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In Part I of this article, we looked at simple personal monitor mixing systems (PMMs for short) that let musicians hear themselves better. Now, we’ll examine the plethora of modular, networkable, multi-component solutions that can handle large groups and venues but still place monitor mixing under the control of individual musicians.

Read more: More ME! Personal Monitor Mix Systems – Part II

Spotlight

Heavy metal. Artists within the genre – and of it’s slightly more respected sibling, “hard rock” – have rarely been critical darlings.

Read more: Metal Health – : Tapping into the Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Market to Turn Profits up to 11

Survey

An essential piece of gear for any musician or venue hoping to perform to an actual “audience,” live sound mixers in 2016 are now available in a variety of configurations and at prices ranging from the historically affordable to sky’s-the-limit, upper-tier.

Read more: Getting in the Mix – Live Sound Mixers in 2016

Upfront Q&A

With a goal of producing musical instruments that are more accessible for younger (physically smaller) players, Nuvo Instrumental is an emerging force in the quest to create more lifelong music-makers.

Read more: Necessity is the Root of Invention – Nuvo Instrumental’s Max Clissold

Spotlight

Back in 1959, fellow music educators George Quinlan and Tom Fabish joined forces and launched Quinlan & Fabish.

Read more: Quinlan & Fabish: People Make the Difference

The Good Fight

I write this article for the March issue of MMR on President’s Day as the snow is falling in New York.

Read more: The Time is Now – ESSA Passage Opens Up Opportunities for School Music Programs

Spotlight

A lot of things come in groups of three. There are three primary colors. The strongest geometric shape – a triangle – has three sides. A BLT has three ingredients – bacon, lettuce, and tomato. And Hear Technologies, the manufacturing group of parent company, Quantum Technologies, has just three full-time employees.

Read more: The Rule of Threes

Spotlight

A ligature is no small thing.

Read more: Rovner Products – From the Dark, Small Things Turned Big in the World of Woodwinds

Editorial

In this issue, we devote a sizable chunk of real estate to examining the current fretted market for instruments and gear geared toward the hard rock and heavy metal enthusiast – what purchasing trends are emerging in 2016, how best to sell to this type of consumer, what products are really moving off the shelves, et cetera.

Read more: Teaching Critical Thinking via Metal?

Fretted

What if I told you that the key to success in MI today could be bought for the measly price of $2.99?

Read more: The Pick of Destiny or How A Jack Black Movie Inspired The Creation of Riversong Guitars

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