What I do
I work at the mixing console, I design and install PA systems. I attach great importance to radio-frequency management, but first and foremost, to people.
Mixing on digital and analog audio consoles
Mixing requires very solid foundations. To proceed by trial and error, without planning, leads to uneven results. A good mixing ensures that the event is up to customer expectations.
Design and installation of PA systems
To design a PA system before implementing it allows to save time during installation and to consider different options. Sound is hard to explain. But a simulation allows you to see it and to communicate with all subjects involved in the installation.
Often, there is not enough time to provide an attentive service and customer requests change constantly. Then, there is the problem of trust: a freelance and a website are still unable to ensure the reliability needed to take risks. Moreover, the technical aspect is only one piece of a more complex picture where the capacity for dialogue and the human profile prevail.
A freelance can deal with all tasks that require a lot of time both on location and in the design phase, allowing the enterprise staff to focus on other tasks.
As soon as I receive a job order, I start to work on it immediately. I believe that being a sound engineer means knowing the environment and the people that work in it. I am meticulous and I am driven by curiosity. I think there is real knowledge only if there is transparency, knowledge exchange, time and dedication to invest.
Initially, I focus on the digital aspect, mostly online. This way everyone can view and share the projects, the documents and the material they need. I use Evernote to manage projects, Dropbox to share files, Google Docs to complete lists and documents.