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Author: Bill Evans

Scott Pearlman With Dickey Betts: “Those 90 Minutes At the Desk Make It All Worthwhile”

By Fred De Vries I am personally an unabashed “anything ALLMAN BROTHERS related” fan. Forget any pretense. I just straight up lurve the ABB, their music, legend, and the family that continues to perform their music.  AT FILLMORE EAST blew me away when I first heard it. I mean look at that album cover! Listen to those songs! Feel the stage and the heat and the “Mojo”. The pure magical jams. The fierce bluesiness of Gregg Allman’s voice. TWO DRUMMER’s!!!??? A thunderous bass player laying down a foundation you could build a house on And those guitars…Those tones, at the...

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Road Test: Digico S21 Digital Mixing Console

By Rick Camp at Master Mix Live Las Vegas, NV. Dec. 20th, 2016 Digico has supplied Master Mix Live with their S21 mixing console for our evaluation. The console is fitted with a 64-channel DMI-Dante card and accompanied by the D-Rack stage rack with 32 input channels and 8 line outputs @ 96K. At first glance the console appears very streamlined with its two large touchscreen displays and six rotary knobs and two LED meters positioned to the right side of the displays above the main surface with 20 channel faders and one master fader. The rear panel of...

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Las Vegas Sound Guy Lunch (Episode 1?)

OK, this took way too long to get edited and up online. The Rev. sucks. Happy? A full eight freaking weeks ago, we finally were able to do a video interview thingie that we hope will be the first of a bunch. Las Vegas Sound Guy Lunch. We tried this two years ago and crap audio made it unusable. My fault, I set it up in a noisy restaurant. This year it was the same basic script less the noisy restaurant. We did this during the day on New Year’s Eve. The idea is that there are so many...

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Road Test: Shure KSM8 Dualdyne Dynamic Handheld Vocal Mic

By RevBill As we all get over yet another round of NAMM madness, let me tell you how the weeks prior to a show work for us in what still passes for the pro audio press. The embargoed press releases start coming in about three weeks before the show. (For those unfamiliar with the term, embargoed means that the info is not to be publicly released before a specific date. In the case of NAMM it’s always the morning of the first day of the show.) Once upon a time, we could look at these embargoed releases and get an idea of...

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Mark Woodcock: Making Every Gig Count

By Rev. Bill Let this serve as a gentle reminder that every gig counts. In fact, that seemingly insignificant local gig may be the one that’s the mythical “big break.” Mark Woodcock started the way many a career has. Working—often for free—mixing club bands in his native England. He emigrated to the US and was picking up work for local companies where he could. One night—“Out of the blue,” he says—after mixing a show at a local club, he got a call and was asked to mix some shows for country legend Merle Haggard. He did not know that Merle...

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