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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

Stop Smaarting the Sound System

11/15/2018
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Complete Show Notes: https://www.sounddesignlive.com/stop-smaarting-the-sound-system/ Smaarting the sound system has turned into a bad word. It refers to a quick and easy sound system tuning procedure that can ruin your show. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive

Duration:00:30:51

How Jamie Anderson Saves Time in System Tuning with Smaart Check Points

11/8/2018
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Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-aNW In this episode of Sound Design Live I talk with Jamie Anderson from Rational Acoustics about how he is able to work faster with Smaart using strategic check points in his sound system tuning process to avoid time consuming errors. Anderson also explains why Smaart is not a silver bullet, the history and future of auto EQ, and why Germans don't laugh at his jokes. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1:...

Duration:00:58:56

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

Why Touring Sound Engineers Are Getting Paid Less

8/15/2018
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Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-aF5 In this episode of Sound Design Live, I speak with touring FOH sound engineer, author, and fashion entrepreneur, Dave Swallow, during his stop in Minneapolis on tour with Erasure. We discuss using timecode to trigger scenes on a Venue Profile console, starting a clothing line, why touring sound engineers are working more, but getting paid less, and what to do about it. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1:...

Duration:00:35:25

Mixing Monitors for Tears for Fears

7/27/2018
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Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-aDX Interview with Chris Leonard on monitors for Tears for Fears, setting up the sound system for the presidential inauguration, and Dante troubleshooting tips. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive

Duration:00:52:13

Dan Dugan and the Birth of the Automatic Microphone Mixer

7/13/2018
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Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-aBH In this episode of Sound Design Live, I speak with the inventor of the automatic microphone mixer and CEO at Dan Dugan Sound Design, Dan Dugan. We discuss the origin of the automatic microphone mixer, implementation and best practices, and his favorite locations for soundscape recording. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive

Duration:00:30:04

Lessons from Module 5 of Pro Audio Workshop: Seeing Sound

6/18/2018
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Video: https://youtu.be/NWJIEgaYEQ8 Course: https://www.proaudioworkshopseeingsound.com/

Duration:00:04:40

Lessons from Module 4 of Pro Audio Workshop: Seeing Sound

6/17/2018
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Video: https://youtu.be/d1pLwsy-584 Course: https://www.proaudioworkshopseeingsound.com/

Duration:00:03:32

Lessons from Module 3 of Pro Audio Workshop: Seeing Sound

6/16/2018
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Video: https://youtu.be/2W9u_wXQFrk Course: https://www.proaudioworkshopseeingsound.com/

Duration:00:06:53

Lessons from Module 2 of Pro Audio Workshop: Seeing Sound

6/15/2018
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Video: https://youtu.be/vIz0506PlWI Pro Audio Workshop: Seeing Sound - https://www.proaudioworkshopseeingsound.com/

Duration:00:05:49

Lessons from Module 1 of Pro Audio Workshop: Seeing Sound

6/13/2018
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See the video: https://youtu.be/zgUR0_mK_qY Learn more about the course: https://www.proaudioworkshopseeingsound.com/

Duration:00:05:31

Is my course right for you? (opening today!)

6/12/2018
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Watch the video: https://youtu.be/MgoOeLyGvyw Learn more about the course: https://www.proaudioworkshopseeingsound.com/

Duration:00:18:30

Bobby Owsinski: Why Do Concerts Sound So Bad?

6/1/2018
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Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-atI Interview with Bobby Owsinki about the state of concert sound quality and the three most important qualities for building a lifelong career in pro audio. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive

Duration:00:23:29

Simple Ideas to Improve Acoustics in Recording Studios and Concert Halls

5/18/2018
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Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-asb Interview with acoustical designer Tim Perry about simple and effective ways to improve the acoustics of small recording studios and concert halls. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive

Duration:00:36:54

FOH Mixing: EQ it till it sounds good

5/2/2018
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Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-ap1 Interview with FOH mixer Scott Adamson about his approach to EQ, the difference between big sound and loud sound, and the most important mindset that helped his career. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive

Duration:00:27:54

Smaart is just a tool. You are the analyzer.

4/19/2018
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Complete Show Notes: https://wp.me/p1sfi8-alO Interview with Chris Tsanjoures, Product Manager and Smaart Instructor at Rational Acoustics, about sound system tuning time saving techniques, microphone placement for main+sub alignment, and the biggest mistake new Smart users are making. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive

Duration:00:46:51

Everything I Feared about Digico Consoles Is Wrong

3/22/2018
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Complete Show Notes: https://sounddesignlive.com/everything-feared-digico-consoles-wrong-ales-stefancic Interview Aleš Štefančič, the Technical Director and Monitor mixer for Siddharta and system consultant for MK Light Sound in Slovenia. We get deep into why Digico consoles have always scared me and why I was wrong all along. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1: https://www.patreon.com/sounddesignlive

Duration:00:58:49

5 Pro Drummers Explain How to Make a Drum Kit Quieter on Stage

3/15/2018
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Complete Show Notes: https://sounddesignlive.com/5-pro-drummers-explain-how-to-make-a-drum-kit-quieter-on-stage In this episode of Sound Design Live, I speak with five professional drummers: Go-Go Ray, Jason Willer, Jonathan Ulman, Russ Gold, and Zil. We talk about how live sound engineers and drummers can work together to control the sound level of shows in small rooms and a lot of psychological and technical hacks to make a drum kit quieter on stage. Start supporting Sound Design Live on...

Duration:01:11:34

This Is How to Find the Perfect Show Volume Without an SPL Meter

3/1/2018
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Complete Show Notes: https://sounddesignlive.com/find-perfect-show-volume-without-spl-meter-chris-huff-behind-the-mixer/ In this episode of Sound Design Live, I speak with Chris Huff from Behind The Mixer and the author of Audio Essentials for Church Sound. We discuss how to find the perfect volume, why your wireless microphones might stop working tomorrow, and what to do when disaster strikes. Start supporting Sound Design Live on Patreon today for as little as $1:...

Duration:00:26:37