Pro Tips: Getting Adequate Power for USB Digital DJ Equipment

So much of today’s digital DJ equipment gets its power via USB, and it can be challenging for laptops to meet these growing power demands. When an external USB device doesn’t get enough power, it can malfunction, or worse – cause bus resets. (A bus reset puts the device in an invalid state where it no longer responds to SCSI commands) The connected device may fail and this could mean losing control of your software, or even dropouts in your audio.

What can you do if this happens?

First, — Read more

The Sound of Fear: Interview with Ian Austin of Circle of Ash Haunted Attraction

When you’re trying to scare someone, sound is very important. Imagine a horror movie without creepy suspense music, horrifying sound effects and musical “stingers” that make you jump out of your seat. Boring! And when you’re trying to scare someone in real life, sound is an essential part of the immersive haunted-attraction experience.

Come this way!

Right this way…

We’re talking with Ian Austin, technical director and part owner of Circle of Ash Haunted Attraction in Cedar Rapids, Iowa. He’s been scaring people for years, and it turns out that BEHRINGER has been helping him do — 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

This Day in Music History: October 29th

1993 Tim Burton’s stop-animated musical fantasy film “The Nightmare Before Christmas” opens in the U.S. The film score and songs were written by Danny Elfman, who also provides Nightmare Before Christmas posterthe singing voice of protagonist Jack Skellington.

The idea for the movie came from a poem written by Burton in 1982, when he was an animator for Disney. Disney considered producing “Nightmare” in the early ’80′s, but ultimately decided it was “too weird.” Tim Burton left the studio in 1984 to pursue his weird dreams.

In 1990, after Burton had successfully produced “Beetlejuice” and — Read more

Coal Chamber Depends on BEHRINGER X32 Digital Mixing Console

Band chooses consistent and superb performance for their tour — and their fans 

10/29/2013 Seattle, WA — The BEHRINGER X32 was key to the success of American nu metal band Coal Chamber’s recent tour, proving the award-winning digital console is just as reliable and capable on the road as in fixed-install applications.

Coal Chamber sound engineer, Leonard Contreras, decided to take the X32 on the road after experiencing its benefits and features firsthand at LA’s famed Whisky a Go Go, where he is the club’s production — 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

This Day In Music History, October 28

2011   Metallica postpones their first-ever concert in India after a security barrier in front of the stage collapses. Angry fans subsequently tear up the stage and equipment, doing $200,000 in damage, and causing the show to be permanently canceled.

metallica.jpgThe band releases a statement saying “It is most regrettable that we were forced to take such measures. We were looking forward to meeting our fans and sharing our music live for the first time in India.” Read the full statement here.

Four of the — Read more

BEHRINGER ULTRALINK ULM100USB Now in Stores

10/28/2013 Seattle, WA — BEHRINGER’s new ULTRALINK ULM100USB Wireless Microphone is in stores now, providing the freedom to leave expensive wireless receivers behind. That’s because the ULM’s tiny receiver dongle can be connected directly to any BEHRINGER UFXQX and Q-Series “wireless-ready” mixers, plus similarly equipped EUROLIVE active loudspeakers.

Top-quality sound travels through the dynamic hand-held mic’s built-in transmitter, which works anywhere in the world in the license-free 2.4 GHz range. Digital encryption ensures the signal gets through in all its pristine, high-definition quality, without the random — Read more

MUSIC Group Forms New Consumer Electronics Division

10/27/2013 Seattle, WA — MUSIC Group, parent of brands BEHRINGERTURBOSOUNDMIDASKLARK TEKNIK and BUGERA, is throwing its hat into the Consumer Electronics marketplace with Daniel Roe as head of the newly created division. MUSIC Group brands have long been recognized as industry leaders in their respective markets — and this move ensures expansion of the company’s retail customer via proactive development of new product categories.

“This is a great opportunity for us to leverage the treasure-trove of new technologies we’ve implemented in our legacy brands — and to — Read more