Friday
Apr042014

QSC RMX PLX amp rebates $150

PLX1104 $50.00
PLX1804 $100.00
PLX1802 $50.00
PLX2502 $75.00
PLX3102 $100.00
PLX3602 $150.00
RMX850a  $30.00
RMX1450a $50.00
RMX2450a $100.00
RMX4050a $150.00
RMX5050a $150.00
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Monday
Mar242014

Yamaha QL Digital Mixers *NEW*

Dante digital transport, Dugan AutoMixing, CL Series compatible, Touch and Turn, Vitural Sound Card included

QL1
16 + 2 fader configuration in a compact, rack mountable unit.

  • Mix channels: 32 mono, 8 stereo.
  • Busses: 16 mix, 8 matrix (Input to Matrix supported).
  • Local I/O: 16 in, 8 out.
  • Fader configuration: 16 + 2 (Master).
  • Rack mountable with optional RK1 Rack Mount Kit.

QL5
32 + 2 fader configuration adapts to a wide range of channel layouts. A compact console with large-scale capabilities.

  • Mix channels: 64 mono, 8 stereo.
  • Busses: 16 mix, 8 matrix (Input to Matrix supported).
  • Local I/O: 32 in, 16 out.
  • Fader configuration: 32 + 2 (Master).
  • Stainless steel iPad support stays.
Sunday
Mar162014

Westport Alehouse opens

Last weekend marked the opening of Westport Alehouse. The location received a massive renovation including reclaimed wood, 13' custom made couches and wood and steel custom tables. Westport Alehouse is in the former home of Streetside & Pennylane records on Broadway in the popular Westport district in KC, MO According to the owners, Bret Springs and Zach Marten, "we have received so many positive comments on the impact of video experience and that even with a DJ the sound is full, but you can still talk to each other due to the even sound through out the bar".

Bret and Zach traveled the country developing the vision for the new spot and worked with MSM to design a high quality audio and video system.

The result includes High Definition video on 16- 50"-60" displays and 6- 120" projection screens. An HD video matrix switcher allows 16 sources to be routed to 16 different video displays. Control is provided via a custom programmed iPad located behind the bar to avoid using individual remotes for the 20+ displays. High powered speakers and subwoofers allow for great game day experience and night time DJ events with a built-in DJ booth.

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Tuesday
Nov052013

Sennheiser mic rebates

Nov 1-Nov 30, 2013

$15 Evolution hardwired mics

$50 XS wireless mic systems

$75 Evolution wireless systems

Download and print form from this link

Sunday
Jul142013

Use an iPad to help mix sound

Here is a useful tool to SEE (and HEAR with headphones) the frequency response and relative level of any input (mic, instrument, etc) on your mixing console.  It is helpful for EQ adjustments and setting relative signal levels.  I set the CUE buss to be AFL or after fader for adjusting levels.  

Parts List:

  1. iPad RTA app- I use AudioTools & Smaart Tools 1
  2. Hosa YPP118 headphone Y adapter cable
  3. Hosa CMS105 1/8" trs to 1/4" trs
  4. Griffin iMic 1/8" in to USB out
  5. Apple USB camera kit for the dock to USB connector
  6. iPad Gen 2 or higher