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Articles & Videos: Pro Audio

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.

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.

Kardinal Hall
by Eric Angevine

Crutchfield designed a sound system for a restaurant that could fill the space without overwhelming conversation, had plenty of TVs for the sporting crowd, and included weatherproof speakers to bring the party to the patio.

A mixer is the brains of a live concert or recording session. It takes the various signals from all the different singers and instrumentalists and combines them into a clear stereo mix.

Graduate Hotel
by Eric Angevine

The Graduate Hotel Charlottesville needed a flexible sound system that could provide different volume levels in different areas of the hotel. A Crutchfield system designer came up with the perfect solution.

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.

Charlie's Guitar
by Charlie Pastorfield

Crutchfield web editor Charlie has entertained people for decades playing a variety of guitars, but one in particular has a story right out of The Natural. Check out the video above to learn how this one-of-a-kind instrument came to be, and how it relates to a former U.S. President and local Charlottesville, VA hero.

Video: Yamaha MG mixers
by Video Team

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.