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Dave Gordon – Episode 021 – MixMasters Podcast

Dave Gordon wears many hats – FOH and Monitor engineer, tour manager, production manager, bandwagon driver, drum tech, backline tech and more…whew!! He’s worked with bands that include: Stryper, Ross The Boss, Metal Allegiance, Let Us Prey, and Kaleido. In this episode, Dave talks about his musical history, the importance of being friendly, working with…

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Ashton Parsons – Episode 020 – MixMasters Podcast

Ashton Parsons joins MixMasters Podcast to talk everything live sound, FOH, monitors and more. We go deep into talking about Disturbed, Black Label Society, Periphery, Steel Panther, mixing consoles, drum microphones, and so much more. It’s an unbelievably great episode – Ashton is a legend and this podcast should not be missed! Follow Ashton on…

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Travis Wade – Episode 019 – MixMasters Podcast

Travis Wade joins MixMasters Podcast to talk about his experiences as a FOH engineer for bands that include: Dance Gavin Dance, Suicidal Tendencies, CKY, and more. He also talks in-depth about the Allen & Heath dLive console, Telefunken microphones, tour management, and being a tour logistics manager. We trade stories from the road, including an…

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Shawn McLoughlin – Episode 018 – MixMasters Podcast

Shawn McLoughlin is a local fixture in the midwest’s live audio and video industry. He’s mixed countless festivals, fairs, corporate events, and more. He’s also a manufacturer’s representative for brands that include Allen and Heath, Blizzard, Link, QSC, Shure and others. Join us as Shawn talks about how he got started in the industry, his…

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MixMasters Round Table with Alex Markides, Drew Thornton, Erik Rogers, and Nick Rucker – Episode 011

Join Steve as he hosts a roundtable discussion with four of the world’s greatest sound engineers as they chat about festival experiences and how those types of shows differ from a traditional headlining gig. Hear about how they prepare for those shows, the gear they use, how they sound check, the crew they work with,…

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Bryan Campbell – Episode 017 – MixMasters Podcast

Bryan Campbell is the incredibly talented FOH engineer who currently tours with Breaking Benjamin. Breaking Benjamin most recently served as direct support for Korn, and we dig deep into Bryan’s FOH Midas Pro X rig, his mixing philosophies, tour experiences, and more. Don’t miss this incredibly detailed episode – it’s chock full of engineering goodness!…

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Brian Hardaswick – Episode 016 – MixMasters Podcast

Brian joins us for a follow-up discussion about non-sound-related topics, including how to maintain your sanity when (or while not) touring, as well as how to take care of your physical, mental, and financial well-being. This is an inspirational discussion that will benefit you whether you’re touring or not. Follow Brian Hardaswick on Facebook

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Brian Hardaswick – Episode 015 – MixMasters Podcast

Brian currently serves as the FOH engineer and Production Manager for In This Moment. He talks in-depth about his experiences with the band, as well as how he became involved in the sound industry. Brian has worked with Pop Evil and Avatar and his story is truly fascinating. This is a fun one to listen…

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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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