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All Access: The Pixies

Apr 1, 2014 9:00 AM, Photos and Text By Steve Jennings

The Pixies—Black Francis, vocals/guitar; Joey Santiago, guitar; David Lovering, drums; Paz Lenchantin, bass—performed at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Calif., in early March. The band carries a d&b audiotechnik J-Series P.A. provided by Eighth Day Sound, based in Highland Heights, Ohio....

Tour Profile: Tool

Apr 1, 2014 9:00 AM, Photos By Steve Jennings // Text By Matt Gallagher

In mid-March Mix took in an electrifying pair of sets along with a packed house in San Francisco’s Bill Graham Civic Auditorium from Los Angeles’ powerhouse art-metal band Tool—Danny Carey (drums), Justin Chancellor (bass), Adam Jones (guitar) and Maynard James Keenan (vocals). This was one of two shows in BGCA from the quartet amid a brief West Coast tour, which sees Tool reemerge for the first time since the summer of 2010....

Justin Timberlake Tour Profile

Mar 1, 2014 9:00 AM, Photos & Text By Steve Jennings

When Mix caught Justin Timberlake at the SAP Center in San Jose late-January, he was already nearing the end of his first U.S. leg and about to head off to Europe from March to June, before returning to the States for a run through August. That’s more than a year on the road, but for the crew, it’s the third incarnation of the setup and just the middle of a two-year commitment that began back in January 2013 when they flew out to rehearse for that year’s Super Bowl and Grammy performances....

The Bowery Ballroom

Oct 1, 2013 9:00 AM, By Matt Gallagher

The Bowery Ballroom has been open in Manhattan’s Lower East Side for the past 15 years. Operating under the aegis of Northeastern concert-promotion and venue management company The Bowery Presents, and with a capacity of 550, The Bowery Ballroom is selling out shows every week, presenting up-and-coming indie rock bands alongside the likes of Arcade Fire, The Pixies and Yoko Ono. In July, the readers of Rolling Stone magazine named the Bowery Ballroom one of the 10 best live music venues in the U.S., citing its “consistently great sound and sight lines.”...

Celine Dion's Search for Monitoring Perfection

Jan 1, 2013 9:00 AM, By Blair Jackson

If you read Mix’s December 2012 cover story on recording Celine Dion, you know that the pop chanteuse is quite particular and demanding when it comes to being able to hear herself in the studio. The same is true in concert, and it has taken a lot of trial and error, spearheaded by Dion’s monitor engineer, Francois Lalonde (pictured)—who also happens to be her vocal recording engineer—to perfect their current live monitoring setup....

Padding the Mix

Jan 1, 2013 9:00 AM, By Michael Duke

Mobile devices and Wi-Fi have become ingrained in our daily lives, so it’s not terribly surprising to see that these technologies have been adopted as tools in the pro audio world, as well. The Apple iPad has proven to be particularly well suited for this, with its generously sized touchscreen, wireless capability and the relative ease with which custom apps can be written for it. ...

Yamaha MG Series Small-Format Mixing Consoles

Jan 30, 2014 12:24 PM

At Winter NAMM 2014, Yamaha introduced its new generation of MG Mixer Series at the 2014 NAMM Show. Yamaha MG Mixers (MSRP: $129 to $929) will ship in the first quarter of 2014. The redesigned MG Series provides compact, cost-effective and great sounding solutions for installations, recording or live settings. Ten models incorporate technologies originally developed for high-end professional mixers, including studio-quality preamps, powerful digital signal processing and rugged, reliable construction. ...

Waves Audio eMotion LV1 Mixer for SoundGrid

Jan 30, 2014 11:54 AM

At the NAMM Show in Anaheim, Calif., Waves Audio showed its eMotion Mixer for SoundGrid systems, which it recently introduced: the emotions LV1 for live sound front-of-house and monitor applications, and eMotion Studio, for recording, mixing and post-production facilities. eMotion is designed to integrate seamlessly with Waves SoundGrid-compatible I/Os....

HK Audio E110 Sub AS Powered Subwoofer

Jan 30, 2014 11:28 AM

HK Audio announced the E 110 Sub AS ($1,299.99 street price) at Winter NAMM 2014, a new bi-amplified subwoofer in the company's modular and reconfigurable Elements portable line array series. The E 110 Sub AS packs two 600-watt Class-D power amps into one portable 2x10-inch subwoofer, allowing it to power an Elements passive E 110 Sub in addition to up to four Elements series E435 (or two E835) midrange/high units, in order to offer a more powerful setup with fewer components in a smaller footprint.


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