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New@NAMM: Audio-Technica System 10 PRO

Like all System 10 models, the System 10 PRO Rack-Mount operates in the 2.4 GHz range, keeping it free not[...]

NAMM Top 10 From Day 1

The annual winter NAMM show in Anaheim, CA is global event, and as such, attracts journalists from places near and[...]

New@NAMM: Soundcraft Ui Series Mixers

With the ability to mix audio from any Wi-Fi connected device in any location, Soundcraft has introduced the new Ui[...]

New@NAMM: Waves Butch Vig Vocals and H-Reverb

Among the most influential rock producers of recent decades, Butch Vig has directly shaped the sound of modern rock. From[...]

New@NAMM: Focusrite Thunderbolt Interfaces

Focusrite says their Clarett interfaces offer 24-bit, 192kHz sample rates and “world class dynamic range.” Their brand new Clarett mic[...]

NAMM:Take A Virtual Tour Of The Music Group Booth

While it’s nothing at all like being on the NAMM show floor in Anaheim, this virtual tour is a great[...]

New@NAMM:EV Introduces EKX portable loudspeakers

The EKX series from EV is a lightweight, compact package suitable for a wide range of sound reinforcement scenarios, including[...]

CAD Audio Expands USB Mic Line

CAD Audio’s new GXL2600USB is a Large Diaphragm Studio Condenser mic designed to provide exceptional performance and accuracy in a[...]

New@NAMM 2015: Auralex HoverMat, HoverDeck

The HoverMat is a sturdy, slip-resistant drummers’ mat that improves acoustical isolation and clarifies drum tone. The HoverMat features a[...]

Gigmasters and Gig Salad

I moved to Los Angeles in March 1983 to attend the Guitar Institute of Technology, or GIT. It was a[...]

Win A Record Deal

Focusrite has teamed up with Caroline Music International, a division of Universal Music Group, to offer one talented YouTube performer[...]

The Money Question

We’ve discussed money in bits and pieces during the course of this blog for almost two years. In this installment,[...]

Problem Gigs

By now, I trust your solo or duo act is clicking right along, according to your business plan. “What’s that-[...]

Review: Behringer Eurodesk SX4882

Hello. It’s Tom Chianti again. We haven’t seen each other since I scootered my way thru last year’s AES convention[...]

How To End Feedback

There’s nothing that makes us cringe more than being at a club, concert venue or House-Of-Worship and experiencing earsplitting feedback.[...]

Compression: What It Is And Why It's Good

A compressor (a.k.a.dynamic processor) is designed to automatically control the volume or dynamics of the sound traveling through it. Compressors[...]

The Ever Changing Business Model

One of my guitar students and his father came to see me at a restaurant gig a couple weeks ago.[...]

Learning Tunes

Unless you perform in a tribute band of artists no longer recording, chances are you’ll need to add new material[...]

Katy Perry

As we all know, unlike ‘normal’ jobs, there is no direct path to financial independence (aka ‘a job’) as a[...]

New: AT5045 Premier Studio Instrument Mic

Featuring audio-technica’s largest single diaphragm, the AT5045 is a premier, side-address studio instrument mic in a convenient, stick-type body. Inside,[...]

Nostalgia's Role In Music

Nostalgia is a funny thing.  It’s what keeps acts like The Rolling Stones selling out shows worldwide, and on a[...]

Rack 'Em Up... Remotely

About a half dozen years ago, I became enamored of a live audio mixing system called SAC. The Software Audio Console.I[...]

Lady Gaga

Stefani Joanne Angelina Germanotta (born March 28, 1986), Lady Gaga was born and raised in New York City. She quickly[...]

How To: Master Your Albums Or Demo

Mastering is the last creative step in your album project before you burn the final CD used for duplication. After[...]

DIY Monitor Stands

Monitor stands are one of those necessary evils in the studio.  They’re probably the boringest thing in the world to[...]

Miking Your Heavenly Choir

As a worship sound pro, the top three questions asked of me are: 1) How do I get my audio[...]

Is Your Music Making You Dumb?

Photo by erokism There are no dumb questions, just dumb people… That’s how the saying goes, right? I’m constantly researching[...]