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Signal To Noise Podcast, Episode 125: Front Of House Engineer Sean “Sully” Sullivan

Talks about the expectation of "record quality" mixes coming out of live consoles even when we're not "studio engineers," and more.

On Episode 125 the hosts are joined by Sean “Sully” Sullivan , who has over 26 years of touring and television mixing experience. This episode is sponsored by Audix and Allen & Heath.

They talk about the expectation of “record quality” mixes coming out of consoles even when we’re not “studio engineers,” and more. Sully also talks about some of his experiences with system engineers from one-offs to tours and how he handles those situations. They discuss one of Sully’s first tours with Prince, and how Prince would mix FOH and monitors from the stage while playing. Sully talks about micing techniques and balance when working with pianos on artists like Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, and Sarah McLachlan.

Sully has a multiple-page resume of amazing artists some of which include Alanis Morisette, Red Hot Chili Peppers,  Beastie Boys, Norah Jones, Alicia Keys, Beck, Rihanna, Rage Against the Machine, and many more as well as staff engineer for Eighth Day Sound and ATK. He also mentions mixing his brother’s band’s most recent album, “RADIAN”.

Michelle Pentanato has two courses “Mixing Music Live” and “Listen!” available on . We are giving away free tuition to one of her classes.  Send us an email or post on our social groups as to why you want the course and we will pick a winner.

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

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