Paul Atkins

Behringer X32 road test : we’ve had some feedback!

January 14, 2013

After my review of the Behringer X32 was published, Behringer got in touch, rather promptly, and we've engaged in a conversation about the X32, its components and my opinion of it. An interesting exchange of letters!
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Behringer X32 road test

November 4, 2012

Purely by chance I was presented with the topic for this month's column on a platter when the in-house Digidesign SC48 console at a venue where I work didn't survive a recent power cut and the interim replacement turned out to be none other than the new, and much talked about, X32 from Behringer.
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How to make my band sound good in a small club…part 2

October 17, 2012

Columnist Paul Atkins continues his series of articles on making a band sound good in a small club. This month the focus is on guitarists (perpetrators) and vocalists (victims). Let's see who comes out on top ...
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How can I make my band sound good in a small club?

September 5, 2012

Unless you’re fortunate enough to be in a band that only plays through enormous PA systems in arenas to 10,000 + people every night then the volume you perform at on stage can have a dramatic affect on the balance of sounds heard by your audience. Contrary to what some might think, creating a good...
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Paul Atkins interviews soul artist Eli Paperboy Reed

July 31, 2012

I was fortunate enough to work with New York based artist Eli Paperboy Reed recently on a UK & European tour. It was my third time on the road with him and he was gracious enough to let me ask him a few questions that I thought of along the way.
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Paul Atkins interviews Dougal Lott, resident engineer at Konk Studios

July 1, 2012
Dougal in command of the situation at hand!

This month Paul interviews Dougal Lott who is the resident engineer at north London's infamous Konk Studios, owned by iconic English singer songwriter Ray Davis from the Kinks.
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Columnist Paul Atkins : how to adjust a FOH EQ for a live performance

June 1, 2012

Columnist Paul Atkins mixes bands live in a very wide variety of venues. This month he gets into how to successfully set up the 'house' PA's graphic equaliser.
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