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FixIt: Duncan Sheik FOH Engineer Adam Robinson

Read live sound engineer Adam Robinson on mixing Duncan Sheik

Adam Robinson

At FOH, the versatility really just continues for me. As sound engineers, we all become very familiar with the sound of those 1/3-octave centers and think of our tunings in that respect. So many times, I’ve started thinking, “I need less 800 Hz in this system” only to put a filter in at 800 and find that it’s not exactly what I was hearing. A sweep in either direction locates that problem zone at maybe 750 or 900, etc. Any parametric EQ can help achieve this but the Lake is one of the few where I can grab a tablet, sit in the audience and make my changes away from the console, which today seems to get put in worse and worse positions at venues.