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The best vocal microphones

The best vocal microphones

by Ralph Graves

The best microphone for the job sometimes depends on the job. We explain how a few AKG, Sennheiser and Shure mics all qualify as "the best vocal mic."

 
Zoom H6 handheld 6-track digital recorder review

Zoom H6 handheld 6-track digital recorder review

by David Brown

How easy is it to create and mix a multi-track recording with this versatile recorder? David Brown found out.

 
iPad® recording made easy

iPad® recording made easy

by Ken Nail

A look at gear that can help you do multitrack recordings on your iOS devices.

 
What do I need to podcast?

What do I need to podcast?

by Ralph Graves

What do you need to start podcasting? Really, just a computer and a microphone. And perhaps some headphones, and a USB audio interface.

 
Prism Coffeehouse PA system setup

Prism Coffeehouse PA system setup

by Buck Pomerantz

The PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2AI digital mixer with Active Integration connects to an iPad for wireless mixing and to a computer for editing and recording. This article looks at how the mixer is used in the Prism Coffeehouse, an acoustic music venue in Charlottesville, Virginia.

 
Putting together a coffeehouse PA system

Putting together a coffeehouse PA system

by Ken Nail

If you're gigging at small venues, you need a PA system that's compact and easy to operate. And it should be both rugged and affordable. Here are some tips on how to build the right system for your shows.

 
Video: Mackie DL1608 mixer

Video: Mackie DL1608 mixer

by Video Team

When you dock your 4th generation iPad® into Mackie's DL1608 interface console, it becomes the control surface of a full-featured 16-channel mixer with stereo outputs for your main PA speakers and 6 auxiliary outputs for different monitor mixes or special effects.

 
Video: Mackie ProFX16 Mixer

Video: Mackie ProFX16 Mixer

by Cory Teitelbaum

Mackie's ProFX16 16-channel mixer gives you all the features you need for live performance, plus gives you a slew of built-in effects to help you dial in the perfect tone.

 
Battery-powered PA systems come on strong

Battery-powered PA systems come on strong

by Buck Pomerantz

A look at Samson's Expedition Series battery-powered PA systems.

 
In-ear monitors buying guide

In-ear monitors buying guide

by Dave Delamere

What to look for when shopping for in-ear monitors.

 
Music student performance appraisals made easy

Music student performance appraisals made easy

by Video Team

In this video from PreSonus, John Mlynczak shows you how to use the PreSonus AudioBox Studio to efficiently record and share students' performance assessments.

 
Recording school band rehearsals

Recording school band rehearsals

by Video Team

John Mlynczak, Education Market Manager for PreSonus, shows you how to record your school band's rehearsals using the AudioBox 44VSL.

 
Recording a school jazz band concert

Recording a school jazz band concert

by Video Team

This PreSonus video shows how to set up a StudioLive digital mixer and connect it to a computer to make a school jazz band concert recording.

 
PreSonus StudioLive for theater

PreSonus StudioLive for theater

by Video Team

PreSonus StudioLive mixers are perfect for school or community theater productions because they are easy for students and volunteers to learn.

 
Setting up your practice space

Setting up your practice space

by Video Team

This PreSonus video shows how to set up the PreSonus Music Creation Suite in your home practice room.

 
Step up your practice

Step up your practice

by Video Team

Listening to yourself play is an essential part of learning to play an instrument. This video gives you an overview of the PreSonus recording gear and software.

 
Using the tuner in Studio One

Using the tuner in Studio One

by Video Team

This video gives shows you how to use the tuner in PreSonus Studio One recording software to develop your ability to play in tune.

 
Using the metronome and drum loops in PreSonus Studio One

Using the metronome and drum loops in PreSonus Studio One

by Video Team

This video shows you how to use the metronome and drum loops in PreSonus Studio One. Practicing with a metronome is essential. Studio One makes it fun, too.

 
Introducing Nimbit

Introducing Nimbit

by Video Team

Nimbit is a service lets you easily upload and share music with families, promote your music programs, and raise funds. See how it works.

 
dbx speaker management systems

dbx speaker management systems

by Buck Pomerantz

dbx DriveRack systems are multi-function processors, connected between the mixer and the amplifiers of a PA, that once properly set, automatically keep the mix sounding good.