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Ben Turkovic – Episode 014 – MixMasters Podcast

Ben Turkovic is a recording engineer who resides in the Kansas City area. He has worked with countless artists and has an abundance of studio experience. We talk about his early days, his work in the studio, and the time that he spent touring as a lighting director for Steel Panther. Check out Ben Turkovic’s…

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Jerry Depew – Episode 013 – MixMasters Podcast

Jerry Depew (or “Dr J” as friends call him) has been mixing bands for over a decade and has worked with a wide variety of 80s metal bands, including: Autograph, White Lion, Kip Winger and more. He’s a systems guru as well and has authored a book, “How to Make Your Bar PA Kick Butt.”…

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Emily Pearce – Episode 012 – MixMasters Podcast

Emily Pearce sits down to talk about her live sound experiences at legendary venues such as the Whisky A Go Go, and working with a wide variety of musical acts. Follow Emily Pearce on Instagram

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Stitched Up Heart – Bonus Episode – MixMasters Podcast

The gang from Stitched Up Heart joins Steve for an in-depth discussion about their music careers, favorite tour stories, and their new album, Darkness. Join Steve as he talks with Mixi, Merritt, Randy, and Decker in this captivating bonus episode of MixMasters. It is not to be missed! Website: Stitched Up Heart

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Erik Rogers – Episode 001 – MixMasters Podcast

In this debut episode of MixMasters, we meet Erik Rogers, Front of House engineer for Saint Asonia, Godsmack, Dustin Lynch, and other superstar acts. Erik has a wealth of experience as a FOH engineer, system engineer and tour manager and shares his musical history, stories from the road, along with details about how he approaches…

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Drew Thornton – Episode 002 – MixMasters Podcast

Join Steve as he welcomes Drew Thornton, FOH engineer for Billie Eilish. They talk about Drew’s history in the sound business and his transition into mixing arena shows for Billie. Drew talks about his mix philosophies, designing and prepping an arena system, tuning the system and working with his system engineer, his matrix outputs and…

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Ken Pooch Van Druten – Episode 003 – MixMasters Podcast

If you’ve attended any major concert or festival over the past twenty years, chances are you’ve heard Pooch at work. He’s mixed some of the biggest bands in the world, from Alanis Morissette to KISS to Justin Bieber to Iron Maiden. Ken talks about preparing for huge arena and stadium tours, working with his system…

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Nick Rucker – Episode 004 – MixMasters Podcast

Nick joins us for a fascinating look behind Steel Panther’s live productions. He takes us through their early days as “Metal Shop” and their residency gigs at The Key Club in Los Angeles, all the way through their most recent European headlining tour. Nick shares an unprecedented amount of information about how he manages all…

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Alex Markides – Episode 005 – MixMasters Podcast

Alex Markides drops-in for this episode to talk about his experiences with mixing sound for heavy metal bands like Killswitch Engage, Periphery and Suicidal Tendencies, as well as mixing monitors for Steel Panther and other bands. Nearly every other guest from the podcast requested Alex join the show – Alex is one of the most…

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Chris Tsanjoures – Episode 006 – MixMasters Podcast

In this episode we chat with Chris Tsanjoures from Rational Acoustics, creators of Smaart software. We dig deep into his history as a musician, his transition into the live sound industry, his experiences as a system engineer for several Comedy Central and Netflix specials, and his philosophies toward system tuning and mixing live. Chris’s Facebook…

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