Meet Antonio Luna: Monitor Engineer for Alicia Keys


AntonioLunaSome of you have had the pleasure of seeing Alicia Keys on stage, now meet the guy that keeps her happy while she is up there singing her little heart out. Meet Chicago native, Antonio Luna. We tossed some questions at Antonio and he was kind enough to get back to us.

Here is what he had to say about his career, bands he’s worked with and what he thinks about the product and services he gets from JH Audio!
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Meet Chris Torri: JH Audio Nashville Office Rep


Chris Torri @ ConsoleAs things continue to grow here at an exponential rate for JH Audio, we’ve expanded our reach and locations to better serve our customers. We thought it would be cool to take a few minutes and introduce Chris Torri, who runs our Nashville office to you. He’s been with JHAudio for a little over 6 months now and we’re really happy to have him on board! We did a little Q &A with Chris over email this week to share a little about him and the office he is managing for us.
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Backstage with JH Audio: Kevin Glendinning


Kevin_GlendinningLadies and Gentlemen, we’d like to introduce you to Kevin Glendinning, JHAudio Endorsed Monitor Engineer, world-travler, die-hard Bears fan and all-around nice guy. Kevin was born in the NW burbs of Chicago and then spent 14 years jumping around to; NYC, Maui, Dallas and LA before finally coming back to call Chicago home once more. Go Bears!!

These days, Kevin is busy out on the road with Maroon 5 but we were very lucky to get a few min of his time to respond to some of our questions via email.

Here is the Q&A we did with him.
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Backstage With JH Audio: Cam Beachley


Recently we got to catch up with monitor engineer/ninja, Cam Beachley, while out on the Carrie Underwood tour. Cam has been a mainstay at the monitor desk for several years. Just a few of his happy clients include; Peter Frampton, Keith Urban, Demi Lovato and for the entire length of her career, Carrie Underwood. Not a shabby resume!

Cam gave us a little feedback on his experience with JH Audio and some quick thoughts on the JH16 w/ freqphase technology.

Who Doesn’t Love Winning Stuff??!!


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In conjunction with our booth at the Music Expo at SxSW down in Austin, TX this week, if you head on over to our Facebook page, we have a contest going where you can win a pair of JH-16PRO Custom Monitors!! 8-drivers, (quad lows, dual mids and dual highs) with a 3-way crossover… you’ve NEVER heard it this good before. Hear why this is THE choice of touring musicians!! Here is a direct link to the contest page.

Meet John Tempesta at our SXSW Music Expo booth on Fri & Sat


TEMPESTA_JHAUDIOWe’re totally excited about SXSW this weekend and we wanted to let you in on some fun. Friday (1:30-2:30) and Saturday (2:00-3:00) we will have John Tempesta, drummer ninja for The Cult!  We’ll be over in the Expo Area at booth 208/210.

We’re thrilled to have John come by and say hi to all of you!  In a career spanning two decades, drummer John Tempesta has built a body of work that’s deservedly earned him a place among metal’s most popular and well-respected players. Perhaps best known for his tenure with Rob Zombie – both in White Zombie and with Rob’s solo project – John worked his way up through the drumming ranks, always looking for his next challenge and never resting on past achievements. John’s extensive professional resume includes gigs with Exodus, Testament, Zakk Wylde’s Black Label Society, Tony Iommi, Helmet and Scum of The Earth (which features John’s brother, guitarist Mike Tempesta). Presently, John can be found touring the world behind the drum throne of The Cult.

Oh and if want to win a pair of JH-16’s… check this out!!

Which Custom Ear Monitor Is Best For Me? Part 2: The Signature Series


In Part 1 we started talking about which custom monitors are best for you depending on what you play and what you want to hear. The JH-5PRO through the JH-11PRO will take care of pretty much anyone out there, but as we all know…. there are those of us who just need to have it all! This is where the Signature Series of the JH-13PRO and the JH-16PRO come in. We like to call them the “Monsters of the Stage”. Why? Well everyone else who has tried to accomplish 6 or 8 drivers per ear monitor has, well… not been up to par let’s say. These two models also offer the Freqphase time|phase WaveGuide. We took and re-invented how drivers their sound bores are matched and installed and in the process created a sound so exact, so phase correct that it’s putting the industry on end.

The JH-13PRO

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Drivers:
Dual Low, Dual Mid, Dual High w/ passive 3-Way Crossover
Sensitivity: 10Hz – 20kHz
Response: 116dB @ 1mW
Price: $1,099.00

The JH-13 is the world’s first 6 driver ear monitor. It offers a wide frequency response, with increased headroom and dynamic range with virtually zero distortion. Oh and did we mention it has 6 drivers PER EAR??!! If you are looking for incredible clarity (who of us isn’t) then these are the ear monitors for you.
Here is what CNET had to say:

Harvey’s done it again. The performance gains in clarity, detail, resolution, and stereo imaging are huge — the adrenaline-pumping sound of the music you love over a set of Harvey’s headphones can’t be matched by any other in-ear ‘phones.

Guitarist will love how the tone of their amp comes through these beats. You don’t spend days and weeks perfecting your sound only to have it squashed, mashed and distorted in a lesser ear monitor. Drummers, it will feel like you have nothing in your ears. The kick of your drum is full, the snap of your snare is tight and the air of your cymbals will be mesmerizing. Think we might be over building them a little, just read the reviews.

The JH-16PRO

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Drivers:
Quad Low, Dual Mid, Dual High w/ passive 3-Way Crossover
Response: 10Hz – 20kHz
Sensitivity: 118dB @ 1mW
Price: $1,149.00

The JH-16 is the world’s first and finest eight driver ear monitor. (notice how we got to say first on both of these?) The quad low frequency drivers (comprised of 2 dual-driver units) offer lower distortion, increased headroom and greater detail and accuracy. Here is what Pooch, FOH Engineer for Linkin Park had to say about them;

“The JH16 Pro freqphase IEMs are a game changer.  In-ear monitor engineers will revel in the ability to reproduce record quality mixes for their artists.  They will place instruments with pinpoint accuracy, and never run out of headroom.  Artists will be able to turn down because of this accuracy.”

Basically these monsters will handle ANYTHING you toss at them and beat it into a smooth, silky and refined sound reserved for only the finest of studio reference monitors. Guitars sing, vocals are crisp, drums thump, your keyboard will amaze you!
Are they worth it, you bet they are. Just ask anyone who has used them on stage.

Well that covers the custom ear monitors that JH Audio can provide you with. We hope this helped out a little. As always, please drop us a line if you have any questions!