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    Ken 'Pooch' Van Druten: FOH Mix Engineer

    Justin Bieber • Iron Maiden • Jay‑Z • Whitney Houston • Linkin Park • Kiss

    Pooch's career has seen him mix front-of-house for artists as diverse as Iron Maiden and Justin Bieber. But just how different are mixing for pop and metal?

    People . Apr 2020
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    Q. What gadget can switch a mic between my looper pedal and the PA?

    I have a Roland RC‑30 looper pedal, but I want to be able to use a single microphone, set up so that I can use a foot pedal to switch the mic from the PA to the looper...

    Sound Advice Jun 2019
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    Bryony October

    Touring Engineer

    There are many jobs involved in large-scale touring — and established front-of-house mixer Bryony October has pretty much done them all.

    People May 2018
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    Should You Attend A Live-Sound Course?

    Back To School

    Many gear manufacturers offer courses in using their equipment, but what should you expect to gain from them, and what do they offer the seasoned live-sound veteran?

    Music Business Jun 2015
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    How To Become A Pro Live Sound Engineer

    Sex, Lies & Gaffer Tape

    Live-sound employment is now more competitive than ever, so how can you stand out from the crowd? We asked some of the leading teachers and employers in the industry for their advice.

    People Nov 2012
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    Finding The Right PA System For You

    Primer

    Thinking of taking your act to the stage? Then you’ll need a suitable way of amplifying it, and that all depends on what and where you’re playing...

    Sound Advice Jun 2012
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    Power & Electrical Safety On Stage

    PA Basics

    Staying safe on stage is more than a matter of simply making sure that willing hands are available before taking a dive. Knowing how to properly handle the mains power we all need is also crucial to performance health...

    Sound Advice Dec 2005
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