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Video: Mackie DL1608 live sound mixer

Video: Mackie DL1608 live sound mixer

by Video Guest

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.

 
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.

 
Video: Intro to home recording

Video: Intro to home recording

by Ken Nail

Want to get into home recording, but not sure where to begin? Crutchfield takes a look at the basics of setting up a home recording studio in this short video.

 
Setting up a powered-speaker PA system

Setting up a powered-speaker PA system

by Bob Bihlmayer

This article describes how to set up a powered-speaker PA system, including setup, soundchecking, and teardown tips.

 
Dance club sound system installation

Dance club sound system installation

by Buck Pomerantz

A popular Charlottesville, VA dance club had blown their old speakers trying to play music loud enough for the crowd. With Crutchfield's help, they overhauled their PA system.

 
Handheld digital audio recorders buying guide

Handheld digital audio recorders buying guide

by David Brown

These recorders are more than just simple audio-capture devices. Learn about valuable features for musicians and videographers.

 
How strong is a Gator case?

How strong is a Gator case?

by J.R. Stoffel

J.R. Stoffel, a Crutchfield advisor who is also a drummer, puts a Gator case to the hammer test. Don't try this at home.

 
Yamaha MG series mixers

Yamaha MG series mixers

by Buck Pomerantz

Yamaha's third generation MG Series analog mixers have tough metal chassis, easy-to-understand signal routing, and come in 10 different configurations.

 
Video: Yamaha MG mixers

Video: Yamaha MG mixers

by Video Guest

Yamaha's MG mixers draw upon Yamaha's audio expertise and engineering skill to bring you a complete line of live sound mixers. All of them feature a road-worthy metal chassis, balanced XLR outputs, and studio-quality mic preamps.