Hearing and playing music live is one of life’s great pleasures, especially when it’s done well. Be sure to have the best possible live rig with our range of powered & passive mixers, PA speakers, power amps and lighting. Many of our products are available to try at our superstore in Poole, Dorset, where you can also speak to one of our live sound experts. If you are looking for a complete solution, we also have some ready-to-go PA bundles. Alternatively, get in touch and we will be happy to talk through your live sound requirements and build a package to suit you.
As a musician or sound engineer you may have come across the phrase ‘silent stage’, although the term ‘semi-silent stage’ might be a little closer to the truth, the idea is the same...to reduce the noise on stage to an absolute minimum, and it’s not so hard to achieve. Plus, the benefits of a silent stage are rather substantial.
If you are a musician looking to earn a few extra pennies (which will probably be must of us!) then chances are you have considered going down the route of busking. Because we haven't all been blessed with a powerful enough set of lungs to power our voices to a volume that can contend with a busy street you will be needing a lightweight and battery-powered PA system or guitar and mic combo amplifier. Here's a quick run-down of a selection of battery powered busking amps under £250.
Ask any musician what their least favourite part about gigging is and it is highly likely that they will say loading the car at the end of the night. We’ve all been there, thrown everything possible at an audience for two hours, knowing full well that the most physically demanding part of the night is still to come. The 4 PA systems compared in this shootout all claim to be light and compact enough for even the most divaish of singers to easily load into a car at the end of the night, sound good enough to keep the audience, and venue management, happy and not take many gigs to pay for themselves. Continue Reading