2019: Year in Review

Well it’s that time of year again. I know this isn’t the most glamorous of posts and there won’t be any practical learning here but I have used these surveys in the past to direct future writing and help to make decisions that you folks will appreciate. Please take the time to fill out the survey below. It’s just a few short questions that make a big difference in the content that is created throughout this coming year.

But before you do that, I wanted to share some of the new things coming to the site over the next few months. To start with I have at least one new author/engineer joining the team. As I continue to write and meet new people I always keep an eye for people who can provide a different perspective than I can in order to keep what you’re learning very diverse. As I grew up, I was able to learn from not just live audio guys but from studio and broadcast guys as well which helped me form a broader set of skills. The hope is that this blog will give you that same range of information. Next I am very close to finalizing a new way to view the “From the Booth” videos so that you can better see each angle and be able to select what you want allowing for higher resolution video. The YouTube style videos will still be available but this new way will help you dig into the details if you want. You’ll understand better when you see it. Lastly, and this is the stretch goal, I’d love to get a few training videos up that would allow you to see what I’m talking about rather than just read it. In any case, there are big things coming to Studio.Stage.Live!

Thanks again for stopping by, please take the time to fill out the survey. As always, we’ll see you on the flipside!

2018: Year in Review

Welcome to 2019. Hopefully your holidays and New Years celebrations were fun and at least at some point restful. Last year at about this time I launched Studio.Stage.Live with my first blog post with the intention of writing a blog post a week for at least one year. My goal was to share and hopefully begin actively collaborating in the community of sound engineers across the US and get to know folks around the world. Thank you so much for hanging out with me as I venture down this road in writing and professional development. In writing about so many different topics I’ve learned about so many things and made so many changes that I only noticed because I was writing about it. I hope you all have been able to glean as much as I did throughout this process.

This next year I hope to bring you a lot of the same content but hopefully some new content from some new authors. In that same light, I am extending an offer to any of you that have something to say and would like to join the Studio.Stage.Live team. I’m looking for a few folks to help me continue to bring you weekly content and expand the resources that can be found here. Right now it’s just me and a few people who help me edit posts but I’d like grow and learn from you too. I’m looking for writers and video makers alike! If this is something you are interested in, hit me up at daniel@studiostagelive.com and we will figure out how we can collaborate and learn. If you haven’t already and would like to subscribe to the site so you can get an email anytime new content is posted follow this link and sign up today!

Secondly, I know that I sort of live in a bubble here in North America. I have access to just about any tool that I need and have a great environment to work in. WIth that in mind, what are some topics that you’d love to see addressed this year? Is there something you have been fighting against every time you mix? Any questions about your gear or how I use my stuff? Are you interested in knowing why we buy the way we do? How about what mic to use in a given set of situation? Just let me know either here in the comments, on facebook, or drop me an email at daniel@studiostagelive.com and let me know what you are thinking. I’m always looking for fresh and new ideas on how to help us all grow as professionals at our craft.

Lastly, I’m looking for feedback about the content of the posts that you’ve read and seen this year. I’ve created a short google form that I’d love for you to take just a few minutes and fill out. I’ll see you all next week as we start the year out with “From the Booth” video taken from our Christmas program!

Blog Survey

Hello everyone, I know this is a quite a bit different than you were expecting but I figured this was as good of a time as any to check in on things. I wanted to do a quick survey with as few questions as I could ask and still get some good opinions to help steer the blog. If you have a few minutes to fill it out that would be a tremendous help. We have some great stuff coming down the pipe including a “From the Booth” Series starting next week. We recently had a big worship concert at my work so I thought I’d go through that from my perspective start to finish. I can assure you, it’ll be worth a read. I’ll catch you all on the flip side.