TrainingSnacks was present at the NAMM convention in Anaheim, CA and found some real intriguing gear! Here's a small sampling of some of the cool stuff such as the Akai MPC-X, Dave Smith/Pioneer SP-16, and Genelec 1237 monitors.
In this video we take a quick look at the gorgeous touch-screen interface on Allen & Heath's dLive. This digital console is taking the world by storm. This short video shows how the i/o is completely customizable. More videos to come.
The TrainingSnacks Recording Microphone Buyer's Guide is a great resource that explains how different types of microphones capture sound. Learn the differences between dynamic, condenser, and ribbon mics as well as different polar patterns.
The ultra compact MAUI 5 weighs in at about 24 lbs while delivering 800 watts of peak power and a maximum SPL of 120 dB. Providing both sound reinforcement with extended coverage and feedback resistant monitoring the subwoofer base and 3-piece column system assembles in seconds with custom multipin connectors.
Check out this video created by Training Snacks in which we go through all the features and show how easy it is to break down. If you're in the market for a PA system, pick one up here.
Training Snackswrote this guide for AMS to teach you all the basics of live sound. From microphones to speakers and everything in between, this is a great resource for beginner performers and engineers.
In every venue that plays live sound, a mixer is present. It is the brain of the sound reinforcement system and choosing one can be confusing. We wrote this guide to help you to understand the differences between analog and digital mixers. Digital mixers are now more affordable than ever so if you'd like to understand more of what they can do, please read this guide.
This is the easiest way to perform with one guitar and two amps, or two guitars and one amp. We're also a huge fan of the MixingLink so be sure to check this as option that provides the above features along with a whole lot more.
Guitars output a high impedance, unbalanced signal. Microphone inputs on mixers are low impedance and balanced. The direct box matches impedance while balancing the audio. Balanced audio allows you to run cable for long distances without unwanted noise. Guitars with passive pickups (the majority of electric guitars do not have active pickups) require an active direct box to properly preserve all the harmonics of the guitar's tone.
This video will show you how to remove hum from your audio lines using the Whirlwind ISOXL Line Isolation transformer. This is a handy adapter that every musician should have in their tool box.
The Whirlwind Direct 2 is a dual channel direct box great for stereo, line-level instruments into a mixing console. This box is perfect for keyboards, DJ mixers, audio interfaces, and drum machines. It can also function as two discreet mono DIs which can be used for an acoustic-electric guitar and bass with active pickups, at the same time.