Understanding Amplifier Technology With the Crown XTi 2 Series

If you’re serious about your sound system performing—and sounding—its best in any scenario, investing in robust, reliable amplification is critical. If you’re looking for powerful, versatile amps with comprehensive features, the Crown XTi 2 Series is for you. The XTi 2 Series is designed to offer clean, quiet power and complete sonic control in a
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Mixing Pop Vocals for Live Concerts

When it comes to mixing live music—whether you’re working alone in your local club or with a team of professionals on a large touring production—it’s essential to have a game plan that helps you prepare, build and prioritize the most important aspects of the mix. In most music genres, including pop, your number one priority
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8 Easy Ways to Upgrade Your Podcasting or Production Studio

As we head into fall, many content creators are turning their focus toward podcasting, recording, livestreaming and other studio productions. Perhaps you’ve been working guerilla style, relying on your mobile phone or the tools that came with your computer to capture and create content. If you’re ready to take your audio productions to the next
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Taking Advantage of Show Limitations and Challenges with Lighting

In the world of a professional lighting designer, every day is a new challenge. Touring lighting designers are faced with the difficult task of traveling to a different venue every night, working with different lighting rigs, and bringing it all together in just a few hours—all while trying to provide the artist and fans with
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How to Program a Festival Lighting Rig

Music festivals have come a long way since Woodstock defined a generation more than 50 years ago. Weekend-long events like Coachella, Glastonbury, Primavera and Bonnaroo are cultural events that regularly draw hundreds of thousands of fans to see many of their favorite music artists in one place. Landing a performance slot at one of these
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Mixing Tips From Clubs To Stadiums

One of the most difficult parts of working as a touring front of house engineer is maintaining a consistent sound from show to show. This can be especially difficult when working with different performers or traveling to new venues each night. That’s why it’s crucial to make sure you’re prepared for any situation. This article
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4 Ways to Unleash Your Creativity In the Studio With Hybrid Analog/Digital Consoles

Choosing the right console for your studio is a big decision. But with so many choices out there, we know it can be tricky to figure out which model or style is right for your needs. At Soundcraft, we’ve been innovating console design for nearly 50 years; our mixers range from the ultra-compact Notepad family
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