Author: Bill Evans

Always Be Humble…humility goes a long way

BY PAUL MILLS Always Be Humble…humility goes a long way The teenaged cashier saw a guitar pick mixed in with the coins as I was paying for groceries at Smiths and asked me if I was a musician. I said yes, hoping that would be the end of it. But then he asked how I liked Vegas, what instrument I play, what kind of music, etc. Not wanting to go into my life’s musical history while I was paying for a gallon of milk, ramen noodles, a 12 pack, kool-aid drink mix and a Nestle Crunch bar (impulse item),...

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Top 8 Ways to Record Your Gig

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… Recording gigs is a great way to get a real idea of how a show went. Let’s be real, in the heat of battle, it’s all but impossible to objectively gauge how things are going. An enthusiastic audience can make you think that a...

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Line 6 Relay G70 Guitar Wireless System

By Rev. Bill There has been a cornucopia of wireless lately at the palatial L2P/SPL West HQ. I feel like I have written about nothing but wireless systems for ages. But this one is special for me. You see, I took a lot of crap for my early and enthusiastic adoption and support for digital wireless. That started about 15 years ago when I met Guy Cocker and Jamie Scott at a fledgling company called X-Wire. Guy was the first person to figure out how to make digital transmissions work for music. It was, he told me back then,...

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

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, then it is time to stop waiting. There have been some fairly inexpensive in-ear systems out there but they have been OK at best. The Shure PSM 300 is designed from the get go with musicians in mind and it is priced at a...

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Rockn Stompn RS-4 PLUS Sequencing Power Strip

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 a source of amusement and derision for pretty much everyone except the unfortunate soul who owns the PA in question. For those who are still learning or who missed this part of class, a transient in the world of sound is just what it...

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    Every musician needs an easy to reach place for their stuff. The Gator Frameworks Line now offers an extra-large solution with the addition of theGFW-MICACCTRAYXL. This convenient tray can attach to most microphone stands, music stands and drum hardware up to 1.38” (35 mm) in diameter. The large 14” x 9” surface is perfect for […]
  • Festival Brings The World To Oregon
    Riverfront Park was the location of the 21st Salem (Oregon) World Beat Festival where visitors were able to experience the music, dance, food, and traditions of over 70 nations. Ten stages showcased everything from West African culture and dance workshops to Native American powwow and Irish dancers. On the main stage, attendees were treated to […]
  • VUE Proudly Powers San Francisco Pride Celebration
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