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What is Guitar Intonation (and How to Improve It)

by Beginner Guitar HQ Staff Guitar intonation is the way that the instrument is in tune with itself, along the entire neck. Intonation is something that affects basses, guitars and almost any fretted instrument that has a bridge and strings, and can make a massive difference in the way your guitar sounds – making or breaking…
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Shure Offering Free Training Programs For A Variety Of Audio Professionals

PSW Staff Sessions divided into three tiers that include fundamentals, product training, and advanced applications.  Shure has announced a slate of new, and free, training program for live performance, AV rental, and film/location sound professionals, with sessions divided into three tiers that include fundamentals, product training, and advanced applications.  “We want to equip everyone with various…
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Registration Opens for NAMM’s Believe in Music Week

PSA THE GLOBAL GATHERING TO UNIFY AND SUPPORT THE PEOPLE WHO BRING MUSIC TO THE WORLD Believe in Music Week will feature exciting, must-see programming, including some of the best education and entertainment you’ve come to expect from The NAMM Show, along with new content to inspire and connect our global communities. Believe in Music…
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An Update From SIR

We hope this message finds you and your families well. This has certainly been a challenging time for the music industry and we want to let you know you’re not alone in the fight. As we all try to navigate our ‘new normal’ during the COVID-19 pandemic, please know that we’re here to work with…
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An Introduction To Transformers In Audio Devices

By Ken DeLoria Key principles of transformers and how they shape professional audio equipment and systems. In the dawning days of audio, transformers played a vital role in the functionality of first-generation all-tube based electronic circuitry. It was circa 1920 and radio broadcasts for the general populace had just begun, generating a rapid rise in…
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A Lil Nostalgia… In The Studio: How The Sync Head (And The Overdub) Changed Recording Forever

By Bruce A. Miller In the beginning there was no recorded music, then limited recording capability, and things have taken off from there in making a significant impact on how music is made. Once upon a time there was no recorded music, and you could only listen to live music. Brilliant musical performances occurred and…
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IEM & Hearing: What We Know And What We Don’t

By Rachel Cruz While it’s true that IEM offers the advantages of being tiny, light weight and providing significant improvement over stage wedges in terms of overall fidelity (due to the proximity of the amplifier to the eardrum), it has yet to be demonstrated whether IEM can be successfully used as a method of hearing…
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Remote Music Production

By Paul Hedges Successful Recording Over The Internet Freed from the need to worry about engineering concerns, the author nails a killer vocal take… Social distancing needn’t mean the end of studio recording. We explain a simple, free setup for real-time online collaboration. I’ve been making music with my friends since the very early ’80s,…
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“The Tonight Show” is a Full House with Three SD7 Consoles and Five SD-Racks

FOH Staff • News • March 2, 2020 FOH engineer Artless Poole, Jr. keeps house band The Roots, guest artists, and Fallon himself loud and clear onstage through a newly DiGiCo Quantum engine-equipped desk NEW YORK CITY — Every week for the past seven years, Jimmy Fallon steps onstage in Studio 6B at Rockefeller Center…
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Allen & Heath Academy Now in Session

FOH Staff • News • March 10, 2020 All available seats were filled at a Southern California Allen & Heath Academy session, seen here focusing on wireless application control of a live sound console. VAN NUYS, CA – Introduced in February with its first classes in Van Nuys, CA, Allen & Heath Academy offers attendees…
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