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Optimizing Playback Tracks For Live Performance

By Robert Caprio / July 23, 2015

This is a plea to all those studio guys who are prepping tracks for an artist to go out and perform with.  You might think you’re doing all us live guys (actually, I do lots of both, as many of us do) a favor by making the tracks sound BIG by using lots of compression […]

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Waves Plugins On Tour With The Band Perry

By spladmin / July 21, 2015

Live FOH engineer Jon Garber (The Band Perry, Rascal Flatts, Brad Paisley, Brian McComas, Julie Roberts) uses DiGiGrid MGO and Waves MultiRack to run Waves plugins on tour with The Band Perry. Garber notes: “In this production I am using a Studer Vista 5SR. In order to use Waves tools in low latency on my […]

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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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Mixing Live Jazz Shows

By Dave Kuhn / June 18, 2015

There are very few hard and fast rules to mixing any kind of music, but here are some techniques that have worked for me and my colleagues when manning FOH at a jazz performance.   Jazz in 2012 is probably one of the most diverse genres in music to mix. A jazz performance can consist […]

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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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R-E-S-P-E-C-T

By Robert Caprio / May 22, 2015

Aretha said it best. You either have it or you don’t and these days I see less and less of it. When I’m not on tour I do a lot of work with local sound companies and as such I do a lot of corporate events. One company I work with has an exclusive contract […]

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The Fallacy of (Just) Drinking Water

By Antonio Luna / May 21, 2015

BY ANTONIO LUNA The summer festival season is just around the corner and the local sound company is starting to feel the uptick in gigs.  You are out deploying sound systems for ACME Audio at a music festival.  You have three rigs to jam into 3 different tents.  The forecast is for sun, temp of […]

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VUE Lights Up Las Vegas

By Bill Evans / May 14, 2015

HAS Productions recently provided a large all-VUE Audiotechnik system for the 23rd Annual City of Lights jazz festival in downtown Las Vegas. “When you’re doing a jazz festival, every nuance is important,” he continues. “Subtleties and dynamics are everything with these amazing, talented musicians, therefore the VUE rig is the only system we would have taken […]

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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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