My Mission

April 27, 2016 • By

Live-sound advice, tips, secrets and Jedi mind-tricks from an unconventional, rule-breaking, maverick audio engineer. With no prior experience, no musical abilities, no formal education, no industry connections and no money, I became a live-sound engineer at the relatively old age of 35. Exactly three years after mixing my first show for a few people in a dive bar I was on tour mixing for 20,000 per night. I have since gone on to tour around the world with incredible performers, all while holding down my dream gig as the Head Engineer at one of America’s most beloved live music venues, Bottom of the Hill. Most of the tips presented here are intended for beginner level concert audio engineers (and struggling musicians!) so they can learn the skills and mindset required to make their dreams come true.

Me at the 9:30 in DC


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!

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