Live Sound

  • Phoenix—In the Studio and On Stage

    Music: Phoenix—In the Studio and On Stage

    Deck, the band’s bass player and co-producer, as well as Laurent d’Herbécourt, recording and broadcast sound engineer, share their insights into Phoenix’s creative process and subsequent approach to bringing their latest album Bankrupt! to the stage.

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  • How I Mix Big Rock Sound with Polished Pop Vocals on a MacBook Pro While on the Road with Avril Lavigne

    Music: How I Mix Big Rock Sound with Polished Pop Vocals on a MacBook Pro While on the Road with Avril Lavigne

    I’ve recently been mixing front of house for Avril Lavigne’s South American/Mexico tour and want to share an inside look at the preparation that went into getting this tour up and running.

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  • On Tour with Massive Attack: It Was the Best of Gigs, It Was the Maddest of Gigs

    It Was the Best of Gigs, It Was the Maddest of Gigs

    Glastonbury experience—even this cynical old roadie had to admit to feeling something other-worldly by the end of it all. It got me thinking about my favorite ever mixing experiences and maddest gigs.

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  • Music: Join Award-Winning FOH Engineer Robert Scovill for a Date on the Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Tour

    Music: Join Award-Winning FOH Engineer Robert Scovill for a Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Sound Check

    These sound check events are a golden opportunity for you to get an insider’s glimpse at just how these cutting edge technologies and features are actually being deployed on a daily basis at every stop of the tour.

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  • Music: On Tour with Massive Attack—The Show Must Go On

    The Show Must Go On

    This is my first Massive show in eight years. I’m a little nervous, and as the show starts with “Battlebox”, the hairs rise on the back of my neck and the 20,000 members of the crowd scream their encouragement.

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  • Music: On Tour with Massive Attack—Production Rehearsals

    Production Rehearsals

    The plan is to spend three days in the Massive Attack studio working on arrangements and ideas followed by five days of production rehearsals in the Bristol O2 Academy to get the show programmed. Let’s get started.

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