Craig Leerman

What Goes Up Should Not Come Down

By Craig Leerman May 16, 2017

To most of us working in professional production, rigging refers to flying loudspeakers, truss, lighting and scenery in the air. It’s a black art performed… Read More

Road Test: Audio-Technica ATM350a

By Craig Leerman March 15, 2017

Audio-Technica ATM350a systems include a compact instrument microphone with a range of proprietary UniMount components that facilitate mounting to almost anything. The mic measures just… Read More

In Focus: A Variety Of Paths

By Craig Leerman March 9, 2017

Dynamic microphones are the most popular for instrument amplifiers because they’re rugged, and many models are designed to handle high SPL. The venerable Shure SM57… Read More

Computer World In Live Audio

By Craig Leerman January 3, 2017

Of all the tools my company brings to shows, computers (in laptop form) are certainly among the most important. They allow us to edit and… Read More

Bringing Subtle Matters Into Focus

By Craig Leerman December 6, 2016

Acoustic performances, and the instruments themselves, usually need to be handled differently than the electronic side of things. Thumping kick drums, compressed bass guitars… Read More

Spotlight: An Eye On DI

By Craig Leerman December 1, 2016

In its most basic form, a DI – also known as a direct box and short for “direct injection” and/or “direct insert” – takes an… Read More

In Focus: Taming The Beast

By Craig Leerman November 1, 2016

We’ve all been there. The room is highly reflective or the PA can’t be placed in a preferred location for whatever reason. Or both. Ideally,… Read More

Connection & Deployment

By Craig Leerman October 7, 2016

Sometimes the differences between a good and a great system design are the “little things” like cables, connectors, mounts, stands, rigging, and so on. So… Read More