WAM hosts "The Women of Professional Concert Sound" Panel at AES


WAM was elated to host a live sound panel featuring all female live sound engineers! This all-star panel featured some of the most prominent and successful live sound engineers in the business.


Drawing from their experience running sound in arenas and large venues all over the world, these women shared their tips and tricks, from using EQ and learning the problematic frequencies of instruments to choosing the best outboard gear and the systems typically used. The panel explored a day in the life of a live sound engineer on a major world tour, how to adjust to the acoustics of different venues, and how to successfully manage a life of constant touring.


The panelists included:


Claudia Engelhart, FOH engineer for Bill Frisell, Herbie Hancock, Wayne Shorter
Deanne Franklin, FOH engineer for Tom Waits, David Byrne, Pink
Karrie Keyes, Monitor engineer for Pearl Jam, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Sonic Youth
Jeri Palumbo, Live Television production engineer, Super Bowl, The Oscars, Tonight Show w/Jay Leno
Michelle Sabolchick Pettinato, FOH engineer for Gwen Stefani, Jewel, Melissa Etheridge