Broadway Sound 

Oct 1, 2009, By Gaby Alter

While most tourists flock to New York City to gaze upon the Statue of Liberty, see the metropolis from the Empire State Building's observation deck or...

FixIt: Jeffrey Luge Holdip 

Dec 1, 2007

Currently mixing FOH for Nelly Furtado, Jeffrey Luge Holdip has also mixed Citizen Cope, Sophie Ellis Bextor and Santos & Pecadores, as well as numerous...

News 

Nov 1, 2007

Sound Image (Escondido, Calif.) is currently on a U.S. tour with Rascal Flatts; the tour's HiQnet system features dbx processing and Crown power configured...

Sweet Sounds From the Stage 

Nov 1, 2007, By Steve La Cerra

For many engineers, the most difficult aspect of a live mix is the drum sound. In most situations, miking the drum kit requires patience, a gaggle of...

FixIt: Richard Brooker 

Oct 1, 2007

Sound designer Richard Brooker on finding a balance between high-energy pop numbers and dialog for new musical Never Forget: The songs are well-known,...

Memories From the Road 

Oct 1, 2007, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

STRANGER IN THE ROOM While working as a sound designer on the Las Vegas production of LOVE, I was sitting in Abbey Road Studios listening with Sir George...

FixIt: Rick Reith 

Sep 1, 2007

Rick Reith is currently tour managing and mixing front of house for Eric Johnson and Fuel. Here's a technique to fatten up your front-of-house mix when...

Digidesign VENUE 

Jan 1, 2007, By Pete Keppler

Since its arrival some 18 months ago, Digidesign's VENUE has found acceptance on major tours with more than 300 systems in use worldwide. This modular...

Talk to Me 

Jan 1, 2007, By Steve La Cerra

A long time ago, in a sound system not so far away, routing audio meant connecting copper wire from an analog output to an analog input. Anytime a connection...

Vocals on the Road 

Dec 1, 2006, By Steve La Cerra

What do disparate styles of music such as R&B, country, rap, rock and opera have in common? The money channel is always the vocal. To be a successful...

Back to Basics 

Jul 1, 2006, By Steve La Cerra

It may not be obvious, but a P.A. system is a precision instrument. Similar to the way that various components contribute to the makeup of a fine musical...

Hybrid Monitor Mixing 

Mar 1, 2006, By Mark Frink

Monitor engineers have a tricky task at hand. It's hard enough to please everyone onstage, and as stage monitoring continues to evolve, the majority of...

The Incredible Shrinking Rig 

Feb 1, 2006, By Sarah Benzuly

ENGINEERS ARE CREATURES OF HABIT. They like to use certain consoles, certain effects, certain mics, certain techniques. Now throw in the urgency inherent...

Yamaha PM5D Digital Console 

Jan 1, 2006, By Mark Frink

With more than 1,000 units sold, thousands of engineers have used the Yamaha PM5D. This year's TEC Award winning digital live console a cross between...

Making the Wedgeless Transition 

Aug 1, 2005, By Mark Frink

For many touring artists, making the switch to an in-ear monitoring system or in-ears alone rather than relying on wedges can be daunting. Fears such...

Power Tools: Yamaha PM1D Digital Console 

Sep 1, 2004, By Jack Hayback

The Yamaha PM1D is the most flexible, powerful and reliable large-format digital console for live production available today. Having said that, I'm sure...

Clair iO/Lake Technology Contour 

Aug 1, 2004, By David Morgan

As FOH engineer for Simon & Garfunkel, Paul Simon, Steely Dan and Bette Midler, my days are spent in arenas, stadiums and amphitheaters acceptable, but...

Zooming In on the Zone 

Aug 1, 2004, By Bruce Borgerson

Hang up those tattered running shoes. Give the walkie-talkies to the kids. Now you can tune large multizoned sound systems without running back and forth...

Remote Recording Without the Truck 

Jun 1, 2004, By Steve La Cerra

The shift in record-making toward high-end project rooms has forced many commercial facilities to rethink their marketing strategies and come up with...

Yamaha 03D Digital Mixer, January 2004 

Jan 1, 2004, By Robert Scovill

During my past few years of touring and recording, I've driven a few sound companies insane with some of my interface methods. These requests usually lead to responses such as, "Hmmm, no one ever asked us to do that before." Unfortunately, the schemes needed for multitrack recording, 2-track recording, ambient press feeds, dry audio sends and routing comparative audio to an analysis device (such as SIA Software's Smaart) can be extremely complex and rather cumbersome. ...

Wireless Nation 

Jan 1, 2004, By Mark Frink

Several years ago, the introduction of digital television, along with the auction of bandwidth to digital cellular services, heralded major changes in the American RF environment....

BSS FDS-366 OmniDrive Compact Plus 

Aug 1, 2003, By Mark Frink

I carry my Technomad ProRack to every one-off. It contains three key pieces of audio gear that I don't feel comfortable without: The Midas XL-42 (reviewed in Mix, March '02) is a piece of the rock — a chip off of the old block — that gives me the same great mic pre and EQ found on an XL4 console; the new TC Electronic Reverb 4000 (reviewed in this issue, see page 104), which replaces my trusty old M5000; and the BSS FDS-366 OmniDrive Compact Plus....

Terrasonde Audio Toolbox 

May 1, 2002, BY RUDY TRUBITT

I bought my first piece of test equipment in 1975 a Micronta volt-ohm meter from the local Radio Shack. I assumed its manual would teach me to fix stuff,...

In Your Ear 

Jan 1, 2002, By Blair Jackson

It's way too early to proclaim stage wedges an endangered species, but there's no question that the use of in-ear monitoring (IEM) systems is rising rapidly,...

Attaching To Structures 

Jan 1, 2002, by Andrew T. Martin

Similar to searchlights, loudspeakers must be aimed to be effective. And, in order to cover an audience area effectively while keeping the speakers' coverage...

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