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In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with Andrew Stone from MxU about the moment on tour that changed his whole identity. Plus, Andrew and I battle for the worst complaint ever. Spoiler alert, Andrew wins. I ask:
- How did you get your first job in audio?
- Who hired you for your first tour?
- The most shared article on your website is called Own It. In it, you describe a time in your life when you were working as an audio engineer and tour manager. You were in the middle of doing a bunch of shows and you were on a plane flight with the artist, your client. You guys were talking and you were explaining a problem you were dealing with and she said something to you that turned out to be a pivotal moment your life. Take us to that moment and describe what happened?
- What are some of the biggest mistakes you see people making who are new to mixing a worship service?
- What’s in your work bag?
- What is one book that has been immensely helpful to you?
You can’t make everyone happy. Figure out how to please yourself.
- MxU events, podcast, video training library, coaching
- Get On Tour
- Church on the Move
- Andrew’s audio analyzer: Smaart, Earthworks M30, USB Pre2
- The Life-Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck
- They said, Bus call is at midnight. I said, should I bring a sleeping bag?
- That identity situation is so important, of still knowing who you are apart from that situation.
- I sit at FOH and I mix for myself.
- The benchmark in my head is the highest. No one else has one higher.
- You can’t make everyone happy. Figure out how to please yourself.
- I can’t please everyone, but that does’t mean they don’t have a point.