From the Ashes

Aug 1, 2003, By Paul D. Lehrman

The fire at The Station nightclub in Rhode Island was the worst music-related disaster in New England in over 60 years. One hundred people died, including...

Travel in the Post-9/11 World

Aug 1, 2003, By Mark Frink

It's the end of an era. Or at least the beginning of the end. Soon, the last Concorde will fly. Last year, major carriers lost $16 billion and are flying...

Instant Gratification

Aug 1, 2003, Compiled by Sarah Benzuly

Why wait a year to buy the live album from your favorite band when you can get it as you walk out the venue's doors? Clear Channel Entertainment's new program, “Instant Live,” does just that. CCE recently rolled out the program at club concerts in the Boston area, with future plans to go nationwide....


Aug 1, 2003

Grammy Award-winning engineer Larry Cumings started out mixing Tower of Power, but is best known for his 22 years of working with David Grisman....

Downsizing the Line Array

Jul 1, 2003, by Mark Frink

The list of large-format line array speakers introduced during the past decade is well-known and well-used. But a new generation of compact systems has emerged to provide smaller venues with the benefits garnered from line arrays....


Jul 1, 2003, David Morgan

TEC Award-winning FOH mixer David Morgan, whose credits include Steely Dan, Paul Simon and countless others, is currently completing a world tour with Boz Scaggs....

Recording the Band

Jul 1, 2003, By Blair Jackson

There was a time, not so very long ago, when nearly all "live albums" were recorded by remote trucks. Occasionally, you would find a band - such as the Grateful Dead - who were serious about keeping an archive of all their performances for posterity and so made simple stereo recordings from the soundboard's feed, but they were the exception rather than the rule in the '60s and '70s. Needless to say, things have changed....

On the Road

Jul 1, 2003

Hugh Johnson

After 14 years of mixing FOH for Vince Gill, Hugh Johnson stays focused. During one of those rare moments when he's at his West Nashville home, Johnson took a few minutes to chat with Mix.


Installations and Sales

Apr 1, 2003

Massachusetts-based Scorpio Sound fielded its recently purchased JBL VerTec line array sound system for two large-scale radio station holiday shows and...

Celine Dion at Caesars

Apr 1, 2003, by Mark Frink

Many live sound mixers are in a position to specify a preferred live console (as long as the production manager approves the budget, of course). Some...

Back to Basics

Jan 1, 2003

Every January, Mix turns the spotlight on Live Sound. In previous years, we have offered articles on such high-technology issues as in-ear monitors (IEMs)...


Oct 1, 2002, by Maureen Droney and Chris J. Walker

Contrary to oft-heard complaints, there's plenty of really good music out there. It's just that most of it has a hard time getting heard. Any new music...

YOUR Tech RIDER Part 1

Jul 1, 2002, Mark Frink

How often does out-of-date stage documentation cause last-minute panic, doubled efforts and wasted time? Enough that when working for a sound vendor at...

High-Tech, Smart Tech

May 1, 2002, By Maureen Droney

When you think of likely bastions of cutting-edge audio technology, Redondo Beach, Calif., isn't first on the list. But those old images of a sleepy beach...


Mar 1, 2002, by Mark Frink

I'm always fascinated by the labor-saving and problem-solving devices each engineer chooses to bring in their personal kit, and I often borrow ideas and...

Touring In 2002

Feb 1, 2002, by Mark Frink

Everyone remembers where they were on September 11. I happened to be in Denver for a k.d. lang show and, once the show was cancelled, I had to ride back...

Stylin' at Club Moomba

Jan 1, 2002, By Maureen Droney

It's an only-in-L.A. kind of thing: A multimillion-dollar new club, smack in the middle of the West Hollywood neighborhood known as Boys' Town, that's...

In Your Ear

Jan 1, 2002, By Blair Jackson

It's way too early to proclaim stage wedges an endangered species, but there's no question that the use of in-ear monitoring (IEM) systems is rising rapidly,...

Attaching To Structures

Jan 1, 2002, by Andrew T. Martin

Similar to searchlights, loudspeakers must be aimed to be effective. And, in order to cover an audience area effectively while keeping the speakers' coverage...

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