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Gigging Right: Playing With Tracks

By Bill Evans

By Jerry Cobb So your drummer quit, your bass player has taken up yoga and won’t learn the songs, and you can’t find a keyboard player willing to drive to your gigs? Never fear. No musician likes to admit defeat. I think in the long run, we would all prefer to have the most awesome live […]

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Flare Audio Universal Fit IEMs

By Bill Evans

I have been a pretty tireless advocate of getting musicians on in-ear systems for monitoring for a really long time.  And I run up against the same three objections all the time.   1) Isolation. This is actually a FEATURE of custom in-ears but some people don’t like it 2) Hate the feeling of something […]

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“This Plugin Saved My Mix”

By Bill Evans

by Bill Evans “The one plugin that has saved many of my mixing days? I would have to say is Waves C4.” There have been many instances but most recently, I was mixing for Usher’s current LP Looking For Myself and one of the songs I mixed was “I Care For You”. The main wobble […]

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New@NAMM: Audio-Technica System 10 PRO

By Bill Evans

Like all System 10 models, the System 10 PRO Rack-Mount operates in the 2.4 GHz range, keeping it free not only from TV interference but also from the uncertain regulatory future facing the TV bands. Its durable rack-mount chassis houses one or two receiver units that can be operated locally within the chassis or be […]

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How Did They Make It? Meghan Trainor

By Bill Evans

You don’t have to be skinny to have a hit… BY: Lisa Popeil   Pop singer and songwriter Meghan Trainor scored her first hit at the age of 20 with “All About That Bass”. Born in Massachusetts in 1993, Trainor began making music when she was 7 and wrote her first song at 11.  Not […]

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Soundcheck Done RIGHT!

By Bill Evans

You get a great gig – and you show up, unload, and start going to town on setup. And at some point, a sound guy approaches you to ask …

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Live Sound 101: Choosing A Mic

By Bill Evans

Sound guys wear T-shirts. Usually black ones. And they typically display a line of text that’s a variation on the phrase: “I know what all the knobs and buttons do -— and it took a long time to learn.” That knowledge was what separated sound techs from performers.

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Rack Em Up—Remotely

By Bill Evans

BY REV. BILL About a half dozen years ago, I became enamored of a live audio mixing system called SAC. The Software Audio Console.     I met Bob Lentini through a weird reconnection with a friend from high school. Julie Prince and I connected on Facebook and found we were both living in Las […]

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