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Wharfedale Pro – The story behind the products

Wharfedale Pro is a specialist division that designs and manufactures pro and commercial audio equipment, from portable and touring sound reinforcement to fixed installation systems. Functioning as a separate entity within the IAG group, Wharfedale Pro concentrates solely on the professional audio market, offering a complete product range that caters for every stage of the signal path from microphone to loudspeaker. Renown for developing class-leading products with high performance and reliability, Wharfedale Pro continues .
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Top 10 tips on lighting up your band or performance

Lighting your band’s show is not only a cool way to add a new dynamic to your shows but also a great way to stand out from the rest! Adding production value to your gigs can make the difference between you getting top billed or being the eternal support act. You can create an impressive effect on a reasonably modest budget. Stage lighting can be as simple as a set of par cans, or .
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Why Mix At Lower Volumes?

To quote mixing and recording guru, David Pensado: “if you can make it exciting at a low level, it’ll sound exciting at any level”. It’s all too easy to crank the volume up and produce and monitor at loud volumes. It’s fun, and it grants us an instant level of excitement. But does it help us achieve better mixdowns? Unfortunately, the answer is a resounding ‘no’. Mixing at really loud volumes comes with a .
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Vocal Recording Tips & Tricks: Placement

So you’re ready to record a hit, congratulations! The drums are in good shape, the bass and guitars are locking, but you’re yet to record the final ingredient – vocals. As you don’t want to waste a whole day doing vocal takes (and neither does your vocalist), how do you set yourself up so that your recordings are spot on from the get-go? Here’s a short guide on how to set up your vocal .
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Stand Out From the Crowd with These 5 Delay Secrets

Let’s face it – delay (when used correctly) can be one of the most rewarding and colourful weapons in your production arsenal. The digital revolution has allowed for the technology to expand into wild and wacky territory, opening up boundless possibilities for even the budget producers out there. In this article, we delve deep into 5 unique delay techniques you can add to your repertoire of skills. Crazy Pitch/Time automation If you’re familiar with .
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Recording Tips: Acoustic Guitar

There is little point trying to argue over what a ‘great sound’ is. The truth is, a ‘great sound’ is highly dependent on the style you’re going for, and every engineer and his dog will have his or her own idea of the best practices required. That being said, there are a few bases you’ll need to have covered so you can get the exact sound you’re after. In this article, we cover tried .
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Polish That Mix! How To Effectively Remove Mud & Clutter

Are you looking for a couple of quick tips to add that little extra bit of polish to your final mixdown? Are you finding that you’re struggling to get that mix crisp, clear and loud? Your track might be suffering from mix clutter syndrome. To help you restore your tune to good health, here’s a quick guide on minimising mixdown clutter. Cut the low-end An effective way to remove clutter or ‘mud’ in your .
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Live Vocal Mixing Tips & Techniques: EQ

Have you ever attended a live gig to notice something about the sound was off? The guitars were rocking, the drums were grooving – but you just couldn’t get into the spirit of the gig… Chances are, there was something up with the vocals. It’s either that they were lacking shine, they were unclear, or they were just generally not cutting through as well as they should’ve. Fact is, it doesn’t matter whether you’re .
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Memorable Wedding Theme Ideas

Your wedding isn’t just any wedding— it’s the most special day on the calendar, and it deserves a celebration that sets it apart. You’ve likely spent hours scoring bridal catalogues for ideas to make your wedding out-of-this-world wonderful, and may have ended up with half a dozen pages bookmarked or a file full of scrap-paper scribbled with notes. But how to take all these ideas, good as they are, and make them into a .
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Hotseat: Angei Malak (Bassdrop, Chinese Laundry)

Hi Angei! For those who don’t know you please tell us a little about yourself and your promoting career thus far? I’ve always been a person who liked to have parties, ever since I was a teenager really. I come from an Egyptian/Lebanese background where hosting guests and having parties is a very important part of our culture. Hosting parties is something I’ve been brought up around so naturally doing parties of my own .