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!
Kyle Gerhart - FOH & Owner of InPhase Productions - MixMasters Episode 044
Kyle Gerhart is the owner of InPhase Productions LLC, as well as an accomplished FOH engineer. He's worked with artists and groups that include the likes of: Alien Ant Farm, Drowning Pool, Fuel, Miss May I, Scott Stapp, Sebastian Bach, and most recently, Kurt Deimer.
Learn about how Kyle got started in the industry, his relationships with other A-list engineers, his approach toward system tuning, thoughts on consoles and more.
Kyle can be found online at:
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Simeon Panov - FOH for Infected Rain - MixMasters Episode 043
Simeon Panov joins Steve to chat about his experiences with mixing live sound for Infected Rain. They talk about how Simeon got his start in the music industry, how he got connected with Infected Rain, touring in the United States, and more.
Simeon also shares some of his infamous advice and lessons for improving the podcast, so stay tuned until the very end to catch his pointers. :-)
Simeon resides in Bulgaria and is looking to work and tour with US bands; if you or a band that you know of are looking for a top-notch FOH engineer with a great sense of humor and fantastic work ethic, give Simeon a shout!
Follow Simeon on Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/x3m.foh/ (@x3m.foh)
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MixMasters Roundtable - Touring During a Pandemic - Episode 042
It's been a while since we've published an episode, but that's because we've been busy TOURING! Who would've thought we'd be out making things loud in 2021?? In this episode, Steve Litscher is joined by Alex Markides, Brian Hardaswick, Bryan Campbell, and Erik Rogers to talk all things touring (during a pandemic). The guys talk about different protocols for their respective artists, venue and festival differences, and the change in "vibe" from audiences during this challenging time.
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Shelby Eisenberg - FOH for Wage War - MixMasters Episode 041
Listen in as Shelby Eisenberg, FOH engineer for Wage War, talks to Steve Litscher about getting started in music, early tours with Wage War and a Midas Pro 1 console, tips/tricks for quick set-up/tear down, and more. The guys trade stories from their most recent tours as well.
Follow Shelby on https://www.instagram.com/shelbyeise/ (Instagram)!
Dave Peterson - FOH Engineer - MixMasters Episode 040
This episode of MixMasters Podcast features Dave Peterson of SoundEFX. Dave joins your host Steve Litscher to talk about preparing for and managing a festival stage, mixing techniques, working with the Allen and Heath dLive, and many other topics.
Dave has worked with a number of bands (in a house capacity), including: Bring Me The Horizon, Disturbed, Ice Cube, Coheed and Cambria, and Fit For A King. He's a notable FOH engineer, Systems engineer, Sound Designer, Lighting Designer, Drum Tech, Guitar Tech, and Guitarist. He's based in the Lansing, MI area.
Look for Dave later this year at Nellie's Lil Bit of Music Series, where he'll be touring as the FOH engineer for one of the acts!
Follow Dave on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/paviddeterson
Visit SoundEFX website: http://soundefx.net
Sean Dailey - Tour Manager - MixMasters Episode 039
On this episode of MixMasters Podcast, Steve Litscher is joined by Sean Dailey, a tour manager with 15+ years of production experience. Sean has worked with bands and performers that include the likes of Chai, Steel Panther, Fitz and the Tantrums, and countless others.
In addition to tour management skills, Sean is experienced in stage management, production management, large scale festival events, and just about anything else related to making the gig happen. If you've ever had interest in what goes on from the production management side of the house, give this episode a listen!
Great guests. Great interviews. Great info. Thanks Steve!