Busking for extra money

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Busking for extra money

I had some training as a musician, and around Christmas, I hit the streets with my brother to earn some spare money busking. We used to perform acoustically, but we couldn't keep it going for as long as we wanted. When we switched to using a microphone and a proper speaker, we could stay out there for longer and attract more passersby as our music sounded clearer and more professional. This blog has some tips for other buskers looking to buy some audio visual equipment to help increase their music quality (as well as increase the amount of money they make!).


Do You Need Powered or Non-Powered Speakers for Your Gig?

12 July 2019
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If you're part of an aspiring group and have been practising hard together, you may finally be ready for your first big gig. This is going to take place in a local park, and you expect great attendance, so you've got to prepare carefully from a technical perspective as well. You'll be learning a lot about public address systems as you proceed and may have come across the terms 'active' and 'passive' in relation to your speakers. Read More …

How to Equip Yourselves Well Before You Plan Your First Gig

22 May 2018
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If you and your mates have been practising at home for some months now, you may be quite pleased with the sound that you're putting out as a fledgling group. You may certainly have bigger aspirations, but understand that you have to walk before you can run, and as such, you're looking at taking some small steps forward in order to help launch your career. With your eye on some of the local pubs in the months ahead, what type of equipment do you really need so that you can be self-sufficient and create a good impression at the same time? Read More …

Suggestions for Audio/Visual Equipment You Might Rent

27 February 2017
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When you need to show a proposal to a customer or client or make a presentation at the office but don't have audio/visual equipment, you can usually rent what you need very easily. Many A/V companies have a wide variety of items that will work for just about any presentation. Before you do rent, however, you want to ensure you know all the pieces available to you so you get the right ones for your needs. Read More …

Selecting the right speakers for a mobile DJ setup

17 January 2017
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It can be an overwhelming situation: You're stuck in an audio hardware store, taking a look at all the various speakers on display. Sometimes if you're lucky and ask nicely, you might even get to hear the speakers before dropping hundreds (if not thousands) of dollars on your perfect speakers. However, it's unfeasible to listen to every set of speakers to compare them. A sensible approach is to form a shortlist of potential candidates. Read More …

Earbuds or over-the-ear headphones? A concise guide for the discerning audiophile.

19 December 2016
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When it comes to listening to music for personal enjoyment, most serious audiophiles prefer headphones. While an expensive speaker system can still provide an excellent listening experience, people who like to enjoy audio (and visual) content – without causing excess noise pollution – will regularly turn to headphones. But what kind of headphones should you purchase? Naturally, the answer to this depends highly upon your listening requirements. For example, if you want noise-cancelling headphones, over-the-ear headphones are typically the way to go. Read More …