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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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Ray Ross Saddle-Less Bass Bridge Now Available

The Ray Ross Bass Bridge is now available via AP International. Created by Aaron Ross and originally shown on his Bass No. 27, the bridge uses saddle-less design to streamline the string’s path.  “Rather than utilizing a traditional saddle to provide a string break, the Ray Ross™ features a tone pin that keeps the string completely…
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The Pros And Cons Of Aux Fed Subs

While it might seem that aux fed subs are the bee’s knees, there are some hidden gotchas. By Mike Sessler • February 18, 2016 One of the great things about the pro audio is that one has the ability to change one’s position on a particular topic. This is a fun one for me as I have argued…
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Review: DEVIALET’S $3,000 SPEAKER DESTROYS WORLDS WITH 4,500 WATTS OF LOUD

AUTHOR: MICHAEL CALOREMICHAEL CALORE I GET TO audition a panoply of speakers on this job, and one of the most striking—both visually and aurally—is Devialet’s Phantom. The French company’s speaker is designed to look like some ovular starseed space egg, with cylindrical drivers firing outwards from both sides as you crank the jams, extending and receding in a…
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X-FDBK Automatic feedback suppression solution.

X-FDBK identifies the precise frequencies that cause feedback and surgically cuts them, dramatically shortening the setup time of monitors and PA speakers. X-FDBK is the first plugin ever to provide a complete automatic feedback suppression solution. Whether you’re an FOH engineer mixing for thousands or a singer performing with your own compact PA system, you…
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Entertainment Casual Job

Atlantic City, New Jersey JOB DESCRIPTION AND RESPONSIBLITIES: Performs, but not limited to, the following: setup, operation, strike, inventory, construction and maintenance of all types of audio, lighting, staging and musical equipment used in entertainment area/events. Performs additional duties as required by management.Works diligently to support the S.H.O.W. Service Basic Standards culture and team philosophy throughout…
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History Files: The Genesis Of Clair Bros To Today

By Jeff MacKay • November 20, 2013 The incredible journey from a Christmas gift PA system to a global powerhouse in the touring business The story of Clair Brothers starts in 1954, when a grocer decided to purchase a PA system as a Christmas gift for his two sons, Gene and Roy Clair.  “He had no knowledge of…
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Production Manager Job

Charlotte, NC, USA Job Summary: Who are we? Live Nation Entertainment is the world’s leading live entertainment company, comprised of global market leaders: Ticketmaster, Live Nation Concerts, and Live Nation Media & Sponsorship. Ticketmaster is the global leader in event ticketing with over 500 million tickets sold annually and more than 12,000 clients worldwide.  Live…
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Clair Brothers S4

14/06/12 at 2.43pm   /   by rabynC The Clair Brothers S4 cabinet is one of the few speaker cabinets that has passed the test of time. The S4 made a huge impact on the live audio industry when it came out in 1974! Here is a photo of one listed on EBAY recently that compelled…
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EPD Event Production Directory

The EPD is your online resource for finding event production companies throughout North America and around the world. The EPD is used year-round by: Event Producers Touring Shows Corporate Producers Rental Companies Production Managers Fairs & Festivals Promoters Production Companies Production personnel Facility Managers Personal Managers Producers  Basically, anyone who is involved in live event production…
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