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Mackie Big Knob Series: Three New Monitor Controllers

Released more than a decade ago, the original Mackie Big Knob was the “go-to” monitor controller for project and home studios. Mackie’s latest announcement of the next-generation Big Knob Series has created a bit of a buzz, as the new lineup features three models at very affordable prices. The Passive version is the smallest and requires no power, while the Studio and Studio+ incorporate a USB audio interface for even more flexibility.

How to Upgrade Your Sound System

Perhaps you started with a small, self-contained PA and need better quality with greater output. Or perhaps your audience has grown and you are looking to add to your setup, or you need better coverage and more control. Maybe you started with an inexpensive analog mixer and are looking to make the jump to a digital board. If you have made an initial investment into a sound system and are looking to make some upgrades, here’s a short list of ideas that might be worth investigating.

How to Set Up Your House of Worship for any Holiday

We here at B&H realize that all religious services, as varied as they are, share one fundamental property: sound. A message needs to be heard. Luckily, we carry pallets of items to suit every need, both ecumenical and religious. You might even say you’re blessed in this regard—so blessed that the cornucopia before you can seem daunting. That’s where this article comes in. We’re here to help you figure out how to stock up your house of worship on an audio level. Let’s map out the basics of what you’ll need.

Back to School: Beat-Making on Campus

Headed back to school and looking for some portable inspiration to capture and produce your musical musings? Look no further as we explore what B&H has to offer. Whether you are looking to record to your computer and iOS devices, or you need an ultra-portable music production station, synthesizer, or drum machine, check out this list of “must have” gear that won’t break the bank.

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Mackie Mixes it: ProDX Series Mixers

NAMM 2016 in Review: The Products You Need to Know

The 2016 Winter NAMM (National Association of Music Merchants) has come and gone and there’s a ton of new products from pro audio, consumer audio, and instrument manufacturers slated for release. We’ve covered most of the “talk of the town” leading up to and during the event. In this roundup, we’ve culled some great products that may not have shown up on your radar.

A Guide to Building Your PA System

Whether it is rooftops, backyards, block parties, or the gallery of a museum, night clubs above and below ground, and every happening, get together, and hang-out in between, one of the joys of living in New York City is being able to experience the thriving cultural scenes surrounding art, live music, and dancing. We live in what we call "the present moment” for a reason, because life is a gift. One of the most fun ways to receive that gift is by throwing and going to awesome parties.

NAMM 2013 Wrap-Up: The Future of Live Sound

As Digital Signal Processors (DSP) and wireless technology continue to advance independently, manufacturers are striving to design products integrating a symbiosis of both. This was a clear theme among live-sound products being introduced this year at NAMM. Go Digital or Go Home!

Mackie DL806 Digital Mixer with iPad Control

In the past year, Mackie has given the process of live sound mixing a very futuristic twist. Combining their expertise in analog mixers with excellent digital audio conversion and iPad-driven operation, the DL Series mixers would have been right at home on Hanna-Barbera's animated TV series, The Jetsons. The latest model in this series, the DL806, is premiering this week at NAMM 2013.

Holiday 2012: Rock Your New Year's Eve Party!

New Year's Eve is upon us again. That special night when we make big plans, dress up, get our hopes up and attend the coolest party we can find—only to be let down. It doesn’t have to be this way, folks.

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