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Steve Jennings

Bay Area editorial photographer Steve Jennings has been covering the music scene for the past 30+ years. He first started working with Mix in 1990. Steve covers live performance and photo sessions with musicians, as well as production events and high-profile celebrity events.

Chance The Rapper

“I’m mixing on a Solid State Logic L500 Plus console,” says FOH engineer Kyle Bulman. “It has a great sound, workflow and there’s a bit of that classic SSL character in the preamp. But the converters and mix engine really stand in a league of their own. The front end is so good that it does remind me of a top-shelf analog desk. The character of each microphone and DI is on full display in a way......

Red Hot Chili Peppers "The Getaway Tour"

The Red Hot Chili Peppers—Anthony Kiedis, vocals; Flea, bass; Chad Smith, drums; and Josh Klinghoffer, guitar—brought The Getaway Tour to Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., in early March. Rat Sound of Camarillo, Calif., provided the complete production package.“This is my first tour mixing the RHCP,” says veteran FOH engineer Sean “Sully” Sullivan, center, with systems design and engineer Jim......

Twenty One Pilots

Mix caught up with the band Twenty One Pilots—Tyler Joseph on vocals/keyboards, Josh Dun on drums—at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., on February 11. Now on the third leg of an enormously successful two-year run that started in 2015 with the Blurryface Tour, TØP has continued with the Emotional Roadshow 2017 tour, running through April in the States before heading to Australia. The tour is......

All Access: Drake

Drake performed three nights in the Bay Area in mid- to late-September, two at Oracle Arena in Oakland and then at the SAP Center in San Jose, where Mix caught up with the audio team just a couple of weeks before the tour was postponed due to the artist’s ankle injury. ......

All Access: U2 iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour 2015

U2 has brought it back inside arenas, playing multiple dates in various cities, again with huge, stellar production values. Mix caught the fourth date of the iNNOCENCE + eXPERIENCE Tour at the SAP Center in San Jose, Calif., where a ramp extended from the main stage all the way down the center of the arena to a circular B-stage, where the band performed several numbers. There’s also a huge LED......

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