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Cleaning In Ear Monitors (How to clean IEM’s)

This quick post will show you how to clean in ear monitors, in ear monitor molds and how to clean earwax from earbuds quickly with just a few tools and a bit of time to take care of IEM earwax. Great for monitor engineers, FOH engineers, audiophiles and musicians! Ensuring In Ear Monitors (IEM’s) are

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Nicholas Radina's essential live sound gear that goes to every gig.

What’s in my live sound bag?

Bare Essentials Always prepared! I found the following items keep me prepared, safe, and less stressed. Being able to pack these items easily in some mic bags and thrown in a backpack allows you to travel super light yet prepared! This list is always growing – I’ll add more goodies as often as I can!

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Interviews With Nicholas

Here is a collection of interviews with Nicholas talking his approaches to live sound, wireless frequency coordination, career advice and music! More live sound tips? https://www.dcsoundop.com/nicholas-radina/ https://www.prosoundweb.com/the-working-your-way-up-podcast-freelance-audio-engineer-nicholas-radina/ https://www.sounddesignlive.com/9-tips-for-easy-in-ear-monitor-setup-nicholas-radina/

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Audio Tips for Yoga Teachers

A friend who is a yoga instructor reached out to me recently looking for an easy solution to record and stream great audio while capturing video of her online yoga instruction. My yogi friend mentioned she’s like to keep it simple and use her current iphone to capture the video and audio (which would require

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Portable Sound System Ideas!

A friend reached out to me recently looking for some advice on a small, portable sound system to use for his duo of acoustic guitar and the puerto rican cuatro. One of the instruments had a pickup and the other a microphone was used. In addition to a speaker needed close to their performance area,

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Wireless Workbench Workshops!

Small, two hour hands-on classes covering my tips and workflow to use Shure’s Wireless Workbench to quickly and confidently solve your wireless challenges every time!   I’m offering up to six Cincinnati sessions in May. Class sizes will be limited to just 5 people per session. I’ll make some really good guacamole, too! Once registrations

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My Wireless Tools and problem solvers!

My Wireless Tools and problem solvers! A short list of the tools I use most with my wireless/RF challenges. I try to update this list often (stay up to date!). In-Ear Monitor Tools (IEM Tools) Spectrum Analyzers / Scanners RF Explorer (amazon) (Search Ebay) TrunkTracker3 Antenna Amplifier Shure UA830USV in-line antenna amplifier Passive RF splitters and

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My Favorite RF/Wireless Links

In addition to my favorite wireless tools, Here are of my favorite and most helpful wireless/RF resources I mentioned recently in the Live Sound Summit Webinar hosted by Nathan Lively of Sound Design Live. Of course staying close here and subscribing to my YouTube channel is a good start… Software and online calculators: Shure Wireless

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Live Sound Webinar!

A great opportunity to learn a BUNCH of sound goodies by some of the industries best leaders! The Live Sound Summit Webinar! PLUS you can do this from your couch! I’ll be presenting, too! Mention the code “SUMMIT30” for $30 OFF! Big thanks to Nathan of Sound Design Live! Looking for some live sound resources,

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Presonus Quantum Thunderbolt Interface Review

This past month I had the opportunity to review the Presonus Quantum 2 Thunderbolt Interface for Live Sound International / ProSoundWeb.com. Recently I had the wonderful opportunity to demo the Quantum with good friend and excellent engineer, Brian Lloyd of TinyDoor Studio’s in Cincinnati. One of Brian’s many venue’s is Cincinnati’s beautiful looking, sounding and

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Test your IEM’s for blown driver fast!

A common challenge when trying to troubleshoot your own or others in ear monitors is the inability to hear individual drivers in order to test for blown drivers. Simply play some pink noise or music and probe the holes to verify all drivers are working properly. Easy. Quick. Affordable. Order your IEM Listening Tube now!

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Learn monitor mixing and career tips with Nicholas Radina!

