Top 10 things for your gig bag!

Top 10 things for your gig bag!

Every sound tech needs a backpack. You need a cool bag to leave fully packed and ready to go at a moment’s notice, and make it a habit to take it with you to every gig! My current backpack is a $25 Targus from Staples and has lasted me well over 6 years, and I...
Jeff Daniels vocal chain

Jeff Daniels vocal chain

Touring as FOH engineer for Jeff Daniels and the Ben Daniels band is a wonderful experience!  Not only are they great people, wonderfully talented musicians, and have great audiences, but from a mix standpoint the show is highly challenging and therefore highly...
Joe’s auto-compressor: How & where to use it!

Joe’s auto-compressor: How & where to use it!

Here’s a nifty little trick that I use live all the time. I’m sure I’m not the inventor of this method, but what the heck, I’ll name it after myself anyway! This is basically parallel (New York) compression with a twist, so here’s a basic...