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The end of the roadie: how the backstage boys grew up
They used to match their bands for debauchery, now they have degrees and drink tea – the billion-dollar live-music business is staffed by techs who would never throw a TV out the window, writes Caroline Sullivan
Photos from Jeff Chase's post in Roadie Memes
Sony Crams 3,700 Blu-Rays' Worth of Storage in a Single Cassette Tape
Stupid hipster 80s fetishism notwithstanding, cassette tapes don't get much love. That's a shame, because magnetic tape is still a surprisingly robust way to back up data. Especially now: Sony just unveiled tape that holds a whopping 148 GB per square inch, meaning a cassette could hold 185 TB of da…
- An old but great story from the Onion.
Nation's Sound Engineers Gather To Talk About Their Ponytails
AUSTIN, TX—Sound engineers from around the country converged on the Hilton Garden Inn Saturday for their annual convention in which they discuss their ponytails.
- With fun competitions, the students of Digital Audio for Live Sound compete for the coveted NESCom Mobile Productions Crew jackets
With fun competitions, the students of Digital Audio for Live Sound compete for the coveted NESCom Mobile Productions Crew jackets
Live Sound TechnologyAre you excited by the prospect of mixing sound for concerts, theatrical productions, sporting events, live television and radio broadcasts? Do you want to work in a growing field that demands technical and creative excellence? Look no further! Melding academic instruction in audio, electronics, and acoustics, with hands on training in equipment operation, mixing, and show management, NESCom will give you the experience necessary to begin a rewarding career in this exciting field.
Employing the latest in sound reinforcement technology, including Meyer and JBL line arrays, and Digidesign, Yamaha, and Midas consoles, the NESCom Live Sound program will introduce you to the same equipment used daily on stages world wide. Renowned instructors will share their extensive professional experience, earned from international touring, major theatrical productions, and system install projects. Real world mixing opportunities will find you mixing sound for concerts in NESCom's beautiful Gracie Theater, mixing television broadcasts in the NESCom Mobile Productions remote broadcast truck, and providing audio support for events throughout the Bangor metro area.
NESCom and you-the perfect partnership for a career in live sound engineering!