FOH Engineer Vinnie Kowalski, Dead at 58
FOH engineer Vincent Kowalski died July 17, 2020, closing a 40-plus year career that saw him tour with Blondie, fellow Long Islanders Dream Theater, Savatage, Kirk Franklin, Thin Lizzy, John Fogerty and Peter Frampton.
Tool Tours with Intricate, Immersive Sound
Touring the world behind “Fear Inoculum,” Tool’s first album in 13 years, the prog-metal heroes are filling arenas with a massive audio system that takes a new approach to immersive live sound.
Shinedown Steps Up on Tour
By Steve Harvey. Shortly before a block of about two dozen U.S. shed dates in June and July, Shinedown called on Andy Meyer to take over the front-of-house spot.
Madix Bangs the Drum for DPA
Diablo Digital co-founder and FOH engineer Brad Madix relies on a range of DPA microphones to help deliver pristine percussion to audiences.
Live Sound Showcase: Jacob Collier
By Steve Harvey. UK multi-instrumentalist Jacob Collier and his production director, Ben Bloomberg from MIT’s Media Lab, reveal the custom technologies behind the staging of their solo and four-piece and performances on the current U.S. tour.
Close to the Wedge
By Phil Ward. In-ear monitors may be ubiquitous these days, as they are less likely to damage users’ hearing and also result in a quieter stage, but just because wedge monitors are on the floor, that doesn’t mean they’re...
Mixing Justin Timberlake On Tour
Justin Timberlake has been on the road with his sixth world tour, Man Of The Woods, and along for every step of the journey have been FOH engineer Andy Meyer and monitor engineer Paul Klimson, using pro-audio gear provided...
Joan Baez’ FOH Mixer Relies on dLive
On her Fare Thee Well tour, now traveling across North America, Joan Baez' FOH and monitors are being mixed by engineer Jason Raboin on an Allen & Heath dLive C Class C3500 Surface with CDM48 MixRack.