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What you need to know before you buy wireless microphones. Includes information about the FCC 600MHz spectrum auction.

Intro to live sound equipment
by Jim Richardson

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.

Sound mixers buying guide
by Buck Pomerantz

A mixer is the brains and control center of a recording studio or PA system. This article will help you understand the different features you'll need in a audio mixer.

Just getting started with pro audio? You'll need to learn a few things about the types of cables used with microphones, PA speakers, and other pro gear.

iOS music creation 101
by Jim Richardson

You don't need a studio full of gear or years of practice to have a blast making great sounds with your iPad or iPhone. Find out how to get started.

Microphones buying guide
by Ralph Graves

An overview of condenser and dynamic microphones, including shotgun, ribbon, and lavalier mics.

Our live sound speakers buying guide will get you on the road to finding the right PA speakers for your live sound needs.

Pro Re Nata Farm Brewery
by Buck Pomerantz

See the extensive audio-video system Crutchfield designed to meet the needs of a venue that features a bar area, dining room, patio, and a live music stage.

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."

Graduate Hotel
by Eric Angevine

The Graduate Hotel Charlottesville needed a flexible sound system. A Crutchfield system designer came up with the perfect solution.

Kardinal Hall
by Eric Angevine

The Crutchfield-designed audio/video system fills the restaurant with great sound but doesn't overwhelm conversation. It includes weatherproof speakers for the patio.

See how Crutchfield designed a 70-volt commercial audio system to meet the needs of a business that combines a garden center, café, and special events venue.

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.

Yamaha MG Series mixers
by Buck Pomerantz

Yamaha MG Series analog mixers have tough metal chassis, easy-to-understand signal routing, and come in 10 different models. Some include effects and a USB connection.

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.

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