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How To Setup A Mix Minus

How To Setup A Mix Minus

A mix-minus is a way to describe an audio output from an audio mixing console. With this setup, the output of the audio mixer contains everything except a single input input. Mix-minus is often used to prevent echoes, delays, or feedback that would typically be involved in phone interviews, podcasts, video conferencing or live sound reinforcement systems. Required Equipment For a mix minus to […]

Connect Condenser Mic To Computer

How To Connect A Condenser Mic To Your Computer (Mac or PC)

Are you looking to connect a condenser microphone to your computer (Mac or PC)? There are many great reasons that you may want to do this: Studio Recording (Garageband, Protools, Ableton, Logic, etc.)Video Conferencing (Zoom, Google Chat, FaceTime, Skype, etc.)Live Streaming (YouTube, Twitch, Periscope, etc.) Generally speaking there are two ways to achieve your goal: […]

Fix Quiet MG10XU Output

How To Fix Quiet USB Output on Yamaha MG10XU

Many Yamaha MG10XU users notice that the console has a quiet USB output when they first connect the USB into their recording device (computer, iPad, etc). The USB output operates independently of the stereo output (bottom right). If you’re using the mixer for live streaming and notice a quiet output, it’s because your channel gain […]

Phantom Power For Dynamic Microphones

Does Phantom Power Improve Dynamic Microphones?

Quick Answer: No, Phantom power does not make any difference to the quality of a dynamic microphone. On the contrary, it can actually damage some dynamic microphones if they are unbalanced. …Kettner Creative is a full service audio visual (A/V) company located in Vancouver, BC. We rent Audio, Video, Lighting, Drape and LED Furniture for events. If you’re interested in our services […]

How To Use A One Knob Compressor

How To Use A One Knob Compressor

One knob compressors are increasingly common on small analog audio mixing consoles. We’ve put this guide together to help you learn what that single knob is doing when you turn it up and down. How Does A Compressor Work? The goal of using a compressor is to reduce the dynamic range of an an audio […]

Connect Audio Mixer To Computer

How To Connect An Audio Mixer To A Computer

You may be looking to record audio, stream video, or participate in a video conference. No matter what you’re trying to accomplish, this article will show you 6 different ways to connect an audio mixer to a computer. Depending on the outlets of your audio mixer, the following solutions will work for you: RCA to […]

XLR to USB Cable

Do XLR To USB Cables Work?

Quick Answer: It depends on the specific XLR to USB cable that you use. Most of them will work fine with dynamic microphones. However, since they don’t supply phantom power, you will not be able to use a condenser microphone. If you’re wanting to Connect an XLR Mic to your computer we recommend getting at least a two […]

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How To Setup In Ear Monitors (IEMs)

In ear monitors are a practical solutions to improving the control that musicians and performers have over their monitors. Benefits of In Ear Monitors There are three main benefits of having an in ear monitoring system when you are on the stage: Reduced Stage VolumePortabilityClick Track By reducing the stage volume, you give your front […]

What Microphone Does the President Use?

What Microphone Does The President Use?

Have you ever wondered what microphone the President of the United States uses to deliver his message? Quick Answer: Since 1965, every President of the United States has used a Shure SM57 as the official lectern microphone. Shure SM57 VIP Microphone The President of the United States doesn’t use a typical Shure SM57 microphone, instead […]

What Microphone Does Joe Rogan Use

What Microphone Does Joe Rogan Use?

The Joe Rogan Experience is one of the most popular podcasts in the world. The JRE hosts famous comedians, presidential nominees, and top-tier scientists. So what microphone does Joe Rogan use to interview these guests?  Quick Answer: The Joe Rogan Experience uses Shure SM7B microphones for all of their podcast episodes. The Shure SM7B is […]

Connect XLR Mic To Computer

How To Connect A XLR Microphone To Your Computer

Are you looking to connect an XLR microphone to your computer (Mac or PC)? There are many great reasons that you may want to do this: Studio Recording (Garageband, Protools, Ableton, Logic, etc.)Video Conferencing (Zoom, Google Chat, FaceTime, Skype, etc.)Live Streaming (YouTube, Twitch, Periscope, etc.) Generally speaking there are two ways to achieve your goal: […]

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What Is The Best Microphone For A Podcast?

When it comes to recording a podcast, it’s important to have great sounding audio that is comfortable to listen to for a prolonged period of time. We’ve broken down our recommendation for best podcast microphone into two categories: USB Microphone – Audio Technica AT2020XLR Microphone – Shure SM7B Audio Technica AT2020 The main reason to […]

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Does a Microphone Work Without Speakers?

This is a question that we get quite often from event planners and meeting organizers who are new to events and are trying to understand everything on their sound system quote. Simply put: No, a microphone does not work without speakers Having a microphone without speakers would be like having a car without wheels. A […]

Sound System Setup Mixer

How To Setup A Sound System (PA System)

We often rent out sound systems to clients and events who don’t have any experience setting up sound systems. We put this article and video together as a beginner’s guide to setting up our sound equipment if they’re new to sound systems and renting PA systems. Even if you don’t rent from us, we hope […]

Wireless Microphone Rental

4 Types Of Wireless Mics For Your Event

Wireless microphones are ideal for keeping stages clean, and offering maximum mobility for musicians, presenters, and trainers. We’ve put this guide together to showcase the four most popular types of wireless microphones in our inventory and to provide examples of when you would want to choose one microphone instead of another. At Kettner Creative, all of […]

Wireless Microphone

How do wireless microphones work?

It’s almost impossible to get through an entire day without seeing one and yet, we hardly give them much thought. Whether it’s at the pop star’s concert, on a daytime talk show, in the Zumba class at your gym, or at your child’s school talent show, you’ve certainly seen someone using a wireless microphone. If […]

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How To Prevent Audio Feedback

Different spaces can make presentations and live audio extremely hard to work with. Echoes, sound-absorbing fixtures and irregular architectural shapes can ruin the way sounds reach the attendees’ ears. This can leave audiences with a bad impression of the content or production you’re trying to deliver. Fortunately, we’ve picked up quite a few handy tricks […]

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