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As work progresses, time moves on, and everything around us changes, I will be contributing to this blog as much as I can. I hope this gives insight, to those interested in what I do. This part is not just about anything sound but also anything about myself, my work, and my goals. With that said, let’s get started!


Lessons in Live Audio: Sound Tip #8 – Don’t give up! Get creative!

Posted by on Feb 22, 2012 in Blog Post, pro tips | Comments Off on Lessons in Live Audio: Sound Tip #8 – Don’t give up! Get creative!

Lessons in Live Audio: Sound Tip #8 – Don’t give up! Get creative!

I’m going to have to post this in both the Pro Tips section and the Blog section. I had a client this weekend have a conference and during their last night they had a 6 piece band scheduled to play, and they hired my services to run sound for the production/event. I was told that equipment would be provided and they just wanted a person to set up and run the board. This was a great event and what might have been a bad experience for many, was turned into a venue for creative sound design and a few valuable lessons. The event was held at...

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Back from the road…

Posted by on Feb 10, 2012 in Blog Post | Comments Off on Back from the road…

Back from the road…

I just spent the past three days on the road. I was asked to go help with some shows in Charlotte NC. It was pretty straight forward, no “ah ha!” moments, it was just a lot of fun. The show happened to be at a rather large church and there was a pretty good size attendance. There is something about piling into a van and driving 8 hours with a bunch of guys to go perform that is more rugged or manly than camping with a hungry bear in your tent. Maybe it’s the “Hunter” mentality, you go out, kill a show, and drag...

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Why Sound?

Posted by on Feb 3, 2012 in Blog Post | Comments Off on Why Sound?

Why Sound?

I have had a cold the past couple of days… speaking of cold, has anyone seen winter? Its a lovely 60+ degrees here in Nashville TN and seeing how we just transitioned back from Florida, the weather hasn’t exactly been a challenge to get used to. I hope that I will soon be working on another TV pilot. The script and preproduction has been put into motion, and after a little funding is acquired to the producers of the pilot, we will be able to get the show on the road (so to speak). I’ve come to terms with a few professional...

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Azden FMX 42-A Field Mixer (Review)

Posted by on Jan 25, 2012 in Blog Post | Comments Off on Azden FMX 42-A Field Mixer (Review)

Azden FMX 42-A Field Mixer (Review)

I recently purchased a new field mixer. In the past I would normally use the Shure FP33 mixer, it has great features and is well worth the investment. However, I have recently been hearing a lot of chatter about the “Azden FMX 42-a” (seen Here). With a retail price of $539 and wanting something more budget friendly for regular traveling, I decided to give it a shot. The amount of features packed into this little mixer was enough to get anyones attention. It was almost too good to be true.         Don’t...

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“It’s an industry standard” is a bunch of junk! (with DAWs)

Posted by on Jan 23, 2012 in Blog Post | Comments Off on “It’s an industry standard” is a bunch of junk! (with DAWs)

“It’s an industry standard” is a bunch of junk! (with DAWs)

Look, this is straight forward and is bound to cause someone to stop reading my blogs. However, the sentence “it’s an industry standard” in the digital age, is a bunch of garbage. In the days of analog audio, this could ring true. In hardware like microphones, headphones, speakers, etc… I’ll accept that industry standards are built over time and can provide reliability and long term value. Gibson guitars, RE-20 microphones, and Shure FP33 field mixers are great examples of industry standards that hold well...

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Pilot Shoot … that’s a wrap!

Posted by on Jan 19, 2012 in Blog Post | Comments Off on Pilot Shoot … that’s a wrap!

Pilot Shoot … that’s a wrap!

We just finished the TV Pilot “Strange Times” and it is now in the capable hands of the post production team! It wasn’t always easy, but it never ceased to be a ton of fun! One of the best things about working on projects like this  is the people you get to meet. When an entire team has to be orchestrated and brought together to complete something as large as a TV show, you always get the opportunity to meet new people. I made new friends and learned new techniques and tricks for sound production (never stop learning! No...

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Field Audio and Multi Track Recording… it CAN be done on a budget.

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Blog Post | Comments Off on Field Audio and Multi Track Recording… it CAN be done on a budget.

Field Audio and Multi Track Recording… it CAN be done on a budget.

Working in sound production means you have opportunities to work in many different forms of media. I have been blessed with opportunities in music, TV, radio, and live events. Even though they all encompass the need for sound design, I have learned over the years that each industry goes about its process differently. Usually, this is because the venue for work changes. You couldn’t treat sound design for music the same as you would for TV or radio. The tools, mics, and even software are different. Different industries have different...

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SOPA / PIPA

Posted by on Jan 18, 2012 in Blog Post | Comments Off on SOPA / PIPA

SOPA / PIPA

This website is for a small company in Nashville TN. I am a professional active member of the music industry and in media production. My stance on SOPA and PIPA have to be thought out. Copyright law is important and I see value in protecting a persons creative rights and lively hood. However, SOPA and PIPA isn’t really about that. As a small business owner, SOPA and PIPA will hurt my private business and force those looking to use my services to only be able to find larger and more expensive companies. How you may ask? Wikipedia...

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The Ipad. The new swiss army knife? Not yet…

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in Blog Post | Comments Off on The Ipad. The new swiss army knife? Not yet…

The Ipad. The new swiss army knife? Not yet…

The Ipad, macs “magical” little swiss army knife for all things techie. Or so the master minds at Apple would love you to think. Ahhhhh “There’s an app for that”. Such a short sentence has never promised so much to an entire world of consumers. First, let me make two confessions. A) When the Ipad launched I was excited and then immediately disappointed. B) I bought my wife an Ipad, so even though my tone may seem be judgmental, it’s not like I don’t have one just like everyone else. As I continue...

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Music Videos in Music City – Nashville

Posted by on Jan 13, 2012 in Blog Post | Comments Off on Music Videos in Music City – Nashville

Music Videos in Music City – Nashville

Working audio for music video shoots, seems like they go hand in hand right? Ironically, low budget music video shoots rarely use an audio technician or audio director. Think about it, the music for the video is already produced and now they are shooting a video for the song they have already made. However, for a music video to be done well, on schedule, and maybe have a little bit more than music, an audio technician can be a handy and inexpensive person to have around the shoot. In today mass media market, popular music videos can range from...

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