Tips for DIY Live Sound

If you’re the lucky guy or girl whose job it is to mix the band as well as play your instrument or sing, you’ll know how tricky it is to wear both these hats. There’s a lot of pressure. I’ve been in this role myself for the last several years...

Introduction to Microphones

You may be under the impression that a mic is a mic is a mic, right? They all pick up sound and convert it to electrical signals for recording or live sound.┬áThat’s true, but there are many different types of microphones that are suited to different situations...
Should You Use In-Ears or Monitor Wedges Live?

Should You Use In-Ears or Monitor Wedges Live?

It’s an often asked question. People see famous singers using IEMs and wonder if they’re getting left behind with their good old monitor wedges. So what are the pros and cons of using each? Hopefully this will help you decide what’s best for you....
Guide to the Sound Check

Guide to the Sound Check

Sound checks can be exciting, but they can often turn a bit sour when you don’t have a sound guy who knows what they’re doing, or when the band starts shouting at each other because no-one knows what they’re doing and everyone wants to play at the...
How to Tweak your POD Guitar Tones for Live Use

How to Tweak your POD Guitar Tones for Live Use

Have you ever spent hours dialling in your own awesome guitar tones only to find that when you get into a band rehearsal, or worse, a live gig situation, they sound really boomy or harsh? Or maybe you’re trying to mix a song you’ve recorded and...