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I am working the car show at the IronHorse Saloon in Daytona February 15, 2014. There will be two bands playing between 2 PM and 9 PM for the event.

New Updates Underway

January 6th, 2013
I have begun with this seasons round of updates. The first phase makes little cosmetic difference, but the code has been rearranged under the hood. I also moved all of the reprint articles into the Sound Articles Section of the site. This separates them from the content that I have written and makes more room in the nav column for some more original Read The Post [...]

The Files Have a New Home

April 21st, 2012
I have just moved the files and databases for the site to a different server with a different hosting company. If you are reading this the move appears to have been a success. I checked the comments, article sections, and now the blog. The telltale that will disappear soon are the words 'test marker' at the top of the right column, so that I would know Read The Post [...]

Grand ReOpening – The Forum is Back!

November 17th, 2010
I had a computer glitch and lost access to the forum. There were several people waiting for their applications to be approved, but I could not log in. The forum was very angry with me and even refused to reset the admin password. One of those waiting emailed me inquiring about the status of his application. This lit the needed fire and I went to Read The Post [...]

Another Site Enhancement Announcement

September 15th, 2010
There is one more new section of the site to shout about!! I have added a section for users to tell their musical stories - the My Musical Experience section of the site. I hope that you will consider posting something there. I have several categories that can be used as hints about things that you might write. You can post pictures to the site and Read The Post [...]

The New Live Sound Forum is Open

September 14th, 2010
I have just opened the doors on the NEW Live Sound Forum, a new section of this site. I still have some work to do, but it is now available. Please visit the forum, register, and become part of the community. I had been directing people to a forum on another site, but I decided that this site deserved its own forum. I have it mostly set up at the Read The Post [...]

The SAC Software Has Been Updated

July 13th, 2010
I have been using a virtual mixing system called The Software Audio Console for nearly a year and a half. There have been many updates to the SAC system in the time since I started using the software. The latest update was just released yesterday evening, 07/12/2010. There are some nice new features. Read all about it in my post on the Mixer in a Box Read The Post [...]

A Tip of a Different Sort

April 17th, 2010
This post does not have direct impact on live sound but I wanted to tell you about a blog that may be of interest to many of my visitors. I have a site that presents some of my live recordings. These recordings are all direct to CD from my mixing console without significant post production work. In conjunction with the site I recently established Read The Post [...]

The Monitors

March 29th, 2010
There is a question posted on the comment page on the main site about monitors. This topic deserves more space than I would like to take up as a reply there so I am writing this blog entry to address the question. The text of the question is: We have a band consisting of 11 musicians and 3 singers, we face the same problem every time when we have a Read The Post [...]

Feedback in Indoor Venues

March 1st, 2010
While we usually associate feedback problems with monitors, reflected sound from the mains can also be a problem. This is more likely in indoor venues, but can be a problem anywhere that has surfaces that can reflect main PA sound back to the stage. Nearly any surface can become a mirror reflecting sound back to the stage. High frequencies are more Read The Post [...]

Sound in Small Venues

February 22nd, 2010
I watch the search terms that bring traffic to the site and pay attention to the comments both on the blog and on the main site. There have been questions regarding sound in small venues. One of the searchers today used 'drums too loud in small venue' as a search term. Drums are always loud, but can become a problem in confined spaces. In addition, Read The Post [...]