Eight more of Denver's best sound engineers
Do know what the difference is between a good show and a great show? The sound. It's always the sound. When it's bad, you certainly know it. On the other hand, when it's a great mix, you might not even notice, unless you're a particularly astute listener. You might just think your favorite band is really on point that night. And while that may very well be true, the fact that the band sounds as good as it does definitely isn't by chance. What you're hearing is the hard -- and often thankless -- work of a great sound engineer. We're compiling a list of the best sound engineers in town, and here is the second batch of in our series. Continue on to see eight more of the best sound engineers in Denver, presented in no particular order, and look for another installment next week.
Venues: Larimer Lounge, Marquis Theater, Hi-Dive and Mighty Fine Productions
Years mixing in Denver: 9
Gig pet peeves: Drummers that set up on stage!
Favorite gear: Fatso, Empirical Labs
Venues: I've worked for the Fox Theater in Boulder, the Gothic, the Bluebird, the Ogden, and Cervantes' Masterpiece Ballroom. I've mixed the Motet for the past fifteen years, and they are still my top priority.
Years mixing in Denver/Boulder: 20 years.
Years in the business: 25-plus years
Gig Pet Peeves: They are numerous, but at the top of the list are DJs who don't even know what "DJ" means. They are usually the ones we sound guys affectionately call "Space Bar Cowboys," as they jump up and down behind their gear as if they single-handedly invented music.
My favorite piece(s) of gear: Right now, the DigiDesign Profile and SC48 consoles, but my very favorite piece of gear are my microphones. The right mic properly placed on a good sounding source takes care of 70 percent of the mix. Yes, I "know what all those buttons do," but I shouldn't have to touch all of them.