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Music Technology Students, Look Here!

June 19, 2014 in Updates

If you’re going to either University of Miami or University of Texas - Welcome!  

Your Music Technology professors have put together special pricing programs with Kenny Bergle and Sweetwater.  Click below for your respective school’s special deals on required hardware and software for your classes, also optional upgrades.  Have a great semester, too!

Click HERE for University of Miami students

Click HERE for University of Texas students

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Benny Benny’s New Film Trailer

March 19, 2014 in Updates

Long time favorite son of the Show, Benny Benny Bergle, and his film company, The Frolicking Wizards, have just produced and released the trailer for their upcoming film coming out this Summer – “Yomomma Is So Fat”.  It’s a Sci-Fi Thriller with deep underpinnings.   Check it out!  (Below is the link.  For some reason we can’t post the actual video here, so please click below to go to the cool film trailer!)

Stay tuned for clips of the film!

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New Ad for “Jazz Stories with Kenny Bergle”

July 9, 2013 in Updates

Check this cool ad out, and let us know if you have booking possibilities.  Also, let us know what you think about it!

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Jazz Stories with Kenny Bergle World Premiere this Saturday Night! 7 P.M.

May 7, 2013 in Updates

Final Jazz Stories with Kenny Bergle Web graphic March 2013

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Kenny Kenny Has A New Act!

April 9, 2013 in Updates

Never to rest on bushes, Kenny Kenny has announced his new act “Jazz Stories With Kenny Bergle”, premiering on May 11 in Fort Wayne, Indiana at TRIAAC (Three Rivers Institute for Afrikan Arts and Culture).  It’s a cool time listening to Kenny Kenny play solo jazz guitar and relate surprising experiences that’s been his world for 40 years, the Jazz World.  Musical lessons and life morals unsuspectingly expose themselves during these stirring stories about jazz luminaries such as Ornette Coleman, Dizzy Gillespie, Miles Davis, Ella Fitzgerald, Joe Zawinul, Oscar Peterson and many, many more.  If you’re planning to be in the Fort Wayne area on Saturday Night, May 11th, don’t miss this unique perspective on jazz and Kenny Kenny’s excellent jazz guitar musings.

CLICK HERE for the ‘Jazz Stories With Kenny Bergle’ website with Ticket and venue information.

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Vote for George Lynch’s New Movie!

April 5, 2013 in Updates

Friend of TheK2BShow and rock guitar great George Lynch has a cool new movie called Shadowtrain, about the plight and history of our Native Americans.  It’s up for ‘Movie of the Month’ so please help him out and VOTE for it here!!!

Thanks and also click here for more info about the movie…


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University of Texas at Austin Music Production Students!

July 30, 2012 in Updates

Click on the link below for your listing of required gear for the following courses, offered for Fall 2012, in the Butler School of Music:  MUS316M – Intro to Audio Recording, MUS336C – Computer Audio Production, MRT316N – Intermediate Audio Recording, MRT345 – Advanced Audio Recording, MRT 335M – Fundamentals of Digital Audio, MRT335N – Advanced Digital Audio, and MRT377P – Internship and Final Project.

NOTE FROM PROFESSOR POWELL:  “If you are not a “Music Production” major, you are not required to acquire this recording gear, but Sweetwater has still agreed to offer this deal to you so you can get the most from this exciting coursework.” 

Click here to go to that page.

Common recording medium when Kenny was active in the industry

Prof. Powell has put together the above courses on Music Production and the above page outlines the gear required for those courses.  If you already have your computer rig setup and are running ProTools10, an audio/MIDI interface and a mic, please contact Prof. Powell about compatibility.  Call Kenny Bergle or Matt Wood at Sweetwater (800 222 4700, ext. 1270 or ext. 1259) or email them at or to purchase this bundle at an extra special price!

A quote from Prof. Powell to fuel your education and career in the recording arts:

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Our Friend Fab!

