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The “A” Word – The Solo Gigger
Let’s discuss the one thing that will guarantee your success or failure. One word that makes the difference in being[...]
The Importance of Tunnel Vision
When I was in grade school, we lived in Lexington, KY. Beautiful country and thanks to the proliferation of race[...]
How To End Feedback
There's nothing that makes us cringe more than being at a club, concert venue or House-Of-Worship and experiencing earsplitting feedback.[...]
Rack ‘Em Up… Remotely
About a half dozen years ago, I became enamored of a live audio mixing system called SAC. The Software Audio Console.I[...]
Amplitube on Android – iRig UA Review
Finally, someone has done it!  Quality digital effects are now available to the most popular (and significantly superior imho) mobile[...]
Is It balanced? Or Unbalanced?
While it is often overlooked, understanding the difference between a balanced signal path and and an unbalanced signal path is[...]
The Power of Musical Notes
Within a number of articles I’ve written for various publications, the theme has always been along the lines of a[...]
New: AT5045 Premier Studio Instrument Mic
Featuring audio-technica's largest single diaphragm, the AT5045 is a premier, side-address studio instrument mic in a convenient, stick-type body. Inside,[...]
DIY Monitor Stands
Monitor stands are one of those necessary evils in the studio.  They’re probably the boringest thing in the world to[...]
Ronnie Wood’s Rock And Roll Diary
A decade before joining the Rolling Stones, Ronnie Wood’s musical apprenticeship with The Birds catapulted him onto the stage of[...]
Katy Perry
As we all know, unlike ‘normal’ jobs, there is no direct path to financial independence (aka ‘a job’) as a[...]
Compression: What It Is And Why It’s Good
A compressor (a.k.a.dynamic processor) is designed to automatically control the volume or dynamics of the sound traveling through it. Compressors[...]
Heil Sound Celebrates 50 Years
Heil Sound is marking 2016 as “50 Years of Maximum Rock & Roll.” The yearlong celebration will kick off at[...]
Enjoy the moment and the rest will follow
Too often we practice self-evaluating instead of focusing on singing. We choose to listen to ourselves in order to decide[...]
Problem Gigs
By now, I trust your solo or duo act is clicking right along, according to your business plan. “What's that-[...]
Sequencing Options – The Solo Gigger
A while back, I did a column on learning new material. This month, let’s tackle sequencing a new song. This can[...]
Nostalgia’s Role In Music
Nostalgia is a funny thing.  It’s what keeps acts like The Rolling Stones selling out shows worldwide, and on a[...]
Miking Your Heavenly Choir
As a worship sound pro, the top three questions asked of me are: 1) How do I get my audio[...]