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Signal To Noise, Episode 77: Front Of House Engineer Ken Newman

Veteran mix engineer who's currently working with Barry Manilow talks about building his first two mixers in the early 1970s as well as various aspects of his 40-plus year career along with sharing the "secret sauce" of Manilow’s sound.

Ken Newman, a veteran front of house engineer who’s currently working with Barry Manilow, joins the hosts in Episode 77. In a wide-ranging discussion, he talks about how he built his first two mixers in the early 1970s — one a Gately Pro-Kit and the other from scratch. Ken also touches on various aspects of his 40-plus year career in working with artists such as Chris Isaak, Paul Anka, Shirley MacLaine and many others, as well as Manilow’s very specific requirements and the “secret sauce” to his sound.

The Signal To Noise podcast is sponsored by Audix.

Episode Links:
Ken Newman On How We Got Loud: “In Pursuit Of Audio Nirvana”
Barry Manilow, One Last Tour: A Conversation With Mix Engineer Ken Newman, by Mark Frink
Newman Audio Website

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The Signal To Noise podcast on ProSoundWeb is hosted by Live Sound/PSW technical editor Michael Lawrence and pro audio veterans Kyle Chirnside/Chris Leonard.

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