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Signal To Noise Podcast is about having conversations with people from all over the audio industry. We discuss everything from career path, technical knowledge, how-to steps, real-life stories and more that we can all resonate with or relate too. Hosted by Michael Lawrence, technical editor for ProSoundWeb & Live Sound International along with pro audio veterans Kyle Chirnside and Chris Leonard and systems tech Sam Boone.

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Signal To Noise Podcast is about having conversations with people from all over the audio industry. We discuss everything from career path, technical knowledge, how-to steps, real-life stories and more that we can all resonate with or relate too. Hosted by Michael Lawrence, technical editor for ProSoundWeb & Live Sound International along with pro audio veterans Kyle Chirnside and Chris Leonard and systems tech Sam Boone.

    167. Dan McLaughlin, A2/ RF/ Backline - Luke Combs

    167. Dan McLaughlin, A2/ RF/ Backline - Luke Combs

    Dan McLaughlin returns to the podcast on episode 167, talking about his recent stadium tour with Luke Combs. He talks about his journey and progression in the industry.  They talk about filling in or taking over for another engineer and the considerations that go into that, and more.

    Check out the first time Dan joined the podcast on episode 116 with the rest of the Luke Combs audio crew

    This episode is sponsored by Audix , Allen & Heath, and RCF
    Join our Discord Server and our Facebook Group, Follow us on Instagram

    Please check out and support The Roadie Clinic, Their mission is simple. "We exist to empower & heal roadies and their families by providing resources & services tailored to the struggles of the touring lifestyle."

    The Signal To Noise podcast series on ProSoundWeb is hosted by Live Sound/PSW technical editor Michael Lawrence and pro audio veterans Kyle Chirnside, Chris Leonard, and Sam Boone.

    • 1 hr 25 min
    166. Pat Rowe, Monitor Engineer Volbeat & Godsmack

    166. Pat Rowe, Monitor Engineer Volbeat & Godsmack

    Pat Rowe joins the hosts on episode 166, to talk about his work with the bands Volbeat and Godsmack. He discusses the path of working as a PA fly tech and monitor tech on tour and eventually taking on the mixing role for both bands. They discuss how working as the tech before taking on the mixing role sets you up for understanding the psychological side of the job with the artists. Pat has worked with Godsmack both in the studio and live, and he talks about the different mindsets needed between them.



    This episode is sponsored by Audix , Allen & Heath, and RCF
    Join our Discord Server and our Facebook Group, Follow us on Instagram

    Please check out and support The Roadie Clinic, Their mission is simple. "We exist to empower & heal roadies and their families by providing resources & services tailored to the struggles of the touring lifestyle."

    The Signal To Noise podcast series on ProSoundWeb is hosted by Live Sound/PSW technical editor Michael Lawrence and pro audio veterans Kyle Chirnside, Chris Leonard, and Sam Boone.

    • 1 hr 9 min
    165. Bob McCarthy and Josh Dorn-Fehrmann, Meyer Sound

    165. Bob McCarthy and Josh Dorn-Fehrmann, Meyer Sound

    This week, Bob McCarthy, Director of System Optimization, and Josh Dorn-Ferhmann, Senior Technical Support Specialist for Meyer Sound, join the Signal to Noise crew for a wide-ranging conversation, beginning with their work designing the in-the-round stadium system for Ed Sheeran's + – = ÷ x ("Mathematics") Tour. They discuss the unique challenges proposed by the rigging and infrastructure, and Bob talks about what he learned designing a system around a brand-new loudspeaker product PANTHER, by Meyer Sound.

    Josh and Bob talk about the evolution of networked audio protocols, share their journeys through the industry and offer advice for newcomers.  Bob candidly reflects on his pioneering work, the pursuit of knowledge, and imposter syndrome.


