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Waves FDBK-X Plug-In Review

Ok, yeah, this is a gear review. But we need to start with a bit of philosophy. It’s pretty well known that I came to the live sound world via being “the guy in the band who owns the PA.” I’ve done more gigs than I care to think about—both as the bandleader and as the sound provider (sometimes at the same time)—with not near enough PA to cover the space or where I was running mains and monitors from a position at the side of the stage. As have many of the people reading this. What not a...

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Yamaha Pro Audio Celebrates 30 Years of Digital Mixers

@NAMM. At the 2017 NAMM Show, Yamaha is formally kickoff the 30th anniversary celebration of its pioneering work in digital mixers. In 1987, Yamaha unveiled the DMP7, a digital mixer featuring Channel Parametric EQ, 2 Internal Effect Processors, a Stereo Compressor, advanced scene memory that allowed instant recall of multiple mix setups and unique motorized faders that moved with each recall. The DMP7 also represented a significant company milestone – its first digital mixer, providing a solution not only for professional keyboard players, but also for mixing in both live and studio situations. In the intervening 30 years, Yamaha...

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Audio Challenges At Blues Bender

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. This isn’t your average festival or attendee, “the fans in the blues community are ‘audiophiles’ and have very high standards in what they like and what they will tolerate,” says Larry Hall, CEO of H.A.S Productions. “We deployed every piece of VUE Audiotechnik gear...

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Martin Audio Demos Set For Nashville

Martin Audio is offering two presentation and demonstration sessions of its MLA Series in Nashville on November 19, 2015. These special two-hour sessions will take place at 10am and 4pm at SOUNDCHECK, Rehearsal Room B, 750 Cowan Street. They will include a detailed presentation on the technology, software and application of the MLA Series and include significant listening time with MLA Compact, providing attendees with the opportunity to hear the dynamic sound capability, exceptional coverage across the audience and clarity of speech that MLA has become known for worldwide. The sessions are open to the live sound community, and...

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