031 - FROM STUDIO TO LIVE SOUND w/BOB STRAKELE

031 - FROM STUDIO TO LIVE SOUND w/BOB STRAKELE

I used to own a studio in Chicago and had a lot of fun making records. But there was a point when the work I could get as a live sound engineer quickly became more attractive than hustling for studio clients. After all, I enjoy having just a few clients per year instead of many per month, I like how steady the work is with actively touring bands, and I love traveling around the world!

025 - MIXING IN THE TACOMA DOME

025 - MIXING IN THE TACOMA DOME

I had a really fun show last weekend - I was mixing a regular client, Haim, but we were doing a special benefit show for VetsAid. It’s organized by Joe Walsh (guitarist for the Eagles) and raises money for veterans groups around the country. Of course, he got a bunch of great artists to come support the good cause, including Chris Stapleton, Don Henley, James Taylor and Ringo Starr.

024 - MY INTERVIEW ON SOUND DESIGN LIVE

024 - MY INTERVIEW ON SOUND DESIGN LIVE

My friend Nathan (aside from offering great training on sound system tuning) has a podcast called Sound Design Live. And he interviewed me recently!

We talk about a handful of things, including finding work, being nice to people, and using EQ as much as necessary. It was fun to talk about this stuff "on the air" - sometimes it takes someone asking good questions to get insightful conversation.