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Ken Pooch Van Druten

Ken “Pooch” Van Druten is a three time Grammy nominated recording engineer, multiple Tourlink “Top Dog”, and FOH Magazine Parnelli FOH sound award winner.   He has worked in this industry as a FOH engineer, monitor engineer, production manager, and tour manager for over twenty years.  His clients include Linkin Park, KISS, Guns N Roses, Kid Rock, LImp Bizkit, Mötley Crüe, Pantera, Whitney Houston, Rob Zombie, Jane’s Addiction, Smashing Pumpkins, System of a Down, and Ted Nugent. Originally posted 2011-07-29...

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Pooch Joins MSI—Great Minds Think Alike…

Maryland Sound was a big force in touring for a really long time. But in the past decade, they’ve focused on other areas of the production biz and have done really well there. Recently we started hearing rumblings that they were looking to increase their touring portfolio. How serious are they? Well, they bought 300 JBL VTX boxes (no that is not a typo) and hired one of the most highly regarded enigineers in the biz to act as their liason to the touring market. That engineer would be Top Dog and Parnelli award winning, multi-Grammy nominee, all around...

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Scared For 40 Years…

Just got done doing a show in Moscow, Russia.  You may have seen some hype for the new Transformers 3 movie. Pictures here.  Video Here.  Linkin Park has a long standing relationship with the franchise, and we were there to perform for the big movie premiere.  All of the stars were out and even our production manager (Jim Digby) got some national TV time as he was interviewed about the event for entertainment tonight.   It was really fascinating to do a show in a place with so much history.  (Click here for a quick wiki history lesson).   But the...

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Scott Pearlman With Dickey Betts: “Those 90 Minutes At the Desk Make It All Worthwhile”

By Fred De Vries I am personally an unabashed “anything ALLMAN BROTHERS related” fan. Forget any pretense. I just straight up lurve the ABB, their music, legend, and the family that continues to perform their music.  AT FILLMORE EAST blew me away when I first heard it. I mean look at that album cover! Listen to those songs! Feel the stage and the heat and the “Mojo”. The pure magical jams. The fierce bluesiness of Gregg Allman’s voice. TWO DRUMMER’s!!!??? A thunderous bass player laying down a foundation you could build a house on And those guitars…Those tones, at the...

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The Last Resort Festival

BY MONTY LEE WILKES Monty Lee was one of the first A-List guys I met. Summer 2002. I had just moved into the big boy chair and been hired to launch a brand new audio mag called Front of House. The gig was a Wango Tango KISS-FM deal at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Same gig where I met Pooch. I don’t even remember who I was sent there to meet. Monty Lee was mixing Lisa Marie Presley, Pooch was mixing KISS. I still remember him carrying in a TC pitch corrector and telling the patch guy to make...

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