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Robert Scovill

Robert is a 30 year veteran of live sound and 6 time TEC / 2 time Parnelli Award winner for Sound Reinforcement Engineer of the Year. He serves as Senior Market Specialist for live sound products for Avid and regularly works as Concert Sound Mixer and Live Recordist for Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers.

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Living the Dream

By Robert Scovill / February 25, 2017

BY ROBERT SCOVILL You’re standing in total darkness. Suddenly you hear a huge crowd start cheering wildly. A band starts playing but, oddly, they sound very distant and far away. A spotlight bursts on to you in intense, blinding white light. In an attempt to shelter your eyes you look down only to realize … […]

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“Watson, Can You Hear Me?” 

By Robert Scovill / November 5, 2016

BY ROBERT SCOVILL Okay, I know you’re going to think the following question is totally ridiculous when you read it but, if you’ve been reading my blogs, well, then you know how I roll. So, here it goes. Is there—or should there be—a given “morality” in pro audio manufacturing and the way it is used? See, […]

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“Choose Wisely”

By Robert Scovill / June 27, 2016

BY ROBERT SCOVILL Now, not to get all “Cosmic Johnny” on you here, but I’m going on the record. I’m a dyed in the wool Libra. Yep, the tipping scales … For me, it always has been, and always will be, about striving for and creating balance in my life. There are more examples of […]

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“Dude” 

By Robert Scovill / May 11, 2016

(This piece is one of several we are working on talking with engineers who worked with Prince for various time periods–everything for a three-part audio and text remembrance from Rob “Cubby” Colby who was part of the core for almost a decade at both MON and FOH to a story form a Vegas sound company […]

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Change Vs Evolution (Or, Life IS Change)

By Robert Scovill / November 11, 2015

  If you’re a regular follower of my blogs, then you know I’ve been on hiatus for some time now with regard to my blogging efforts. My apologies … a certain manufacturer of live sound mixing consoles has dominated my focus over the past few months. It’s good to be back though! I hope these […]

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Courtney Love, Jenga and a Hangover

By Robert Scovill / August 20, 2015

Image by Amanda Farah (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons By Robert Scovill   Okay, so normally this not my M.O. I don’t usually take this tack toward subject matter or even people with regard to blogs or posting. Meaning: I don’t regularly feel compelled to call someone out. Now, I’m not totally […]

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Generation ConteXt

By Robert Scovill / April 24, 2015

One of my favorite jokes of all time is from the bone-dry delivery of comedian Steven Wright. It goes like this; “I was looking out my window the other night and I saw a Martian. So, I say “Hey Martian, why are you so small?” To which he replied, “I’m not small, I’m really far […]

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Welcome to Choice Fatigue

By Robert Scovill / April 22, 2015

By ROBERT SCOVILL It’s a phrase born of the new millennium and I assure you it is most definitely real. We live in a world where the fantasy is to live with no boundaries. It seems like it would be nirvana doesn’t it? A world with no rules, a world with no limits and no […]

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Too Loud? It’s Complicated

By Robert Scovill / April 8, 2015

 Oh boy, “how loud is too loud” is one sticky wicket. What seems like such a simple concept is actually quite complex in nature. With regard to government agencies regulating concert sound pressure levels; If you think the government won’t take the time to legislate it, consider that today’s Congress and Senate are currently working […]

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“Paging Dr. Moe, Dr. Curly, Dr. Larry…”

By Robert Scovill / April 8, 2015

 You can judge the maturity of a given industry or field by it’s approach to educating and training the people who want to work in that field and contribute to that industry.   For example, the medical field has been around in one form or another since the dawn of man. As techniques and knowledge […]

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