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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 […]


Miking a Guitar Amp WIthout a Mic Stand

By Robert Caprio / April 14, 2015

When you get to the point where you are playing rooms big enough where you have to actually mic your guitar amp instead of being constantly told to turn it the hell down, you may be faced with an “issue.” As long as the venue is providing sound or there is a sound company involved, […]


Strangeways Here We Come

By Robert Caprio / April 8, 2015

I’ve known for some time now that I do certain things differently than most other engineers and techs I meet.  Case in point: my input list.  Like almost everyone mine starts with the kick & snare.  The thing that throws people off is that I next have the lowest floor tom, then the mid toms […]


The Worst Part of Being an Engineer

By Robert Caprio / April 7, 2015

For me, it is the aggravation of not being able to put on the best show possible or to not have control over what I need to make that happen. Due to an enormous number of varied circumstances, sometimes the show is just not as good as it could have been. At times I have […]


Those Gigs That Make them All Worthwhile.

By Ace Baker / January 30, 2014

I’m pretty sure I’d be right on point if I were to say that just about all of us in the music industry are in it because of the passion we have for music. I know it’s not always about the money, it certainly isn’t for me. If it was all about the money for […]


This Crazy Gig!

By Ace Baker / June 26, 2013

As I surpass the two year mark mixing FOH for Cee Lo Green I figured I’d let you all in on some of the more interesting facets of this gig.

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