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Author: Bill Evans

“Do You Read the Manuals For All This Stuff

In 1980, Cubby Colby was a monitor engineer working with Kansas and Heart. He got a call out of nowhere that would change the arc of his career and his life and lead to him spending a decade and nine tours with a guy almost no one had heard of–at least then–out of Minneapolis.   Some of this has appeared elsewhere. We abided by a request to not publish until we had clearance. And that clearance was dependent on the wishes of the family. We got the clearance recently and can proceed.   We reached out to Cubby the...

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Waves eMotion LV1 Demo and Training in Vegas

We have been touting the advantages of a computer-based mixing system with no physical console for more than a decade. And while Bob Lentini’s SAC system never reached it’s potential, it looks like the Wave eMotion just may pull it off. Our pal Pooch is using it as a matrix mixer on his current tour and even for those who need physical knobs and faders, it makes a great “production console” for multi-act and multi-stage festival gigs.   Waves is offering a couple of hours of demo and training in Vegas on June 8 (during InfoComm and there are...

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Audio-Technica System 10 PRO Rack-Mount Digital Wireless System

When it comes to the world of wireless mics one might best describe me as “gun shy.” While I have owned very few of them compared to a real production company, I have faced the need to sell a few outside of the U.S. when we were kicked out of the 700 mHz band almost a decade ago. But the biggest reason for my hesitation is undoubtedly that I have been covering the politics and back and forth between gov’t, the audio industry and the much more powerful tech industry for at least that long. (For those of you...

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Moving On Along With the World…

One of my favorite series of books ever is a set of Stephen King tomes called The Dark Tower. Written over a nearly 30-year period and published over two decades, the tale of the Gunslinger is influenced in equal parts by a Robert Browning poem, The Lord of the Rings, and Sergio Leone spaghetti westerns starring Clint Eastwood. It is basically King’s masterwork and many of his other books have roots in or refer to people and places in the sprawling tale of the of the Gunslinger and his quest for the Dark Tower. In the beginning we find...

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Dave Rat’s 360 Bassnectar Lowdown

BY DAVE RAT   I met Dave Rat about 10 years ago the night before he got a Parnell award as top house mix engineer. We hung out in a bar in Orlando with Daniella Peters and Peggy Blaze who was the sales weasel at FOH at the time and who set the meeting up. Pretty sure she and Daniella are friends. In the past few years, Dave has been kind and gracious enough to allow SoundProLive to cross post some of his consistently very good blog posts. This is another in the quasi-series. Dave outings here the subwoofer...

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