July 28, 2014
Iconic Comet Tavern in Seattle is Reborn with Mackie DLM Series Sound

Since 1935, the Comet Tavern has been a fixture of Seattle’s storied Pike/Pine corridor. The well-worn wood bar of this venerable Capitol Hill pub has bent the elbows of generations of locals and visitors, and its stage has played host to multiple decades of Seattle music and culture.

When the Comet was shuttered late last year, many long-time Seattle residents feared it was another nail in the coffin of what local entrepreneur Dave Meinert refers to as the city’s “black hole of gentrification.” But thanks to Meinert and partner Jason Lajeunesse, the Comet has opened its doors once again.

The…


June 10, 2014
Mackie Extends SRM Professional Line with Two Powerful New Dual-Woofer Designs

SRM750_2850_BlogHeaderToday Mackie launches two new high-power, high-output additions to the legendary SRM family of powered loudspeakers – the SRM750 1600W Dual 15″ High-Definition Powered Loudspeaker and the SRM2850 1600W Dual 18″ Powered Subwoofer.

“These are truly the big boys of the SRM family, with the raw power and speaker configurations that high-output applications demand,” commented John Boudreau, Mackie SVP. “The powerful dual-woofer designs can really move some air. They’re perfect for festivals and clubs. Stack two SRM2850 subs with an SRM750 on top for…


May 27, 2014
ZZ Ward Drummer Christopher Patrick Bounds Mixes It Up On Stage with Mackie

Today, many a drummer’s role has evolved from that of basic timekeeper to multi-tasking Christopher Patrick Boundsproduction manager. This shift has largely resulted from the pressure on feature acts to try and faithfully reproduce their oftentimes loop-, sequence- and sample-heavy recordings live. No longer playing basic acoustic drum kits, drummers must manage a wide array of electronics, samples, loops and sequenced tracks during a live show, on the fly.

Christopher Patrick Bounds, drummer for pop singer/ songwriter ZZ Ward has found a simple and versatile solution to this challenge. Whether it’s…


March 6, 2014
Mackie Presents: A Fixtervention

A bad mixer hurts everyone. What’s the only thing to do when your band’s sound has hit rock bottom? – Or maybe bottom is what’s missing. If that’s the case, a”fixtervention” is in order. Watch as the Mackie VLZ4 Mixer puts Dave and his band get back on top.

Letting go is hard to do, but the Mackie VLZ4 is just the mixer to get you on the road to recovery.

 


March 4, 2014
Mackie Reaches New Heights On Animal Planet’s Treehouse Masters

There’s no telling where inspiration will strike, and for the owners of Bear Creek Studio it treehouse-masters-AP2was in the trees surrounding Bear Creek. The renowned studio, located just outside Seattle in Woodinville, WA, has been around for over 30 years and has seen some of the biggest names in the music industry walk through its doors. Its cozy rural setting has attracted the likes of Lionel Richie, Soundgarden, Foo Fighters, Fleet Foxes, and the Lumineers – just to name a few – to record there.

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