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Behringer X32 in Service at Moogfest 2014

Award-winning digital console to be used at 12 unique venues

The award-winning Behringer X32 has been selected for production and audio capture duties at 12 Moogfest panel and live performance venues.  Chosen for its ease of use, scene recall and DAW integration, the X32 fits appropriately into the festival that celebrates the synthesis of art, technology and music.

Asheville, NC’s annual Moogfest is five days of mind-expanding conversation, experimentation, and collaboration for creative professionals — Read more

Clare Misstake with Richie Ramone and BEHRINGER

|#0|#BEHRINGER met the awesome Clare Misstake during her recent tour with Richie Ramone, of the legendary Ramones. We wanted to know a little more about what makes this rock and roll princess tick, her relationship with BEHRINGER and BUGERA gear – and what she has in store for us next!

Also a highly skilled guitarist, Clare played bass on tour with Richie Ramone. When asked about the unique challenges the bass chair holds, she told us, “Being a bassist is all about locking in with the drummer and enhancing the rhythm of the kick and snare with — Read more

BEHRINGER Powers Capital Cities Tour

Capitol CitiesBehringer’s X32 Digital Mixing Console and S16 Digital Snake are pulling double-duty for indie pop band Capital Cities, as they tour in support of their multi-platinum single, “Safe and Sound”.

When it came to the group’s decision to go with the Behringer X32 and S16 for their current tour, Production Manager and FOH Engineer, Jason Stiegler had this to say, “It was just a no brainer. You’re looking at a desk that is the most efficient product you could possibly get, in addition to the fact that it’s the most reasonably — 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

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 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