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[...]
Keep Them Dancing
By Brad Madix   Ed. Note: We sent the linked article to a couple of A-list engineers who sent us[...]
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%[...]
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[...]
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. [...]
It's That Time of the Year
It’s festival season. Systems Engineers all over the world are pouring over riders and input lists, programming consoles and system[...]
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[...]
I Don't Care if It's Black Sabbath Or the Pope
I was fortunate to work several campaign events this year.  At the most recent one there was a heavy emphasis[...]
The Rant Zone--Running Amuck In Winnemucca
SPL Video Blogger/Gear Reviewer/Soundco Owner Known as Big Daddy AKA Larry Hall of HAS Productions in Las Vegas tells a[...]
Generation ConteXt
One of my favorite jokes of all time is from the bone-dry delivery of comedian Steven Wright. It goes like[...]
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[...]
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[...]

Featured Video Content