From the SoundProLive Bloggers

“C’mon what is the price for you to mix this show?”  If he asks enough times, will the price change?  Then it came to me.  I need to speak to this guy in terms that he understands.  

How to Mic Cymbals




Hello Sue,

What exactly does "eating right" mean to those of us on the road going at it 18 hrs a day? And what to do when the best menu is not available?


So buckle up, here we go. By now, I’m sure that many of you have heard about the recording efforts of self-proclaimed recordist J.M. Ladd and the events that followed his recent efforts.

Well, a new bunch of fly dates - this time to China.  I am excited about this as I have never been to China. From Seattle the first flight is 12 hrs.  That's a long time in coach, still a long time in Economy Plus or what ever your airline calls it that day.  A quick plane change in Shanghai and I am off to Guangzhou.


What's with the dude who used to be a "big time front of house guy", who has Spinal-Tapped down to a C-level touring act playing clubs being a total shithead? I get it dude, I don't like club gigs either, they are a pain in the ass for all of us; but hey, whatever it takes to make the world be what it do.

We lost a couple of bigger than life personalities lately; namely Patrick Stansfield and most recently legendary monitor engineer Davey Bryson—two gentlemen who demanded reverence simply by the mention of their names.

Gear Reviews

OK, so it is not a review from another audio pro. But how often does an artist go on video to talk about how cool a wedge is? Besides, like, never? James Hetfield of Metallica did just that.

Has it really been more than six months since Winter NAMM? Dang.

Over a period of several months, we both used the IEMs in a number of settings. And we chatted about the results. Instead of presenting two separate reviews, we are going to give you a transcript of the conversation. And away we go.

The guys at VUE Audiotechnik asked us if we would test the phase coherence of the VUE  h15-W against a Meyer CQ. I will gladly oblige because there is nothing subjective about this test.