What Does A Front Of House Engineer Do On Tour? ft. Nate Northway (Rise Against, A Day To Remember)

Nate Northway is the guy that handles all the audio you hear in a live concert. It’s a full-time job when you are on tour and one of the most stressful parts of the show as well. The pressure is on when you are the person who is fully responsible for how the band sounds coming out of those speakers. Nate has worked for Neil’s band, A Day To Remember – as well as Rise Against.

In this episode of the Don’t Shit On The Bus podcast we will learn:
• Nate’s journey to success in the touring world
• A day in the life of a front of house engineer on the road
• The importance of
• Tips for being a successful front of house engineer

(0:00​) Intro
(3:56) Nate gets on the bus
(6:57) How everyone met
(8:28) FOH from an artist’s perspective
(12:03) Nate’s start in the industry
(19:44) Touring and performing are hard
(23:42) Skills required to be a good FOH engineer
(26:53) Training your ear and analog vs digital
(30:25) Daily responsibilities
(38:48) Soundcheck (the most important part of the day for FOH)
(47:44) Doors
(48:47) Personal time
(51:19) Showtime!
(54:30) How to get the setlist
(57:24) The importance of teamwork during loadout
(1:00:11) Chill routines and tour stories
(1:06:15) Wrap up

Nate Northway – Guest

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