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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 30th

2008   Harmonix Music Systems, makers of the game “Rock Band”, obtain the rights to produce “Beatles Rock Band”, the first-ever music game based on the band.

beatles.jpg“Beatles Rock Band” is the third major release in the Rock Band Series, but it’s a stand-alone game, not an expansion pack. The gameplay is a little different from other Rock Band titles, including the new element of 3-part vocal harmonies.

The game features 45 songs from — Read more

BEHRINGER’s ELX Line Array Elevates Rivalry Clash Tailgate Party

BEHRINGER provided its new ELX-42 Line Array loudspeakers and complete X32 mixing and monitoring solution for this year’s Rivalry Clash 5 and 10K races so it’s massive tailgate party had massive sound.

The tailgate party featured performances from Fox and the Law, Whiskey Syndicate, Panama Gold and NTNT on its main stage, which was completely decked out with state-of-the-art live sound reinforcement equipment.

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Beginner Tips: The Language Of Guitar Amplifiers


What Does a Guitar Amp Do?

Everyone knows that guitars and amps go together – just like rock & roll and loud! We’ve all seen musicians onstage, with their guitars plugged into amps or stacks of amps. But why did he/she choose that particular amp – and what does an amp do other than make your guitar sound louder?

A guitar amp has two main functions. First, it allows you to “shape” the signal going from your guitar into the amp. Second, it takes that custom-tailored signal and drives it through the power amp, which then boosts the signal level and sends it to the speaker, so you can get face-melting volume (or at least — Read more

BEHRINGER X32 CORE Digital Live/Recording Mixer Now Available

New mixer combines groundbreaking processing and remote control in a single rack space

10/24/2013 Seattle — Now available at authorized dealers and online stores worldwide, the BEHRINGER X32 Core 40-Input, 25-Bus Digital Mixer packs the complete mix capabilities of the full X32 into a single rack space. The X32 CORE appeals to audio professionals who seek world-class audio processing, plus advanced remote-control for live sound, install and recording solutions.

Allocating the critically-acclaimed processing and vast signal-routing flexibility of its X32 siblings in only 1U rack space, the X32 CORE opens up a complete new universe of applications for professional — Read more

Korean Woman Builds X32 – Completely from LEGOs!

Photo by Seon Mi Hwang of her X32 mixer made of LEGO bricks

Photo by Seon Mi Hwang of her X32 mixer made of LEGO bricks

Seon Mi Hwang of Incheon, South Korea (located 17 miles west of Seoul across the Han River), says she was intrigued by a tiny LEGO piece she thought looked a lot like the faders commonly found on audio mixers. Once struck by inspiration, she started searching online.

“Soon, I found an image that looked very cool!” she said via email. “Later, I found out — Read more

BEHRINGER X32 Honored with WFX “Best Digital Mixing Console” Award

X32 Digital Console praised as groundbreaking solution for house of worship applications

10/3/2013 Seattle — Worship Facilities Conference and Expo (WFX) has just announced that the BEHRINGER X32 is this year’s recipient of the highly coveted “Best Digital Mixing Console” award. This represents yet another milestone in the game-changing X32 console’s growing list of industry acknowledgements.

The editors of Worship Facilities, Worship Facilities Designer and Church Production magazines, along with members of the WFX Advisory Board and Management participated in the annual voting process. The prestigious award is — Read more

BEHRINGER ULTRAGAIN ADA8200 ADAT Audio Interface Now in Stores

8 In/8 Out Interface steps up to Cirrus Logic converters and MIDAS mic preamps

9/23/2013 Seattle, WA — Built on the legacy of their best-selling ADA8000, the new BEHRINGER ADA8200 ADAT Audio Interface features high-end MIDAS mic preamps and reference-class Cirrus Logic converters, making it the natural choice for recording musicians and audio engineers alike. Ideal for use with drums, keyboards, instruments and vocals, the ULTRAGAIN ADA8200 is the easy, affordable way to add 8 of MIDAS’ legendary mic preamps to any recording system — digital or analog.

Each of the ADA8200’s inputs includes balanced XLR / TRS and — Read more

BEHRINGER EUROLIVE B1200D-PRO Now in Stores

500-Watt Class-D active subwoofer adds serious thump to PA applications

9/11/2013 Seattle, WA — BEHRINGER today announced the EUROLIVE B1200D-PRO 500-Watt Active Subwoofer is now available in stores and through online retailers worldwide. Designed for live sound engineers, audio rental companies and performers working in churches, clubs and theaters, B1200D-PRO’s feature set provides high-powered performance in a compact, easy to transport 12″ active subwoofer configuration.

Solid construction makes the B1200D-PRO rugged and roadworthy, while Class-D amplification and Switch-Mode Power Supply technology helps — Read more

German super-group on tour with the X32

When the wunderkinder from Germany’s F.R.E.I. hit the road this summer in support of their debut album, “Grenzenlos”, they were not neophytes. Having already sold more than 10 million records collectively in previous groups, the members of F.R.E.I. are seasoned vets of the touring scene. Being familiar with the myriad options available, they chose the powerful and intuitive X32 family of products for their live sound support.

Daniel Wagner, lead vocalist for F.R.E.I. offered, “Kudos to BEHRINGER for putting lightning in a — Read more