Written by Marc Henshall on April 28, 2015 under Wireless Systems
Did you know that the first practical wireless microphone for performers was the Shure Vagabond 88? First introduced in the 1950’s, the Vagabond was powered by two hearing aid batteries, and could transmit within a ‘performance circle’ of approximately 700 square feet.
Written by Marc Henshall on April 27, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
High levels of RF noise can play havoc with the operation of wireless mics and in-ear systems; therefore, good antenna placement is critical.
Written by Marc Henshall on April 24, 2015 under LiveWireless Systems
Almost all wireless failures are completely avoidable with the right equipment and training. In this post, we will document the most common reasons for wireless failure so that you can avoid embarrassing drop outs and improve your production values with reliable wireless.
Written by Marc Henshall on April 22, 2015 under Studio
The electric guitar is the most successful and widely adopted instrument in modern popular music. When it comes to studio recording, the very things that make the electric guitar so versatile are also some of the aspects that make it a challenging instrument to record.
Written by Mike Petruccelli on April 17, 2015 under News
Here’s a checklist of things to keep in mind for open mic performances, from how to prepare to what to bring to interacting with the audience and fellow performers.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 8, 2015 under Personal Monitoring Systems
The final installment in the PSM 101 video series details how to set up a PSM system in a variety of venues and configurations. Additional tips for maximizing performance are included.
Written by Ryan Smith on April 6, 2015 under News
Imagine The Band Perry doing a show live in your high school gym. It happened in Cascade, Iowa, as part of a campaign promoting safe driving for teens.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 3, 2015 under Home RecordingMicrophonesStudio
Specialty microphones aren’t just for national tours and elite studios with big budgets. If you’re shopping on a budget, this post will give you confidence in selecting specialty mics, including gooseneck and side-address models.
Written by Marc Henshall on April 2, 2015 under LivePersonal Monitoring Systems
In ear monitors are proving a popular topic among our readers, with more and more musicians realising the benefits of ditching traditional stage wedges. To demonstrate how simple going wireless can be, we caught up with our good friends Fingertrap.
Written by Davida Rochman on April 1, 2015 under Personal Monitoring Systems
The third installment in the Shure PSM 101 video series explains the important role that earphones play in personal monitor systems.
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