M Erik Matlock

When The Show Hits The Fan

By M. Erik Matlock July 20, 2017

In the midst of a fairly frantic load-in for a show in San Antonio, we made a horrible discovery. The lighting rig, the sound system,… Read More

Review: TF-RACK From Yamaha

By M. Erik Matlock June 6, 2017

Earlier this year, Yamaha introduced the TF-RACK, a compact rack-mount version of the company’s TF Series digital mixing consoles. Offering all of the features… Read More

Moving Target Technology

By M. Erik Matlock March 30, 2017

I once heard the phrase “moving target technology” as a way of explaining what we are up against as graybeards in this industry. Technology is… Read More

Surviving The Trade Show Experience

By M. Erik Matlock February 3, 2017

Going to trade shows generally provokes mixed feelings. There’s a certain degree of excitement, since we are mostly kids at heart, especially when faced with… Read More

Mixing Advice For The Newbie

By M. Erik Matlock December 7, 2016

I took guitar lessons over this past summer. I’ve been around bands and music my entire life, and at one point was an unbelievably… Read More

Dude, Where’s My Gear?

By M. Erik Matlock September 26, 2016

As I waited patiently through dozens of random items donated for a local auction, the moment finally came… A box of microphones donated from a… Read More