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5 Front of the House Engineers You Should Meet

5 Front of the House Engineers You Should Meet | Show Production Front of House | Scoop.it
Sound guys for Shinedown, Sick Puppies, Adelitas Way, Blackberry Smoke and Vince Gill share what it takes to make a guitar-driven band shine live
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In this Article it talkes about major famouse five Front Of House sound engineers. It tells us where they worked, for whom they worked and how many years they have been in the industry. Which is very cool thing to know and to learn from each of them.

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Alex Martinez's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:34 PM

I appreciate the fact that this Scoop gives insight on FOH engineers in the business now and how they got to where they are now or what they are doing to grow and better themselves.

Marcus Jessup's curator insight, September 12, 2015 3:29 PM
This source speaks about a few (FOH) engineers that we should meet. Knowing how to control the mix is very important as a (FOH) engineer. The Cons of a (FOH) is the hours are very long. Days off are rare, and family time is very limited.
Christian Requena's curator insight, September 12, 2015 8:19 PM

This source gives us 5 famous Front of House engineers that are relevant in the industry today. I found this very helpful and informative because it gives a little insight on how these guys made it to the top and why you should meet them. Overall cool article!

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Live Sound: Veteran Front Of House Engineer Chris Madden Takes VENUE Out With Sade - Pro Sound Web

Live Sound: Veteran Front Of House Engineer Chris Madden Takes VENUE Out With Sade - Pro Sound Web | Show Production Front of House | Scoop.it
The VENUE system’s tight integration with Pro Tools has always been a critical factor for why Madden embraces the system
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In this article they talk about the AVIED VENUE D-SHOW front house digital console. Chris Madden one of the famous Front house mixer takes it every tour he goes to. He says "when the first time he get to use it he never had more time on it before he start taking out to tour, but he said it wasn't to hard for him to get to use it." This article also tells us how many tracks they use to recored live music tracks from the concert, and how they use it with the protools.

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Abi Tom's comment, August 13, 2013 7:27 PM
Pro=> the pro is that on every tour loading up, unloading, designing, setting up from scratch, sound checks, setting up all recording tracks, and making the artist happy.
Abi Tom's comment, August 13, 2013 7:30 PM
Con=> the con is hard to learn the digital console, missing tracks, cable problems, getting the right amount of frequency for the wireless microphone signal, missing cables, and weather problem.
Marcus Jessup's curator insight, September 12, 2015 3:44 PM

This article talks about the AVIED VENUE D-SHOW front house digital console. Chris Madden one of the famous Front house mixer takes it every tour he goes to. This article tells us how many of the tracks they use are to recored live music tracks from the concert, and how they use it with the protools. 

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Live Sound: Why Measure A Sound System? A Detailed Look At Where It Matters - Pro Sound Web

Live Sound: Why Measure A Sound System? A Detailed Look At Where It Matters - Pro Sound Web | Show Production Front of House | Scoop.it
It’s not at all clear that we’re correctly interpreting or understanding measurement results
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He is telling us that sound Measurement is the most important thing in Front of House. He also gives us  how to measuring and installing  Front of House Show Production equipment, such us line array, mice, sub-woofers, and consoles.

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Brandon Elbers's curator insight, January 14, 2014 12:41 PM

This article presents an issue that should be considered while mixing live events: the fact that throughout a venue, there can be major differences in tonal qualities. The easiest way to help correct these problems is to play pink noise through the system and use a flat-response, omnidirectional mic. You then sweep through the frequency range, noting where any significant dips or peaks of certain frequencies lie in the spectrum. To be accurate, this measurement must be repeated at least six times in different locations to begin to get an accurate representation of the venue. This fascinates me, because it allows FOH engineers to be very analytical, and to essentially "tune" the system to each venue it may be in.

 

Pro: "Tuning" the system to the venue has the potential to greatly reduce audio problems for the audience, allowing the mix to sound better.

 

Con: "Tuning" the system for each venue takes a lot of time and planning. This may or may not be a viable option for touring because of the tight schedules. It may be better suited for environments with permanent installs.

