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Old Sound Man is a recurring column that is hilarious and informative at the same time. He answers your questions which provides him with both the chance to pontificate and provide useful information.
Latest Posts by Old Soundman
The Old Soundman: Stage Volume & Singer Freaking
Dear Old Soundman, I occasionally run sound for a band that tends to play at local hole-in-the-wall venues. O.K., we feel sorry for you, now…
The Old Soundman: Nicknames & Advice For A Youngster
Dear Old Soundman: I don’t have a nickname. How do I get one? Do I need one? Sincerely, Scohen Dude! You absolutely need one!…
Old Soundman: Chuck It All For A Sound Career?
Dear Old Soundman: I’ve been asked to be the “sound dude” (or “concert operations manager” as I prefer to call it)… That’s kind of funny,…
The Old Soundman: Salary & Benefits
What’s wrong with this Steve guy? Here he has a lifestyle that 80 percent of humanity cannot even dream of achieving, and he wants to…
The Old Soundman: Witty Phrases Designed To Tame A “Rack Monster”
Dear OSM: I’ve read your articles with great amusement, and have always admired your witty yet direct prose. Go to the head of the class…
Old Soundman: Dealing With Critics In The Audience
Why is it that people like us, night after night dealing with musicians, and the person at every gig that comes up and says the…
Old Soundman: Deep Questions & Intriguing Quests
Greetings, Old Soundman, from the Great North Woods— And greetings to you from my secret location! I’m not all that old, only been riding the…
The Old Soundman: Dealing With Getting Walked On
“Getting ahead without being a jerk” is actually what our young friend said he wanted to discuss. I will use the pseudonym “Oz Man” for…
The Old Soundman: A Glimpse Into The Tool Bag Of A Legend
An individual who corresponds to the description of a fugitive known to viewers of “America’s Most Wanted” and “Cops” known only as “JR” sent in…
The Old Soundman: Studio Versus Front Of House
Dear Old Soundman: Studio engineers verses front of house engineers – can they be one and the same? Studio guys don’t want to let…
The Old Soundman: Songs For Testing A System
There’s so much hating going on nowadays! We even see it among over-the-hill yuppie sound guys who have heard songs by a certain band played…
The Old Soundman: Approaches To Miking A Piano Outdoors
Listen to a Diana Krall record. Al Schmitt is the man.
The Old Soundman: Dealing With Indoor & Outdoor Venue Issues
Think it’s a picnic running sound inside a club? Think it’s nothin’ but a party running sound outside? The OSM has news for you!
The Old Soundman: Guitar Cab Mics & Urban Myths
"X" marks the magic spot... Or does it?
Old Soundman: The Limits Of Primate Principles
Yes, he really did say "feedbacks"