From the SoundProLive Bloggers

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.

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"So to achieve your desired results, you're talking about, say, at lest eighteen inches of water down that trail leading up the hill?" front of house asked monitors with an expansive wave of his arm toward the window...

The art of designing a sound system is really very simple. Does it meet and conform to GODs laws of physics or not. (Uh, oh math). There is no such thing as “Magic Ears”. Feelings do not count. Describing sound through colors does not cut it

I've been so focused on being a console snob that I neglected to consider or remember that only about 10 years ago I was mixing on a beat up Crest GT40 with random outboard gear

In my travels around the globe, both on behalf of Avid Technologies as well as for my touring clients, I have met countless men and women who desire to get into the field of music production. In nearly every one of those encounters there is one undeniable thread that runs through them; the quest for more knowledge on the subject and more “training”.

Over the years, I have been faced with making the conversion from freelancer to production company man and back to freelancer. Sometimes i made the decision and sometimes the decision was made for me.