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Cubase for Schools:  How to Make Music Remotely and in the Classroom

Cubase for Schools: How to Make Music Remotely and in the Classroom

Working from home is becoming more and more common. Whilst this can bring many benefits, it also creates challenges, such as how to access all the software that you use in your office or classroom.
by Arijit Chowdhuryon October 22, 2020
Classroom Headphones: Your Guide

Classroom Headphones: Your Guide

As a teacher, you’ll know first-hand how difficult it can be to keep the full attention of your class. Whether it’s nearly home time or it’s been a long day, students who aren’t engaged miss out on the opportunity to learn and achieve their full potential.
by Arijit Chowdhuryon October 16, 2020
Are iMacs Cost Effective?

Are iMacs Cost Effective?

Buying new computing hardware is a big purchasing decision for any department. Modern computers all come with a significant price tag, and every organisation is looking to minimise costs
by Arijit Chowdhuryon September 15, 2020
iPad & Tablet Charging for Schools

iPad & Tablet Charging for Schools

iPad charging units offer a secure way to store, and recharge, all of your iPads at once. There are two core types - trolleys fitted with castors that can easily be moved throughout your building,
by We Are Counterpointon August 28, 2020
Product Review: Zoom H1n portable recorder

Product Review: Zoom H1n portable recorder

The Zoom H1n is loaded with features accessible to both beginners and professionals. The clever design of the unit means that most of the controls you’ll need are instantly to hand.
by We Are Counterpointon August 14, 2020
Product Review: Audio Technica ATH-M40X

Product Review: Audio Technica ATH-M40X

The Steinberg UR44 comes with 6 inputs, 4 on the front (2 hi-z and 2 line), and 2 on the back (line). The front inputs are controlled by gain knobs, and the 2 rear inputs can be set to +4dBV or -10dBV in dspMixFX software. Such a wide range of inputs should suit someone
by We Are Counterpointon August 14, 2020
Technology Grants and Funding for Schools UK

Technology Grants and Funding for Schools UK

Technology in the classroom has a profound impact on learning, with many teachers and parents keen to utilise and maximise the benefits. Technology offers a responsive and resilient approach to teaching, and allows schools to adapt to new teaching approaches and pupils’
by We Are Counterpointon August 14, 2020
Product Review: Focusrite 2i2 3rd Gen Audio Interface

Product Review: Focusrite 2i2 3rd Gen Audio Interface

Look at a list of top-selling audio interfaces, and you’re guaranteed to find a range of Focusrite products in the top spots. The Focusrite 2i2 is the slightly bigger brother to the popular Scarlett Solo, offering an additional input in a similar
by We Are Counterpointon August 11, 2020
Product Review: M-Audio SP-2 Sustain Pedal

Product Review: M-Audio SP-2 Sustain Pedal

The M-Audio SP-2 is an extremely affordable, lightweight sustain pedal built for use with MIDI controllers or electronic keyboards. It comes with a generous cable length of 6ft and connects to a wide range of devices with its ¼” jack cable.
by We Are Counterpointon August 11, 2020
Product Review: Shure SM58 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone

Product Review: Shure SM58 Dynamic Cardioid Microphone

Used by artists as diverse as The Sex Pistols, Bono, Buddy Guy, and more, the Shure SM58 is a legend in its field. A uni-directional cardioid mic, it offers a tailored frequency response, as well as a pneumatic shock-mount system to minimize
by Arijit Chowdhuryon August 11, 2020
iRig Mic Cast 2

iRig Mic Cast 2

IK Multimedia’s iRig Mic Cast 2 offers a slim feature set, focusing instead on simplicity and portability. For a budget microphone to extend your phone with, it does have some clever additions, and an app that allows easy export to Dropbox, OneDrive etc.
by We Are Counterpointon July 18, 2020
Review iRig Stomp i/o Pedalboard Controller

Review iRig Stomp i/o Pedalboard Controller

IK Multimedia’s iRig Mic Cast 2 offers a slim feature set, focusing instead on simplicity and portability. For a budget microphone to extend your phone with, it does have some clever additions, and an app that allows easy export to Dropbox, OneDrive etc.
by We Are Counterpointon July 13, 2020
Product Review

Product Review

As a novice keyboard player, I found the Casio CTK-240 an extremely easy instrument to get to grips with. Being a Casio, I knew that I would get great build and sound quality,
by We Are Counterpointon July 13, 2020
Affinity Photo Editing Software Review

Affinity Photo Editing Software Review

Affinity Photo comes feature-packed and ready to compete with industry standard top-dog, Adobe Photoshop. Affinity Photo’s rich array of tools will satisfy the majority of users, from HDR Merge with mapping controls, to focus stacking, batch processing, and a wide array of brush tools.
by We Are Counterpointon July 13, 2020
Is the Q49 Keyboard best for beginners?

