John responds to your questions! He talks about the life of a sound engineer, his career in the live music industry, how tea and the right attitude will get you far in this world, his favourite (and not so favourite) venues, how to get the best out of a small rig, getting Milton Keynes Bowl reclassified so that he could crank it up on a Prodigy show, why so many venues get no acoustic treatment, and why he still prefers mixing on analogue.
Can you explain a bit about your attitude to working with the house guy in a venue ?
In this video, Jon talks about his early days sound engineering all those years ago and pays homage to his mentors
What kind of venues do you prefer working in?
What is the best way to achieve that 'bass thump in the chest' with a smaller rig?
Jon explains why he still prefers to mix live shows on an analogue desk and why they are better teaching tools.
The question is a general one about venue acoustics and why many venues make no attempt to address their acoustics.
What is the most radical thing you’ve ever done in order to put on a show?