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Dear SXSW…

By Erik Rogers / March 12, 2018

We’re revisiting on “oldie but goodie” today. Yes, E-Rock, you are officially old enough to be an oldie but a goodie. You’re welcome. Some thoughts on doing a festival that may have started as being all about music, but these days, that particular art form is only important insomuch as it relates to some new […]

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All By Myself

By Erik Rogers / June 19, 2015

Some have mixed from a truck or vom with a camera or system of cameras to  help them see what they were doing. I’ve had conversations with well known engineers about “Mixing in Isolation” over the years.  Some have mixed from a truck or vom with a camera or system of cameras to  help them […]

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A Safe Day In The Life

By Erik Rogers / June 17, 2015

Everyone has something to say or an opinion about the recent epidemi of disasters, accidents and near misses plaguing the entertainment industry lately.  …Myself included.  I’ve heard, however, that opinions are like assholes.  And roadies are, if anything, a bunch of assholes.  …Myself included.  Opinion and speculation won’t bring back our friends that died, nor will […]

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Waves dbx 160 Compressor Plug-In

By Erik Rogers / May 22, 2015

I cut my teeth on a Crest GT40, analogue console.  I loved everything about that desk.  I couldn’t imagine needing more than 8 aux sends back then and I didn’t know what a VCA was.  To the right of my console was a rack full of outboard dynamic and effect units that were either inserted […]

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I Don’t Care if It’s Black Sabbath Or the Pope

By Erik Rogers / April 24, 2015

I was fortunate to work several campaign events this year.  At the most recent one there was a heavy emphasis placed on audio. It was the last event of the campaign and they were pulling all the stops to win as many votes as possible.   The event took place in a 10,000 seat arena.  Two […]

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Polarity Versus Phase

By Erik Rogers / April 8, 2015

One of the most often misused terms among audio people is “phase”.  “Sound’s like it’s out of phase…” seems to be the go to troubleshooting response when something is out of whack. My response is always the same: “Do you mean polarity?” To which the reply is: “It’s the same thing.” Unfortunately, phase and polarity are […]

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It’s That Time of the Year

By Erik Rogers / April 7, 2015

It’s festival season. Systems Engineers all over the world are pouring over riders and input lists, programming consoles and system processors. It’s festival season. Systems Engineers all over the world are pouring over riders and input lists, programming consoles and system processors and preparing to tune sound systems for dozens of bands to hit their […]

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