A veteran who’s worked on both sides offers experiences, observations and insights.
How do we, as FOH engineers hired to make the artist sound great, approach advice given from that artist directly?
A useful game-time checklist to help you rate how you’re doing and where to improve.
An eye-opening exercise that can bring us to another level of “awareness” with music, which can positively impact the mix.
A powerful, pristine mix doesn’t always have to be about loud, louder and loudest.
A constant factor that applies to any type of show or gig: the comfort level of the musicians goes a long way to determining our success or failure.
It’s tempting to believe the only way to stay in proper mixing shape is to be constantly, actively working, but the reality of freelance work doesn’t always allow for that.
Our mind’s ability to recognize, learn and store good, bad and unusual sounds is the mental gateway to the audio mixing craft.
Although being a “Lone Audio Ranger” can be trying at times, you have the unique freedom to create solutions work best for you – and it can be quite rewarding.
Outlining some of the most common problems he when receiving mixes from clients…