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A Brief History Of Live

Feature | Topic: Live | Recording Musician, May 1993

Two of the industry's brightest names cast their minds back and reminisce to RM about the birth of the PA system.

Access all areas

Feature | Topic: Live | The Mix, Aug 1994
Glastonbury sound

PA secrets behind one of Britain’s biggest festivals

Animal Magic

Feature | Topic: Live | Music Technology, Oct 1993
Zoo TV

MT goes backstage at U2's multimedia spectacular and discovers the technical realities behind Eno and the band's vision. Engineer Dave Lemmink unveils the system that redefines stadium rock

Are You Insured?

Feature | Topic: Live, Music Business | Sound On Sound, Mar 1992
How To Avoid Losing Everything

Theft from your home or from a gig could leave you with no way of replacing valuable equipment. Zenon Schoepe explains how to keep yourself covered.

Blackbushe '78 Revisited

Feature | Topic: Live | Sound International, Sep 1978
Sound at the Blackbushe outdoor festival

Busker Bloodvessel

Feature | Topic: Live, Performing | Making Music, Aug 1986
Going Busking

Should you do it? Can you legally do it? Have you got the right sort of songs to do it?

Buy or Hire?

Feature | Topic: Live | Sound On Sound, Mar 1992
The Benefits Of Hiring Equipment

Hire companies may provide your only means of obtaining equipment for a gig or session, or give you hands-on experience of potential purchases. Zenon Schoepe looks at what you get for your money.

Contact Miking Stringed Instruments

Feature | Topic: Live, Microphones, Recording | Home & Studio Recording, Nov 1983

Contact miking stringed instruments.

Control Zones

Feature | Topic: Live | Sound On Sound, Mar 1992
The Case For Master Keyboards

Master keyboards may seem expensive for 'dumb' instruments, but a good controller can make a player's life a whole lot easier. Julian Colbeck explains.

Cutting Crew

Feature | Topic: Live | Micro Music, Feb 1990

We go behind the scenes to see how the Cutting Crew pull together their live performances

Deaf Defying - Part 1

Feature Series | Topic: Live | One Two Testing, Dec 1984
Going Deaf?

loud music and the ears

Discotek

Feature | Topic: Live | Electronics & Music Maker, Mar 1981

Discotek

Feature | Topic: Live | Electronics & Music Maker, Jan 1982
Monitoring

Discotek

Feature | Topic: Electronics / Build, Live | Electronics & Music Maker, Oct 1981

Equalisation and metering for disco and stage.

Environmentally funky

Feature | Topic: Live | The Mix, Sep 1994
Live sound levels

Keeping the law enforcers sweet

Fantazia

Feature | Topic: Live | Music Technology, Feb 1994

Legal raves demand state-of-the-art audio-visual technology, and Fantazia are the experts. Dave Arcari reports from the dance floor

Feedback

Feature | Topic: Live | Making Music, Mar 1987

The sort you don’t want — noisy, howlround stuff — and how to stop it

Firepower

Feature | Topic: Live | Music UK, Aug 1982

Lorna Read learns about stage fireworks. We pick up the pieces

Flying Tonight

Feature | Topic: Live | Making Music, Jun 1986
Watch Your Gear

How to look after instruments and gear on the move.

Four soundchecks in one day...

Feature | Topic: Live, Location Sound, Video / Film / Picture | The Mix, Sep 1994
Later with Jools Holland

Behind the scenes at TV’s premier music show

Getting The Best From Your P.A.

Feature | Topic: Live | Music UK, Apr 1983

Sounding good with what you've got

Going For Broke

Feature | Topic: Live, Marketing / Promotion, Music Business, Performing | Phaze 1, Aug 1989

forming your first band and don't know what to do? Read on...

Graveyard rave

Feature | Topic: Live, Music Business | The Mix, Oct 1994
Criminal Justice Bill

Lessons in law for ravers

Hardware Or Software?

Feature | Topic: Live, Sequencing | Sound On Sound, Mar 1992
Sequencing On Stage

Sequencers are a boon in the studio, but on stage they create the potential for problems that can ruin a gig. Paul Ireson explains how to steer clear of trouble.

Hey Mr DJ!

Feature | Topic: Live, Performing | The Mix, Nov 1994
Getting into DJing

How to mix records, what gear to buy, and how to get work

 

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