QSC Touchmix Android App - Just Released

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touchmixandroidExplore the power and intuitive workflow of the award-winning TouchMix interface for yourself. Download the free TouchMix Control App to your iOS or Android tablet for the virtual TouchMix experience.

The TouchMix Control App features:

• Complete wireless control of all TouchMix functions and features on iOS and Android tablets

• Personal stage monitor Aux mixing control on iOS and Android smart-phones

• Connect up to 12 iOS or Android devices in any combination simultaneously

With sound quality that rivals professional consoles costing ten times more, the TouchMix is... Simply Genius.

Learn more about TouchMix Control.

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Shure announces ULX-D Digital Wireless in 900MHz band

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With the proliferation of wireless phones and connected tablets and computers, "wi-fi everywhere", and shifts in how the FCC allocates parts of the wireless spectrum, the predictable use of wireless microphones is tougher than it used to be.

With that, Shure is pleased to announce that the ULX-D Digital Wireless is now available in the 900 MHz ISM frequency band. This range of the wireless spectrum is reserved internationally for radio frequencies used by Industrial, Scientific and Medical (ISM) industries, so it should remain unaffected by the issues that surround the use of the 500-800MHz portion of the radio frequency spectrum shared with broadcast video and/or wireless broadband devices.

The ULX-D Digital Wireless is targeted for use where traditional UHF "TV band" spectrum is limited or not ideal, and the ULX-D 900 MHz features components and accessories are optimized for use within regional variations of the 902-928 MHz spectrum.  For more information about how we can help you to successfully integrate wireless into your facility, please call us anytime at 800-747-7301. 


Shure is discontinuing more 600MHz wireless systems.

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As we've been warning for over a year, it's time to stop buying 600MHz wireless microphone and personal monitoring systems, unless you have no other choice.  Unfortunately, some of you have no other choice due to location, and other systems in use.  

At some point in the future, the FCC will issue a statement that will give users 42 months to vacate systems operating in the 600MHz band (approximately 600-699MHz).  And at this time, we have not received that notice, which could come next week or in the next few years. 

Eeffective immediately, Shure is discontinuing the following from BLX® Wireless, UHF-R® Wireless and PSM®900 Personal Monitor Systems:

K12 and M15 frequency band SKUs in BLX Wireless Systems
K1 and L6 frequency band SKUs in PSM900 Personal Monitor Systems
L3 in UHF-R Wireless Systems

Shure knows what's coming (even if it doesn't know when), and we'd all be wise to follow their lead.  Our opinion is that early discontinuations will keep Shure from having to pay large trade-in rebates like they did when the 700MHz range was similarly abandoned in 2010.  Please contact us with any questions you have. 


Indina Menzel chooses Heil RC 35 microphone for her Super Bowl performance

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Idina Menzel is already the voice behind the unofficial anthem of girls between the ages of 4 and 12.  And if you don't know what that is, call us and ask.  You'll recognize the name, or even look it up on Google.  We don't mean to be difficult in an article that's supposed to be informative, but let's just say that the copyright owners of the song are more than a little zealous to ensure copyright enforcement. 

On Sunday, February 1, she sang the national anthem in front of 10 million viewers using a Heil RC 35 capsule on a wireless transmitter.

The RC35 has become a favorite upgrade of pro performers of all types. The RC35 fits all Shure and Line 6 handheld wireless systems.  If you'd like to try an RC35, give us a call.  We'll be happy to send you one for sale or demo, or order online


Do you believe in coincidence?

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Screen Shot 2015-01-20 at 1.20.12 PMAt the risk of sounding overdramatic, I don't, and I'm never surprised at the way things work out.  

A couple years ago, we got an email from the Ohio sales representative for Electro-voice.  He wanted to know if we wanted to buy about 20 discontinued speakers for really deep discount.  If no one bought them, they were going into the crusher, literally.  

The challenge was that there were one or two of this and that, and four of another, and just one of several.  I asked the sales rep we wouldn't want them, and his response was "Exactly!"  So we ordered all of them.  

The short story is that all but one of those speakers found a home, and we were able to provide them at as much as 90% off regular prices.  And I wasn't surprised a bit.  

Well.  Lighting must strike twice.  Toward the end of 2014, the EV rep emailed again.  In an email to all of its dealers, the company announced that it was moving warehouses and that it would be liquidating a large portion of its inventory, first come, first served.  

Right away, we bought some speakers that we knew we could sell.  A couple weeks later, we got another email asking us to "make an offer", so we offered and were able to buy some more at lower prices.  Another week or so later, the final list came out.  The accompanying message was that anything that was left would either be moved or crushed, and it requested final offers.  So we offered lower again.

We've sold some of the half semi-truck that we received and we still have what's listed below.   At up to 80% off, I believe that we have exactly what some of you need to finish a project at your budget.  We have several of the ETX powered loudspeakers which are the best we've heard in the price range.  Other manufacturers may not like that we've proclaimed that, but none have stepped forward for a shootout.  We have touring grade monitors for about 80% off, assistive listening transmitters for $199 and more.  Click the link below.  

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The Countryman E6 mic you supplied arrived very promptly and has worked really well as a mic for preachers in our church. It sounds good and is almost invisible in use.

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