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Hybrid Mixers – Analogue Punch, Digital Flexibility

Hybrid Mixers – Analogue Punch, Digital Flexibility

In an age where digital technology seemingly consumes the planet, reminiscing when analogue technology reigned supreme seems light-years in the distant past. With many users shying away from digital equipment and preferring the tactile immediacy of analogue gear, thankfully (at least in the world of

Checking in on Soundcheck

Checking in on Soundcheck with the FOH Engineer

As musicians, we’ve got far better things to do than rushing to be on time for soundcheck. Choosing an outfit, hairstyle, a few bevs whilst watching the cricket pre-gig are just a few of the distracting “priorities” that can plague a musician. Without the employ

Our Guide to Using FX to Create Space for a Live Performance

Using FX to Create Space in a Live Performance

Using effects like reverb, delay and modulation is standard practice in the recording studio — you’ve no doubt heard it all over your favourite records. But we’re not here to delve into the intricacies of getting the right effects settings on a recording, but rather

Live Mixing Plug-In Systems Offer More Power

Live Mixing Plug-In Systems Offer More Power

Ever increasing technology and capabilities of the digital world offers live mixing engineers more power, flexibility and sonic signature than ever before. If the already staggering processing power offered in digital mixers these days isn’t enough for you, most digital consoles also allow for the

Is This Thing On? – Getting the Vocals Over the Band

It’s the first thing that punters will complain about at a gig; “the vocals aren’t loud enough”. Even at large-scale concerts with seasoned professionals in control, this can be a problem. It’s an issue caused by a combination of the human sensitivity to how the

Front of House: With Jon Burton [The Prodigy]

Front of House With Jon Burton [The Prodigy]

In this instalment of our Front of House series of interviews with some of the world’s finest sound engineers, Noisegate was able to catch up with Jon Burton who has been sound engineering since leaving school. As a monitor and front of house engineer, he has