BEHRINGER Delivers New PMP Powered Mixer Series

Seattle, WA — The new PMP Series compact powered mixers offer three features you won’t find on competing models: BEHRINGER’s ULM 2.4 GHz “wireless-ready” operation, high-end KLARK TEKNIK digital Multi-FX Processors and BEHRINGER’s patented FBQ Feedback Detection System. Designed to satisfy the requirements of a wide range of customers and applications, the four unique models provide input configurations ranging from 5 – 12 channels — and come in at half the depth and weight of most conventional designs. With 500-Watt Class-D power and a range of professional features, the new BEHRINGER PMP Series is — Read more

BEHRINGER X32 COMPACT Nominated for TEC Award

Seattle, WA – BEHRINGER’s X32 COMPACT Digital Mixer has received the ultimate industry recognition in the form of a TEC Award nomination for the Small Format Mixer category. Already racking up huge sales, the X32 COMPACT features the same processing power and high channel-count as its bigger sibling, the award-winning X32 – just in a smaller footprint. Never before has this much power, usability and scalability been so affordable and easy to use.

MUSIC Group founder and CEO, Uli Behringer stated, “I am personally honored on behalf of our entire team to have the X32 COMPACT recognized — Read more

Critics Like BEHRINGER CMD MICRO DJ Controller

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The CMD MICRO DJ Controller gets props from critics for being a feature-packed controller ideal for practicing, or for small gigs and taking on the go.

Critics find a lot to love about the BEHRINGER CMD MICRO DJ controller, citing build quality, price and the feature set as reasons to get the controller for those times when a DJ only needs a small setup and doesn’t want to carry a large-format controller.

Digital DJ Tips’ — Read more

This Day In Music History: November 7

elton1967   Pianist and singer Reginald Dwight (Elton John) and his future songwriting partner, lyricist Bernie Taupin, sign on to DJM publishing. Their parents have to witness the boys’ signatures, because they’re both under 21. It’s the start of a legendary partnership. Taupin  and John go on to collaborate on more than 30 albums.

Both John and Taupin had answered an ad for musicians and lyricists placed in the magazine “New Musical Express.” Although neither one of them passed the audition for Liberty Records, the label’s Artists and Repertoire agent recognized their potential, and introduced the boys.

For years, the two have an unusual songwriting style. Rather than creating songs together, Taupin would write the lyric and then pass it on to John, who would set it to music. Their — Read more

This Day In Music History: November 6

|#0|#1968  The Monkees‘ psychedelic movie “Head” opens in New York City. Marketed as the “most extraordinary adventure, western, comedy, love story, mystery, drama, musical, documentary satire ever made (And that’s putting it mildly),” the movie isn’t aimed at the band’s teen girl fans. It’s a dark, surreal, and absurdist contemplation of the nature of free will.

Some of the film’s imagery is disturbing, and the stream of consciousness storytelling style leaves most people cold. The band’s depiction of themselves as being helplessly trapped as their public personas strikes many as an affront to their fans, as does the shocking ending. The movie succeeds in destroying the band’s innocent public image, which is exactly what they want.

They probably didn’t want the awful reviews the film receives, or the sharp drop in the popularity of their music.

In later years, the movie would gain a cult following. Some fans view it as a fine — Read more

This Day In Music History: November 5

|#0|#1933   Mary Louise Cecila “Texas” Guinan, American singer, actress, emcee, and speakeasy owner, dies, and it’s the end of an era. She set the iconic look and style of the tough-girl saloon owner for generations to come.

Born in Waco, Texas in 1884, Miss Guinan would move to New York in 1904. Her fine voice and witty Wild West patter make her a hit in Vaudeville. In 1917, she stars in a silent movie called “The Wildcat,” where she becomes American film’s first movie cowgirl. She’s known to the public as the “Queen of the West.”

Texas Guinan is also a smart businesswoman. Like many others, she sees prohibition as an opportunity, and opens a speakeasy called the 300 Club in 1920. The place quickly becomes a hangout for the rich and famous—Pola Negri, Al Jolson, Clara Bow, Irving Berlin, and Rudolph Valentino, to name a few. George Gershwin plays there regularly. Texas greets her guests with “Hello, suckers!” and ends the risque stage acts with “Give the little ladies a great big hand.” She’s credited — Read more

BEHRINGER Transforms Community Theater In PA

The marquis of the Geyer Performing Art Center (as seen on Geyerpac.com)

The marquis of the Geyer Performing Art Center (as seen on Geyerpac.com)

A small community theater in western Pennsylvania is seeing a big improvement in its productions -  and even its bottom line – after a local sound production company installed BEHRINGER sound equipment.

Geyer Performing Art Center in Scottsdale, PA, southeast of Pittsburgh, was built in 1900 as an opera house that later served as a movie theater, — Read more

This Day In Music History: November 4

beatles1963   The Beatles play the Royal Command Performance, also called the Royal Variety Performance; the Queen Mother and Princess Margaret are in attendance. The Beatles are 7th on the 19-act bill, but they’re arguably the most anticipated.

The Fab Four plays “From Me To You,” “She Loves You,” and “Till There Was You.” Then John Lennon makes a cheeky announcement that would be in the headlines the next day:

“For our last number I’d like to ask your help. The people in the cheaper seats clap your hands. And the rest of you, if you’d just rattle your jewelry. We’d like to sing a song called “Twist And — Read more

This Day In Music History: November 1st.

ParentalAdvisory1985   The Recording Industry Association of America (RIAA) agrees to demands made by the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), headed by Tipper Gore, Susan Baker, Pam Howar, and Sally Nevius (aka the Washington Wives).

As a result, the RIAA  agrees to slap offending albums with the now-famous “Parental Advisory” labels. Some mainstream stores like Wal-Mart refuse to sell albums that carry the label, but overall, record sales remain the same.

Other PMRC actions include forcing record stores to stock albums with explicit covers under the counter, and pressuring TV stations not to broadcast explicit songs or videos.

The PMRC had brought their concerns before the senate in August, producing examples of explicit songs. Their — Read more

This Day in Music History: October 31st

1974 Led Zeppelin throws a Halloween launch party for their new label, Swan Song Records, at Chislehurst Caves in Surrey, England. Legends of the wild party abound: drinks are served by topless nuns in suspenders, a naked woman lies in a coffin filled with jelly, naked male wrestlers grapple for the crowd, while fire-eaters and magicians do their thing. The invitation reads:
“Do what thou wilt…
But know by this summons
That on the night of the full moon
of 31st October, 1974
Led — Read more