News Archive

FireBall V Dynamic Instrument, Microphone

Thursday, March 31st, 2016

The FireBall V, with a cardioid pickup pattern for isolation and feedback control, is equipped with a VLM™ diaphragm for natural sound reproduction with exceptional transient response. Designed for harmonicas (both diatonic and chromatic) and beatbox, the FireBallV has the added feature of a volume...

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The OM5 Dynamic Microphone

Wednesday, March 30th, 2016

The OM5 is made with an extremely tight and uniformly controlled hypercardioid polar pattern which isolates the vocals from the rest of the instruments on stage or in a studio. Used on stage, in studios and for broadcast applications, the OM5 has a reputation for clarity, resistance to feedback and...

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Foo Fighters singer Dave Grohl backs teenage metal band in Cornwall noise row

Tuesday, March 29th, 2016

US rocker Dave Grohl has leapt to the defence of a teenage heavy metal band from Cornwall – after their local council said they were too loud. The Black Leaves of Envy were told they would have to stop practising in a family garage after noise complaints from neighbours. Foo Fighters frontman...

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Musicians Deaths In March.

Monday, March 28th, 2016

Sadly we lost these talented people from the music world. Frank Sinatra, Jr., 72, American singer (That Face!) and actor (Hollywood Homicide), heart attack. Tommy Brown, 84, American R&B singer. Ras Munya, 55, Zimbabwean reggae bassist, heart attack. Sir George Martin, 90, British Hall of...

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The Struts’ Luke Spiller Talks “Bizarre Second Chance” of ‘Everybody Wants’ Re-Release

Sunday, March 27th, 2016

Not every band gets a second chance, but then, not every band is The Struts. After first releasing their debut album Everybody Wants two years ago but not quite receiving the support they needed, the U.K. glam rockers are back with a redo, and it’s better than before.

Earlier this month,...

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HK Audio goes iPad with the new LUCAS NANO 608i compact PA system

Saturday, March 26th, 2016

HK Audio’s award-winning LUCAS NANO family of portable crossover PAs is expanding with another ground-breaking creation: LUCAS NANO 608i, the first high-end, all-in-one system with an iPad-enabled wireless mixer and Bluetooth® technology built in.

The eight-channel digital mixer integrated...

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Pop star Prince has said he is writing a memoir, to be published next year.

Friday, March 25th, 2016

The 57-year-old told an audience in New York on Friday it would start “from his first memory” and “hopefully… go all the way up to the Super Bowl” half-time performance he gave in 2007.  The book is tentatively titled The Beautiful Ones, after a track from Prince’s...

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Are Throat Coat Tea and Entertainer’s Secret A Sore Throat Cure-All?

Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Backstage you often see performers spraying their throats with their signature concoction. Some never leave home without it. We have seen many questions regarding effectiveness and rationale for use of these types of sprays. A 2004 study on the...

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Do Dairy Products Really Thicken Your Mucus?

Wednesday, March 23rd, 2016

We examine the widely held belief that mucus will “gunk up” vocal cords and recent publications have demonstrated that dairy products do nothing to chemically increase mucus production or viscosity, but why does the myth remain? Studies suggest...

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Are Cold Beverages, Caffeine and Alcohol Bad for the Voice?

Tuesday, March 22nd, 2016

Some think cold water can tighten the vocal muscles, but there is no scientific study proving this to be true. In fact, some singers prefer cold water over warm. Some bodies react differently to certain things because we are all different, so if you feel cold water affects your singing voice adversely,...

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Essential Apps for Your Singing Practice

Monday, March 21st, 2016

There is a wide range of very affordable apps available these days for a number of different devices, with more and more being added all the time. Many of these are free. So we are going to introduce you to the kinds of apps that can be used in a teaching studio or you may like to use them...

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Things You Should Know Before Going Into a Recording Studio for the First Time

Sunday, March 20th, 2016

Its great being in a recording studio. Whether it’s for your own music, contributing to a friend’s record, or just being there to provide creative and/or moral support and being in the studio generates a real buzz. Its also interesting to watch other people work, be it the artist or...

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Music industry campaign prompts action from Government to help protect UK music venues

Saturday, March 19th, 2016

New regulations, coming into effect on 6 April 2016, mean developers are now required to seek prior approval on noise impacts before a change of use from an office to residential building can be carried out.  Recent permitted development right extensions that have allowed changes of use to take place...

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Essential Steps You Need to Take to Get Your New Band Off the Ground

Friday, March 18th, 2016

Getting your new band off the ground isn’t exactly as easy as it sounds, and it doesn’t sound that easy in the first place. So where do you start? With so many great bands out there, it’s not always easy giving people a reason why you’re special or why your songs are worth...

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Samson Stage 55 v266 Dual Radio Mic’s (VHF)

Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Designed for twice the versatility, Samson’s Stage v266 Dual Vocal Wireless System let’s you use two microphones simultaneously with a single receiver. It’s the ideal wireless solution for two vocalists, karaoke, DJs or any application where two mics are needed.

At the core of the Stage...

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