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LAN makes 1Day 2016 happen!

On 3 June we were involved in a truly innovative event: 1Day 2016, George South Africa, involving 11 bands over a 24 hour time period. The brief was simple: – NO STAGE – NO MONITORS – NO BAND/AUDIENCE DIVIDE – NO SOUND CHECKS – NO STOPS BETWEEN BANDS To answers to all this requests we […]

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THE PERFECT MIC – PART 4: Tonic Tone

Listening is the most important aspect of sound engineering. It is the beginning and the end of all sound-related things, for all things we do should favour listening. Something that always keeps on surprising me is the reality that engineers often do not know what to listen for (maybe I will write something about that […]

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THE PERFECT MIC – PART 3: The Matching

Once we have narrowed down the options to a few, then your listening needs to guide you further. I learned a very fascinating way of matching sources to microphones from a great engineer called Michael Stavrou. It is a rather simple concept, based on establishing the hardness level a sound possesses. There is no hardness […]

WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING ABOUT OUR ONLINE COURSE

 Martin Strydom ★★★★★ Paddy Mallon – Dublin, Ireland ★★★★★ I am a long time amateur/semi-pro/hobbyist musician and for me the course was a really good “map” of the territory to be covered – concepts, equipment, and techniques. I completed it in about 3 weeks – too fast to assimilate all the great content. The course […]

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THE PERFECT MIC – PART 2: The Prelude

Choosing a microphone is a fascinating process. Every process has a first step, and in our case, the first step is simple: context. What is the context in which you are going to microphone a source (small club, huge open air stage, big band, close or far from the source, etc.)? Why is this the […]

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THE PERFECT MIC – Part 1

Microphones are lenses. They reveal a unique perspective on a sound like a lens reveals a unique view of an area. The analogy is not only figurative but practically pertinent: thinking of a lens when placing a microphone will often lead you to better placement –  a position from which you will hear what the […]

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