035 - I FINALLY STARTED A YOUTUBE CHANNEL

035 - I FINALLY STARTED A YOUTUBE CHANNEL

Usually the first thing people say when I tell them I don't have an active YouTube channel is: "That's weird. The whole point of The Production Academy is video training, so why aren't you on YouTube?!" Fair enough, my friends. But now we have the ELST up and running strong it's time to launch our YouTube channel! Our first video discusses the difference between Mic and Live level signals and features a special edit directly from our Essential Live Sound Training.

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.