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Snapshot Review: Audio-Technica’s ATM350a

By Robert Lindquist

Need a mic that can be placed up-close on virtually any acoustic instrument? Something small, yet capable of producing a crisp and intelligible sound that doesn’t get lost in the mix? If, in the world of audio, there existed a Swiss Army Mic, it would be Audio-Technica’s ATM350a and its rebel band of cool mounting […]

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Review: Cerwin-Vega P-Series

By Bruce Bartlett

There’s no question that the best way to get to know any piece of gear is to use it week after week for an extended period of time. Over this past summer, I had an opportunity to use (and somewhat abuse) six members of the P-Series from Cerwin-Vega!. After accepting an assignment to evaluate and […]

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Behringer Launches X Air Digital Mixer Line

By Bruce Bartlett

Behringer’s new X AIR Series features four digital mixers (from 12 to 18-inputs) with completely wireless control. According to Music Group’s senior engineer of conception Jan Duwe, “For the first time in audio history, Behringer has created a digital mixer which is integrated into a stage box and combined with a wireless router, recording interface, […]

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One box, 2 Mics, reasonable price—what a concept

By Bruce Bartlett

Several microphone makers offer substantial and reliable entry level microphones. Once you advance beyond the ultra low-cost wireless units, the list narrows to the most respected, and most competitive, brands. In order to meet the designated price points, compromises must be made in terms range, features and the overall user experience. The lower the cost, […]

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One box, 2 Mics, reasonable price—what a concept.

By Bruce Bartlett

Several microphone makers offer substantial and reliable entry level microphones. Once you advance beyond the ultra low-cost wireless units, the list narrows to the most respected, and most competitive, brands. In order to meet the designated price points, compromises must be made in terms range, features and the overall user experience. The lower the cost, […]

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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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Reviewed: Audio-Technica System 10

By Bill Evans

Has it really been more than six months since Winter NAMM? Dang. Thinking back to that ancient time… There was a bit of a war of digital guitar wireless units. Audio-Technica and Shure had booths literally across from one another and both of them intro’d stompbox-style wireless guitar units operating in the 2.4 gHz frequency […]

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Stand Mount Your iDevice

By Bruce Bartlett

There are as many ways to mount an iPad or iPhone to a mic stand as there are reasons to do so. Personally, along with all the typical applications, I use my iPad as: a teleprompter when doing videos; a music source for wedding ceremonies; as a back up music source when hired to DJ/MC […]

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First Look, First Listen: Mackie Thump 15

By Bruce Bartlett

Mackie’s reputation for offering superb powered loudspeakers goes all the back to the original SRM450s—debatably the first mass produced loudspeaker with an onboard amp. It was a game changer, especially for live touring performers and DJs, prompting a lot of listings for used amps on eBay. When a company puts so much emphasis on loudspeakers, […]

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