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Synergy: The Mix Engineer And The System Engineer Relationship

By Martin Frey / April 24, 2015

BY MARTIN FREY   As a live FOH mix engineer, I’ve made it my business over the years to learn as much as I could about the basic principles of sound system physics.  This philosophy has given me two great advantages as a mixer:   The ability to successfully trouble-shoot and best optimize any PA […]

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Competition Versus Cooperation

By Dave Kuhn / April 24, 2015

The live audio field is historically a very competitive business. Those that get far and have long careers in this business have to have skill and a passion for the job beyond just a paycheck. Before the advent of schools geared toward the audio field, live engineers came up thru a difficult “apprenticeship”—sweeping the warehouse, […]

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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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Getting the Gig Right Starts Early

By Bill Evans / April 24, 2015

The great thing about teaching is that it helps one organize their thoughts into cohesive ideas. The other day, while I was imparting my vast storehouse of knowledge to some up and coming engineers, I mentioned that there are a few different approaches to creating a live mix and for the most part, barring any […]

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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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It’s December Again

By Martin Frey / April 14, 2015

It’s that time of year when many of us find ourselves winding down for the season. Festivals are all but finished.  Many touring bands have already unloaded their busses, trailers and trucks, etc. and put everything into storage (with care) until whenever “next year” is going start.   If you’re lucky enough to have a […]

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2013 and Beyond

By Robert Caprio / April 14, 2015

First of all, Happy New Year everyone.  I hope that 2013 brings us all health, happiness and prosperity.  My resolution is to spend more quality time with the people I love and that love me.  Most importantly my lovely wife Jacki, without whom I’d likely be one miserable SOB.  I was fortunately able to spend […]

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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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Thunder Audio, Deep Purple and an Orchestra

By Bill Evans / April 8, 2015

A legendarily loud band with an orchestra on a tour just about long enough to get things really dialed in before it ended. Just another summer romp for this crew from Detroit-based Thunder Audio. Click HERE or on the photo below to go to the SPL Active eZine for text, pics, crew and gear lists and a […]

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