The Evolution of Halloween

The Evolution of Halloween

The Evolution of Halloween in the US: From Celtic Roots to Contemporary Celebrations Since Halloween coming we thought we’d explore the history of this holiday. It’s a festival steeped in mystery, history, and a rich fusion of traditions. In the United States, Halloween has grown to become one of the most popular holidays. Typically characterized…

Loudness and EQ

Loudness and EQ

In the golden era of home audio, a myriad of features were designed to enhance the listening experience. One such feature, found in older stereo systems, is the “loudness” control. This feature has stirred up considerable discussions among audiophiles, some considering it a necessary tool while others deem it as a distortion of the original…

Employee Spotlight – Barbie Shearer

Employee Spotlight – Barbie Shearer

Barbie is the President and majority shareholder of Upstage Productions. Growing up she always wanted to be backstage, in the middle of the excitement. As a young girl, Barbie remembered being fascinated with stagehand and riggers. This all started when she watched an old 80’s TV commercial glamorizing the life of a roadie. The complex…

Louder is better, right?

Louder is better, right?

“Is louder better, right? What is it about loud music that excites us? Why do we feel the need to turn everything up? This month, let’s explore why we enjoy it loud. According to Mat Leffler-Schulman: ‘When we hear a loud sound, our brains release neurotransmitters such as dopamine and adrenaline, which can create a…

Q4-2023 Promotion

Q4-2023 Promotion

Winter Special: Book Upstage Productions now and save 10%! Are you ready to transform your upcoming event into an unforgettable experience? Look no further! We’re thrilled to present our exclusive Early Booking Promotion, designed to elevate your event to new heights and make your vision a stunning reality. Our Expertise: Why Book Early? Ready to…

Tech Corner – Mackie DL32

Tech Corner – Mackie DL32

Every great mix needs a great mixer, and the Mackie DL32S is what you’ll see at most Upstage Production audio events. According to Mackie: “the DL32S wireless digital mixer delivers proven mixing power with legendary Onyx+ mic preamps in an all-new Built-Like-A-Tankā„¢, stage-friendly design made to withstand real-world abuse. Get mixing quickly with built-in Wi-Fi…