Advantages of Using Powered Speakers for your PA rig
Most working musicians who have been responsible for bringing a sound system have struggled with making decisions on getting the best gear for their budget which will fit into their vehicle or trailer and not require an army of people to carry the PA gear.
Double Bass Strings And the Jazz Bass Growl Sound
Selecting a double bass string is and has been a very personal choice. What one person likes for playing Jazz another can't stand. Since the introduction of Bass strings using alternatives to gut, such as rope core, perlon core, stranded steel core, nylon core, nylon and others, the choices and tones possible have made the selection even more personal .
Zeta Strados and Jazz Fusion Violins
If you found this article, there is a good chance you may be looking for a Zeta Violin. Sold in many configurations such as the Zeta Strados 4 string and 5 String, Zeta Jazz Fusion 4 String and 5 String, Zeta Mark O'Connor Signature, Zeta Charlie Daniel's, Zeta John Luc Ponty Signature and many others.
100410 Performing Solo With a "Virtual Band"
For most older musicians, performing solo typically meant a solo pianist, guitarist, accordion player or violinist playing instrumental and or vocal selections with or without amplification. There was always the beat boxes in the 80s and even 90s which most musicians really did not like using, however, many saw the benifit financially.
092110 Selecting a band instrument for your child
Most parents at some point are confronted with providing a band instrument for their son or daughter to play in band. Regardless of a families available disposable income, it always seems that most parents do not want to spend money on something that may be a short lived endeavor.
Using the Phonic Helix 18 Universal with Windows Vista
As the digital recording world makes its move from stand alone recorders to PC based systems most musicians are faced with the somewhat mixed bag of blessings and curses when it comes to recording projects using PCs and USB interfaces.
090810 Why Use an Earsplitter Ear Monitor Snake?
Ear monitor snake, Ear splitter snake, in ear monitor snake are all terms used to describe the use of a traditional splitter snake for "in ear" monitor use. Splitter snakes have been used in the pro audio industry for years allowing for a separate mix on stage controlled by a monitor mix board, and running another group of unaltered signals to the house board for the main mix.
090910 Should I Play an Electric Upright Bass
Many of us who play the upright bass, also known as the double bass, stand up bass, dog house, bass violin and probably a few others that slip my mind at the moment have been confronted with issues of size and amplification of this instrument. Size being the most obvious issue, it does not take more than one gig where the double bassist is required to transport his instrument by plane to realize the costs and risks involved are a bit overwhelming just to play some low notes somewhere.