Written by Ryan Smith on March 12, 2012 under Artists
Twenty Minutes! That’s how long it took for 3 Ryman shows with Mumford & Sons to sell out. I decided to wait and catch the last night, March 8. Also on the bill was new Shure Endorsers’ Dawes. This would be...
Written by Ryan Smith on April 15, 2011 under Artists
April 12, 2011 Schuba’s Tavern – Chicago, IL My parents were married about 3 blocks away from Schuba’s. It’s always great to be able to drive down Belmont Avenue in Chicago and still see the church, and...
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on December 8, 2014 under Events
If you want to learn how to navigate multiple channels of wireless, get the help you need from the experts at SynAudCon’s two-day Making Wireless Work training at the American Airlines Training and Conference Center on January 3...
Written by Brooke Giddens on December 3, 2014 under Artists
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.
Written by Davida Rochman on November 14, 2014 under Education
Les Banks of the legendary Ryman Auditorium and Cliff Miller, who has handled audio for nearly every major bluegrass act, explain which mics and techniques deliver that pure acoustic sound from the stage to the audience.
Written by Cory Lorentz on November 12, 2014 under Education
Good mic techniques are intuitive enough that even small children can execute them with no prompting. Somewhere along the path to adulthood, however, that intuition fades. This post series will help you get that intuition back.
Written by Brooke Giddens on November 6, 2014 under Artists
Shure Associates share what they like about hearing certain genres of music in certain places with certain technologies. Tell us about your listening habits!
Written by Ryan Smith on October 16, 2014 under Artists
Watching an artist change and grow over the years is a rewarding experience. Check out the iTunes and Spotify links to Hannah Ford's latest project, PLECTRUMELECTRUM, with Prince's group 3RDEYEGIRL.
Written by Davida Rochman on September 2, 2014 under Education
Nearly two miles of shoreline along Madison’s Lake Monona set the stage for themed music in three zones along the festival’s viewing area, a music stage with five bands, and a late-night fireworks display.
Written by Davida Rochman on August 25, 2014 under Education
When Mix and other leading audio publications start devoting ink to digital audio networking for live sound and broadcasting applications, there’s more than a revolution in the making. The future has arrived.
Written by Brooke Giddens on August 8, 2014 under Artists
Brooke Winners THE FOOD. OMG. Martin Doherty of CHVRCHES’ dance moves! I mean, that dude went crazy. It was like a mix of moshing and the Charleston. Fireworks at Calvin Harris’ headlining show! Smallpools’...
Written by Cheryl Jennison DaProza on July 31, 2014 under News
Our friend, Meghan Brown, wrote this guest blog for Featured News… GRAMMY Camp! Have you heard of it? It’s an awesome summer camp program that brings high school students together for a 10 day total music immersion. Last...
Written by Cory Lorentz on July 8, 2014 under Artists
In 1976, I was breaking into the business, but I didn’t know how to get access to shows. One night, I went to the Ivanhoe Theater in Chicago to try to talk my way in. I figured a small place would be easier. I went to the...
Written by Cory Lorentz on June 19, 2014 under Artists
In March of 2003, I got a call from a publicist from Lave Records, asking me if I wanted to do a shoot with a band she worked with. They were called O.A.R., and they were playing at the Aragon Ballroom. I had never heard of them,...
Written by Brooke Giddens on June 18, 2014 under Artists
Tegan and Sara, where do you even begin with these two? The duo have been around for 15 years + and they can still play a sold out show in Chicago! There are few pop culture things that I feel like I’ve “grown...
Written by Brooke Giddens on June 11, 2014 under Artists
Last week, I started a mini-blog series featuring CMT Crossroads. I shared with you a few of my favorites, but let’s be real…you could watch any CMT Crossroads session and they would be good! I went into watching this week’s...
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