Live Sound

Steve Castro has toured backline for over 25 years and loves it.  Steve is a roadie’s roadie who has witnessed firsthand many of the major changes in technology that have affected live performances.  Steve has served as guitar, drum and keyboard tech for such acts as Sugarland, Lady Antebellum,...
John Walker’s career in music all began with guitar lessons at six years old. This lesson studio’s focus was on ensemble performance, which allowed John to start playing gigs at 11 years old. He furthered this passion by owning his own music club at age 26 and eventually ending up in Nashville...
Alexander Pietschmann is CEO of Adam Hall. His dad, a professional musician works for Adam Hall as a salesman. Alex joined the company in 2006 after studying law and business. During his student years he had organized parties and opened a music club in Frankfurt. Building on this background he took...
Mark Frink has been providing well respected and well attended sessions within the Tec Tracks programs during the Anaheim NAMM Shows for several years.  His background in audio engineering and touring has given him the ideal background to relate to those seeking to improve their skills on the road...
Rusty Brutsche and two friends formed the famous pro audio rental company Showco with the simple mission to produce good sounding concerts.  The goal required the building and maintenance of cutting edge and often innovative gear such as boards, pre-amps and lights.  Their Varilight system became a...
Michael Paul, known as MP, always had an interest in the visual arts, especially those that could involve multiple formats.  When he had the chance to create light and color programs for live musical acts in the 1960s, MP found his true passion!  He worked on countless shows including those for the...
Jim Gamble envisioned a console that would give an engineer ultimate control of the audio being mixed.  He started by working for one of the original sound reinforcement companies and helped write the book on the touring industry.  The experiences that he had working with some of the most revered ...
Dave Pensado cares very much about the history of his craft and sharing it!  Dave is the award winning recording engineer who worked on products with Michael Jackson, Elton John, Mariah Carey, Mary J. Blige and many others.  With a deep passion and knowledge of the gear and process of engineering,...
Herb Trawick and Dave Pensado became lifelong friends after meeting in a lobby of a recording studio in Los Angeles.  Both were looking for a gig in music and exchanged contact numbers.  Over the years the team established a weekly online program called “Pensado’s Place, which is all about...
Rikki Farr has been an active member of the audio engineering community most of his life and as such has been involved in countless innovations along the way.  With Rikki’s incredible career in mind, it would take a page just to list the fields he has been involved with such as concert promotions,...

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