M Erik Matlock

Why Does The Tech Crew Wear Black?

By M. Erik Matlock March 5, 2018

If you’ve been around this production madness long enough to know an input from an output, you’ve heard the jokes. You’ve identified the truth. You’ve… Read More

Confessions Of A Recovering Hack

By M. Erik Matlock August 2, 2017

You know what a hack is, right? Folks who constantly mark their territory with agonizingly horrible creations, like hanging those old SP-3s from the rafters… Read More

When The Show Hits The Fan

By M. Erik Matlock July 20, 2017

In the midst of a fairly frantic load-in for a show in San Antonio, we made a horrible discovery. The lighting rig, the sound system,… Read More

Review: TF-RACK From Yamaha

By M. Erik Matlock June 6, 2017

Earlier this year, Yamaha introduced the TF-RACK, a compact rack-mount version of the company’s TF Series digital mixing consoles. Offering all of the features… Read More

Moving Target Technology

By M. Erik Matlock March 30, 2017

I once heard the phrase “moving target technology” as a way of explaining what we are up against as graybeards in this industry. Technology is… Read More

Surviving The Trade Show Experience

By M. Erik Matlock February 3, 2017

Going to trade shows generally provokes mixed feelings. There’s a certain degree of excitement, since we are mostly kids at heart, especially when faced with… Read More