Ben Stowe – Sound and Lighting Guru

Paying it Back, Forwards

By Ben Stowe, “Sound & Lighting Guru” Some time ago I took to putting birthdays of family into my calendar. This is helpful because, well, to be completely honest, I just don’t remember them sometimes. Recently, a notification popped up…

Setting Proper Sound Levels for Events

By Ben Stowe, CTS – “Sound & Lighting Guru” When it comes to providing sound for an event, few things are as important as the level and clarity of the sound. One without the other doesn’t get the job done.…

How to Choose the Right Speaker

By Ben Stowe, CTS – “Sound & Lighting Guru “Watts” the difference between one passive or powered loudspeaker from another? As the president of NLFX Professional, I and my staff get asked this type of question all the time. I…

Passive vs. Active Loudspeakers

by Ben Stowe, CTS – “Sound & Lighting Guru” There are so many choices we have to make. Paper or Plastic? Mac or PC? Star Wars or Star Trek?…just to name a few. The one choice that perplexes DJs to…

Bi-Amping Basics

by Ben Stowe, CTS – “Sound & Lighting Guru” Bi-Amping a loudspeaker or a system in it’s simplest form is just what the name states, using two amps for the job. Typically this is used to independently control the levels…

2011 Gear in Review

by Ben Stowe, CTS Wow! What a year we just experienced. Besides perhaps being the last full calendar year of civilization, if you believe some of the apocalyptic hype surrounding the end of the Mayan b’ak’tun (which this writer does…

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