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Signal To Noise Podcast, Episode 51: Front Of House Engineer Ryan O John

Signal To Noise Podcast

In Episode 51, the hosts are joined by noted front of house engineer Ryan O John, who has mixed artists such as Pussycat Dolls, Jessie J, Phillip Phillips, and many more. He’s also the principal live sound product manager and designer for Avid.

The discussion includes a fun project started by Ryan called “Mix 45” where a group of engineers record themselves starting from a blank desk and mix the same song in 45 minutes. It’s a good test of how well you know workflow, console, and mixing philosophy. Ryan also shares his vocal chain approach along with other mix techniques, and talks about the relationship the FOH engineer and artist as well as the importance of engineers representing the art properly and managing expectations.

The Signal To Noise podcast is sponsored by Audix.

Episode Links:
Ryan O John Online
Ryan’s “Mix 45”
Michael’s “Mix 45”

A reminder: There’s still time to enter to win in the upcoming drawing to celebrate the 50th Episode of Signal To Noise. Audix has graciously donated a pair of its new A150 headphones as well as a new A160 ribbon microphone. while Orlando-based Professional Wireless Systems is donating one of its very useful In-Line RF Filters (valued at $215!), each to be given to a lucky winner announced during the livestream. Go here to enter for your chance to win!

Be sure to check out the Signal To Noise Facebook Group. It’s a space for listeners to create to generate conversations around the people and topics covered in the podcast — we want your questions and comments! Let’s build a great sound community with a place to learn, discuss and reminisce about the “good old days.”

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

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