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Author: Bill Evans

Do You Remember? Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 Celebrates “21st Night of September”

For close to 50 years, EARTH WIND & FIRE have been playing to sold-out audiences around the globe with their classic R&B and jazz sound. Recently, Eighth Day Sound, the band’s North American and European audio provider, has added a Yamaha RIVAGE PM10 Digital Audio Console at front of house. Prior to band rehearsals and hitting the road with the PM10 at Fantasy Springs Casino & Resort in Indio, CA in late August, Yamaha Professional Audio gave engineer Terry (TJ) Jackson a run-through. An independent live sound engineer for over 33 years, Jackson has been mixing EW&F for the...

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Why I Have–Finally–Given Up on eBay… And Why You Might Want To

I did not come to this decision lightly. I have been an eBay user for a very long time. Since the late ’90s. I was an eBay user since before they went public. I’ve used it to buy and to sell. But mostly to buy. It has come to the point where I check eBay before buying anything from printer ink cartridges to a new door handle for my car. Actually I guess that tense is wrong. It should read “checked.” So, I guess the question has to be “why”? Why am I turning my back–and encouraging everyone I...

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Playing the Back Nine

By Martin “Shrek” Frey For those of us unfamiliar with golf-related terminology, “The Back Nine” refers to the second half of play on any typical 18-hole golf course.  Upon completion of “The Front Nine”, golfers then make “The Turn”. At the turn, a quick break for liquid refreshment and perhaps a hotdog and/or snack are often hastily enjoyed before continuing onto “The Back Nine” holes and completing the round. After nearly 35 years of being actively employed in the live audio industry, I’ve already made “The Turn” as it were. I am somewhere on “The Back Nine” and still...

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The Last Resort Festival

BY MONTY LEE WILKES Monty Lee was one of the first A-List guys I met. Summer 2002. I had just moved into the big boy chair and been hired to launch a brand new audio mag called Front of House. The gig was a Wango Tango KISS-FM deal at the Rose Bowl in Pasadena. Same gig where I met Pooch. I don’t even remember who I was sent there to meet. Monty Lee was mixing Lisa Marie Presley, Pooch was mixing KISS. I still remember him carrying in a TC pitch corrector and telling the patch guy to make...

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Don’t Look Back, You Can Never Look Back

This will probably be a disjointed mess. There has been a lot on my mind. Some of it audio but most of it loosely connected at best. I’ve been staying—largely—away from Facebook these days. Partially because I spend about 50 hours a week dealing with social media in my “other” life and partially just because, to steal the Betty White meme from a few years ago, it really is an enormous waste of time. And in an election year I tend to lose friends. But in the small amount that I am on… A few years ago, my wife...

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