Monthly Archives: March 2013

March 18

From now until the end of March, we’ll be highlighting our favourite microphones as part of March Mic Madness. First up, the old faithfuls – referred to as the Industry Standard. Who’s in the club, how did they get there, and who is next in line to join the club? Back when we first opened Factory Sound, there was a handful of microphones that stood head and shoulders above the rest and were relied upon as the ‘go-to’ microphones. For live situations… Read More »

March 18

The famous Factory Sound Footy comp is back, and we go one better this year. FIRST prize for the overall tipper who picks their way to the to top of our ladder of truth gets themselves a $2013 Factory Sound voucher, to spend in store. FREE to enter, FREE to tip, and we are in the habit of giving away bonus… Read More »

March 12

Don’t have ten minutes to spare checking out the specs on lighting consoles for use with LED fixtures? How about settling back and pressing play for 2mins 29sec on this little video clip then. Eddie Welsh gives us a quick run through on the JANDS StageCL lighting console. It’s perfect for controlling a few banks of simple LED fixtures, with great results. We hadn’t actually seen one in action until he turned in on for our Factory Sound TV camera crew… Read More »

March 7

In the analogue compact console world, there are two brands that seem to poke their heads further above the surface than any other. Allen & Heath with their Zed Series, and Soundcraft with the EPM/EFX series. Other notables are Behringer (Mr Consistency) and Mackie (The Comeback Kid). Interestingly, Mackie was probably the one who started the whole lot, with their incredible Made-in-the-U-S-of-A super consoles back in the day. The old VLZ… Read More »