Sound on Sound, Pro Sound Web and Live Sound International all praise digital products
Sound on Sound has dubbed the BehringerX32 Digital Mixing Console the “Best Live Sound Product” at this year’s NAMM show in Anaheim. Since its debut in mid-summer 2012, more than 100,000 of the groundbreaking consoles have been sold, making the Behringer X32 the best-selling digital mixer of all time. The X32 also won the Pro Sound Web and Live Sound International “Readers’ Choice Awards” at NAMM 2013, as well as the Musikmesse International — Read more
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
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
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.
1967 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
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
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
1963 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
1985 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
“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.