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Steve La Cerra

Steve La Cerra

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Steve La Cerra is an independent live sound and recording engineer based in the New York area. He is the front-of-house engineer and tour manager for Blue Öyster Cult and has worked with artists such as Joe Jackson, The Struts, Firehouse and Robert Fripp. Steve teaches Music Technology at Mercy College in Dobbs Ferry, NY and has authored many articles on professional audio technology. He is currently working on a book about live sound.

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When the dust has settled and the history of 20th and 21st century pop music has been written,

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You’re setting up for a gig. You connect all of your equipment, turn on the PA … but instead of hearing clean, crisp sound, you are greeted with a rude hum. Don’t worry, it’s not something you’ll have to live

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Did you ever have the experience of connecting a bass or keyboard to a mixer and feeling like something just doesn’t sound right? There’s a reason for that. Your instrument — whether it’s an electric bass, electric guitar or

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