Monthly Archives: June 2015

Silence Can Be Golden: The Value Of Selective Muting

In high school, I held a stressful job: paint mixer at the local hardware store. The equipment looked like it was from Dr. Frankenstein’s lab – and I was Igor. One extra drop of dye could turn Orange Ruffy into … Continue reading

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Plugging In: The Ever-Growing Processing Stable

The other day during load-in for a production, I used something I’d not touched in more than a year: outboard gear. We were adding a small analog console as a sub-mixer for the installed system when I decided to place … Continue reading

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Using Various Types of Equalization.

Equalization (EQ) can be used to do a lot of things. Some of these things are very basic, while others are kind of exotic. In this post, we will focus on the most typical uses for the different kinds of … Continue reading

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Focus On The Knobs? Making Technology Transparent In The Quest Of Art.

At one time or another, all of us who have sat behind a mixing console at a show are asked “do you know what all those knobs do?” Of course the answer is “yes”—or at least it should be… [Full … Continue reading

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7 Things You Should never Do While Mixing

Top 7 tips to learn and live by when you are behind the mixing console at a live show… [Full Article]

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A Teachable Desire To Improve: Sorting Out The Stuff That Really Matters

What would you say is the most valuable skill in our industry? I recall a top mix engineer saying that he wants to work with sound team members that have an innate understanding of signal flow and a good attitude. … Continue reading

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