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Cavalia Inc. is an entertainment company that specializes in the creation, production and touring of innovative shows. Odysseo, the company’s second show, has toured to rave reviews and public acclaim since its 2011 premiere. Known as the world’s largest touring production, Odysseo marries the equestrian arts, stage arts and high-tech theatrical effects at never-before-seen levels. This larger-than-life show sends hearts racing, but it is also a feast for the eyes that succeeds in delivering the…

Yamaha has released EQ presets for the RIVAGE PM10, CL series, QL series, and TF series digital mixing consoles that have been specifically designed to provide optimum performance with Ultimate Ears in-ear monitors. Ultimate Ears sales director Mike Dias says: “Ultimate Ears has been manufacturing handmade custom in-ear monitors for the world’s top touring artists and engineers for over 20 years. Engineers choose Ultimate Ears because of the reliability, the durability, and the unparalleled customer…

First Look at the Ultimate Ears Sound Tap One of the best parts about writing in the music tech space is helping musicians find the tools that will make their lives easier and their sound better. I’ve had the pleasure of guiding countless bands around the world through building In Ear Monitor rigs on a budget. It’s never just as easy as buying the buds. Wireless and installed monitoring systems are expensive, headphone amps are hard to…

We’re thinking about buying the Sennheiser G3 wireless transmitters and packs. But we tour all over the world. Do we need new wireless packs for every country that we visit? All the Sennheiser G3 units work all over the world. They scan available frequencies wherever you are. But in some locations, like the UK and Scotland, you’ll need to purchase operating licenses or they can hit you with very hefty fines. See below for country…

USING PERSONAL MIXERS – THE BASICS Guest Post By Van Metschke & Mike Sessler Van Metschke is the Church Relations guy for CCI Solutions. He has more than 30 years production experience and spent 20 years on church staffs. He’s the co-host of Church Tech Weekly. He also posts to his blog churchtecharts.org. Follow him @thesoundbooth on Twitter. Mike Sessler has been involved with church sound and live production for more than 25 years, and…

Why should I replace wedges with in-ears? Becuase lower stage volume is key to a better performance. Lower stage volumes mean better shows for everyone. Your most important job as a musician is to deliver the best performance possible – to really bring down the house, to give it your all,  to leave everything you’ve got right there on the stage after the last encore. But you can’t do that if you can’t hear yourself…

What’s all this news about mixing shows with my iPad? iOS has really come a long way. And things are only going to get better and more far out in terms of what you can do with your favorite devices. In terms of Live mixing, think of it this way, everything is hardwired to the board but the interface is portable. In fact, the interface is an iPad. If you need to move around and…

We recently talked about the awesome potential that mixing on iOS has. And now that Apple have announced the next generation of iPhone and it’s incredible processing power things are likely to really heat up. Yamaha have just released a very exciting option to the field.  The YAMAHA TF RACK with Ultimate Ears Presets offers all of the features found in TF Series desktop models released in 2015, and is intended for smaller or more…

Is it true that your ears keep growing the older you get? And doesn’t that affect how your in-ears fit? I don’t want to have to keep buying new sets just because I’m getting older. Despite what you may have heard, your ears don’t keep growing as you get older. Sure, your body changes and some things get droopier than others but overall, your ear structure is what it is. And let’s not forget, there’s…

I’m a drummer and I want to use a click track. I’ve heard in-ears are good for this. Any advice? In-Ear Monitors are what you you’re looking for. In addition to your click, you’ll be able to mix in any support tracks and personalize your mix as well. But before we talk about which in-ears will work best for you, let’s talk about your setup. Ideally you want to be hard-wired. If you’re drumming and…