November 21, 2014
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PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 AI Mixer
$200 Instant Rebate - The PreSonus StudioLive 16.4.2 AI mixer is a great solution for those looking for an all in one mixer to use live or even a studio setting. With a powerful user interface, unrivaled sound quality, amazing DSP performance, direct Wi-Fi and LAN communication, fast and intuitive workflow, onboard FireWire s800 interface, and tightly integrated software suite for Mac®, Windows®, and iOS®, StudioLive™ AI-series digital mixers create a streamlined working environment for both live and studio use. Redesigned from the ground up, these state-of-the-art mixers provide analog workflow with extensive dual signal processing on every channel and bus and actively integrated software that solves real-world problems and lets …
October 10, 2014
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 …
October 7, 2014
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 …
December 20, 2013
Mackie’s latest foray into the powered loudspeaker market is with their SRM Series which includes the SRM650, the SRM1850 Sub, and the focus of this review, the SRM550. Mackie says they are “built like a tank,” and I can tell you with certainty that these speakers are definitely built for the road. While they carry all the power to withstand even the most abusive touring artist, they are quite light at 37 lbs., which makes them an easy carry for even the laziest member of your crew. Mackie has got the build quality to compete with other speakers in it’s price range, but how does it sound and what feature sets make it worth your hard earned cash?
First lets talk about the sound quality. On board you have a 12” high-output LF driver and a 1.4” titanium dome compression driver. Titanium compression drivers have become the standard for a lot …
June 4, 2013
The P-Series is the latest design in the Cerwin-Vega line of powered loudspeakers. The P-1500X is a 2 way, full range speaker with 1500 watts of power and the P-1800SX is an 18 inch sub woofer with 2000 watts dynamic, and 650 watts of continuous power. The biggest appeal to the Cerwin Vega P-Series is that they pack a lot of power and sound without costing a lot when compared to other speakers with the same or similar specifications. Here are some of the highlights of the P-Series line to show you why you should keep the Cerwin Vega P-Series on your radar when choosing your next powered speaker setup.
The P-1500X has a hemi-conical horn and a 15 inch bass reflex active speaker. The hemi-conical horn is built to give you a very wide dispersion so no matter where you are in the room, you have a high range of …