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Available for iPhone and Android, Uptune claims to make mixing your band possible without help from another person. It's like having someone with good ears in the audience position giving you the thumbs-up or thumbs-down during soundcheck. Read more

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Thanks to DPA's CORE amplifier technology, our reviewer notes, the smaller (3 mm) capsule delivers the same performance as previous larger designs--maybe even better. It also offers a comfortable design with grips for both ears. Read more

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Available for iPhone and Android, Uptune claims to make mixing your band possible without help from another person. It's like having someone with good ears in the audience position giving you the thumbs-up or thumbs-down during soundcheck. Read more

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Thanks to DPA's CORE amplifier technology, our reviewer notes, the smaller (3 mm) capsule delivers the same performance as previous larger designs--maybe even better. It also offers a comfortable design with grips for both ears. Read more

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Compression has three vital functions: dynamic range reduction, peak limiting and envelope adjustment. Each needs to be understood to really apply dynamics processing effectively. Read more

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Our reporter ticks off his first observations: great sound, compact size, light weight. And then he notes sound reinforcement setups in which these speakers make a mixer altogether unnecessary. Read more

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The CP Series takes the QSC self-powered speaker line in the direction of smaller and lighter. The line's CP8 and CP12 both have 1,000 watts of class-D power, with 800 watts going to the woofer and 200 going to the high-frequency transducer. Read more

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Boom-1 is designed to deliver DSP processing to optimize the bass sensation, compensating for different transducer designs, mounting systems and even music styles. Read more

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Like a two-way speaker with a woofer and tweeter, the sonically detailed C-100 microphone uses two diaphragms of different sizes. The smaller diaphragm extends to 50 kHz, while the larger handles lower frequencies. Read more

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No piece of sound equipment is closer to the presenter than the mic, so the sound tech's job starts there. Here CPM takes a look at the three main mic types—handheld, lavalier and headset—and their distinct advantages and disadvantages in the church Read more

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A CPM audio selection guide, this piece includes invaluable insights about planning your investment in a digital mixer. For starters, be sure to leave room for growth: "Multiplying your current inputs by 1.25 or even 1.5 is a good rule of thumb." Read more

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If you’re ready to take your mixes and truly make them final, WaveLab Pro 9.5 is chock-full of the tools you need. CPM's reviewer "torture-tested" it and shares, "Dive in, and you’ll discover there’s almost nothing WaveLab can’t do to an audio file." Read more

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We recently had the chance to evaluate the full Mackie MP line, including the MP-120, MP-220 and MP-240 in-ear monitors. All three are cosmetically identical, but the sound delivered by each is totally distinct. Read more

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A long cylinder, a mesh ball—you’ve seen countless handheld mic models and they all look pretty much the same. Underneath that mesh, however, hides major differences. Read more

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Introduced at the January 2018 NAMM show, the MP series of in-ear monitors consists of three models designed to challenge Shure and Sennheiser's positions in the church market. Read more

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As many churches know, capturing quality recordings is easy to discuss in a staff meeting but hard to accomplish in real life. Here, tools to set you up for success. Read more

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Key Largo is designed to be the "nerve center" of a keyboard rig, combining audio mixing with effects, MIDI, USB and sustain pedal functions. Read more

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This unique little interface makes sense when you need to capture impeccable audio from a stationary source, wherever that may be. Read more

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Key Largo is designed to be the “nerve center” of a keyboard rig, combining audio mixing with effects, MIDI, USB and sustain pedal functions. Read more

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If your mixes are in a rut of mind-numbing sameness, it’s time to try something new. Here, in no particular order, are several things you can try to breathe new life into your mixes. Read more

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“Mixing on the C3500 is truly a joy, and its headroom and transparency make turning out a polished-sounding mix that much easier.” Read more

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While it was designed for recording, the new drum module may be a Godsend for live sound applications in smaller churches with limited gear and/or mixing talent. Read more

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