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Courtney Love, Jenga and a Hangover

By Robert Scovill / August 20, 2015

Image by Amanda Farah (Flickr) [CC BY 2.0 (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/2.0)], via Wikimedia Commons By Robert Scovill   Okay, so normally this not my M.O. I don’t usually take this tack toward subject matter or even people with regard to blogs or posting. Meaning: I don’t regularly feel compelled to call someone out. Now, I’m not totally […]

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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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Pirates and Thieves? Sounds Good…

By Pooch / April 24, 2015

  The live sound industry seems to attract pirates and thieves. In a captain Jack Sparrow kind of a way, we meander thru on our Prevost pirate ships coming soon to a town near you. I had the pleasure of attending Webster University’s Audio Engineering Society earlier this year. It was really a pleasure to lecture […]

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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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The Politics of Live Sound Mixing and the Sacrificial Lamb

By Pooch / April 8, 2015

OH yes, the politics.  The dirty little secret of live sound mixing.  I believe that, on any given day, 50% of our job is politics and 50% of our job is actually mixing.   The problem is that MOST times this is out of wack, one way or another. Somtimes our job is 90% politics […]

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This Week On Roadie TV: Snooky Tunes the PA

By Robert Scovill / April 8, 2015

“Roadie Reality TV” … is this what it’s come to? Yep, you heard me right. I guess it was only a matter of time  wasn’t it? I saw the announcement posted on a popular road crew job placement website the other day that producers and writers are assembling a casting call for a road crew reality show […]

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Keep Them Dancing

By Bill Evans / April 8, 2015

By Brad Madix   Ed. Note: We sent the linked article to a couple of A-list engineers who sent us some great stuff. Thanks to Brad Madix for making sure I did not make a total idiot out of myself by confusing the 6 dB number that represents a doubling of actual SPL with the […]

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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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Kevin Madigan On the Crosby/Nash Express

By Bill Evans / April 8, 2015

Kevin Madigan took some time out from a Crosby and Nash one-off in Las Vegas to talk with SPL about everything from his new console, to the prospect of touring Europe using rented instruments, to making sure the Wood Police don’t seize the vintage instruments his bosses have been playing for years. You can get […]

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Sound Bytes: Ace Baker

By Bill Evans / April 8, 2015

Michael “Ace” Baker is one of those guys who does not specialize. The weekend we got with him he was doing Colin Haye between two New Edition gigs after a short run with Joan Osborne and before dates with Sheila E. And he just got the Chickenfoot tour. Sweet.

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