Micing A Snare Drum

  Editors Note: This is the first in a series of educational articles from Mike Sessler on micing percussion instruments. You can read about Mike’s background at the bottom of this article. Chasing the Holy Grail Getting a great live snare sound sometimes feels like chasing after the Holy Grail. And if you ask 10…

It’s My Job

It’s no secret that Heil Sound has been on a roll lately. The whiteboard in my office that I use to keep track of demo requests, loaners, and the like is covered with a “who’s who” of bands, solo performers, sound mixers, and tour managers all wanting know about the Heil Sound mics. It’s crazy,…

Tommy Can You Hear Me?

“Guitar virtuoso Tommy Emmanuel has spent most of 2011 touring the world, performing concerts in Europe, Asia, and even Russia. Best known for his complex finger picking style, energetic performances, and the use of percussive effects on the guitar, he now brings his high-energy show to the US for a series of summer dates. Along…

Listen Up, Rock & Rollers

Put down your drumsticks, guitars, bagpipes (I’m talking to you, Dropkicks), and other high decibel devices for an hour of Bob Heil and tech guru, Leo Laporte. Bob will join Leo on a live broadcast Wednesday, March 23, 7:00 PM Eastern. Tom Merritt and Leo LaPorte host a show called “Triangulation,” where, according to the…