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To Upgrade… or Not?

It has been my general experience that Houses of Worship will wait until their house sound systems are completely falling apart before they consider investing in a new one. You don’t have to wait that long to upgrade (or...

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CES & CEMA

For Enthusiasts of NConsumer Electronics, there is no more important Trade Show in the World than CES: CONSUMER ELECTRONICS SHOW in Las Vegas every January. From Computers, to Cellphones, to Flat Screen TVs to Sound systems –...

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DIY Ikea Shelf Pedal Board

To begin with, I’m not going to take credit for this idea.  The concept of using Ikea shelves as pedal boards has been floating around the internet for several years.  I simply took the design and added a few...

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THE SOLO GIGGER- w-w-w-website?

You have a website? Has it been updated recently? These are the two most pressing questions we need to address today. If you don’t have a website, I will suggest ways to change this and if you do, some ways you can improve...

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  • Bring your old instruments out of retirement for a great cause
    SAPPA is a music and arts preparatory program that delivers a musical experience for youngsters in under-served communities through workshops, clinics in partnership with tutorial, mentoring and instructional programs. As you might expect, the program serves many students who cannot afford instruments and schools with limited resources. Possibly you can help. Please check your closets […]
  • The Importance of Advancing the Gig
    We have told you–and some of learned the hard way–to advance every gig. In other words get all of the info possible about parking, load-in and -out, power, supplied backline gear, etc. Here is a video that explains why. Ignore the chimpmunk voices, just look how far it was from the stage to the loading […]
  • Motörhead Does Disney
    A Motörhead Song…In A Disney Movie? Yep. The Disney Flick BOLT, starring John Travolta and Miley Cyrus, features Motörhead’s, “Dog-Face Boy” from their Sacrifice album. The song plays in a mailroom scene where a young worker is listening to it on his headphones and inadvertently wraps Bolt up in a box that gets shipped off […]
  • PreSonus CDL Series Loudspeakers Enhance Services at Bethany Grace Fellowship
    With its mission to introduce people to Jesus, embrace them as family, and help them to grow, Bethany Grace Fellowship employs a mixture of both traditional and contemporary worship styles. After struggling with an outdated sound system that was insufficient for the size of the space, church management elected to upgrade. This resulted in the […]
  • FreedomBack Wireless Monitor System
    More and more of us are getting away from loud wedges on stage and going to personal monitors (the kind that go in your ear). The FreedomBack—from Hear Technologies, the same folks who brought us the award-winning HearBack monitor mixing system—is an easy to use and affordable way to cut the cord and make those […]