FOH

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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Joe Ellis – Episode 007 – MixMasters Podcast

Meet Joe Ellis from JEM Productions, a regional live sound production company from central Wisconsin. Joe’s company works with national touring acts and Joe has mixed countless performances in a variety of challenging environments. Learn about Joe’s fascinating history and how he transitioned from being a commercial airline pilot to one of the best FOH…

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Mike Bangs – Episode 009 – MixMasters Podcast

Mike Bangs (or “Bangs” as everyone knows him) is a legendary monitor engineer. He’s worked with massive acts from around the world including: Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers, Aerosmith, George Strait, and more. When he’s not on tour, he serves as Allen & Heath’s Live Sound and Touring Manager. In this episode we talk at…

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Bryan Macdonald – Episode 010 – MixMasters Podcast

Bryan Macdonald is a live sound engineer with residency at numerous venues in Salt Lake City. He’s toured with artists including Jeremy Zucker. His attention to detail and ear for quality sound make for an outstanding FOH engineer. Tune-in to learn about Bryan’s history and his approach toward mixing a variety of live acts around…

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