Amplify KVRX 2019
Last year’s Hornraiser allowed us to improve the quality of our radio stream, our most essential content produced as a radio station, with new equipment to make the microphones in the booth sound better and improve audio processing across the station signal flow. This year, we’ll be focusing on another essential part of our content as an organization - studio performances. The best radios stations in the nation boast high-quality studio performances of artists worth building relationships with; it's a key part of our mission as a radio station. As we’re getting more traction online, and now that SXSW is back to being during UT’s spring break in 2020, and we want to take advantage of that time to catch the best music from around the world while it’s in town in our studios. The goal is to have a studio performance every day with internationally-renowned musicians, and we need to be ready with the equipment necessary to show these musicians what we are capable of as an organization. Some of our production equipment, like our drum mics, mic stands, and monitors (the way artists are able to hear themselves during their performance) are of embarrassingly low quality due to years of wear and tear and past budget limitations. This becomes a limitation to what we are able to do, which reflects poorly on us as an organization to the musicians we love dearly. We need to give them their best, and with your help, we can show them what we're capable of without sub-par gear holding us back.