In Episode 116, the audio crew for country music star Luke Combs checks in from rehearsals where they’re getting ready to go on tour to discuss the family nature of production crews, share some fun road stories, talk about outboard gear, and more. The Signal To Noise podcast is sponsored by Audix and Allen & Heath.
Front of house engineer Todd “Peepa” Lewis has worked with Combs for five years, starting with the artist when he was playing 200- to 300-capacity venues. Monitor engineer Michael “Zuehs” Zuehsow and RF/monitor tech Dan McLaughlin both came aboard about three years ago.
Lewis, who’s based in Asheville, NC, came to the Combs camp from the festival and rock club scene. Zuehsow, based in Nashville, also manages Keystone Studios in Nashville and has toured as mix engineer or recorded with Lauren Alaina, O.A.R., Cherub, Montgomery Gentry, David Phelps, Colt Ford, Josh Gracin, Walker Montgomery, Sam Grow, Dusty Black, and more. Also based in Nashville, McLaughlin has previously worked with Needtobreathe, Welshly Arms, multiple corporate AV companies, and he also consults and mixes with churches on a regular basis.
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