Gear

Line Arrays for Tour Sound

Jul 1, 2014 9:00 AM, By the Mix Editors

A whole lot of line arrays have appeared over the past decade, to the point that nearly all sound reinforcement manufacturers have a version, with the latest trend being compact boxes to either fill a club or augment larger systems in arenas. Mix surveyed the field of recent introductions to help break down the choices, and, because it is touring season, we’ve steered clear of columnar systems in favor of larger touring packages. Please visit the company Websites for more detailed descriptions....

NAB Audio 2014

May 1, 2014 9:00 AM, By The Mix Editors

While the National Association of Broadcasters’ annual show, on the heels of Musikmesse and pre-InfoComm, isn’t typically big on pro audio product launches, it is a huge convention, and there is plenty of pro audio, consolidated nicely, for the most part, at the foot of the Central Hall. Here are a few products that caught Mix’s attention when we visited Las Vegas from April 7-10....

New Gear from Musikmesse Prolight + Sound 2014

Apr 1, 2014 9:00 AM, By Mike Lawson

Musikmesse and Prolight + Sound 2014 once again offered a spectacular look at the technology and tools designed for today’s music, sound and media producers. This year the annual trade event was held March 12-15 in Frankfurt, Germany, and spanned nine massive exhibit halls covering everything to do with music and sound, all housed in one extraordinarily large complex known at the Frankfurt Messe Hall. More than 110,000 reported registrants were in attendance....

Field Test: SPL Passeq Passive Equalizer

Mar 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Michael Cooper

Passive EQs are generally known for their natural and transparent sound. When SPL's design engineers set out to create the Passeq, one of their goals...

Field Test: PreSonus DigiMax FS

Mar 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Jason Scott Alexander

It's been six years since PreSonus launched its popular DigiMax line, and nearly four years since the DigiMax last received a facelift in the DigiMax...

Field Test: Blue Sky SAT 12, Sub 15 2.1 Monitoring System

Mar 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Joe Hannigan

You don't often associate the word with audio systems, but it's an appropriate term for Blue Sky's latest: a 2,000-watt, 300-plus-pound 2.1 midfield monitor...

Monitors for Surround

Feb 1, 2013 9:00 AM, By the Mix Editors

Years ago, when the first wave of excitement for 5.1 music projects hit its peak, Mix ran a product roundup on “surround speaker systems.” We established criteria, such as they had to have their own sub, and we thought we were being cutting-edge. But then a number of users and manufacturers called in and said, “Huh? If somebody buys five speakers and a sub, it’s a surround system.” They were right. This time around, we selected monitor models from leading manufacturers that we figured would work well for a near-field, surround sound experience, starting at 6-inch woofers and up. ...

What "Inside the Box" Really Means

Mar 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By David Weiss

At a recent Grammy Sound Table event in Anaheim, Calif., coinciding with the NAMM convention, the four producer panelists were asked what seemed like...

Keep It in the Stereo Realm

Feb 1, 2007 12:00 PM, By Matt Gallagher

Known for their ease of use, precision, versatility and ability to quickly deliver high-quality results, dedicated stereo microphones are sometimes preferable...




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The Mix Regional section for Mix's September 2014 issue focuses on Miami. Send us your studio news: updates, sessions, new rooms, plus club performances and installations. Let the Mix audience know what is going on! Send photos and descriptions to mixeditorial@nbmedia.com.




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