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FixIt: Jayme Braun

FOH engineer Jayme Braun recently finished up the third leg of the Adore 2007 tour. You can also find Braun mixing house for JoJo,...

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FixIt: Dave Guerin

Monitor engineer Dave Guerin recently road-tested the DiGiCo D5 Version 4 upgrade for The Pogues' Christmas tour. Entec Sound and Light supplied the console,

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Daly Survives With CONEQ

For the final live telecast of Survivor: China, sound designer and lead mixing engineer Bill Daly relied on the Real Sound Lab CONEQ tuning...

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FixIt: Brent Rawlings

Front-of-house engineer Brent Rawlings is relying on a Britannia Row-supplied Turbosound Aspect system during Kings of Leon's European tour. This is a

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FOH Mixing

You’re too far back. Why can’t I just hang the P.A., for goodness sake? Does the vocalist really need to cup the mic? I...

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FixIt: Bryan Worthen

Front-of-house engineer Bryan Worthen is mixing a nine-date UK arena tour for Foo Fighters. He's manning two DiGiCo D5s to handle the show's double...

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P.A. Showcase at ET Live!

ET Live!, held during the LDI 2007 conference (November 16-18, 2007) in Orlando, employed six P.A. systems and requisite concert gear (including front-of-house

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Festival Work

The personnel on the stage are critical. At Strawberry, Tony Williams does a fantastic job organizing and deciding which inputs go where. Especially in...

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Sound Design

The songs are well-known, but the dialog is very funny. Chris Egan's orchestrations are crafted not only to enhance the pop songs, but also...

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Mic Choices

One of our goals was to create an SR system with a huge wow factor for the audience, while providing outstanding audio excitement for...

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All-Around Good Tips

The supercardioid 105 capsule is not for everyone. It depends on the artist and the situation. What helps with Mary is that the drummer...

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The Analog Option

I wanted to avoid the increasingly popular trend of wedging highly complex and powerful consoles — digital or analog — into simple and relatively...

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Digital, Digital, Digital

Managing snapshots, presets and safes: These can be incredible tools for helping you manage a complex show, one that has multiple bands, a high...

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On Outboard Gear

I'll take the preamp sends from the direct outs of the mixing console and send them to the 24 analog inputs of the...

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Vocals Are Key

When you're working with a vocal-oriented artist or group, time is a major factor. A fix for placing a vocal in a group is...

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Back That System Up

With 50,000 screaming fans, system crashes are not an option! My trick for fail-safe operation is set up two Pro Tools rigs with a...

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Drum Work

If you're having trouble capturing the “complete” snare sound, multiple microphones on the snare top might be a solution. Place two dynamic mics at...

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Getting the Guitar

We use acoustic guitars with onboard batteries driving the pickups on a number of Ricky's songs. When these feed wireless systems using companders, the...

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Onstage Sound

Here are some quick fixes for onstage sound: Try placing sidefills low on their side and angling them up with 2×4s. This reduces floor...

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FixIt: Richard Brooker

Sound designer Richard Brooker on finding a balance between high-energy pop numbers and dialog for new musical Never Forget: The songs are well-known,

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FixIt: Rick Reith

Rick Reith is currently tour managing and mixing front of house for Eric Johnson and Fuel. Here's a technique to fatten up your front-of-house...

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