Big thanks to Nathan Lively of Sound Design Live for the opportunity to share my career, gear and knob turning advice. I address a few of my monitor mixing tips, learning to say no in order to do more of the work you WANT to do, wireless coordination and IEM tips as well as a

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5 Tips to Help Solve Your Live Sound Challenges

My recent article for CincyMusic.com covers 5 Tips to Help Solve Your Live Sound Challenges! Great for musicians, performers, band leaders and sound engineers! I quickly cover: How to reduce feedback, Why the back of the microphone is just as important as the front Where to put your monitor wedges How to know what frequency ranges to adjust

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Live Sound Gift Guide!

Do you have a “sound nerd” in your life and need to find a few perfect nerdy gifts? I’m here to help with this live sound gift guide 2022! All of these recommendations I’ve personally used with great success. In fact, many of these items remain on my own Amazon wish list! I can’t tell

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Affordable Wireless Microphones

Taking the plunge to free yourself of wires and enjoy the freedom of wireless microphones is quite tempting. Although if you’re not careful, the wireless path can bring about challenges not seen before. The wireless landscape for our entertainment world has some twists and turns. The “chunk” of bandwidth allotted for wireless microphones and wireless

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Waves F6 review re-cap

Recently I wrote a quick review of the Waves F6 plugin for ProSoundWeb/LiveSound International Magazine. This plugin seems to quite easily marry both fully parametric eq and frequency dependent compression in one nice, easy to use interface. Some key features: M/S band mode for mid/side processing Compression and expansion Split/Wide side chain modes for processing flexibility Internal

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Watch my wireless coordination steps!

Do your wireless microphones, wireless guitars or IEM’s dropout unexpectedly or make strange sounds or static? Proper scanning and frequency choice (coordination) is key! Watch my quick 2 minute video explaining my workflow using Shure’s free Wireless Workbench software, PSM1000 and UR4D’s. A few quick tips for wireless success: Antennas have line of sight and away

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Cleanfeed Workflow

Streaming High-Quality Live Audio Over The Web & Remote Mixing! In the June 2017 issue of Live Sound International and ProSoundWeb, I wrote a brief article reviewing an exciting tool to send high quality audio over the internet within the Chrome browser – CleanFeed. I promised in the article to go into a bit more

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Radina’s live sound articles

I delve into a bunch of live sound tips as well as career based advice contributing to Live Sound International Magazine and sister website, ProSoundWeb. Recent articles include: The Great Outdoors: An Adventure In Orchestral Sound Reinforcement Streaming High-Quality Live Audio Over The Web! Mixing monitors from FOH Mixing Tips Advancing & Paperwork Managing your career

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RF Explorer to manage wireless!

This summer I’m headed out again to spend a few months turing knobs for my O.A.R. friends playing a ton of shows here in the U.S. Yet this time around, we will be joining big talents Train as well as Natasha Beddingfield – a great line up! A bit different this summer Usually I’m coordinating around

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What’s in my live sound bag?

Bare Essentials Always prepared! I found the following items keep me prepared, safe, and less stressed. Being able to pack these items easily in some mic bags and thrown in a backpack allows you to travel super light yet prepared! This list is always growing – I’ll add more goodies as often as I can!

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Take control of your multiple keyboards on stage!

If you play multiple keyboards, a common challenge is not having enough control over your monitor levels and the FOH mix. My solution may just help you! I want control! It can be quite challenging having to rely on changing your monitor levels at the PA mixer usually on the other side of the stage or relying on your

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Small Portable Sound System Recommendations!

A common scenario: You need to perform, talk or play music outside and need a sound system to help everyone hear but there is no power outlet in sight! I have a solution for you! Batteries to the rescue! Battery powered speakers of the past were never loud enough, weighted a ton due to the battery,

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A/V Stuff with M32

Ok, here’s the scenario:  Corporate event in a large ballroom. Big PA with various smaller sound shooting extras such as front fills, out fills, stage fold-back, backstage monitors and record feeds. Six channels of wireless that can either configured as hand-helds, lav’s or earnest elements. Console du jour is a Midas/Behringer M32. If just mixing

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