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Mark Frink is a touring sound engineer who has mixed monitors for numerous top artists.
Latest Posts by Mark
Capturing Guitar Amps In The Wild
There are almost as many ways to capture guitar amplifier sound with a microphone as there are for a piano. And as with piano (and…
The Heart Of It All: Capturing Drum Sound
The drum sound is the heart of any band mix: kick drum keeps the pulse going, while the snare drives the rhythm and the overall…
The Grand Mother
Ask 100 sound engineers how to mike a piano and you’ll get 99 ideas. The piano is the Mother of Musical Creation, the heart of…
Road Test: QSC TouchMix-30 Pro Digital Mixer
I love the QSC TouchMix-30 Pro’s big desk features and sound. Years ago I worked for Tony Bennett and regularly used a 48-channel desk for…
Letting It Ride
The input list and stage plot is the audio core of any technical rider and the road map for organizing stage equipment and console inputs.
Special Considerations: Working With True Singers
Welcome to mixing monitor sound for a singer. There are many kinds of professional entertainers, songwriters and celebrities, but when working for that breed of…
Taking The Direct Route
In audio there are inputs and outputs, sometimes called sources and destinations. Audio input sources break down into two basic types: microphones and direct inputs…
Yours, Mine Or Ours?
Sharing is the very definition of a multi-act music festival, though some shares are bigger than others. Various performing artists or groups take turns…
Backstage Class: Modern Drum Techniques In Sound Reinforcement
Years ago, drum sounds were created with a narrow, well-defined selection of standard microphones and console EQ, plus outboard gates, reverbs and a few compressors,…
Yes, I know. When I first saw TouchMix at NAMM two years ago, I thought it was a toy, but while I…
The Backbeat Goes On: Microphones & Techniques For Snare Drum
A few easy rules are helpful, along with some simple tools
File Based Touring: What’s In Your Mic Box?
Digital consoles have produced many benefits and changes to touring live sound workflow. Instant reset-ability, automated scene changes and multi-band festivals on a single…
Easy Live Recording With Dante, MADI And More
It’s been said that if it weren’t for the musicians and the audience, concert sound would be a lot more fun. Even if you don’t…
Big, Bigger & Biggest Digital Consoles
Before the advent of stereo in-ear monitors and double-miking instruments, long before dedicated effects and “sweetening” tracks (and “click”), way before the B-stage and the…
One Last Tour
How does a world-class front-of-house engineer support a fastidious megastar who is very particular about every aspect of music production making his grand exit to…