Author: Andrea Bensmiller

Reverb Secrets to Clarify Your Mix

We’ve all been conditioned to believe that reverb is the most important of the effects in our toolbox – but truth be told, it’s not. That distinction goes to EQ, but reverb can certainly make or break your mix. So…what do pro...

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The Government Ate My Wireless…

If you use wireless anythings (mics, in-ear receivers, instrument packs, telephones), your world is about to change dramatically. THE WHY At issue – America’s airwaves. And of course – money. Though not much ado in the media ado...

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Do What You Love and Brace Yourself

I’m behind in my blogs, but I have a really good reason. Music work is going great. No really…I know what you’re thinking. But it’s been crazy lately. The bands are working. There’s tons of great stuff happening here at the Live...

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  • Westone ES5 IEMs
    It was not that long ago–less than a year–that I swore off personally reviewing in-ear personal monitors. I have done so many reviews that I have multiple units from most of the major players. I have not heard/used the stuff made by JH Audio or Fidelity but have or have used multiple models by Future […]
  • Heil Drum Mics
    OMG!!!!!! Heil drum mics are my new BFF!!!!! Now that I’ve made myself sound like a girl from the valley…   I’ll try to compose myself and act like the audio professional that I am. HAAAAA!!!!!!!!   On a more serious note the test piece, or pieces, is the Heil HDK-8 drum mic package. Now […]
  • Sensaphonics offers free email consultation with Dr. Michael Santucci
    Sensaphonics, the technology leader in personal monitoring and hearing wellness, is offering free email consultation with Dr. Michael Santucci for music industry professionals during the company’s COVID-19 lockdown. Dr. Santucci is a globally recognized expert and advocate in hearing wellness for musicians, and founder and President of Sensaphonics. Each day during April, Dr. Santucci will […]
  • BIZ: You’ve Got the Power–Use It!
    QUESTION : WHO IS GETTING RECORD DEALS THESE DAYS and ARE THEY REALLY NECESSARY FOR SUCCESS?   THE INDIE REPORT  –   by JAY WARSINSKE, INDIEPOWER.com   The ‘Major Labels’ are down to only four and one of those is teetering on the verge of bankruptcy! Some pros are saying  it will be down to […]
  • How To Live Before You Die
    "You can’t connect the dots looking forward. Only looking back. So follow your heart and trust that eventually the dots will connect."  This commencement speech by Apple co-founder Steve Jobs contains great advice for anyone looking for a career on the creative side of things.  The post How To Live Before You Die appeared first […]