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Top 8 Ways to Record Your Gig

By Bill Evans

While editing Riley Wilson’s latest Solo Gigger blog on recording gig–less as a way to promote yourself and more as a way to improve your act–I started to insert a bunch of examples of hardware and software tools and then stopped, realizing that this really called for its own, stand-alone post. So, here ya go… […]

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ROAD TEST GEAR REVIEW: Shure PSM 300 In-Ear Monitor System

By Bill Evans

By Rev. Bill If you have been waiting to switch over to an in-ear-monitoring system because either A) the systems available were complicated and difficult to set up and run for the musician who knows how to set up a basic PA but not much else about audio or B) they were just too expensive, […]

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Rockn Stompn RS-4 PLUS Sequencing Power Strip

By Bill Evans

The order in which audio gear gets turned on matters. Those of you with a bit of experience know this already but still, sometimes we forget. Or we get involved with something else that takes up mental bandwidth and the next thing we know, we have sent a speaker-shattering transient through the PA. It is […]

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“This Plugin Saved My Mix”

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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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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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Please Kill My Drummer

By Bill Evans

A session drummer in the Dallas area picked this off Craigslist and it got circulated among some of his friends. We thought you might enjoy it… Come on, every band leader has thought it at least once or twice. And maybe it’s not your drummer—I have had some singers who fit this profile way too […]