In Episode 1 with Chris Diener, he explains how he became the front of house engineer for popular country artist Kelsea Ballerini as well as his view that one of the big appeals of working in live sound is it’s high-pressure atmosphere and immediacy. He also talks about the environment where he works and his enjoyment of building teams that work well together.
And in Episode 2 with Chris, he focuses on the vocal processing of Yamaha RIVAGE PM consoles and shares his techniques that help vocals sit optimially in mixes.
Host Russ Long is a top touring and multi-platinum recording and mix engineer who has worked in professional audio for more than 30 years. Following a decade as Steven Curtis Chapman’s FOH engineer, he has spent over 12 years mixing FOH for Amy Grant, and has also mixed numerous high-profile events such as the KLOVE Music awards, the Challenge America Musical Gala at the Kennedy Center in Washington DC, and Barbara Bush’s 90th birthday concert featuring Reba McEntire, Michael W. Smith and Amy Grant.
More Facts & Faders:
Phish FOH Engineer Garry Brown, Episode 1
Phish FOH Engineer Garry Brown, Episodes 2 & 3
Elton John FOH Engineer Matt Herr, Episodes 1 & 2
Elton John FOH Engineer Matt Herr, Episode 3
Kevin Kimmel Of Yamaha Commercial Audio, Episode 1
Kevin Kimmel Of Yamaha Commercial Audio, Episodes 2 & 3
Steely Dan & Paul Simon FOH Engineer Michael “Coach” Conner, Episodes 1 & 2
Steely Dan And Paul Simon FOH Engineer Michael “Coach” Conner, Episode 3