Live Sound: Articles & Videos

Intro to live sound equipment

Intro to live sound equipment

by Robert Ferency-Viars

Whether you only need a single mic and a speaker or a full kit for your band, it pays to know how a PA system works. This article explains each piece of the system and will help you figure out which ones you need.

 
Video: Introduction to live sound systems

Video: Introduction to live sound systems

by Ken Nail

Are you trying to make sense of the gear you'll need to set up a live sound system? Confused about mixers, sources, amplifiers, cables, microphones, and more? Crutchfield looks at the basics in this short video.

 
Live sound speakers buying guide

Live sound speakers buying guide

by Jon Paulette

This brief buying guide will give you an overview of the types of speakers available for live sound use, and get you on the road to finding the right speakers for your live sound needs.

 
Microphones buying guide

Microphones buying guide

by Ralph Graves

Not all microphones are created equal. Different types of mics are made for different purposes. Knowing those differences can help you choose the microphone best suited to your needs.

 
Pro audio mixer buying guide

Pro audio mixer buying guide

by Buck Pomerantz

A mixer is the brains and control center of a recording studio or PA system. It connects all the sources of music and sound to a studio's recording system or to the amps and speakers of a PA system. This article will help you figure out the features you'll need in a mixer.

 
Pro audio power amplifiers buying guide

Pro audio power amplifiers buying guide

by Dominic Devito

A PA speaker system needs an amplifier to power the speakers. This article walks you through the basics of power amplifier applications and gives you advice for choosing the right amplifier for your system.

 
Pro audio signal processor buying guide

Pro audio signal processor buying guide

by Buck Pomerantz

This article will help you understand the different features you'll find in different kinds of sound and effects processors and why you would use them.

 
PreSonus StudioLive for theater

PreSonus StudioLive for theater

by Video Guest

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