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LDI Speaker Spotlight: John Shipp

As we gear up for the LDI Show, we’re profiling speakers in our LDI Amplify series of presentations aimed at live sound engineers. This week, we’d like to introduce you to John Shipp, who will be talking about mixing sound for Aerosmith’s immersive Deuces Are Wild Las Vegas residency in our "Immersive Audio: Live Mixing Techniques" panel discussion.

Boston-based John Shipp has been freelance live sound engineer for more than 25 years. He is currently mixing front-of-house for Aerosmith’s immersive Deuces Are Wild concert residency at the MGM’s Park Theater, and has been in the Aerosmith camp since 2012.

Shipp’s client list includes Van Halen, Alice In Chains, Hollywood Vampires, and Slash.

Live Design: What was your first live sound gig?

John Shipp: My first live sound gig was at a small heavy metal club outside of Boston, as a monitor engineer. I did that three nights a week, five bands a night.

LD: What can attendees can expect to learn in your presentation?

JS: My focus for the presentation will primarily be about real-world applications of an immersive PA system.

LD: What new sound technologies are you most excited about lately?

JS: With so much new tech coming out these days, I am woefully behind on the new toys :)

LD: What’s the best piece of advice you’ve been given?

JS: Never assume you’ve stopped learning.

LD: How about the worst?

JS: Fake it 'til you make it, ha ha!

To learn more about LDI Amplify programs at the 2019 LDI Show, visit

Sarah Jones is a writer, editor, and content producer with more than 20 years' experience in pro audio, including as editor-in-chief of three leading audio magazines: MixEQ, and Electronic Musician. As an LDI Influencer, Jones will be roaming the LDI2019 show floor for the latest products and innovations, chatting with exhibitors, and streaming it LIVE to Live Design and LDI's Facebook accounts. Be sure to follow!

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