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First a disclaimer, the information provided below is intended for clients of UE Pro who have had their ears inspected, had impressions made and now want to maintain healthy ear canal. This is NOT for everyone – especially if they don’t know what is in their ear canal. To get a sense of how your ears are doing you need to visit an audiologist near you. Having said that, for the UE Pro client who…

ChurchTechArts is a terrific blog that is dedicated to advancing the cause of the local church tech. Showcasing the length and breadth of live production in the church, they cover sound, lighting, video, presentation, leadership, training and staying healthy. They also have done some great reviews of UE PRO VRM, a tour of the UE Factory and a fantastic tutorial on mixing with IEMs. We were lucky enough to sit down with Mike Sessler, the…

In the previous installment, I talked about how the UERM and the AK120 became my new tools of choice for on-the-move mixing and referencing. These two products are a creative workhorse beyond my wildest expectations. I stumbled into using this setup while writing, and I might never go back. While mixing, I found that the soundstage was impeccable and that I loved the clarity of the individual mix elements when pairing the UERM with AK120.…

I needed to use my studio on the road. I needed power, portability and translation — the triumvirate of the modern producer / mixer. Power and portability are self-explanatory, translation means: am I confident that I am hearing an accurate representation of my project? And is what I am hearing going to translate to other sound systems? Ultimate Ears UE PRO nailed it.  Recently, I was forced to do the lion’s share of my audio production…

Somethings off. I’m hearing a buzzing in both sides of my in-ear monitors. Any clue as to why? Something is off. But based on what you’re saying, I don’t suspect that it’s the monitors themselves. You see, since the sound is generated by balanced armatures rather than by dynamic coils like most typical headphones, there are a few tell-tale signs to listen for when diagnosing an issue. Buzzing is not typically associated with a bad…

Alicia Blake has worked as a FOH Engineer, assistant recording engineer, monitor engineer, promoter, talent buyer and tour manager.  She currently works as TM / FOH and has worked with bands including The Head and the Heart, Yellow Ostrich, Wye Oak, Blitzen Trapper and Thao with the Get Down Stay Down.  As part of our monthly On The Road With… series, Alicia talks about lousy venues, sloppy stage sound, transitioning into in-ear monitors and opening…

Lance Brozovich is an audio engineer with 22 years experience in live concert sound. Lance has mixed over 2000 live events in most genres over the course of his career. We asked about how he got started in the industry, how he finds new gigs, and about his take on a perfect mix. Hi Lance – thank you for your time and for sharing your expertise with us. Who are you currently out with now and…

Pasi Hara has mixed monitors for System of A Down during their latest tours and he was nominated for the 2010 Top Dog Monitor Engineer of the Year award at the Tour Link Conference. (Tater won again though:) He is well versed in all major professional sound systems used in live music applications today.

Pasi has been the Production Manager and Monitor Engineer for HIM for over 12 years. They have headlined shows worldwide in Europe, US, Australia and Japan and supported festival tours with likes of Metallica and Linkin Park (ProjectRevolution) in both Europe and US.

Photo Credit to Kenneth McDowell

I want to be a monitor engineer and tour the world. Who should I call? First of all, ask yourself this question: why do I want to be a monitor engineer? Is it because you have a passion for audio engineering, enjoy working past the point of exhaustion on a daily basis and can’t wait to get your hands dirty, or is it because you want to hang out with bands and get paid to…

As part of our monthly On The Road With… series, I recently had the chance to talk to my old friend David Reyna about becoming a sound engineer for TV. Before getting off the road in 2011 so that he could spend more time with his son, David had been the monitor engineer for Interpol, Yellow Card, Fall Out Boy, Travis Barker and Linda Ronstadt. Hi Dave, thanks for talking with us today. How did…