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The Essential Mindset for Massive Success in Live Sound: Exploding the MYTH of the “thankless job”!

February 19, 2017 • By

Episode #2. If you’re one of those engineers that believes live-sound is a “thankless job” then you desperately need a fresh perspective plus a new approach, because nothing could be further from the truth. After 10+ years mixing at one of America’s most beloved and well respected live music venues I’m now sharing what I’ve learned about establishing rapport and strengthening relationships with performers. Because mixing skills and having a good ear can only take you so far if you neglect the personal side of the engineer/performer relationship. So that’s what this video is about; all those little details and small actions that instill confidence and convey your professionalism in a way that will turn musicians (and your peers) into your biggest, most vocal fans. This is a step by step guide of what to consider from the moment you arrive at the gig right up to the start of the sound-check.

A huge thank you to the awesome Bob Dossa for all of his hard work shooting and editing around all of my mistakes and awkward nervousness while in front of the camera. You can find him and much more of his work at http://www.rainydayrun.com

Please share with engineers, musicians and/or anyone that performs on a stage. Thank you for your support!

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You can also connect with me at:
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Viewer Q&A – Proper procedures for cleaning microphone grills

February 5, 2017 • By

Important details for those of you that are willing to go the extra mile by regularly cleaning the grills of your vocal mic’s.

Huge thanks to Adena Marom for being on location with me at Bottom of the Hill to handle the production mixing and recording and to Rich Harris at Soul Effective Productions for editing and adding the music and comedic elements for this episode.

Please share with engineers, musicians and/or anyone that performs on a stage. Thank you for your support!

You can also connect with me at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiveSoundTips/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrontOfHouseEngineer
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Paul_at_FOH
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Crucial advice for amazing sound-checks in small clubs

October 28, 2016 • By

If you can’t trust a grown man in a Batkid shirt, who can you trust? Seriously.

Episode #2. After ten years mixing at one of America’s most beloved and well respected live music venues I’m sharing my time-tested, no nonsense methods for fast, efficient, awesome sound-checks. When you’re mixing in small venues where you’ll be mixing both monitors and front-of-house this is good stuff to know to keep things moving quickly while maximizing results and making the performers very happy.

A huge thank you to the awesome Bob Dossa for all of his hard work shooting and editing around all of my mistakes and awkward nervousness while in front of the camera. You can find him and much more of his work at http://www.rainydayrun.com

Please share with engineers, musicians and/or anyone that performs on a stage. Thank you for your support!

You can also connect with me at:

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiveSoundTips/

Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrontOfHouseEngineer/

Twitter: https://twitter.com/Paul_at_FOH

Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/live_sound_engineer

LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/livesoundengineer

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My #1 Piece of Professional Advice for Live-Sound Engineers

April 22, 2016 • By

Episode #1. After nearly ten years mixing at one of America’s most beloved and well respected live music venues this is what I’ve found to create more gratitude and goodwill from performers than any other method I’ve seen. It’s the easiest way to build rapport by showing you understand the needs and concerns of the performers on your stage. Hundreds of performers have personally told me just how much my simple yet powerful idea means to them and they wished it would become the industry standard. Please help me make that become a reality.

A huge thank you to the awesome Bob Dossa for all of his hard work shooting and editing around all of my mistakes and awkward nervousness while in front of the camera. You can find him and much more of his work at http://www.rainydayrun.com

Please share with engineers, musicians and/or anyone that performs with their voice. Thank you for your support!

You can also connect with me at:
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LiveSoundTips/
Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/FrontOfHouseEngineer/
Twitter: https://twitter.com/Paul_at_FOH
Instagram: http://www.instagram.com/live_sound_engineer
LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/livesoundengineer