The Balancing Act – Parallel Subgroup Compression

I remember back when I first started figuring things out in my club days. I only had 2 compressors and 4 gates on my Foh rack. There was always something that needed a compressor more than the drum channels. Whether it was vocals, keys, or bass, they always needed it more. So I fell in…

It’s a mod, mod, mod, mod world

I think it’s the curse of the engineer. Or maybe it’s because I’m so cheap. But somehow when I buy audio gear, I immediately start devising a plan to modify it. I must improve its performance, or quality, or appearance within reasonable limits of budget and time. My first rig was a JC Penny combo…

Gotta start somewhere, might as well be a Behringer

New things are the spice of life. They shake up the monotony and give our brains fresh neuron building material. This is my first attempt at writing a blog. Recently someone asked me to share my opinions on things audio related. Since I was anticipating mixing FoH for the Aiken Bluegrass Festival and had the…