Is the Q49 Keyboard best for beginners?

The Q49 is a bare-bones MIDI keyboard, choosing not to include multiple pads, faders or knobs. This may be an issue for someone looking for more customisation, compared to the similarly-priced Alesis V49 - which comes with 8 pads and buttons, and 4 control knobs.
by We Are Counterpointon June 16, 2020
Are these the best Audio Technica headphones?

Are these the best Audio Technica headphones?

Putting the M40X through their paces on lossless audio streaming, they respond with a wide frequency response and excellent sound quality. For music playback, I found the sound to be crisp and detailed,
by We Are Counterpointon June 12, 2020
Tips and Rules for using iPads in the Classroom

Tips and Rules for using iPads in the Classroom

The use of iPad technology provides some fantastic benefits to those in the Classroom - for both teachers and students alike. Using iPads in education is an exciting trend which we’re keen to see more schools.
by We Are Counterpointon June 10, 2020
Music Technology: Impact in the classroom

Music Technology: Impact in the classroom

As an Academy school, based in Corringham, Gable Hall consistently uses their music technology suite and recording studio to produce some of the UK’s most talented young musicians.
by We Are Counterpointon June 10, 2020
Basics of Equalisation

Basics of Equalisation

Equalisation can be an incredibly useful tool if you know...
by Arijit Chowdhuryon April 02, 2020

How to Wire Mono Jack Type Speaker Plugs

Today, we’ll be explaining how you can wire your mono...
by We are Counterpointon March 09, 2020
Pulse Megamouth MKII Review

Pulse Megamouth MKII Review

The Pulse Megamouth was undoubtedly one of our favourite products...
by We are Counterpointon February 23, 2020
Introduction to PA Systems – Top 5 Essentials

Introduction to PA Systems – Top 5 Essentials

Buying a PA system can be a difficult choice to...
by Arijit Chowdhuryon February 19, 2020
EPA Series of PA Systems Launched

EPA Series of PA Systems Launched

Being able to provide the highest quality PA and lighting...
by We are Counterpointon February 18, 2020
Numark Mixtrack Quad Review

Numark Mixtrack Quad Review

When browsing online looking to purchase a DJ controller, it...
by We are Counterpointon February 17, 2020
Alesis Transactive Wireless

Alesis Transactive Wireless

It was with disappointment that we heard the news that...
by We are Counterpointon February 05, 2020
QTX QR12PA Portable PA System Review

QTX QR12PA Portable PA System Review

Many professionals in the audio industry, from presenters and performers...
by We are Counterpointon February 04, 2020

How to Wire 4 Pole Speakon Plugs

Once you know how, it’s incredibly easy to wire up...
by We are Counterpointon February 03, 2020

An Introduction to LED Disco Lighting in 2020

Disco lighting – it’s fast moving and exciting, both on...
by We are Counterpointon January 31, 2020
An Intermediate Guide to Mixing Desks

An Intermediate Guide to Mixing Desks

So far, we have considered the basic functionality that typical...
by We are Counterpointon January 27, 2020
Audio Technica AT2020USB+ Review

Audio Technica AT2020USB+ Review

USB and firewire desks are rapidly being used in replacement...
by We are Counterpointon January 27, 2020
Studio Microphone Basics

Studio Microphone Basics

Even though microphones can be, and often are, multi-purpose by...
by We are Counterpointon January 27, 2020

Professional Wireless Vocal Microphone

Choosing a professional wireless vocal microphone doesn’t need to be...
by We are Counterpointon January 22, 2020
HK Audio Lucas Nano 300 Review

HK Audio Lucas Nano 300 Review

Choosing what PA to buy for yourself is both an...
by We are Counterpointon January 21, 2020

Training and Presentation PA System

We had a request from a high-profile company looking for...
by Arijit Chowdhuryon January 21, 2020
Kam Transporter 300 Review

Kam Transporter 300 Review

When it comes to helping customers find the ideal PA...
by We are Counterpointon January 20, 2020
New Behringer Mixers Landed

New Behringer Mixers Landed

Behringer products are well known for many reasons, including their...
by We are Counterpointon January 15, 2020

Induction Loop System for a Church

A local church recently asked us for advice regarding installing...
by We are Counterpointon January 08, 2020
Free Audio Interface with Avid Pro Tools 11

Free Audio Interface with Avid Pro Tools 11

 

by We are Counterpointon January 02, 2020

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