February 15, 2013
Bose is known for having some of the best sounding audio devices from headphones, to media players, to surround sound systems. To add to their existing line of quality professional audio equipment, Bose put out a collection of portable PA systems. Initially released in 2003 the L1 Speaker Systems looked to change the way we look at live sound setups. These systems have been used in multiple applications from PA for the acoustic performer to monitor systems for full bands. In 2012 Bose added a new product to the line with the L1 Model 1S and its companion bass speaker the B1 Bass Module. The L1 Portable Systems can also be used for any type of performance or live sound application from a mobile DJ to an orator. Not only do these speakers have great sound but they are also aesthetically pleasing for use as an audio source/entertainment hub for your home or business. There are …
November 12, 2012
We sat down with mix engineer Miles Walker at Parhelion Studios and we talked about everything from how he mixes tracks to the gear he uses in his studio. If you are not familiar with Miles, check out our interview with him.
In this video Miles goes over the reasons he uses the Yamaha NS10 studio monitors. For Miles, as well as most people that do studio production, its all about how well you know your monitors and how comfortable you feel when mixing. When using passive monitors like the NS10s, its often difficult to find a quality amplifier that can power passive monitors and many companies have abandoned passive studio monitor systems and replaced them with active studio monitors. The Yamaha HS80 studio monitors are a great example of an active studio monitor that works great for production.
What studio monitors are the best for your production? Which studio …
October 1, 2012
When looking for outdoor loudspeakers, it’s clear that companies like QSC, Mackie, and Peavey dominate the market with high-quality equipment – but shopping for indoor, home-theater speakers has more to do than a brand name. In fact, there are plenty of smaller underrated speaker companies putting out ridiculously expensive and worthwhile gear that you might not have heard of.
Tekton is one of the underdogs in the home-theater world, and they’ve made a name for themselves with their Pendragon 2-way tower speakers at $2500 a pair. Their speaker design is reminiscent of Klipsch RF-7’s, yet their build quality and materials remain an unknown at this point.…
September 26, 2012
M-Audio takes the cake for decently priced mid-level monitors and speakers due to their sleek design and no nonsense layout that caters to producers and DJs alike, but this doesn’t stop contenders from creating beautifully designed products that are sure to compete, at least aesthetically.
Mixware’s Monkey Banana Speakers might sound too playful by name, but the design of these speakers is stunning. Instead of the traditional box approach, these speakers tout a hexagonal shape with zero knobs or buttons on the front end. They’re designed like most 2-channel speakers, but also comes in a variety of size configurations, from 4-inch to 8-inch.…
September 24, 2012
Having speakers at any type of social function adds to the mood and environment created – as long as you have some music to pump out of them. If form takes precedence over function, then Nile Audio GeoRealistic speakers would be the next logical addition to a backyard pool party. Instead of hauling out larger speakers like KSC KW122’s, which are more suited to formal occasions and parties, Nile Audio’s speakers are meant to be heard and not seen.
They come in a variety of natural shapes like rock garden rocks, but are also created to simulate potted plants and planters. They are also created with materials built to withstand their environment they are set in.…