– 5 Reasons to Visit

| June 7, 2013

UPDATE: Sonifly has recently changed its focus to an all apparel site.  Come visit us!

J.W. Pepper has a long-standing tradition of serving the needs of professional musicians, directors, teachers and students – 137 years, in fact.  We’re quite proud …

Microphone Types and Uses

| July 28, 2010

Hal Leonard Recording Book

Microphones & Mixers Book & DVD

Definition:  Microphone — or mic — converts acoustic energy into electrical energy, resulting in an audio signal.

Rather than going into the scientific details I am going to outline the different types of microphones …

Mixing Live Sound

| June 29, 2010

Mixing Live SoundHere are a few handy tips and some basic information on what goes into setting up and mixing live sound:

  1. A “mix” is created by combining the separate audio signals from individual voices or instruments into one.
  2. Usually two mixes,

The Job of a Sound Engineer

| June 1, 2010

The Basics of Live Sound

The Basics of Live Sound

Chapter 1 of The Basics of Live Sound by Jerry Slone defines a sound engineer as “A person who brings together separate sounds to create one sound.”  Simple enough, right?  The reality is that a …

What is Sound?

| May 7, 2010

Before touching on equipment or technique, it is important to understand exactly what sound is and how it works.  While there are far more scientific aspects involved with the subject of sound than what I am going to cover here, …

The Challenges of Live Sound

| April 12, 2010

How many times have you attended the concert of a performer that you love and thought to yourself, “Wow, I really wish that I could hear the vocalist better” or “Does that guitar really need to be so front and …