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The Fader, Ep. 10: Ulrich Wild

There used to be a career path for young engineers that started with being a runner in the studio and provided the opportunity for those willing to work hard and learn to prove themselves and eventually get a shot at sitting behind the board for…

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How To Set Yourself Apart As An Audio Engineer

Audio engineers often think they can do it all — including recording and producing. And honestly, that’s what makes them so versatile and knowledgable about the ins and outs of making sounds. It often starts out modestly, with a stab at recording your own band’s…

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The Fader, Ep. 6: Engineer Adam Jackson

Last spring I had the opportunity to work with Adam Jackson, FOH engineer for Christina Perri on a live recording in Seattle at the Neptune Theater. Having worked in a lot of venues and with a number of different crews, you never quite know what…

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What Are Backing Tracks And Why Do They Matter?

Would you describe yourself as an active concertgoer? If you find yourself seeing lots of live music, you may have noticed that many bands are sounding remarkably close to their produced recorded material. The vocals sound big, clean, and expertly performed in perfect pitch. Even…

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How To Record A Live Band Perfectly

Capturing the energy of a live performance can be one of the more challenges pursuits an engineer faces in their career. While modern digital consoles have made multitrack recording in a live environment almost seamless, successfully putting out a killer-sounding live mix is another task altogether….

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The Fader, Ep 2: Engineer Shane Bardiau

image credit MusicOomph.com Welcome to the Fader episode 2. Today, we’re showcasing an interview with FOH (front-of-house) and monitor engineer Shane Bardiau who has toured with Hunter Hunted, 21 Pilots, Phantogram, Seether, Hot Bodies in Motion, and many more. He is also a house engineer…