Ben Stowe

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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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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,...

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...

Latest articles

QSC KS Series Subwoofers: A Review

                I have used a variety of equipment in my history as a mobile DJ and audio technician.  I will say out of all...

The Power You Possess (and probably don’t even know it)

By Jessica McKelvey Have you ever caught someone looking at you? Or, has someone caught you looking at them? I'm referring to that time you were...

Having Great Parties Outside in the Summertime

Summer is just around the corner. In the summertime, use the opportunity to make a difference between a good time and a great time...

The Post-COVID World: DJ Recovery

In my previous article (“Post-Pandemic Rebuilding”), our beloved DJ industry is in recovery mode.  Many have chosen to retire; many were forced to close. ...
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