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Waves dbx 160 Compressor Plug-In

By Erik Rogers / May 22, 2015

I cut my teeth on a Crest GT40, analogue console.  I loved everything about that desk.  I couldn’t imagine needing more than 8 aux sends back then and I didn’t know what a VCA was.  To the right of my console was a rack full of outboard dynamic and effect units that were either inserted […]


VUE Lights Up Las Vegas

By Bill Evans / May 14, 2015

HAS Productions recently provided a large all-VUE Audiotechnik system for the 23rd Annual City of Lights jazz festival in downtown Las Vegas. “When you’re doing a jazz festival, every nuance is important,” he continues. “Subtleties and dynamics are everything with these amazing, talented musicians, therefore the VUE rig is the only system we would have taken […]


Live Sound 101: Mic Placement

By Jamie Rio / May 7, 2015

Ten years before I got into mixing worship sound and installing church audio systems, I worked as a recording engineer. Now I have been working in the house of worship sound biz for twenty years so, if you do the math that would put me back in 1985 when I was freelancing as an engineer. […]


Dante Expansion Card Now Available DL32R Mixer

By spladmin / April 30, 2015

Mackie’s DL32R delivers 32-channels of digital mixing with convenient direct-to-drive multi-track recording/playback, new Onyx+ recallable microphone pre-amps, in an ultra-compact 3U rackmount design. The DL32R is controlled wirelessly with the Master Fader control app for iPad, freeing sound engineers to mix from any location in a venue. Now, the DL Dante Expansion Card adds 32×32 […]


Heil Pro-Set 3 Headphones

By Bill Evans / April 24, 2015

Stop me if you have heard this before. More than once. IMHO, one of the keys to consistently doing cool stuff—no matter the field of endeavor—is to be open to the project you are working one morphing into something totally different. I may be high on crack, but I believe that is one of the […]


NAB: Console Wars v 2.0

By Bill Evans / April 22, 2015

It’s the quick version but this is v2. Not only are we putting this on a brand spankin’ new version of the SPL site but we have added our own video for Avid and DiGiCo and stripped out the “official” ones. One second thought, maybe we’ll keep the officials and just add the ones we […]


Welcome to Choice Fatigue

By Robert Scovill / April 22, 2015

By ROBERT SCOVILL It’s a phrase born of the new millennium and I assure you it is most definitely real. We live in a world where the fantasy is to live with no boundaries. It seems like it would be nirvana doesn’t it? A world with no rules, a world with no limits and no […]


Waves Multirack Over AES50

By Jim Roese / April 14, 2015

Earlier this year, after I had figured out how to create a stable AES50 connection to my Mac Pro for recording solutions, I realized that the communication link that I had working for record and playback into my Mac could also be utilized for inserting plug-ins onto my Midas consoles. This was nothing new to […]


Miking a Guitar Amp WIthout a Mic Stand

By Robert Caprio / April 14, 2015

When you get to the point where you are playing rooms big enough where you have to actually mic your guitar amp instead of being constantly told to turn it the hell down, you may be faced with an “issue.” As long as the venue is providing sound or there is a sound company involved, […]

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