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%[...]
Polarity Versus Phase
One of the most often misused terms among audio people is “phase”.  “Sound’s like it’s out of phase...” seems to[...]
Too Loud? It's Complicated
 Oh boy, “how loud is too loud” is one sticky wicket. What seems like such a simple concept is actually[...]
Kevin Madigan On the Crosby/Nash Express
Kevin Madigan took some time out from a Crosby and Nash one-off in Las Vegas to talk with SPL about[...]
Competition Versus Cooperation
The live audio field is historically a very competitive business. Those that get far and have long careers in this[...]
This Week On Roadie TV: Snooky Tunes the PA
“Roadie Reality TV” … is this what it’s come to? Yep, you heard me right. I guess it was only[...]
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[...]
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[...]
Death By YouTube
Snake Newton on working with Duran Duran and "Death By YouTube."[...]
Keep Them Dancing
By Brad Madix   Ed. Note: We sent the linked article to a couple of A-list engineers who sent us[...]
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[...]
I AM An Artist
BY KEITH NACHODSKY   It was about ten minutes until doors. I was the sound engineer for the show. Something[...]

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