Author: Jamie Rio

Christmas Again

Well my friends, we are here again. It’s December and Jesus Christ’s birthday is just around the corner. I know we usually don’t think of Christmas as a birthday party but every year the entire world celebrates the birth of the...

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Understanding Podium Mics

When I was a kid, I was fascinated by politics. Especially the all-encompassing presidential elections that seemed to dominate the TV of the day. I remember watching President Jimmy Carter’s inaugural address and that he spoke...

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  • TASCAM’s DA-6400 Captures Grand Performances in L.A.
    The first, and according to Los Angeles Magazine, still the best free outdoor concert series in downtown L.A., Grand Performances has delivered high-quality music, dance, theater, and other performing arts for more than 30 years. Residents and visitors to the City of Angels alike bring their families to the gorgeous California Plaza on South Grand […]
  • Gig Performer Lets Michael Whittaker Go Big
    If you think the only music that comes out of Nashville is country, you should know about Michael Whittaker. After years spent in Los Angeles playing keyboards on Jimmy Kimmel Live!, orchestrating for artists like Lionel Richie, and working on over 300 TV shows as a staff composer for Fox Television, Whittaker packed his keyboards […]
  • Outline Tagged For 1000-Person Band Gig
    Foo Fighters fan Fabio Zaffagnini gathered 1,000 musicians to record a video appeal to the band to come and play in his home town of Cesena (Italy), in which “Rockin’1000” sang the US band’s “Learn to Fly” in a local park. The video went viral and FF front man Dave Grohl replied, accepting the invitation. […]
  • Alcons Delivers The Beast Sound For Trondheim Rocks
    This season saw the debut of a new Norwegian hard rock festival, Trondheim Rocks, headlined by Iron Maiden and Volbeat. Over the past few years Alcons Audio pro-ribbon systems have proved themselves more than capable of handling the high SPLs demanded at European dance music festivals and, at Trondheim Rocks, an LR28 system showed that […]
  • Propellerhead Releases Free Reason 10.2 Update
    Propellerhead Software today released Reason 10.2, the newest update to the award-winning Reason music production software. Reason 10.2 is a free update for Reason 10 owners that introduces new features like Multi Lane Editing for MIDI, adaptive snap to grid mode, improved navigation controls and more for a faster, more streamlined flow. “Reason 10.2 represents […]