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October 22, 2014

Moog Theremini Review

When Leon Theremin first introduced his instrument back in 1928, the world was astounded by this new instrument that you could play without touching. Using two antennas to control the pitch and amplitude of the theremin, you could create all kinds of unique sounds with this instrument. Moog founder Bob Moog loved the instrument so much that he developed theremin kits which he would sell through the mail. We had Jim Debardi from Moog give us a great history of Leon Theremin, Bob Moog, and the modern theremin in our Moog Factory Tour Series. Flash forward to Winter NAMM 2014 where we first saw the latest theremin from Moog: The Moog Theremini.

The Moog Theremini holds true to the same principles of the original patented device, but Moog has added 21st century control to allow for expansive sound options, integrated FX control, and analog control voltage output. Take a …

Moog Theremini
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Taylor

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October 10, 2014

Cerwin-Vega P1000X Overview

We reviewed the P-Series line of speakers from Cerwin-Vega back in the summer of last year. At the time they had the P-1500X and the P-1800SX which are a loudspeaker and a subwoofer respectively. They pack a serious punch with a low profile design making them great speakers for the giging band or DJ. Now Cerwin-Vega have introduced a smaller speaker into the P-Series fold with the Cerwin-Vega P1000X.

The P-1000X has many of the same features as the others in the P-Series line including an internal mixer, Enhanced EQ settings, and the aptly dubbed Vega Bass Boost. I really liked the multiple options for connectivity including 3 different input channels and options for XLR or 1/4″ cable connections. The waveguide on the P1000X allows for an even sound dispersal so no matter where you are standing, you are still getting the same fidelity from the speaker. This is especially …

Cerwin-Vega P1000X
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October 7, 2014

QSC TouchMix 16 Review

We have seen a number of iPad controlled digital mixing consoles over the past few years and even did a hefty review of the heaviest hitters at the time. With the exception of the Line 6 StageScape Digital Mixing Console, most of these require you to have an iPad as the brains of the operation. Essentially you have to purchase the console as well as a version of an iPad that will run the software that controls that mixers functions. This means that you are paying a few hundred dollars extra on top of what you spend on the mixer.

With the QSC TouchMix 16 you don’t need an iPad. The TouchMix 16 does offer iPad connectivity over WiFi for mobile mixing, but you don’t have to acquire an iPad to take advantage of all that the TouchMix 16 offers. There are some great hardware features to cover as …

QSC TouchMix 16
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Taylor

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September 24, 2014

Shure GLX-D Wireless Guitar System Review

You’re a guitar player so you shouldn’t have to worry about things like whether or not your wireless system is going to sound right and work every time. Shure understands this which is why they have released their latest wireless guitar system with a no hassle and easy to operate functionality. The Shure GLX-D Wireless Guitar System is a great way to untether your guitar performances. The price is very affordable and it offers a lot of features that other wireless systems don’t. Find out what those are in our review of the Shure GLX-D Wireless Guitar System.

The Pedal is the Receiver

The pedal is the heart of the GLX-D system and dubbed the GLX-D6. It has the ability to work with the transmitter from up to 200 feet away so you don’t need to be tied to the pedal for it to work properly. The antennas are all …

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September 12, 2014

Shure BLX24/Beta58 Wireless Microphone System Review

Wireless microphone systems are getting cheaper, more efficient, better sounding, and more portable every year. Even better is that companies with a legacy like Shure have been able to give the public a wide array of wireless microphone systems. These range in price and vary in functionality, but all of them come in at a price that will make everyone from the garage band to the gigging road warriors very happy. They also have some nice professional systems that the more seasoned sound engineers and performers can get behind.

Shure’s latest line is a set of microphone systems they are dubbing BLX and there are several different versions depending on the model microphone and receiver. For this review we picked a solid and affordable system with the Shure BLX24/Beta58 Wireless Microphone System. It features the new BLX 4 receiver, which you can find paired with other models of Shure microphones, …

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