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of The Best: Small Mixers

Welcome to the MusicTech Buyer’s Guide where we round up some of the best products recently reviewed in both the magazine and online. Here’s a selection of small-to-medium-size mixers we’ve looked at over the past six months – from budget buys to playing live…

Why Consider A Digital Mixing Desk?

Digital mixing desks have been in widespread existence since 19when Yamaha introduced their first digital desks. From then until about years ago they were seen as the province of the recording studio or touring company. Since this time with processing power ever increasing and manufacturing costs decreasing they have filtered down further into the whole of the market place.

Dummy Head Mic: Making a Binaural Dummy Head Microphone

by John Klepko

Dummy-head microphones the idea behind them is as simple as their name implies. Construct a mannequin imitation of a human head with a microphone inserted into each of its ears. This imitation

Digital Mixer Roundup

ByWith each passing year, the quality of power supplies, preamplifiers, analog-to-digital converters, and DSP technology improves. We are fortunate to live in a time where there is now a wide variety of digital mixers available for live sound and theater applications. This overview will explore some of the products currently available from several manufacturers, and the unique features they offer.

Master blaster: the woman making Björk, Aphex Twin and Eno sound so good

How did sound mixer Mandy Parnell make it to the top in such a blokey industry? The former homeless runaway reveals all