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Line 6 Relay G70 Guitar Wireless System

By Bill Evans

By Rev. Bill There has been a cornucopia of wireless lately at the palatial L2P/SPL West HQ. I feel like I have written about nothing but wireless systems for ages. But this one is special for me. You see, I took a lot of crap for my early and enthusiastic adoption and support for digital […]

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ROAD TEST GEAR REVIEW: Shure PSM 300 In-Ear Monitor System

By Bill Evans

By Rev. Bill If you have been waiting to switch over to an in-ear-monitoring system because either A) the systems available were complicated and difficult to set up and run for the musician who knows how to set up a basic PA but not much else about audio or B) they were just too expensive, […]

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Rockn Stompn RS-4 PLUS Sequencing Power Strip

By Bill Evans

The order in which audio gear gets turned on matters. Those of you with a bit of experience know this already but still, sometimes we forget. Or we get involved with something else that takes up mental bandwidth and the next thing we know, we have sent a speaker-shattering transient through the PA. It is […]

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Gigging Right: Playing With Tracks

By Bill Evans

By Jerry Cobb So your drummer quit, your bass player has taken up yoga and won’t learn the songs, and you can’t find a keyboard player willing to drive to your gigs? Never fear. No musician likes to admit defeat. I think in the long run, we would all prefer to have the most awesome live […]

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Flare Audio Universal Fit IEMs

By Bill Evans

I have been a pretty tireless advocate of getting musicians on in-ear systems for monitoring for a really long time.  And I run up against the same three objections all the time.   1) Isolation. This is actually a FEATURE of custom in-ears but some people don’t like it 2) Hate the feeling of something […]

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“This Plugin Saved My Mix”

By Bill Evans

by Bill Evans “The one plugin that has saved many of my mixing days? I would have to say is Waves C4.” There have been many instances but most recently, I was mixing for Usher’s current LP Looking For Myself and one of the songs I mixed was “I Care For You”. The main wobble […]

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New@NAMM: Audio-Technica System 10 PRO

By Bill Evans

Like all System 10 models, the System 10 PRO Rack-Mount operates in the 2.4 GHz range, keeping it free not only from TV interference but also from the uncertain regulatory future facing the TV bands. Its durable rack-mount chassis houses one or two receiver units that can be operated locally within the chassis or be […]

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Soundcheck Done RIGHT!

By Bill Evans

You get a great gig – and you show up, unload, and start going to town on setup. And at some point, a sound guy approaches you to ask …

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Live Sound 101: Choosing A Mic

By Bill Evans

Sound guys wear T-shirts. Usually black ones. And they typically display a line of text that’s a variation on the phrase: “I know what all the knobs and buttons do -— and it took a long time to learn.” That knowledge was what separated sound techs from performers.

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