Gig ESSentials

Automixing – Episode 14

Feedback.  Great when you’re writing a speech, not so great when you’re presenting it over a microphone on stage.  With some solid preparation, monitor feedback can be mostly avoided, but everyone has had to deal with it at some point.  Today, Tom takes center stage to go into detail about a method called automixing, which can be utilized to prevent the nuisance.  He ties it in with our newest mixing console, Avid’s S6L, and various formulas for executing it. 

2020-08-03T09:57:16-04:00August 3rd, 2020|

Thinking Outside the Box – Episode 13

“The New Normal”. It’s a phrase we hear all too often these days.  With restrictions still in full swing, we’re all finding new ways to experience our old favorites.  From live concerts in the comfort of our own cars to church on our couch, nothing really seems normal at the moment. But we can still enjoy these things (maybe even more than before) within their new formats.  Today we talk about more Concerts by Car, some more streaming gear, and how to avoid headaches on installation projects through setting proper expectations. 

2020-07-25T01:42:25-04:00July 25th, 2020|

We Got One! – Episode 12

With the Summer having slowed down to a near stop, finding a solid gig can be tough.  Fortunately, we were able to get out of the shop and stretch our legs a bit this past week, thanks to the Arden Gild Hall (socially distanced and masked up, of course).  This week’s recap has us discussing our first festival in a while, our upcoming streaming installs, and how the team has been preparing gear to make life easier for real world application. 

2020-07-16T14:57:38-04:00July 17th, 2020|

Ingenuity – Episode 11

With coronavirus restrictions in full swing and normal concert going as we know it not returning for the foreseeable future, the live sound industry has had to adapt to stay afloat.  We’re no exception.  Today we’re talking about how we’ve been keeping ourselves busy, while finding creative ways to flow (and maybe even get ahead of the curve) with the “new normal”.  

2020-07-08T17:21:34-04:00July 8th, 2020|

Installations – Episode 10

You learn something new everyday.  Most of the time it’s because of a mistake that you or someone else made.  Using that knowledge to prevent issues in the future can be a huge help.  Today we’re talking about issues and mistakes in the realm of installations, what we’ve learned, and how we’ve moved forward. 

2020-07-08T17:21:24-04:00July 4th, 2020|

Origins – Episode 9

Every engineer got their start somewhere.  Sometimes it’s an old hand me down piece of equipment or a random find on the side of the road.  Whatever it was, it sparked an interest that turned into a passion.  Find out how the team each got their start and how that’s translated into today’s business.

2020-06-08T12:39:52-04:00June 26th, 2020|

Road Food – Episode 7

Engineers are people too! And people get hungry.  Everyone’s got their go-to places and foods on the road.  Find out how we keep ourselves fed while we’re out and about. Featuring special guests Will Lane and Andrew Cunningham.

2020-06-08T12:34:21-04:00June 12th, 2020|

Tools of the Trade – Episode 6

Technical know-how can take you a long way, but combining it with some creativity can take you even further.  Sometimes a one-size-fits-all tool or case won’t get the job done.  Discover what the team’s go-to tools are and how they make modifications to fit their needs.   Featuring special guest Jim Bowersox.

2020-06-08T12:34:40-04:00June 5th, 2020|

Gear Maintenance – Episode 5

Electronic equipment fails all the time.  Proper maintenance can help prevent it, and keeping a level head can help get around it when it does.  Having a process in place to audit gear in between shows is crucial in preventing meltdowns.  Find out how we keep the show going!

2020-06-08T12:34:49-04:00May 29th, 2020|
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