Nolan Rossi

Bio: Nolan Rossi is a mix engineer and owner of RF Productions. When he is not touring with artists he is producing records at his studio in East Nashville. He really likes Mexican food.

Maintaining a stress-free sound check does not simply mean that everything is working technically. It's also about keeping a professional, clean and relaxing environment. more

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The way you work with and interact with the people on your team will have effects outside of your team. No church can have unhealthy work relationships without some effect on the greater body. more


Adaptability is key. If you can’t mix without an X microphone you need to rethink your approach. Oftentimes the most difficult mixing situations can end up being the very moments that make us better. more

Oct 6, 2016 5:57 PM Gear

It’s easy to get caught up in new toys, but chances are you are not using your current audio effects to their full potential. more


Perhaps the band is being extra picky with their monitors, or a string of gear failures puts you behind schedule. Regardless, these three simple principles will help your soundcheck run smoother. more

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I’ve got a challenge for you audio engineers: step away from the EQ. Remove it from your set of tools next time you mix. more

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If the audio engineer retreats from assisting the musician with the PMM, then Sunday morning will suffer. So the mindset of set-and-forget is not going to cut it. CPM outlines some practical considerations for how musicians and sound engineers can... more

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"I really think this is the most compact and simplest-to-position drum microphone on the market." more

May 17, 2016 5:49 PM Gear

Getting started using backing tracks can be challenging. But after the first few steps, the creative options become nearly endless. more

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The M-5000 is a very open and clean-sounding console, even at higher SPLs. The smart design makes it a worthy competitor for touring or any installation—large or small. more

Feb 18, 2016 10:33 PM Gear

Blue Microphones have an art deco design that feels like the future while remaining familiar. But do they sound as good as they look? more

Dec 23, 2015 3:28 PM Gear

The concept is simple enough - instead of having two separate wired devices (headset mic + in-ear monitors), DPA has integrated the two together in one solution. more

Dec 9, 2015 2:20 PM Gear

The preamps deliver an open and natural sound that really held up with the microphones and sources that I had to work with. And whatever Antelope has going on with their converters, it is working. more

Nov 11, 2015 3:58 AM Gear

If you’ve ever wished for more gain from any of your sources—ribbon mics, vintage mics, etc., the Cloudlifter CL-1 Mic Activator may be your solution. Find out what’s going on inside this patent-pending design? more

Jun 19, 2015 8:36 PM Gear 2 Comments

While it’s specifically designed for on-air broadcast applications, its feature set and low visual profile make it an interesting product for the church market. more

Apr 15, 2015 3:09 AM Gear 1 Comments

The new PG Alta line of microphones relies on the company’s time-tested technology with a heavy-duty, industrial-looking design targeted for the budget-conscious customer. more

Mar 30, 2015 3:06 PM Gear 4 Comments

It’s easy to get complacent with mic selection because we get used to using a particular microphone for a particular application. Read CPM’s tips on how to change that up—and create results you can hear. more


During soundcheck everyone is happy, but four bars into the first song everyone is staring at you with the "What-happened-to-my-mix?" look. more

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I was as prepared as I could be. Most of sound check went well. I was just starting to feel like things were going to be fine when it happened. more

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New system takes on all plug-in processing, freeing up your native system. At the same time it connects your devices on a network accessible by multiple host computers. Lots of interesting possibilities here. more

Aug 8, 2014 1:45 AM Gear

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