Buyer's Guides


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Compact Line Arrays

Mark Frink
Buyer's Guides
To download a PDF of the FRONT of HOUSE Nov. 2011 Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE .
Buyers Guide Touring Digital Consoles

Touring Digital Consoles

Mark Frink
Buyer's Guides

Allen & Heath iLive-T112, Avid VENUE Profile, DiGiCo SD-10, Innovason Eclipse GT, Midas PRO2, Roland M-480, Soundcraft Vi6, Stage Tec Aurus, Studer Vista 5 SR, Yamaha PM5D-EX.

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Raw Frame Subwoofer Transducers

Mark Frink
Buyer's Guides

Not everybody wants or needs to build their own subwoofer. But as Phil Graham notes in this month's Tech Feature , "building a cabinet, wiring it up and then hearing the beast rumble to life is an extremely rewarding experience." For those so inclined, this month's Buyers Guide could prove useful. Enjoy!

To download a PDF of the FRONT of HOUSE Oct. 2011 Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE .

Cat5 Digital Snake Stage Boxes

Cat5 Digital Snake Stage Boxes

Mark Frink
Buyer's Guides

To download the Feb. 2012 Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE

While digital consoles have become widely adopted, many still employ copper analog snakes with XLR connectors at the ends of 100-meter multi-core “snakes,” allowing various makes and models to be easily paired in Front of House/monitor combinations, especially for live concert sound applications. While an analog split is still considered a universal solution for gain-sharing between consoles, especially those of different makes, digital snakes can replace a long, heavy run of multi-core between a digital console’s pre-amps and the microphones on stage — especially for front-of-house, improving sound quality and RF immunity while reducing the mass of cable required to connect them from inch-thick cables to a couple of ruggedized Cat5 cables the width of a mic cable, simplifying set-up and reducing infrastructure. Now that digital consoles have been widely adopted, it’s time to take full advantage of digital snakes’ benefits.

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Front of House Magazine Buyers Guide Jan 2012

Personal Earphone Monitors and Live Sound Plugins

Mark Frink
Buyer's Guides

To download a PDF of the January 2012 FRONT of HOUSE Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE.

This month’s coverage of PMs includes products from Fidelity, Fit-Ear, Future Sonics, JH Audio, Sensaphonics, Shure, Ultimate Ears and Westone. The TDM Plugins covered this month include software from Crane Song, Eventide, Focusrite, McDSP, SPL, Serato, tc electronic and Waves.


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New Consoles Showcase

Mark Frink
Buyer's Guides

To download a PDF of the Aug. 2011 FOH Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE .

Every year, there are more new consoles to choose from, on both sides of the analog-digital fence. Some prefer the simplicity and convenience of knob-per-function analog desks, while other enjoy the extra features and benefits offered by digital consoles. 

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DSP Amplifiers

Mark Frink
Buyer's Guides

To download a PDF of the FOH July 2011 Buyers Guide, CLICK HERE .

The introduction of digital speaker processors two decades ago allowed users to program complete presets for their speaker systems for the first time, including delay and parametric EQ to optimize multi-way systems beyond simply choosing the best crossover slopes and adjusting individual crossover outputs and then the graphic EQ by ear. 

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