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Month: February 2019

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5 Tips Every Guitar Tech Should Know

Written by Shure UK on February 3, 2017 under Live Guitar tech, Pjay Johnson (Busted, McFly, John Newman) walks us through his five top tips every guitar tech should know. As a guitar tech, it’s your responsibility to ensure the guitarist has everything they need to make their job easier. All they should have to worry about is walking on…
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Blast From the Past: An “Automatic” Third-Octave EQ Circa The 70s

By Ethan Winer • June 4, 2018 When I started recording professionally in the early 1970s, many recording studio control rooms and live venue sound systems were “tuned” using third-octave graphic equalizers. You’d play pink noise through the monitors, then use a microphone and third-octave Real Time Analyzer (RTA) to measure the system’s frequency response out in the…
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warning! hotel freak: uncensored advice from a neurotic pov.

Don’t say we didn’t warn you!… If you’re on tour you’ve no doubt anticipated the fleeting hours of a day off, the day’s adventure or lack thereof, or simply the solitude of your own hotel room where you may find solace from the unavoidable and unescapable babble, body odors, and bacteria that is our life…
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ORIGINAL REPORTING FROM INSIDE THE SPORTS & ENTERTAINMENT BUSINESS Bringing the “News Behind the Headlines” to your fingertips VenuesNow is the leading source of original reporting for live entertainment and events, serving management, owners and suppliers to music, sports and meetings venues internationally. Founded in 2002 to provide leaders in this high profile business with the…
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In The Studio: The Glory Days Of Muscle Shoals

By Bruce Borgerson • June 13, 2017 Muscle Shoals from 1967-1980, one of the most fascinating and perhaps unbelievable stories in the history of pop music recording. Working at Muscle Shoals was by far the best period for me, from the middle sixties through the seventies. I think my understanding was broadened and deepened so much by watching…
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George Strait’s bus driver recalls life on the road

by Kristen Drew Sunday, April 27th 2014 For more than three decades George Strait has graced the country music stage but in June the country legend is expected to retire from on the road. It marks a bittersweet end for some of Strait’s crew members who have been with him since the beginning of the…
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Workers’ health, safety, and pay are among the casualties of Trump’s war on regulations

A deregulation year in review Report • By Celine McNicholas, Heidi Shierholz, and Marni von Wilpert • January 29, 2018 Download PDF Press release On December 14, 2017, President Trump held a press conference to take credit for the “most far-reaching regulatory reform in history,” claiming his administration has been responsible for more than 1,500 cancelled or delayed regulatory actions.1 He…
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Good Read: The Feud That Birthed the Electric Guitar

Les Paul and Leo Fender were fierce competitors. Their rivalry led them both in the same direction—toward the creation of the solid-bodied instrument that changed the course of rock music. JAMES PARKERJAN 23, 2019 “More circuitry was necessary.” How is it that in a book as rich in description, as full of imagist sound-summonings, spot-on…
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Anker PowerLine II 3-in-1 Cable

Lightning/Type C/Micro USB Cable for iPhone, iPad, Huawei, HTC, LG, Samsung Galaxy, Sony Xperia, Android Smartphones, and More PowerLine II 3-in-1 CableThe Cable That’s Yours For Life Universal CompatibilityDesigned with 3 interchangeable connectors: Micro USB, USB-C, and Lightning. Simplify your daily carry by exchanging your tangles mess of wires for a single premium charging cable.…
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Meet the all new Symphony I/O Mk II

Intuitive touchscreen. Future-proof modularity. Flagship sound quality. Symphony I/O Mk II is a multi-channel audio interface featuring Apogee’s newest flagship AD/DA conversion, modular I/O (up to 32 inputs and outputs), intuitive touchscreen display and optional world-class microphone preamps. Designed to deliver professional sound quality for audio recording, mixing and mastering, Symphony I/O Mk II is…
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