    See photographs of the rig here: https://meyersound.com/news/ed-sheeran-panther/
    Watch the "Making of the Meyer Sound PANTHER" here:  https://youtu.be/DZymvvdDgFs

    This episode is sponsored by Audix , Allen & Heath, and RCF
    Join our Discord Server and our Facebook Group, Follow us on Instagram

    Please check out and support The Roadie Clinic, Their mission is simple. "We exist to empower & heal roadies and their families by providing resources & services tailored to the struggles of the touring lifestyle."

    The Signal To Noise podcast series on ProSoundWeb is hosted by Live Sound/PSW technical editor Michael Lawrence and pro audio veterans Kyle Chirnside, Chris Leonard, and Sam Boone.

    • 1 hr 33 min
    Work-Life Balance & Burnout, Open Table Zoom Hangout

    Work-Life Balance & Burnout, Open Table Zoom Hangout

    In order to continue the conversations on work-life balance and burnout, we wanted to create space and time for our community to talk about these topics. Around 20 of you hung out for almost 2 hours and shared your personal struggles and advice on these topics. We hope this continual dialogue will benefit everyone.  Thank you to our community, you are all wonderful audio humans trying to make our industry a better place.

    Please check out and support The Roadie Clinic, Their mission is simple. "We exist to empower & heal roadies and their families by providing resources & services tailored to the struggles of the touring lifestyle."

    • 1 hr 49 min
    164. Shelby Eisenberg - Wage War, FOH

    164. Shelby Eisenberg - Wage War, FOH

    On episode 164 the hosts are joined by Shelby Eisenberg, currently the FOH for Wage War. He talks about the last tour which was his first in arenas and the adjustments it takes to transition into larger venues. Shelby talks about why he chose to invest in his own console, and how he has embraced the mindset of " You can't tell your kids to follow their dreams unless you follow yours". They also discuss getting or giving peers feedback while on tours or shows.

    This episode is sponsored by Audix , Allen & Heath, and RCF
    Join our Discord Server and our Facebook Group, Follow us on Instagram

    Please check out and support The Roadie Clinic, Their mission is simple. "We exist to empower & heal roadies and their families by providing resources & services tailored to the struggles of the touring lifestyle."

    The Signal To Noise podcast series on ProSoundWeb is hosted by Live Sound/PSW technical editor Michael Lawrence and pro audio veterans Kyle Chirnside, Chris Leonard, and Sam Boone.

    • 1 hr 10 min
    How We Got Loud - 3. Jim Yakabuski, From Bar Band to Van Halen

    How We Got Loud - 3. Jim Yakabuski, From Bar Band to Van Halen

    Jim Yakabuski (AKA Jim Yak) quickly made his way from mixing bar bands in Vancouver to Front of House for Van Halen. Since that time Jim , who is in the 39th year of his career, has diligently perfected his craft and worked with artists like Peter Frampton, Journey, Avril Lavigne, Matchbox Twenty, Rob Thomas, and Gwen Stefani just to name a few. 
    He also has over 20 years of doing freelance corporate work for major clients like Nike, Microsoft, Walmart, the NBA and the Super Bowl, with production companies such as ATK, OSA, Creative Technologies, PRG, LMG, and more. In this episode, we are going to take an early look at how Jim was able to have such a successful career.
    Make sure you check out How We Got Loud.com to see some of the pictures Jim has sent me as well as other episodes. While you are at it please tell a friend about this podcast and subscribe on your favorite podcast player.

    • 1 hr 16 min

Customer Reviews

4.8 out of 5
45 Ratings

45 Ratings

BadHabetz67 ,

Those dudes…

I have been in pro audio for almost 3 decades, listening to these dudes talk has been a reminder of why I am passionate about this industry and love what I do. Meeting new people and making lifelong friends along the way are the perks. Keep up the good work fellas

Jeremy Willet ,

Hosts are Top Tier Pros!

The experience alone found in the hosts are worth the listen!

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GREAT INFORMATION

This is by far, an absolutely great podcast. For new, veteran Audio, AV Tech Engineers. So much great information and stories plus myths debunked. Share and support this. Great job you guys 🤘🏼😁

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