AES New York 2007 Monday, October 8, 12:00 pm — 1:30 pm
PLATINUM ROAD WARRIORS
Clive Young, Sr. Editor, Pro Sound News
The Platinum Road Warriors, moderated by Clive Young, Pro Sound News Sr. Editor and author of CRANK IT UP: Live Sound Secrets of the Top Tour Engineers, will offer insights from a freewheeling panel covering the latest trends, techniques, and tools that shape modern sound reinforcement.
Participating FOH engineers include: Robert Scovill, who has accrued over 3,000 live event mixing credits during the course of a 27-year career, where he has mixed the likes of Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers, Matchbox Twenty, Prince, Rush, and Def Leppard, among many others. He is a technical consultant and product endorser for such manufacturers as: Neumann, Audio Technica, Electrovoice, Servo Drive, and Alesis. He also serves as Market Manager for Live Sound Products for Digidesign. Scovill also operates his own Eldon's Boy Productions Inc. and MusiCanvas Recording Studio.
Brian Speiser began touring 10 years ago at the age of 20 when he began working for Long Island-based SK Sound. For the past eight years, he's worked as the front of house engineer for They Might Be Giants, and has mixed several live releases for the band as well as a live Direct TV concert filmed for Disney Records. Additionally, he has "done a short jail sentence as Ryan Adams' front of house engineer" and has handled FOH duties for The Indigo Girls on their tours around the world for the past two years.
Howard Page is director of engineering for Showco, a division of Clair Brothers Audio. Having spent decades in the live pro audio business, Page has mixed tours for acts as varied as Van Halen and Sade, but his biggest impact arguably may be his conception and development of Showco's Showconsole, one of the first digitally controlled analog live mixing desks—the sixth console he has designed and built over his career. A native of Australia, Page spent 17 years as a partner in Jans Concert Productions, before coming to America in 1989, where he has worked for Showco ever since.
These and other TBA FOH engineers will share war stories and field questions from the audience.
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