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Rise Of The Tech: The Elevation Of The Role Of Audio Technician
The evolution of the live music industry is moving in a direction which has elevated the role of audio technician to a whole new status.
By Becky Pell • July 10, 2019

The Oxford English Dictionary definition of an engineer – “a person who designs, builds, or maintains engines, machines or structures” – conjures up someone extremely technically minded, with a head full of physics and data. Someone highly schooled in the intricate inner workings of the technology they operate.

Dear readers: I am not that person.

I’m a monitor engineer with more than 20 years of experience. I have a passion for helping musicians find their happy place on stage so they can get on with their job of giving a great performance.

I’m also strong on planning and organization and I have good ears, a cheerful disposition, and an ability – partly innate and partly learned on the job – to deal with different streams of incoming information without getting flustered. That’s all added up to a successful career mixing bands...

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Train the next generation. Success without a successor is ultimately failure.
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