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Craig has worked in a wide range of roles in professional audio for more than 30 years in a dynamic career that encompasses touring, theater, live televised broadcast events and even concerts at the White House. Currently he owns and operates Tech Works, a regional production company that focuses on corporate events based in Reno.
Latest Posts by Craig
Hooked: Confessions Of A Gearaholic
Hi. My name is Craig, and I’m a gearaholic. I tried to find a 12-step program, but quite frankly if I have to move gear…
Not So Fast… Mixing And Routing Advantages In The Analog Realm
For years, many have reported the death of analog equipment, especially large-frame consoles, but the truth is that they still see widespread use in shows…
Microfiles: Shure Model 55—The History Of A True Classic
Ask any person on the planet to think of a vintage microphone, and the Shure Model 55 is what probably comes to mind. This iconic…
Stage Monitoring 101: The Essentials
It can be tough performing live on a stage – all the noise, Noise, NOISE. This is the first thing in my mind when doing…
Alternate Universe: What If You Didn’t Work In Production?
Recently I was talking with a colleague backstage while waiting for doors to open at a show, and we got on the subject of our…
From Here To There: The Logistics Of Professional Audio
I started out in “show business” as a musician playing in a local band with my high school buddies. Before our first gig we held…
Streaming & Casting
As audio professionals, we’re usually not concerned with how the content of podcasts and webcasts is delivered. Our focus is getting quality audio to the…
Key Maintenance Factors And Approaches For Microphones
Like every other item in the system chain, microphones belong on your PM (Preventive Maintenance) schedule in addition to regular cleaning and repair as needed.
The Basics Of Analog & Digital Cabling For Professional Audio
A while back, one of the neighbors in the industrial complex where I keep my shop came over to say hello while I was in…
Captured For Posterity: Microphone Choice & Application For Live Recording
When done well, a live recording captures the energy and personality of the performance, along with the ambiance and (if desired) audience response. There are…
Road Test: QSC CP Series Loudspeakers
The just-introduced CP Series of compact powered loudspeakers from QSC are available in 8- (CP8) and 12-inch (CP12) versions, both with a 1.4-inch compression…
Cast Of Characters: Ever Worked With Any Of These Folks?
Over the years I’ve had the pleasure of working with many great folks in our business… and then there were these people. Twisty Knob Guy:…
Road Test: The New Yamaha DXS15mkII
The new DXS15mkII is a portable, powered subwoofer with a 15-inch cone driver housed in a plywood cabinet that includes a class D amplifier stated…
“Tap-Tap-Tap, Is This Thing On?”
There are many different ways of checking PA systems. Some of us play music and walk around the venue, while others use sweeps or pink…
Pre-Planning: The Real Gig Happens Before The Show
Many of us are masters at the logistical side of loading and unloading trucks and moving gear. Correctly positioning and tuning the PA for the…