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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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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Q. What gadget can switch a mic between my looper pedal and the PA?

    I have a Roland RC‑30 looper pedal, but I want to be able to use a single microphone, set up so that I can use a foot pedal to switch the mic from the PA to the looper...

    Sound Advice Jun 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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    DRM12, DRM12A and DRM18S units from Mackie's new range in various mounted and floor-standing configurations.

    Mackie launch new live speakers at NAMM

    DRM range feature universal power supplies, power factor correction and built-in DSP

    Mackie release the DRM series of powered and passive PA speakers with built-in DSP. Features a video on the range from the Mackie booth at NAMM.

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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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