Marcus Jessup's curator insight, September 12, 2015 3:47 PM

This article mentions that sound Measurement is the most important thing in Front of House. It also gives us brief knowledge on how to measure and install Front of House Show Production equipment.Things such us line array, mice, sub-woofers, and sound consoles. 

Karlton B McIver's curator insight, March 30, 2:31 PM

This article mentions that sound Measurement is the most important thing in Front of House. It also gives us brief knowledge on how to measure and install Front of House Show Production equipment.Things such us line array, mice, sub-woofers, and sound consoles. 

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Live Sound: Taylor Swift’s Fearless Tour Utilizes Audio-Technica Wireless Systems - Pro Sound Web

Live Sound: Taylor Swift’s Fearless Tour Utilizes Audio-Technica Wireless Systems - Pro Sound Web | Show Production Front of House | Scoop.it
FOH Engineer Russell Fischer and Monitor Engineer Andrea “Vito” Carena applaud Audio-Technica’s Artist Elite 5000 Series UHF Wireless System for frontline vocals
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In this article they talk about wireless mic sound reinforcement. This guys are Taylor Swift's FOH engineers. They were explaining how Taylor's tours having trouble with the wireless microphones FQ and the microphones. They said when they go to really big tours they always have problems with reinforcement of the sound because FOH engineers setup is far away from the stage. So they decided to get the Audio-Technica 5000 Series Wireless and the T4100. The reason they want to get this A-T system is that taylor moves a lot on stage and in Front of the PA system so that cause a feedback. But the A-T system as the ability to control the gain from the system and the mixing console. 

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Alex Martinez's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:44 PM

Great insight on the new Audio Technica system and how it was continuously used and preferred because of how it minimized feedback and worked well with the mixing system.

Marcus Jessup's curator insight, September 12, 2015 3:35 PM

This source talks about Taylor Swift's wireless audio system. Audio- Technica is the company that provided the gear needed for this production. Live Sound has a lot of pros and cons. Pros it's fun and you really control everything the audience hears. Cons would definitely have to be the long hours.

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Meyer Sound News : Meyer Sound TM Array Gives Metallica Even Bass Coverage on In-the-Round Arena Tour

Meyer Sound News : Meyer Sound TM Array Gives Metallica Even Bass Coverage on In-the-Round Arena Tour | Show Production Front of House | Scoop.it
Professional Sound Manufacturer, Meyer Sound, Speakers, Sound Reinforcement, Live Sound, Line Array
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Big Mike is one of the famous front of house (FOH) engineer. In this article it tell us that Mayer Sound TM sound designers did fantastic job on front house sub-woofers. The article tells us that how they came up with the idea how to put the Sub-woofer in the center of stage and it change the front of house sound.

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Alex Martinez's curator insight, November 4, 2013 4:40 PM

I love how the engineer explains the problems he ran into with the in the round arena tour having low frequencies sounds off and allowing the omni directional direction of the subs to support the lower ends by placing them  closer together. It helps by showing us his mistakes and what he did to fix or improve the show sound.

Brandon Elbers's curator insight, January 14, 2014 12:27 PM

In this article, "Big Mick" Hughes, FOH engineer for Metallica, was interviewed about using a new array of subwoofers by Meyer Sound. Since even sound, especially low frequencies, is hard to produce in an arena setting, Meyer Sound had to team up with Metallica and think a little out of the box. Traditionally, you will not see subwoofers hanging in line arrays above the stage. Meyer used this setup, however with great success. By thinking a little bit out of the box, the company was able to greatly improve the sound at concerts by one of the largest metal bands ever- Metallica.

Marcus Jessup's curator insight, September 12, 2015 3:42 PM

This Source talks about the "World Magnetic Tour". That Is Metallica's world tour if you didn't know. It informs you on who Is providing sound equipment for this tour. That would be Meyer Sound. Pros of being a sound company would be a lot of business. So many tours and production are always going on so they would be busy often. Cons of being a sound company is figuring out the multiple arenas used for the tour and trying to figure out how things will work out every show.