37 episodes

MixMasters Podcast offers you the opportunity to sit down with some of the world's best and brightest live sound engineers and listen to them talk about their personal histories, how they became involved with the music business, how they prepare for a new tour or show, and about their philosophies and approaches to mixing live music.

The podcasts are long-form, one-on-one and very conversational, so whether you're an experienced FOH engineer, just starting out, or just someone who's curious about how live productions, tours, and concerts work, this podcast is for you.

We feature guests from major, world-wide touring acts including: Iron Maiden, Guns n Roses, Billie Eilish, Godsmack, Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Steel Panther, Killswitch Engage, Stitched Up Heart, and more.

Engineer guests include: Ken "Pooch" Van Druten, Drew Thornton, Erik Rodgers, Mike Bangs, Alex Markides, Chris Tsanjoures and others!

These are exclusive "behind the scenes" discussions that aren't to be missed!

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MixMasters Podcast offers you the opportunity to sit down with some of the world's best and brightest live sound engineers and listen to them talk about their personal histories, how they became involved with the music business, how they prepare for a new tour or show, and about their philosophies and approaches to mixing live music.

The podcasts are long-form, one-on-one and very conversational, so whether you're an experienced FOH engineer, just starting out, or just someone who's curious about how live productions, tours, and concerts work, this podcast is for you.

We feature guests from major, world-wide touring acts including: Iron Maiden, Guns n Roses, Billie Eilish, Godsmack, Aerosmith, Kid Rock, Steel Panther, Killswitch Engage, Stitched Up Heart, and more.

Engineer guests include: Ken "Pooch" Van Druten, Drew Thornton, Erik Rodgers, Mike Bangs, Alex Markides, Chris Tsanjoures and others!

These are exclusive "behind the scenes" discussions that aren't to be missed!

    Drew Sullivan- FOH Engineer - MixMasters Episode 038

    Drew Sullivan- FOH Engineer - MixMasters Episode 038

    Welcome to Episode 38 - the first in Season 3 of MixMasters with your host, Steve Litscher.
    Steve is joined today by Drew Sullivan, the multi-talented engineer for bands that include We Came As Romans and Crown The Empire. Drew has experience with mixing in studios (including a recent acoustic album), system engineering, corporate engagements, and more.
    In this episode, Drew and Steve talk about mixing heavy bands, the benefits of profiling amplifiers, the new Behringer Wing, microphones, and so much more.
    Stay tuned for future episodes? We're not sure what 2021 will hold, so keep an ear open for new episodes...

    • 1 hr 4 min
    NYE Roundtable: Drew, Erik, Josh & Steve - MixMasters Episode 037

    NYE Roundtable: Drew, Erik, Josh & Steve - MixMasters Episode 037

    Happy New Year, and good riddance to 2020! Bid farewell to this "challenging" year by listening to the final episode of MixMasters, Season 2.
    The episode features FOH masters (and former guests) Drew Thornton, Erik Rogers, and Josh Sobeck.
    The guys join Steve for a round of beverages and a deep-dive conversation about all of the adjustments, changes, tips, and tricks they've had to learn and employ to deliver killer mixes for streaming and digital environments.
    This is a FUN conversation - lots of laughter and good times. Maybe booze makes the podcasts go better? ;-)
    Enjoy, and thanks for listening!
    Erik Rogers: https://www.instagram.com/erikmrogers
    Josh Sobeck: https://www.instagram.com/joshsobeck
    Drew Thornton: https://www.instagram.com/drewmthornton
    Steve Litscher:
    https://www.instagram.com/thegeekysteve

    • 1 hr 28 min
    Jon and the Brians - MixMasters Episode 035

    Jon and the Brians - MixMasters Episode 035

    Let the good times roll! This episode of MixMasters features three amazing sound engineers who share a common connection: Jon Tanner and The Machine Shop in Flint, MI.
    Join Steve Litscher as he talks with Bryan Campbell, Brian Hardaswick, and Jon Tanner about how they all met one another, how they've toured together, the importance of working closely with house/venue engineers, their best and worst touring experiences, and more.
    This is a fun episode as the guys decided to enjoy some cocktails while recording. If you're someone who enjoys hearing about fun and "interesting" experiences while at venues or touring, you'll want to listen.
    Links:
    The Machine Shop - www.themachineshop.info
    Brian Hardaswick - www.instagram.com/brianhardaswick/
    Bryan Campbell -
    www.instagram.com/bryancampbell
    Jon Tanner -
    www.instagram.com/oneaudioguy
    Steve Litscher -
    www.instagram.com/thegeekysteve

    • 1 hr 23 min
    Paddi Krause - Monitor Engineer - MixMasters Episode 034

    Paddi Krause - Monitor Engineer - MixMasters Episode 034

    Paddi Krause joins MixMasters by way of Hamburg, Germany and spends time sharing his story about getting into the live sound touring business.
    Paddi has worked with some of the most prolific bands of our time, including In Flames, Trivium, Alter Bridge, Korn, Toto, and more.
    We dive-in and talk about the importance of being prepared, how a little "OCD" can be a good thing, gear (including Shure wireless and Avid S6L console), and more. There's even some COVID speculation, so don't miss out on this amazing episode with one of the industry's best.

    • 1 hr 6 min
    Nate Northway FOH Engineer - MixMasters - Episode 033 - MixMasters Podcast

    Nate Northway FOH Engineer - MixMasters - Episode 033 - MixMasters Podcast

    Nate Northway is an uber-talented FOH engineer with 10+ years of live sound mixing experience, and nearly 20 years of total mixing experience.
    He joins MixMasters to share his experiences with working with bands like: Rise Against, A Day To Remember, Seether, Animals As Leaders, and more.
    From having to rewire subpar club PAs just before a gig to working some of the biggest festivals and venues in the world, Nate's done it all. Listen in as he shares some of the stories from his incredible FOH career.
    Follow Nate on Instagram at: natenorthway
    Follow Nate on Twitter at: natenorthway

    • 1 hr 1 min
    Mike McAree, FOH for Kidz Bop (and more) - Episode 032 - MixMasters Podcast

    Mike McAree, FOH for Kidz Bop (and more) - Episode 032 - MixMasters Podcast

    Mike McAree joins this episode of MixMasters podcast to talk about his experiences as a FOH engineer for some of the world's most iconic performers. Mike has mixed for the likes of: Sum 41, Sevendust, In This Moment, Hoobastank, Bishop Briggs, and more.
    These days, he's the Touring FOH engineer for Kidz Bop, which features young performers singing popular contemporary and pop hits. With more than 2.2-million YouTube channel subscribers, you can only imagine the level of production required for live shows.
    Mike's not much of a social media guy, so we don't have any links to share, but do everyone a favor and share this episode with your friends and colleagues. Mike has a ton of information that he shares, including details about a fully redundant FOH console system that he uses while on tour...

    • 58 min

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