Category: A Lil Nostalgia

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“It was 20 Years Ago Today…”

Terry Lowe • February 2020Publishers Note • February 9, 2020 With PLSN’s 20-year milestone in mind, NAMM invited Lowe to participate in the association’s Oral History program and share his reminiscences and perspective on the businesses of music and publishing. Well, it might not be exactly today, but February of 2000 saw the first issue…
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A Lil Nostalgia….. 47 Years Of Flaming Guitars, Levitating Drums & Pyro: KISS Touring Nears The End

Friday, 2/14/2020 By: Deborah Speer A couple of restless kids from Queens, N.Y., realized they weren’t getting what they wanted from the bands they were seeing in concert and instead created their own in 1972. The band, Wicked Lester, even got a look from Epic Records, which signed the group but shelved its album debut. …
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EV At 90: Powering The Passion Of Performance For Nine Decades (And Counting)

PSW Staff writer 2017 A look at the history of one of the most storied brands in professional audio, as well as where the company is going today and what’s planned for the future.  The year was 1927, and the global professional audio industry didn’t exist. But things were about to change. It was the…
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The Invention Of The Phonograph: From Early Recordings To Modern Time

May 18, 2017  By Tom Lubin The storied history of a device that has significantly shaped modern culture For the purposes of introduction, the gramophone and the phonograph have been considered a single invention since the former evolved out of the latter to eventually replace it. Both were inscribing, groove based systems. The gramophone/phonograph was…
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Hear At Last: A History Of Stage Monitoring

December 5, 2019  Becky Pell Key steps in the early days and milestones to where we are today It’s inconceivable nowadays that a band would perform a live show without stage monitors, but in the early days of rock ‘n’ roll, that’s exactly what used to happen. In the early 1960s, sound systems were very…
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History of Strobe Tuners

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia Strobe tuners (the popular term for stroboscopic tuners) are the most accurate type of tuner. There are three types of strobe tuners: the mechanical rotating disk strobe tuner, an LED array strobe in place of the rotating disk, and “virtual strobe” tuners with LCDs or ones that work on personal computers.…
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Studiomaster MA36

by Gordon Reid BACK IN THE good ol’ days when men were real men and computers weighed a ton, the only serious communications standard between machines was a system called RS232 (or V24). This “standard” was usually based on a 25-way “D” connector with pins 2, 3, 6 & 20 connected to each other. Sometimes, however,…
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History of Bojangles’ Coliseum and Ovens Auditorium

Over the past 60 years, some of the greatest musicians, performers and athletes have graced the stages at the auditorium-coliseum complex on Independence Boulevard, known today as Ovens Auditorium and Bojangles’ Coliseum. From concerts and sporting events to graduations and ice skating with family and friends, multiple generations of Charlotteans have walked through the doors…
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Woodstock 2019: Flashback or Reality?

by Baker Lee Illustration by Andy Au It has been reported that Michael Lang — one of the co-founders of the original Woodstock Festival — is planning to bring back the iconic “3 Days of Peace & Music” festival for a 50th anniversary edition. Interestingly, the plan is to have the event take place at…
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PI 14 Pseudoacoustic Infector

General Description Following in the time-honored tradition of Rane Engineering department’s never-ending quest to make the most out of the least, here is the revolutionary sonic enhancement product, the Rane PI 14. Limitations of space and patience preclude detailing all the limitless virtues of this acoustic stimulator, however one must make due with the allotted…
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