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    Should You Attend A Live-Sound Course?

    Back To School

    Many gear manufacturers offer courses in using their equipment, but what should you expect to gain from them, and what do they offer the seasoned live-sound veteran?

    Music Business Jun 2015
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    Preventing Acoustic Feedback On Stage

    Feedback-reducing Tips

    Whether you’re a performer or an engineer, these simple feedback-reducing tips should ensure your gigs remain free from squeaks and howl-rounds!

    Techniques Mar 2013
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    Finding The Right PA System For You

    Primer

    Thinking of taking your act to the stage? Then you’ll need a suitable way of amplifying it, and that all depends on what and where you’re playing...

    Sound Advice Jun 2012
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    How To Use Modelling Guitar Preamps On Stage

    Advice & Techniques

    Guitar preamps that use digital modelling technology have found their way into vast numbers of studios. But do they have a useful place on stage, and what do you need to know if you want to use one live?

    Techniques Jun 2006
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    Line Arrays Explained

    The Science And The Magic

    If you've been to a large gig or a festival in recent years, you've no doubt had the pleasure of hearing line arrays of loudspeakers in action. But why are line arrays the current 'best practice' in large-scale PA, how did they evolve, and will they ever filter down to more modest gig venues?

    Techniques Mar 2006
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    Power & Electrical Safety On Stage

    PA Basics

    Staying safe on stage is more than a matter of simply making sure that willing hands are available before taking a dive. Knowing how to properly handle the mains power we all need is also crucial to performance health...

    Sound Advice Dec 2005
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    Bose Cylindrical Radiators

    Personal Live Amplification System

    For years bands have needed unwieldy, expensive PA systems to play live, and separate monitoring systems to hear themselves play. Bose's new system aims to do away with much of this complexity and expense. We take a first look...

    Techniques Feb 2004
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    MIDI On The Road: Part 2

    Preparing The System

    Having looked in Part 1 at how to condense your studio setup for use as a live rig, David Harman concludes this short series with tips on how to prepare yourself and your gear for the rigours of live performance.

    Techniques Sep 2001
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    MIDI On The Road: Part 1

    Designing The Rig

    Being a MIDI-based musician doesn't mean that you can't get out and play live gigs; you just need to plan more carefully than the average pub band. Grizzled live MIDI veteran David Harman explains the pitfalls and outlines some of the preparation you need to take your show on the road.

    Techniques Aug 2001

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