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Build your career as a sound engineer. The podcast for live audio professionals. Interviews with the leading innovators in concert, theatre, and corporate production.

Build your career as a sound engineer. The podcast for live audio professionals. Interviews with the leading innovators in concert, theatre, and corporate production.
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Oakland, CA

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Build your career as a sound engineer. The podcast for live audio professionals. Interviews with the leading innovators in concert, theatre, and corporate production.

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English


Episodes

Recovering from Burnout and Avoiding Overwhelm

9/22/2018
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Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-aJf Interview with Nicholas Radina about reducing stage volume, troubleshooting wireless mics and IEM, recovering from burnout, and how to avoid overwhelm on the job. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive

Duration:00:44:24

Guerrilla Mixing

9/8/2018
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Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-aHj Aleš shares his best tips for getting great results under the worst circumstances in these highlights from Guerrilla Audio. See the entire Live Sound Summit here: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/audio-engineer-training-programs/

Duration:00:31:06

The good, the bad, and the ugly of being a Tour Managing FOH Engineer

7/11/2015
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Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-23K Interview with Brian Adler about good and bad of being a tour managing FOH engineer and how he lost his passion for audio in the recording studio and rediscovered it in concert sound. We discuss: And we answer these questions: Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive

Duration:01:24:31

How Mike Built a Thriving Audio Business by Working All-night Parties That No One Else Wanted

6/6/2015
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Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-21N In this episode of Sound Design Live, I talk with Mike Rauchfleisch, the owner of Audio Studio Nord in Wilhelmshaven, Germany, about how he built a thriving audio business by working all-night techno parties that no one else wanted. We also discuss: 1. How to survive long events 2. How to differentiate yourself as an audio provider 4. How to offer complete event packages including staging, lighting, and video with strategic partnerships 5. How to...

Duration:00:07:52

360˚ Interactive Live Video Streaming with Zero Crew

5/11/2015
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Complete Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-20o In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast I talk with Anthony Karydis from Mativision about how they accomplish 360º interactive live video streaming with zero crew. We also disucss their proprietary cameras and multi-channel playback hardware and live mixing concerts. Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive

Duration:00:33:24

Control Ableton Live from your Guitar with Wireless Bluetooth

4/17/2015
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Show notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-1YL Original Video: https://youtu.be/r48rwIgXkDY Support Sound Design Live on Patreon: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive For the last three years https://soundcloud.com/moldover has been blending his controllerism skills with his life-long love of Guitar. I interviewed Moldover about the evolution of his controller-guitar, The Robocaster, and his collaboration with Livid Instruments to create The Guitar Wing.

Duration:00:14:52

How Jim Digby and the Event Safety Alliance Can Save Your Ass

4/9/2015
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Show notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-1X6 Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with the executive director of the Event Safety Alliance, Jim Digby, who has worked in the entertainment business for over 30 years as a live event and concert production manager for bands like Linkin' Park and Backstreet Boys. We talk about the elements necessary to produce a safe events, what you should know about...

Duration:00:50:30

The Sound Engineer's Path Webinar

2/15/2015
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Show Notes - http://wp.me/p1sfi8-1M5 Mind Map - http://www.mindmeister.com/507754582/the-sound-engineer-s-path Pro Audio Business Blueprint - www.sounddesignlive.com/pro-audio-business-blueprint/

Duration:00:55:12

What a CPA, Bookkeeper, & Business Manager Can Do for Your Business

1/21/2015
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Show Notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-1H5 Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast I speak with certified public accountant Rick Norris on creating a strategic plan for your business (which is what you need before a business plan) and who you should have on your team as a small business owner. We also answer the questions: What's the difference between a CPA and a bookkeeper? How do I protect...

Duration:00:49:06

How to Take Control of Your Wireless Microphones

12/20/2014
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Show notes, images, and links: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-1DH Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive In this episode of Sound Design Live I interview Karl Winkler from Lectrosonics. We discuss the basics of frequency coordination, wireless microphone myths, and how the Super Bowl manages 1,000 channels of wireless devices. Karl also explains what a backup frequency is, whether bluetooth devices, microwaves and cell phones will cause...

Duration:01:15:22

Important Facts about Noise Induced Hearing Loss and How to Protect Yourself

12/3/2014
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Show notes: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-1AY Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive Jovie Havard Strzelecki is a Diagnostic and Dispensing Audiologist. We talk about noise induced hearing loss, common hearing loss myths, and what you need to know to stay healthy and protect your most valuable asset. We also discuss vertigo, motion sickness, how to calculate your noise exposure risk, hearing loss rehabilitation, adult stem cell transplant...

Duration:00:21:35

11 Lessons I Learned From Ken 'Pooch' Van Druten

9/3/2014
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Original post: http://wp.me/p1sfi8-1iW Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with Kenneth 'Pooch' Van Druten, the FOH sound engineer for Linkin Park, Alice and Chains, Kid Rock, and System of a Down. We discuss: 1. How Van Druten got his first job in audio. 2. The number one skill that gets him in the door for every job. 3. The value of microphone placement. 4. Why speaker coverage is...

Duration:00:55:37

Multi Channel Wireless Home Theater Sound Systems

7/25/2014
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Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive In this episode of Sound Design Live, I speak with the president of the Wireless Speaker Association (WiSA), Jim Venable. We discuss the nuts and bolts of the WiSA wireless audio standard that is currently used in home audio, but has obvious future application in pro audio. We also talk about 802.11a, dynamic frequency selection, and marketing for sound engineers. All music in this episode by...

Duration:00:24:26

What the Hell Is AV Integration?

6/14/2014
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Interview with Josh Srago on the life cycle of an AV integration project, the value of a CTS certification from InfoComm, and why VGA is still so popular. Show notes: http://www.sounddesignlive.com/av-integration-josh-srago/ Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive

Duration:00:45:43

Learn To Become A Recording Engineer Online

4/27/2014
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Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive In this episode of the Sound Design Live podcast I talk with the owner of Audio Issues, Björgvin Benediktsson. We discuss live sound survival, website design, and the Potluck Conference. He also talks about the Icelandic language, Sigur Rós, and how to deal with the shitty parts of working in live audio. http://sounddesignlive.com/learn-to-become-recording-engineer-online-bjorgvin-benediktsson

Duration:00:25:33

Learn from the Sound Engineers for Tori Amos, Prodigy, and The White Stripes Online

3/7/2014
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Interview with the owner of SoulSound, Darryn De La Soul, about her life's mission to help sound engineers improve employability and find work. http://www.sounddesignlive.com/darryn-de-la-soul-sound-education/ Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive

Duration:00:52:55

10 Critical Tax Questions Answered For Sound Engineers

2/4/2014
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Interview with attorney Stephen Fishman on law and taxes for freelance sound engineers. Business structure, tax deductions, and Obamacare. http://www.sounddesignlive.com/10-critical-tax-questions-answered-sound-engineers-stephen-fishman Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive

Duration:00:37:40

Mixing The Biggest Festivals In Europe with Dave Swallow

1/3/2014
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Support Sound Design Live on Patreon for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive In this episode of Sound Design Live I interview Dave Swallow, the author of Live Audio: The Art Of Mixing A Show, about how he went from being the in-house sound engineer at a local music venue to mixing at the biggest festivals in Europe. We also discuss why graphic EQs are rubbish, time-aligning stage monitors for better vocal intelligibility, why lead singers use more than one stage monitor,...

Duration:00:45:16