Articles & Videos: Pro Audio

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."

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.

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.

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.

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
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.

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

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

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.

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

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
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.