The sound engineers career path — why I think what matters most is you!

My February 2016 ProSoundWeb and Live Sound International Magazine article titled “The Way Forward on the Front Lines” was a blast to write! Through my own personal story I address what I believe are the fundamentals of growing and maintaining a successful career in live audio. These fundamentals are:

  1. talent
  2. taste
  3. hard work
  4. professionalism
  5. personality
  6. perspective

Please check out the article, if the content and ideas help you, please let me know and consider passing it along to others in your world that would benefit.

Next article I’ll be addressing the wireless RF beast and how to tame it!

Mixing Monitors from FOH — Live Sound International Article

I’m very prLive Sound International Nicholas Radinaoud to be aboard the Live Sound International and ProSoundWeb team to help bring some useful content and help to my fellow sound engineers. The column, “Flying Solo on the Front Lines” aims to share what I’ve learned over the past two decades in hopes of helping fellow “sound nerds” better deal with the challenges that lay before us day after day. Future topics will range from gear and maintenance to troubleshooting and organization, as well as advancing shows, client relations, work flow strategies, wireless challenges and of course, mixing tips and tricks. This first article addresses some workflow strategies for mixing monitors (wedges and in-ear monitors) from front of house, in addition to stage techniques to maximize monitoring success. If you’ve read the article, please post  or email your questions and additional tips!