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Articles by Andy Anderson

Sounding Your Best, Pt. 2

April 9, 2008
dbx’s DriveRack series can help you optimize and align your sound system; the 260 model has up to 2.7 seconds of alignment and zone delay available. This month we
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Sounding Your Best

March 11, 2008
Products like NTI’s AL1 Acoustilyzer can now put powerful audio analysis and testing tools directly in the palm of your hand, and are perfect for finetuning your PA system.)
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Monitor Madness

February 8, 2008
They can turn a great night into a nightmare. They can make your performance or destroy it. If you haven’t guessed it already, I’m talking about those nasty monitors. Almost
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Time To Spruce Things Up

January 9, 2008
It’s a good time of year for doing some preventative maintenance on your PA gear. It seems like speaker cabinets always need touching up, problem cables need to be checked
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The Art of Sound

December 11, 2007
In my world, you tend to see three types of soundpeople: 1. Those who set it and forget it, leaving the band to create their own art while thrashing
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Big Boy Mic Techniques

November 9, 2007
So you have the perfect guitar (or guitars), a kick-ass amp, a cabinet with bitchin’ tone and the latest sound processors. Now what do you have to do to get
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Killing Feedback

October 10, 2007
So, you have the sound system hooked up correctly and everything is turned on and ready to go. You start to turn up the mains and whoa! Feedback! What
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How Are Your (In)Ears?

September 10, 2007
I just got in from another busy week of working with bands, and have a few lessons about in-ear monitoring that may help you out in those ever-busy pre-show
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Trials and Tribulations of Cable Care

August 8, 2007
Preventative measures to keep cables fresh.
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Sound Check Etiquette

July 11, 2007
Helping the Crew Help you
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How The Big Boys Do It: Load-In

June 12, 2007
A short while ago I had the privilege of working with one of the Midwest’s best backline suppliers for concerts. I enjoyed seeing how they did things and quickly realized why they have become so popular with regular tour acts.
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Equalize This!

May 14, 2007
Make sure to balance the system crossover so you have the balance of lows, mids and highs that you want, and then you can start tuning with the EQ.
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To Ear or Not to Ear?

April 12, 2007
We all know that in-ear monitoring units have been out for a few years now, and it seems like the thing to do for band monitoring. There are several positives
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Sound In Small Rooms

March 19, 2007
If you’re a performing artist, you are certainly going to be playing in small rooms for your loyal fans. Small rooms can be tricky in getting good sound for certain
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Tidbits

March 19, 2007
This month''s article covers a bunch of random topics and thoughts that had no home, answers to reader questions and other miscellaneous stuff. Random Stuff Always prepare for the worst
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Playing with the Big Boys

March 16, 2007
 So you did it, you’re there on the same stage as that big national act, being the opening band. It might be your big break! Many bands and players have
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Box of Tools and A Bag Of Tricks

March 15, 2007
This month, let’s take a look at some of the tools and supplies you should carry around with you when you are out doing a show.
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