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Console-Where Did That Word Come From?

Console-Where Did That Word Come From?

The term “console” (as a noun) is used in lots of different ways, but the most common seems to refer to some sort of control surface. Whether operating computers, playing video games or mixing audio sources (microphones, tape playback, etc.), the area that these applications refer to have a common beginning. The first use of […]

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Not All “Artist Tape” Is Acid Free

Not All “Artist Tape” Is Acid Free

We’ve discussed in the past that PH neutral/acid free tapes are the best for console labeling. They are the best way to insure that no damage is done to the finish of a piece of expensive sound or lighting equipment when the label tape is left in place for a long time. With the recent […]

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The Way The Real Pros Do It

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There’s Not Much Real Estate For Labeling, Is There?

There’s Not Much Real Estate For Labeling, Is There?

The amount of space available for labeling on most sound mixers is really limited, so sound people have developed a pretty standard set of abbreviations for marking which input is what.     Here are some of the most common: Vox-Vocal Kik-Bass Drum SN-Snare Drum Tom-Tom Tom Sn-Snare Drum Hat-Hi Hat OH-Drum Overhead Bs-Bass Key-Keyboard […]

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Console Tape-Definitely NOT for Cable Bundling

Console Tape-Definitely NOT for Cable Bundling

Tool boxes get heavy fast, so any time you can find a single product that fills multiple roles, it can save space and weight. While paper console tape can be used for making signs, marking stage and spike marks and creating temporary labels, one job it is not right for is cable bundling. It is […]

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