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Change Vs Evolution (Or, Life IS Change)

By Robert Scovill / November 11, 2015

  If you’re a regular follower of my blogs, then you know I’ve been on hiatus for some time now with regard to my blogging efforts. My apologies … a certain manufacturer of live sound mixing consoles has dominated my focus over the past few months. It’s good to be back though! I hope these […]

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Audio Challenges At Blues Bender

By spladmin / November 6, 2015

The 2015 Big Blues Bender at the Plaza Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas recently wrapped up with much praise for the high level of production. Las Vegas based H.A.S. Productions provided staging, lighting, and an all VUE-based audio design for the 4-day, multi-stage event they have had as a client since the festival’s inception. […]

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FOH, MON & Studio Mixing – What’s the Difference?

By Robert Caprio / September 16, 2015

BY ROBERT “VOiD” CAPRIO I’m often asked how I transition so easily from mixing at FOH, MON and the in the studio. Well, for me, it’s not that hard at all because I follow my mantra of “Keep It Simple, Stupid!” and simply try to make it sound good no matter where I am or […]

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R-E-S-P-E-C-T… Earned, Not Given

By Pooch / September 10, 2015

BY KEN “POOCH” VAN DRUTEN I meet a lot of roadies these days who are young, willing, and hard working.   This is unusual amongst the younger generation of workers in the “real” world, and it makes my heart happy to know that there ARE those who still believe in what they do for a […]

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“You Do Video, Right?”

By Big Ken / August 27, 2015

BY KEN RENGERING Over-matched and out of my element and no one cares. So in my ankle-biter existence, I don’t get to be super picky about the gigs I accept, and here’s a little example of my fun. Doing audio playback for a music video – put the stereo music track on my MacBook Pro, […]

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Courtney Love, Jenga and a Hangover

By Robert Scovill / August 20, 2015

Image by Amanda Farah (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons By Robert Scovill   Okay, so normally this not my M.O. I don’t usually take this tack toward subject matter or even people with regard to blogs or posting. Meaning: I don’t regularly feel compelled to call someone out. Now, I’m not totally […]

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Sound Image and SSE Audio Announce Launch of United Audio Companies

By Bill Evans / August 14, 2015

Sound Image and SSE Audio seal the deal to launch UAC. L to R: Mike Sprague, Director of Touring, Sound Image; John Penn, MD SSE; Dave Shadoan, President Sound Image; Jesse Adamson, Director of Business Development Sound Image; Yan Stile Hire Director SSE; Dan Bennett, Project Manager SSE. ——————————– Sound Image (Escondido, California) and SSE […]

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License and Registration, Please…

By spladmin / August 13, 2015

We are revisiting this because there is some new news about the future of the 600 mHz band and wireless mics and monitors. The following piece by Shure’s Mark Brunner–written about a year ago–hinted at what might come and it is now official.   This week, the FCC adopted rules for use by unlicensed devices […]

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VUE Audiotechnik Delivers Dynamic Sound at BottleRock

By spladmin / August 3, 2015

The 2015 BottleRock Festival in Napa Valley featured over 70 acts including Robert Plant, Snoop Dogg, Michael Franti & Spearhead, Public Enemy, No Doubt and Imagine Dragons—performing on five different stages. Fans of acts performing on the Miner Family Winery Stage — which included Los Lobos, AER, Xavier Rudd, Napa Crossroads featuring David Pack, Grizfolk […]

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Optimizing Playback Tracks For Live Performance

By Robert Caprio / July 23, 2015

This is a plea to all those studio guys who are prepping tracks for an artist to go out and perform with.  You might think you’re doing all us live guys (actually, I do lots of both, as many of us do) a favor by making the tracks sound BIG by using lots of compression […]

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