Saturday, 17 October 2020
Agnes Jones, Ariana Grande, Ben's Brother, The Bo Weevils, Britney Spears, Bruce Engler, Bruno Mars, Caffeine, Calling All Astronauts, The Commodores, Croft & Cotes, The Cultures, Deep Purple, Donna Summer, Emma Kelly, EMT, ETAN, Fanni Mayer, Frankie Swain, Greye, Hafdis Huld, The Hot One Two, Jack Francis, Jasmine Bharucha, Jenny Angel, Jessie Galante, Jim Kirkpatrick, John Denver, Johnny Altman, Justin Bieber, K' Jones & LXT, Killing Kenny, Kim Wilde, Kylie Minogue, Lauren Alex Hooper, Laville, Luis Fonsi & Daddy Yankee, Matinee, Mazz Murray, Melanie Masson, Men Without Hats, Mick Wynne, Mike DeFoy, The Novatines, Ny'a, Paloma Faith, Pamela Sue Mann, The Pasadenas, Paul Alexander Low, Pink Floyd, Project X, Rita Ora, Rowen Reecks, The Senton Bombs, Sinclair, Skins N Bones, Soricah, Stacy Gabel, Stepford Wives, Stephen Wrench, Stine Vega, Sunstack Jones, Tanille, Tenek, The Hollies, The Motors, Tilt, Tin Gun, Tod Almond, Tony October, Two Weeks In Nashville, Wolfberry, Yammerer, Zoey Lily.
Tuesday, 11 August 2020
Thursday, 23 July 2020
Wednesday, 24 June 2020
There's a lot of new music to hear, added after audition to the playlists which can be checked out on the web by following the links at trevox.uk. Many broadcast shows are also available there to listen to again.
Monday, 27 April 2020
Friday, 3 April 2020
Saturday, 1 February 2020
Listen live on Argyll FM from 1700 on these frequencies: 106.5, 107.1 & 107.7.
The tagline "Music old and new, and sometimes a surprise or two" is lived out daily in both the social comment, history and joie de vivre of Folk At Five and the dancey feelgood rhythmic records of Teatime With Trevox. New music is frequently added from the plethora of offerings of musicians the world over, and thanks are due to those who send in new material and re-post our 'blog entries on theirs.
Sunday, 1 December 2019
Because I sometimes do outside events, I have a set of passive speakers which can be covered quickly with poly-bags if it rains, avoiding the need to run power outside and up to powered speakers on poles. For amplifiers, I prefer fanless convection-cooled (e.g. Behringer A500 and now A800), as fans on amplifiers and other equipment can often be noisy. It is possible to replace inbuilt noisy fans with quiet models, but you would need to be confident with the electrical and mechanical work required to achieve it.
Monday, 14 October 2019
Phil Collins - True Colours,
Ed Sheeran ft Khalid - Beautiful People (Original Mix),
Aileen Rosario - Tu Amor,
Jason Derulo - Too Hot (Sisco Kennedy Intro),
Eddy Lee Ryder - Silverchain,
Between Suns - Fractured Life,
Them Ones - Good Vibes Only,
Gipsy Kings - Bamboleo (Mauricio Cury Remix),
Beyonce & Calvin Harris - Single Ladies X Slide (Intro Clean),
Taylor Swift - The Man (Sisco Kennedy Intro Clean),
Shawn Mendes & Camila Cabello - Senorita (Original Mix),
Ex-Norwegian - Making Deals (Extended Intro),
Summer Heart - Always On The Run,
Le Cheval ft 220 Kid - Forrest Gump,
John Paul Young - Love Is In The Air (Mauricio Cury Remix),
Lewis Capaldi - Someone You Loved (Mauricio Cury Remix),
Rihanna vs Tiesto & Dzeko - We Found Love X Rude Boy,
Rainbow - Run With The Wolf,
Al Green - Your Love Is Like The Morning Sun,
Graham Gouldman & Beth Nielsen Chapman - Come To Mine,
Scissor Sisters - I Don't Feel Like Dancing,
Thompson Twins, The - Hold Me Now,
Kajagoogoo - Too Shy,
Frankie Goes To Hollywood - Relax (Mcmxciii),
Madonna - Holiday,
Ed Sheeran - Galway Girl (Kay Stafford Club Mix),
Madness - Our House,
Rod Stewart - Baby Jane,
The KLF - Last Train To Trancentral,
Katy Perry - I Kissed A Girl,
Deborah Harry - I Want That Man,
Tiffany - I Think We're Alone Now,
David Kirton - Worth Holding On,
Parish - Indian Mood,
Liv Austen - Whole Heart,
Soul II Soul - Keep On Moving,
Samantha Mumba - Baby Come On Over,
Monsieur Job - Pica Pica,
Boomtown Rats - Rat Trap,
Girls Aloud - Jump,
Suzi Quatro - Tear Me Apart,
DJ Otzi - Hey Baby!
A.R. Rahman & The Pussycat Dolls - Jai Ho! (You Are My Destiny).
Tuesday, 1 October 2019
Wednesday, 25 September 2019
Any 'rule of thumb' relating loudspeaker wattage to audience size is either wrong or at best an over-simplification! Wattage alone does not provide quality or loudness. A set of ground rules for loudspeaker power is proposed below, but first some basics.
People absorb sound and generate alternative sound. Hard surfaces reflect sound. Loudspeakers have varying frequency-dependent efficiencies. There is a helpful noise chart at Noise Help. It indicates that human ears can tolerate exposure to 91 decibels for up to 2 hours. This is a reasonable maximum.
Loudspeaker specifications should indicate their sensitivity as sound pressure level (SPL) in decibels (db) measured at 1 metre with 1 watt applied. (The range of my speakers is 88-98db.) Doubling the wattage increases SPL by 3db. Doubling the distance to the listener decreases SPL by 6db. The critical distance is between speaker and furthest listener.
1. Minimize the sound absorption of the crowd by positioning mid- and high-range speakers well above head height and angling them down to point at distant head height. That ensures loudspeaker sound can travel direct to audience ears and not be baffled by bodies.
2. No matter how loud the crowd noise is, the SPL at their ears should not exceed 91db. We can use Geoff The Grey Geek's calculator to determine RMS speaker power for various distances (see table of results for common distances below).
3. Always check sound levels with a Sound Level Meter.
Alesis Monitor One Mk2 Passive (studio)
Wharfedale Titan 12 Passive (mobile PA)
Maxima for Titan 12s
Ensure that the maximum power rating of loudspeakers is complied with! If greater distances than these are required, additional loudspeakers would be better than more powerful ones, as the objective is to provide music and not deafen the audience!