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M. Erik Matlock

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Front Lines: Festival Fun
« on: July 01, 2019, 10:08:56 am »

Front Lines: Festival Fun
Staying cool, calm and collected at front of house while getting the job done.
By Nicholas Radina June 28, 2019

Nope, it's another Woodstock, this one called the Przystanek Woodstock Festival, a huge summer ticket-free rock music event held annually in western Poland.
The live music festival a battleground of wet socks, sunburn, dehydration, challenging personalities, and the biggie: limited time.

Lets dive right into techniques at (and away from) the console that can help insure a great mix, dry clothes, a killer tan, sufficient hydration, and time to use the bathroom, along with the opportunity to be personable and professional.

As someone whos worked dozens of festivals over the years, Ive found that true success in this arena always revolves around preparation, fundamentals, and a tried-and-true workflow.

Im going to look at this from two perspectives: that of the front of house engineer whos mixing most/all of the programming, as well as that of the hybrid role of FOH engineer and A1 tech. Both share skill sets yet are distinct; its also vital to understand your specific role well in advance of the event...

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