Ben Stowe – Sound and Lighting Guru

Power Conditioning

By Ben Stowe, “Sound & Lighting Guru” If you’ve ever had noise in your system or malfunctioning equipment, you’ve probably had people tell you to get a power conditioner. With so many choices out there, it’s easy to become confused…

Gain Structure 101

By Ben Stowe, CTS, “Sound & Lighting Guru” Getting the best sound out of your system requires a fundamental understanding of the levels of each piece of equipment in your system. This is an area that probably trips up more…

Making a Power(ful) Point

By Ben Stowe, CTS, “Sound & Lighting Guru” Usually my articles are on something techy, and usually related to some specific piece of gear or best practice. I suppose this one doesn’t stray far from that, so let’s call it…

Wireless Microphones and the 600 MHz Band

By Ben Stowe, CTS – “Sound & Lighting Guru” Much speculation has been placed on the future of the 600 MHz band with regard to it’s use for wireless microphones. This is largely due to the lack of good factual…

Nothing Can Be Taken For Granted

By Ben Stowe, “Sound & Lighting Guru” This past week I was mixing sound for a nationally touring act at a fairgrounds grandstand. After supervising the load-in and setting of the arrays I set about tuning the rig and putting…

Proper care and feeding of your Li-Ion batteries

By Ben Stowe, “Sound & Lighting Guru” In today’s world convenience and portability rule. Our appetite for wireless devices is rapidly growing, and with it the need to power these wireless devices… wirelessly. As I began to prepare for this…

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