Backstage Access: Seth Talley, All Sons & Daughters

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We caught up with FOH Engineer, Seth Talley and All Sons & Daughters on a recent Canadian Tour. We loved sitting down to hear his story about how he got started as a FOH Engineer and to learn how he approaches and prepares night after night. We caught up with FOH Engineer, Seth Talley and All Sons & Daughters on … Read More

Choosing a Microphone

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So you’ve just been given a budget to buy some new mics for your band, church or school, so how do you decide? With the overwhelming variety on the market it can be a tough choice, especially when your spending someone else’s money! We need to consider the application, the space and our budget. Where can we save a bit … Read More

Backstage Access: Harold Rubens, Steven Curtis Chapman

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We had a chance to sit down and talk shop with Harold Rubens, FOH Engineer for Steven Curtis Chapman, Mandisa and so many others. Harold breaks down his approach and his love for the Yamaha CL Series audio mixers. We had a chance to sit down and talk shop with Harold Rubens, FOH Engineer for Steven Curtis Chapman, Mandisa and … Read More

Backstage Access: “Big John” Willis

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There are few guys who carry the level of experience and respect as our Irish friend, “Big John” Willis. From Madison Square Gardens to the Worship Tent at Kingdom Bound, John as mixed audio in almost every environment with the who’s who of artists. There are few guys who carry the level of experience and respect as our Irish friend, … Read More

Backstage Access: Mark Woodcock, Bush

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We met up with Mark Woodcock who’s the Front of House Engineer and Production Manager for Bush. He talks about the gear he tours with and about his “keep it simple” approach on mixing. We met up with Mark Woodcock who’s the Front of House Engineer and Production Manager for Bush. He talks about the gear he tours with and … Read More

Backstage Access: David “Gurn” Kaniski, Bush

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With a soundcheck happening in the background we had a chance to interview David “Gurn” Kaniski, Lighting Designer for Bush. He talks about the gear he tours with, his lighting layout, video integration and advice for getting into touring. With a soundcheck happening in the background we had a chance to interview David “Gurn” Kaniski, Lighting Designer for Bush. He … Read More

Go Mentor, Not Mental

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Many of us have been the “go to” tech resource in our organization, and while this might be fun and flattering for the first while, it can quickly become taxing. So what are the options? Mentoring is not always an easy task. Sometimes it’s due to simple personality challenges, or if you’re like me, you’ve tried sharing your knowledge with … Read More

Getting Started as an Audio Engineer

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Developing a new skill is never an easy task, it is usually a little bit (or quite a bit) overwhelming to start. So what drives us to pursue these new endeavors? Sometimes it’s based on filling a gap or a need, sometimes it’s due to sheer curiosity. When it’s based however on a true passion, we can rarely fail. Let’s … Read More

Backstage Access: Ryan Recine & Elias Dummer, The City Harmonic

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We sat down with The City Harmonic front man, Elias Dummer and FOH Engineer, Ryan Recine at a recent Kingdom Bound event to talk shop and learn from their recent success. We sat down with The City Harmonic front man, Elias Dummer and FOH Engineer, Ryan Recine at a recent Kingdom Bound event to talk shop and learn from their … Read More