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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Korg Konnect

    Mini PA System

    Korg's new mini PA is as versatile as it is compact and portable.

    Reviews Apr 2019
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    QSC CP Series

    Active PA Speakers

    The CP Series speakers represent QSC's first attempt at an 'entry level' range. We put them to the test!

    Reviews Feb 2019
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    Allen & Heath SQ‑5

    Digital Mixer

    This compact yet powerful console puts Allen & Heath's touring-grade processing into a much more affordable package.

    Reviews Jan 2019
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    Bose S1 Pro

    Compact PA System

    Bose’s new all-in-one PA might be small, but it packs some serious punch.

    Reviews Dec 2018
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    HK Audio Elements Gala

    Line-array PA System

    HK’s latest compact line array combines ease of setup with power, portability and clarity.

    Reviews Nov 2018
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    HH TNX-1581 & TNS-1800

    Active PA System

    We paired up HH’s premium Tessen-X speakers with two active 18-inch subwoofers — and tried them out at an outdoor festival.

    Reviews Sep 2018
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    JBL Eon One Pro

    Portable Line Array

    PA veterans JBL have upgraded their already successful Eon One system with an expanded mixer — and a battery powering option.

    Reviews Aug 2018
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    HH Tessen TSM-12A

    Active Stage Monitor

    If you’re looking for a compact, affordable stage monitor that can do double duty as a main speaker, HH might just have the answer.

    Reviews Jun 2018
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    LD Systems Maui 28 G2

    Active Column PA System

    We put the flagship of LD’s successful Maui mini line-array range to the test.

    Reviews Jun 2018
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    Bryony October

    Touring Engineer

    There are many jobs involved in large-scale touring — and established front-of-house mixer Bryony October has pretty much done them all.

    People May 2018
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    dB Technologies ES1203

    Compact Line Array

    With its twin 12-inch woofers, this compact column system packs rather more punch than your average mini line‑array.

    Reviews May 2018
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    DiGiCo S21

    Digital Mixing Console

    In the S21, DiGiCo have made their world-class digital mixing technology more accessible than ever before. We spent some time with it, both at DiGiCo HQ and at a real live event.

    Reviews Apr 2018
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    PreSonus AIR12 & AIR15S

    Active PA Speakers

    With their easy portability and clear, transparent sound, PreSonus’ latest range of PA speakers couldn’t have been better named.

    Reviews Mar 2018

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