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    HK Audio Polar 12

    HK Audio launch Polar 12

    Affordable column PA series gains larger model

    HK's affordable Polar series gains a new, larger model featuring a 12-inch subwoofer/base unit.

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    JBL IRX108BT

    Active PA Speaker

    JBL's compact new PA speaker is small and cheap — but sounds quite the opposite!

    Reviews . Jul 2020
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    HK Audio Polar 10

    Active Line Array

    HK's PAs don't normally come cheap, but their newest rig is surprisingly affordable, and maintains the high quality for which they're known.

    Reviews Jun 2020
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    Studiospares PM150

    Vocal Stage Monitor

    The PM150 active monitor puts your vocal sound right where you need it!

    Reviews May 2020
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    Ken 'Pooch' Van Druten: FOH Mix Engineer

    Justin Bieber • Iron Maiden • Jay‑Z • Whitney Houston • Linkin Park • Kiss

    Pooch's career has seen him mix front-of-house for artists as diverse as Iron Maiden and Justin Bieber. But just how different are mixing for pop and metal?

    People Apr 2020
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    Mackie SRM–Flex

    Active Line Array

    We put Mackie's portable and affordable column PA system to the test.

    Reviews Apr 2020
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    QSC KS118

    Active PA Subwoofer

    Cardioid subwoofer arrays were once the preserve of big-budget events and festivals, but QSC are making directional bass a realistic prospect for the masses.

    Reviews Mar 2020
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    Mixing Bruno Mars Live

    Chris Rabold: FOH Engineer

    Chris Rabold has gone from selling T-shirts out of a van to mixing Bruno Mars' epic two-year 24K Magic tour.

    Techniques Mar 2020
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    Yamaha Stagepas 1K

    Compact Active Line Array

    We try out Yamaha's first entry to the portable column PA market.

    Reviews Mar 2020
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    Yamaha DZR10-D & DXS15XLF-D

    Networked Active PA Speakers

    Yamaha's newest powered speakers not only offer excellent sound and portability, but their optional Dante connectivity makes them a cinch to set up.

    Reviews Jan 2020
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    As with many of the other recently launched personal PA systems, user controls (including those that access the Polar 10's four-channel mixer) are mounted on a panel on top of the bass unit.

    HK Audio: Personal PA with Polar 10

    Portable PA system includes built-in four-channel mixer and Bluetooth audio streaming

    Aimed at solo performers, entertainers and presenters, Polar 10 is HK Audio’s affordable take on the personal and portable PA concept.

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    Stage To Studio

    How To Mix A Live Recording

    With spill between instruments and bleed from backline and monitors, live-performance recordings present unique mixing challenges. At London's PLASA show, Miloco Studios' engineer Jamie McEvoy explained how to get a great result.

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    Stage To Studio: Audio Examples

    Hear & See For Yourself

    With spill between instruments and bleed from backline and monitors, live‑performance recordings present unique mixing...

    Techniques Dec 2019
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    JBL Eon One Compact

    Portable PA System

    The newest member of JBL's distinguished Eon family combines battery-powered portability with a 'grown-up' PA sound.

    Reviews Dec 2019
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    If you think you have what it takes to make live recordings from venues like this sound the best they can be, check out the live mix competition after Monday's seminar!

    Check out PLASA’s ‘Stage To Studio’ live mixing competition!

    Hone your live recording mix skills with stem files created live at the PLASA show

    If your live mix skills need improvement, check out PLASA's competition; download the live band stems and enter your mix to win a prize!

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    When dismantled, the SRM Flex can be ergonomically packed away into its included carry case.

    Handy new SRM-Flex PA from Mackie

    Compact, easily transportable design is aimed at gigging musicians

    Mackie are the latest to release a portable PA based on the concept of a bass unit with a vertical array of HF drivers.

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    AES NY 2019 — Yamaha Stagepas 1K

    We get a demo of this portable PA for gigging musicians in New York

    1kW of amplification in a compact portable case, with built-in effects, Bluetooth streaming, and smartphone control. What's not to like?

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    HK Audio L5 112 XA

    Active PA Speakers

    If you need a well-built, no-nonsense PA for small and medium-sized venues, HK Audio's revamped Linear 5 series will serve you well.

    Reviews Sep 2019
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    Alto's Uber FX portable PA speaker can be used completely wirelessly if required — the PA can be addressed over Bluetooth (although traditional cables also work), and it runs off a 45-hour rechargeable battery, so you don't even need a mains cable!

    Alto Uber FX: look, PA, no wires!

    Portable PA speaker can run without mains on 45-hour battery and stream Bluetooth audio

    Alto's Uber FX portable PA speaker can be used completely wirelessly if required — you can address the PA over Bluetooth , and it runs off a 45-hour rechargeable battery.

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    Lectrosonics' new D Squared wireless microphone system

    Lectrosonics square up to new digital wireless mic system

    Latest D Squared wireless system offers encryption and analogue back-compatibility

    Lectrosonics' latest digital wireless microphone system offers encryption and back-compatibility with older analogue systems.

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    RCF Evox JMIX8

    Compact Active Line Array PA

    This column PA system from RCF incorporates a digital mixer plus Softube guitar-amp modelling. Could it be all you need to take with you for small gigs?

    Reviews Aug 2019


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