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Steve La Cerra

Steve La Cerra

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Steve La Cerra is an independent live sound and recording engineer based in the New York area. He is the front-of-house engineer and tour manager for Blue Öyster Cult and has worked with artists such as Joe Jackson, The Struts, Firehouse and Robert Fripp. Steve teaches Music Technology at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY and has authored many articles on professional audio technology. He is currently working on a book about live sound.

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You may have noticed that your mixing console has buttons labeled PFL, AFL, SOLO or CUE. All have the basic function of allowing you to hear a single channel (or bus) in isolation (something called soloing), but they also

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In previous installments of this series of articles about the components of modern drum sets, we traced the origins of the snare and bass drums and learned how they became an important part of

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The Yamaha EAD10 is an incredibly versatile device that can transform your acoustic drum set into a hybrid acoustic-electronic drum kit, making it a great tool for practice as well as performance. It consists of

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A subwoofer is a speaker that’s designed to reproduce very low “feel” frequencies, usually ranging from 30 Hz up to around 150 Hz. Adding a subwoofer to your existing PA will enable the system to produce lower frequencies, maximizing

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In previous installments of this series of articles on the components of modern drum sets, we looked at snare drums, bass drums and toms. Now let’s focus on the bass drum pedal and hi-hat, both

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