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How do you know when to use the "phase" button on a preamp?

Effectively, when it sounds better that way.

It's most often used in two situations: first, on a vocal cue, the phase interactions between the direct sound from the singer's throat to their ears can interact badly with those coming in via their headphones, so you want to give them the best sounding cue mix. This will vary depending on how the mic is wired and how far they are from the mic. Flip it and ask them what they like better.
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bartender You have a show!!! Awesome! Most shows are at a bar but i see bands treating the bar staff very poorly. It's not just draw or talent that gets you asked back for another gig. If the house thinks you're an asshole you're an asshole. (and even if you don't tip, at least remind the crowd to tip!). Here are a few things you should know about how to treat the house when playing a show. We asked for help from a local bartender to assist us with this list. He has severed almost all of you a beer at one time or another, so he is the expert and you should listen.

Boogie On Alice, a Concord band, is all over the place. Not only are the band members nice, but they make good music. We know that you want to learn more about this band. Secrets. Stuff other people don’t know. Well we got the scoop.

Concord NH is quickly becoming not just the capital of NH, but the center of the New Hampshire music scene. Band after band from Concord are winning local, regional and national accolades. It is great being in a town that has such a vibrant and wonderful crop of bands calling this place home. Not only do we have great bands, but wonderful organizations and people who are here to help promote this brilliant musical culture. We wouldn’t want to say we will be the next 90’s Seattle, but, really… do we even want to be?

Omar Rodríguez-López's Pedal BoardIf you are like us, you love gear. We spend days and weeks and months looking for that perfect pedal to make your guitar tone perfect coming out of your amp. We are doing a short series posting pictures of local musician's pedal boards. We hope you enjoy it! You’ll learn a little bit about what other bands use and maybe get some ideas of your own. If you are a local musician, send us your pedal board in a picture. Click here to e-mail us
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If you are like us, you love gear. We spend days and weeks and months looking for that perfect pedal to make your guitar tone perfect coming out of your amp. We are doing a short series posting pictures of local musician's pedal boards. We hope you enjoy it! You’ll learn a little bit about what other bands use and maybe get some ideas of your own. If you are a local musician, send us your pedal board in a picture. Click here to e-mail us

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Facebook at Mozcon - AlexHaving fans like your band’s Facebook page is very important. First off, it gives you a larger audience when announcing things like shows, new songs or your favorite cookie recipe. 2nd, lots of bookers look at your friend count to determine if your band is worth booking for a show. These five tips should help increase the number of likes your band has on their Facebook page.

Every band dreams of making it to the big time. However, few musicians know what it really takes to move your passion of music to a career. These tips listed below will put you ahead of the curve. Get ready, it ain’t pretty.

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Rock-n-Roller Derby with Yankee Cockfight
Saturday, May 12, 2012 at 7:00pm

Yankee Cockfight will be providing halftime entertainment for Granite State Roller Derby's May 12th bout at Everett Arena. Following the bout join the derby girls, Yankee Cockfight and Captain Chet at Chen Yang Li for a full show and after party
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The local music scene is full of kind hearted people. The support each and every fan, band member, bar tender and booker give a local band really is what makes New Hampshire one of the best places to be playing in a band. We contacted a few of our musicians friends and asked the a couple questions about the local scene and why they love it!
This is part three: What is your favorite part about the local music scene!!! Go read part one and two if you have not already!

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