June 27, 2012 in Updates

Fab Dupont, one of the top pop producers in NYC, has partnered with Sweetwater to provide the

best video tutorials on mixing and producing music around!  And he’s a friend of the show for

many years now.   These videos are in subscription form, like Netflix.  Pay a monthly fee and

download all the content you like with no restrictions.

Fab has done major hits with Jennifer Lopez, Bon Jovi, Shakira and on and on.  See him at his site

here.   Also see his studios, Flux, here.  He’s a tremendous and passionate

teacher, see the PureMix offerings here.   Even experienced mix engineers and producers will glean

tips and tricks from these cool tutorials.   Here’s a link to the actual site too.

Have fun and mix on!

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Wow! Bose L1 Model 2 with B1 Sub is an Amazing Solution for Tough Spaces!

January 17, 2012 in Updates

OK, so first off, an admission – we always thought that the Bose systems were products with Really Good Marketing.  Well, that’s not wrong, but it’s also not complete.  The Bose technology really has  an advantage over traditional loudspeakers.   There is absolutely substance to the style of Bose.  The L1M2B1 line array (yes, it’s a line array!) and subwoofer setup helped us help the Lewis Creek Baptist Church in Shelbyville, Indiana.

The church, originally built in 1833 is a classic shotgun shape, all solid plaster and no absorptive surfaces at all, plaster/glass/stained glass/wooden pews.   The rectangular shape and symmetry of the sanctuary created massive standing waves and silly amounts of reflections and echoes, making the sermon, the choir and the Praise band virtually unintelligible,   Plenty of sound coming from the traditional carpet-covered passive boxes on either side of the sanctuary, but none of the sound was understandable.   Pastor told us that they were losing congregation to other churches simply because of the mess that was the sound on Sunday mornings.    So they called KennyKenny and he got busy with it.

Because of the location of the altar and the offertory the speakers needed to be out of the way but not flat up against the side walls (all plaster, remember?  Nothing but nasty reflections).  Also the existing choir loft speakers were pointing directly at the choir condenser mics!  That’s the definition of feedback btw – send your signals right out of the speakers right back into the mic and it squeals, big time!   So one objective is to have the choir hear the Bose system directly, without using those ill-placed choir speakers.  Now that’s a tall order, since the choir is behind the Pastor so that’s really asking a lot from a speaker.    Well, the Bose did it!  The choir could hear the Pastor (choir couldn’t hear pre-Bose, hence the speakers in the choir loft), and we then could shut off those feedback creators – that’s a huge win!  Thanks Bose, couldn’t have done this with traditional speakers.

The Bose technology sends sound in many directions from the tower speaker and that fills up a room with clear, understandable sound, even in rooms with wacky shapes or really troublesome shapes (like a plaster rectangular box that is many churches).   Also the Bose L1M2B2 setup is a portable solution, which also fit perfectly for this church.  They wanted a solution that they could take to outside venues or other churches, and again the Bose fit the bill perfectly.  See more about the L1 technology and product selection by clicking on here.

So to recap, Bose L1Model2 systems are REAL technology (NOW I see why Bose has patented this technology – it’s amazing!) that sends clear, intelligible sound fully around any shape of room.  The combo of the tower speakers and the subwoofer makes for full, rich, chest-thumping music in a minimum of space with a gorgeous and sophisticated look as well.  Way to go Bose, keep ‘em coming!

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Bill Bruford And His New Book Stop By To Talk About…

November 15, 2011 in Updates

KennyKenny Hosts Bill Bruford's Talk at Sweetwater









Legendary creative rocker Bill Bruford took a detour from his new book tour to talk to Sweetwater

customers and employees last week.  It was fantastic and he didn’t even touch a drumstick!  One

of his big points was that after 41 years of playing, it was time to reflect.  After helping form

Yes, King Crimson, and an iteration of Genesis, and his own creative groups, he’s probably due!

Bill Bruford talks about his new book and 'Creative Musicians in a Commercial World' Photo by JoLene Hum

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