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Bob Fazio Hits Behringer Stage at NAMM

Bob Fazio will play the Behringer stage twice during NAMM 2014

Bob Fazio will play the Behringer stage twice during NAMM 2014

The multi-talented Bob Fazio will kick off a day-long series of performances Friday at the 2014 NAMM show, the first of two weekend performances, where the Behringer stage will see a virtual festival’s worth of acts.

Fazio is an LA-based live performer, session player and music instructor. When he’s not on stage playing a gig as a musician for hire, — Read more

BEHRINGER Breakouts to Inform, Entertain NAMM Attendees

We have an amazing series of stage experiences for the 2014 NAMM Show, so if you’re in Anaheim, stop by our booth, #5244 and check it out!

Leonard Contreras mixing Coal  Chamber on an X32 at Best Buy Theater in NYC

Leonard Contreras mixing Coal  Chamber on an X32 at Best Buy Theater in NYC

BEHRINGER Stage B will feature breakout sessions with product specialists on the fine points of the 2.0 firmware update for the award-winning X32 series consoles.

Audio pros will share — Read more

BEHRINGER’s Much-Anticipated X32 PRODUCER Now Available

Seattle – BEHRINGER’s new X32 PRODUCER, the latest full-featured, rack-mountable console from the award-winning X32 Digital Mixer family, is now available through dealers and distributors worldwide. With 16 MIDAS-designed mic preamps, 8 stereo FX engines, a 32 x 32 channel USB 2.0 audio interface – plus computer, iPad or iPhone remote control, the X32 PRODUCER is ideal for professional live sound duties, as well as recording and studio applications.

The most compact of the X32 family of consoles, the X32 PRODUCER offers all the features that critical musicians — Read more

MUSIC Group City to Open 2014

Zhongshan, China – Just over a year after breaking ground on a massive new campus that will become home to up to 10,000 employees, MUSIC Group founder and CEO Uli Behringer is excited about the progress made on the site – and the fantastic prospects for the Company’s future. The campus will design, build and distribute products for the entire MUSIC Group portfolio, including MIDAS, KLARK TEKNIK, TURBOSOUND, BEHRINGER and BUGERA.

“I’m thrilled to see the progress on this wonderful new manufacturing facility called MUSIC Group City,” said Uli — Read more

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