Written by Marc Henshall on May 6, 2016 under LiveMicrophones
Disclaimer: The following interview contains references to the interviewees past work with Prince, and was conducted before his untimely death on April 21st 2016. Cliff is a live sound, touring, and production specialist with comprehensive experience covering many well know acts, including Prince, Rebecca Ferguson, and Laura Mvula. Armed with a shiny new KSM8, a heap of expertise, […]
Written by Ryan Smith on April 25, 2012 under Live
Last week, I received a phone call from an industry associate that a dear friend and Flyleaf FOH engineer Rich Caldwell died in a car accident. I’ve known Rich for more than 5 years and he had one of the most positive personalities I’ve encountered as a touring engineer. He took great pride in his […]
Written by Davida Rochman on February 28, 2017 under Podcasting
Tyler Greene and Adam Yoffe, two live podcasters from the Chicago Podcast Festival, offer eight helpful how-to tips to ensure a successful transition from studio to live podcasting.
Written by Bells Driver on February 2, 2017 under Live
Working with the likes of The Kooks, Plan B, Marmozets and currently Catfish and The Bottlemen, Russ Tite is a music industry pro both in the studio and in front of the stage. He answers some questions for us below on technology, mixing and how he hates being cold.
Written by Marc Henshall on November 29, 2016 under Wireless Systems
We explore digital wireless tech by learning about what modern RF experts think of the trend towards more digital systems and the potential benefits.
Written by Marc Henshall on November 1, 2016 under Live
We caught up with FOH engineer, Bryony October who shared her experience of life on the road, including some unmissable advice for any new engineers getting started with live sound.
Written by Marc Henshall on August 24, 2016 under Live
Well known for her earlier work with the Noisettes, Bryony October’s story is one of classic hard work and determination to make it in an industry where it’s notoriously difficult to get your first break. We caught up with her between tours.
Written by Marc Henshall on July 1, 2016 under Theater
Gareth Owen is an acclaimed British sound designer whose portfolio includes many of the world’s biggest musical theatre spectaculars, including ‘Disney’s Hunchback Of Notre Dame,’Sister Act’, ‘Hairspray’, and ‘Disney’s Little Mermaid’ to name just a few.
Written by Ryan Smith on April 13, 2016 under Live
Ryan Smith of Shure Artist Relations talks with the owner and head of audio at this beloved Nashville venue to learn the secret of their 25-year success.
Written by Ryan Smith on March 16, 2016 under LiveMicrophones
Maroon 5 Monitor Engineer Kevin Glendinning and Front-of-House Engineer Jim Ebdon share some tips and tricks they employ to combat crowd noise on a nightly basis.
Written by Marc Henshall on January 21, 2016 under Microphones
The Shure KSM8 Dualdyne is the world’s first dual diaphragm dynamic handheld microphone – a ground-breaking feat of engineering that essentially reverses the flow of a dynamic mic. To explain what makes this so significant, we take a look at the Shure Unidyne.
Written by Ryan Smith on September 30, 2015 under Live
FOH Engineer-turned-Show Production Designer Pete Healey reflects on his journey with country artist Luke Bryan from the early days to stadium shows.
Written by Davida Rochman on July 10, 2015 under Live
Key Chang, FOH engineer for bluegrass duo Dailey & Vincent, shares the “reel-life” challenges of shooting a live concert DVD with a cast of thousands.
Written by Ryan Smith on May 13, 2015 under Live
After years of watching artists and engineers work together, Ryan Smith began collecting their thoughts on the nature of their relationship, beginning with their ideal version of it.
Written by Davida Rochman on March 27, 2015 under House of WorshipPersonal Monitoring SystemsWireless Systems
Aaron Padilla, audio director at Bayside Church and tour manager for Lincoln Brewster, explains what it takes to train a small army of volunteers to pull off 11 services a week across multiple portable and fixed congregations for thousands of worshippers without missing a beat.
Written by Brooke Giddens on December 3, 2014 under Live
David Levin and Juan Garcia-Spitz share with us the biggest differences between being a FOH engineer with touring acts vs. having residency as an engineer at a venue.
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