?

Poke around in the settings of your digital audio device, and you’ll find Word Clock options. Every digital audio device needs a Word Clock. Most have Word Clock generators built-in, some have to take their clock signal from another device. But what is it exactly?
Back It Up!

Back It Up!

In digital audio, your console file, DSP configuration, amp settings, gear configurations, and digital audio files are the source of your income. They should all be protected, so in the case of accident, theft, or failure, the show goes on. If your whole show exists
Demystifying The Matrix

Demystifying The Matrix

In mixing live audio, everyone starts small, and that’s probably with a few channels mixed to the stereo bus, a couple of pre-fader aux sends of foldback, and a post-fader FX aux send, most likely on a small analogue mixer. As you progress and mix
Choosing your Mixer

Build Your Personal PA: Choosing a Mixer

So how do you choose one of the most important pieces of your PA system—the mixer. Selecting a mixer can seem overwhelming, and there are a lot of decisions to make. How many channels do you need? Do you want something portable? And should you go