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Here I will be posting my tips, tricks and techniques to getting the edge in the live and recorded sound world as I discover them. Feel free to get in touch at any time with any suggestions or comments of your own, or any articles you'd like me to publish.

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A Sound Engineer's Survival Kit


What should you have in your touring / mix tool support kit?

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18 Ways to Reduce Feedback in Live Sound Engineering


Find out some secret tips that pros don't tell you of how to reduce feedback when you're engineering a band live.

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10 tips to a great monitor mix


Find out several ways in which you can find the right mix for each musician and what they are looking for.

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Best practices to labelling a desk and channel plug-up


Some insider tricks and tips to making life easier for yourself when it comes to labelling a desk, plugging up channels and runn…

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How to soundcheck a band properly


Discover how you can get the most out of soundchecking a band or artist ready for the mix and performance - what you should be l…

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Gain some credibility: don't mix from the gain knobs...


What the gain is for, and why you shouldn't be putting your paws on it after you've set it on soundcheck.

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Don't head straight for the phones, leave them headphones alone!


Don't always reach for the headphones first and foremost...

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Front of House: Maybe you should be mixing at the front...?


Have a rethink as to where you end up mixing for live events...

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Bringing the backline back in line


How to work with musicians' amps and the equipment they bring; why you should mic up and where to mic up.

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How to mic up a whole drum kit & the case for doing so


Why should you bother miking up the entire kit? Surely some OHs and a kick should do it...?

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The HPF button: Possibly the most underused button on the desk


Why you should be using the HPF button, what it does and how it can help clear up muddy mixes.

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