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6 Smart, Proven Methods To Control Feedback Onstage (Without EQ)
There is nothing worse than spending an entire event struggling with feedback demons. You may have been taught to fight feedback with a graphic EQ, but there is a better way. Actually, that's not true: there are six better ways. Use my guide to controlling feedback onstage and mix in fear no more. "The feedback frequency is determined by resonance frequencies in the microphone, amplifier, and loudspeaker, the acoustics of the room, the directional pick-up and emission patterns of the … [Read more...]
Why is wireless so hard?!
Why is wireless so hard?! Even after 15 years of shows, I still don't get it. A perfect example is a show I worked on a couple of weeks ago. As far as I could tell, I was doing everything right. I was using a solid antenna and distro from RF Venue, following the guidelines I knew for antenna placement and frequency coordination using Shure Wireless Workbench, but it didn't work. I was still getting dropouts. At breaks I would scramble to re-coordinate and war game and increase transmitter … [Read more...]
Recovering from Burnout and Avoiding Overwhelm
Subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play or Stitcher. Support Sound Design Live on Patreon. In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with Nicholas Radina while he is mixing monitors on tour for the band O.A.R. We discuss reducing stage volume, troubleshooting wireless transmitters and receivers, recovering from burnout, and how to avoid overwhelm on the job. I found myself driving home one night, burned out, just thinking to myself, this can't be the next 10 years of my … [Read more...]
Subscribe on iTunes, SoundCloud, Google Play or Stitcher. Support Sound Design Live on Patreon. In this episode of Sound Design Live I have curated some of the best highlights from Aleš Štefančič's presentation from Live Sound Summit. Aleš shares his best tips for getting great results under the worst circumstances. Plus, a lively Q&A section at the end where he is asked: Can everyone learn to mix well or is there an inherent base line of talent necessary? What advice … [Read more...]