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Anthony Colocho, Band of Wizards, Classless Studios, Colocho & Dokkodo, Death Trip, Dokkodo, Dyzzy On Vinyl, Ego Death Trip, El Torazo, Furcast, Jet Blast Music, KLBP FM, Krooked Fingerz, Kurt Sanchez, Loch Jester, Long Beach Recording Studio, Missing Piece of the Puzzle, Morning Intentions Radio Program, Nextdoor, No Application Fee Live Session, Outlaw Country Cover Album, Tate Funk, The Sleeperz, Ugh, Zodiac Rippers -

Studio Classless - Who are you and where are you from?  Hi! My name is Anthony and I was born and raised in Long Beach, CA. - How did you get involved in the Long Beach Music Scene? I started a band at 13 called Nextdoor, we were together for 8 years and toured all over southern California. Through that, I started making connections throughout the scene, then was inspired to start engineering because of the vast talent and passion everyone had. - What’s your educational background in music / record production?  I studied recording engineering at Long Beach City...

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Behringer, FOH, ForkNSpoon Records, In Ear Monitors, Live Sound, Live Sound 101, Midas, Monitor Mixes, NatureBoyRD, practice, Yamaha -

Photo by Gino Martinez This week we catch up with Kris Jackson and talk about getting a little more me, please. That's right, it's time to chat monitor mixes! It can be a little daunting taking your show to the stage for the first time, and no where else is this felt more than how the band or project sounds when performing on a new stage. Gone is the reflective din of the garage bedroom, or rehearsal. Now all you have is one speaker in front of you to help guide you home. Lets jump in with Kris and ask...

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DI Box, Di Piazza's, DiPiazzas, Dub Night, Fork N Spoon Music, ForkNSpoon Records, Front of House (FOH), Instrument cable, Josh Fischel, Live Sound, Microphone Cable, Monitor Mix, Monitors, NatureBoy RD, NatureBoyRD, The Fiction, The Ziggens, TRS Cable, XLR Connector, Zen Robbi -

What Is the best way for a band to prepare for a live show?

: Rehearse, rehearse, rehearse, and be as prepared as possible!  But there are some things that will only be learned through experience.  For example, most newbie musicians don’t really know what they need to hear in their monitor on stage.  Some people try to get a full studio quality mix in their monitor with all instruments which just isn’t going to happen in many local situations.  A lot of times if the drums and amps are right behind you, you may just need some vocals in your wedge and be good to go.  Every situation is different though,  for example if the drums are all digital the band will definitely want to hear them loud on stage in order to keep time!

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Addy Moore, Chucks Coffee Shop, Courtney Barnett, Garage Band, Murphys Pub, Pro Tools, Psychedelic Porn Crumpets, Summation Mix, Talkback, Text and Type, The Vocal Lounge, UA Apollo, Visalia -

- How did you get involved in the Long Beach Music Scene?

Still really new to the scene only having moved to Long Beach 2 weeks before the first pandemic shutdown (great timing right?) Since then Iʼve just been searching for artists through shows and online and enjoying every aspect of the scene.

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&, Amor Eterno, BF Studio LB, Britain's Finest, Bundy, Drums, Fathers & Suns, Fellow Robot, Long Beach, Long Beach Music, Luis Renteria, Mastering, Mixing, NPR, Recording Studio, The Beatles, Tracking -

In 2010 I joined a group of guys that eventually became the band Fathers & Suns. F&S won the 2013 Buskerfest. I fell in love with the city because of that experience and I don’t see myself ever leaving the music scene here.

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