You can't do a show without a Mike
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As an audio engineer for over 30 years, Mike Babcock combines the old school analog know how with the new school digital tricks. His knowledge in audio and over 20 years of production management will bring you a unique combination of experience to conquer any touring project you have.
Whether it's a left and right FOH mix, or 20 lefts and rights monitor gig. There is no one better suited to meet your needs. The author of Surviving the Hot Seat, Michael Babcock, brings all of his experience to every show and project.
For production companies and individual engineers wishing to expand their skill set in the art of mixing monitors for touring acts, there is no one better to teach you and your crew. Monitors is way more than gear and mixing, it is about understanding psychology and dealing with difficult personalities in a very high stress environment. Contact Mike today to get started.
SURVIVING THE HOT SEAT
The guide to mixing monitors for touring bands
This is the only book currently in existence that deals with mixing monitors. Not only the technical things such as EQ-ing wedges and finding clear frequencies for IEMs, but also the mental aptitude needed to survive this position, not only on tour, but anywhere. Part of the job is technical, some of it is attitude, but most of it is psychological. You're expected to understand the strangest of hand signals, read minds, be the brunt of an attack for something happening in someone else's home life. It's not an easy job to do, but also one of the most important jobs to do. This book helps you navigate through all this with relative ease.
To order this book, Surviving the Hot Seat, click on the image below which will link directly to the Amazon page for hardcover, paperback, and e-book editions. If Amazon is not your thing, it can also be ordered through Barnes and Noble and Apple bookstore.
DON’T JUST TAKE MY WORD FOR IT
The Sounds of Survival
Whether you're an established industry pro or newer monitor engineer looking for an edge to help you climb the ladder to success, this book is chalk full of time tested tips and tricks from an experienced industry pro. Everything from the psychology to the hows and whys and the what not to do's. A rare and unique insight to an often misunderstood position in the live sound engineering arena. Mike's colorful and often entertaining insight make for an easy, very enjoyable read. This book definitely qualifies as a truly valuable resource, IMO. MF
Great book i was reading it on the way to a gig on a plane feel like i took so much more from it. great read great for EVERY level. my hat off to you babcock.
Enjoyed the book. Very informative. Been doing Monitors for twenty plus years, and still enjoyed the reinforcement of a lot of great practices.
CLIENTS I’VE WORKED WITH
A History of Talent
With a client list of some of the biggest names in the world, it’s no surprise that when audio is needed, Mike always gets the call. No matter how large or small your next project is, let him help you make it sound and look amazing. Email for full resume and references.