The Worst Part of Being an Engineer
For me, it is the aggravation of not being able to put on the best show possible or to not[...]
Thunder Audio, Deep Purple and an Orchestra
A legendarily loud band with an orchestra on a tour just about long enough to get things really dialed in[...]
Keep Them Dancing
By Brad Madix   Ed. Note: We sent the linked article to a couple of A-list engineers who sent us[...]
Martin Frey On Preparation, Musical Range and Listening To Lots Of Music
Wow, it's been while. Our first sit-down with Shrek. At the Railhead venue inside Boulder Station in, Las Vegas NV.[...]
Miking a Guitar Amp WIthout a Mic Stand
When you get to the point where you are playing rooms big enough where you have to actually mic your[...]
It's December Again
It’s that time of year when many of us find ourselves winding down for the season. Festivals are all but[...]
Competition Versus Cooperation
The live audio field is historically a very competitive business. Those that get far and have long careers in this[...]
Synergy: The Mix Engineer And The System Engineer Relationship
BY MARTIN FREY   As a live FOH mix engineer, I’ve made it my business over the years to learn[...]
Time is Blowing In the Wind
Stevie Wonder's performance at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 25th Anniversary show was off the hook. And a[...]
Strangeways Here We Come
I've known for some time now that I do certain things differently than most other engineers and techs I meet. [...]
Generation ConteXt
One of my favorite jokes of all time is from the bone-dry delivery of comedian Steven Wright. It goes like[...]
The Politics of Live Sound Mixing and the Sacrificial Lamb
OH yes, the politics.  The dirty little secret of live sound mixing.  I believe that, on any given day, 50%[...]

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