Live Sound

  • Pro Mixing: Inside the Making of 'Hypnotic Eye' with Ryan Ulyate

    Pro Mixing: Inside the Making of ‘Hypnotic Eye’ with Ryan Ulyate

    I recently sat down with Ryan Ulyate to discuss Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers’ chart topping ‘Hypnotic Eye’ album, which Ryan recorded, mixed, and co-produced. He walked me through the entire process of crafting the #1 rock album—take a look.

  • Music: Café Tacvba Tours the World with VENUE

    Music: Café Tacvba Tours the World with VENUE

    Luis Roman, FOH engineer, uses VENUE live systems exclusively for mixing Café Tacvba. We talked with him shortly after soundcheck about mixing Tacvba’s show and how he uses VENUE systems to help bring their music to fans around the world.

  • Music: The Story Behind My 11th Hour Call to Mix the Paradise Music Festival

    Music: My 11th Hour Call to Mix at the Paradise Music Festival

    How many times have you been asked, last minute, to mix a band you’ve never heard of, on a PA you’ve never listened too, by someone who has never met you? This is the story behind my 11th hour call to mix the Paradise Music Festival in the Bahamas.

  • On Tour with Massive Attack: Giving a Good Slap

    Giving a Good Slap

    As ever when you finish a tour you have mixed emotions. Sad to leave your roadie comrades behind, delighted to go home to your family. No more back lounge rider, no more bus bunks. Things we might have improved, things that went well. Definitely feel that we left this tour…

  • Behind the Scenes: Massive Attack

    Massive Attack

    Front of House Engineer Robb Allan made the jump from analog to digital in 2005 and hasn’t looked back. Now touring with Massive Attack, Robb is delivery amazing sound each night with a VENUE | S3L-X system. Let’s go behind the scenes to learn how Robb solves the challenges of…

  • Music: Mixing Fitz and the Tantrums at the US Open

    Music: How I Mixed Front of House for Fitz and the Tantrums at the US Open with 1 Million Watching Live on Television

    This was live TV, but more intense live TV than any late night show or daytime talk. The band gear, lights, stage, risers, etc. would all roll out in short order, line check quickly, and then go out on live TV. No pressure.