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December 29, 2021

Signal To Noise, Episode 134: Front Of House & Monitor Engineer Brandon Blackwell

Charts his fast-paced career path, his work with Kendrick Lamar and many others, mentoring the next generation and more.

Pro Sound Web


April 08, 2021

Grad Brandon Blackwell: Lizzo’s Front of House Engineer

Lizzo's famous for her hits "Truth Hurts" and "Juice," but Brandon Blackwell remembers her most for singing "Happy Birthday." As the front of house engineer on her "Cuz I Love You Too" tour, Brandon was responsible for running the audio equipment and making her voice sound perfect for a new audience every night. Last year on his birthday, Lizzo called him out onstage at a show in Phoenix.

by Full Sail University Staff


April 19, 2019

Sennheiser’s Pro

Talk Series

Sennheiser’s Pro Talk Series on YouTube features interviews with the industry’s most respected audio professionals, including Brandon Blackwell, freelance front of house and monitor mixer, currently on the Injured Generation tour with A$AP Rocky.

Sennheiser Staff


January 17,2019

Ferrofish A32 AD/DA Converter with Brandon Blackwell

Live engineer Brandon Blackwell (Camila Cabello, X Factor USA) takes his analogue gear on the road with the Ferrofish A32. Digital equipment has come to dominate the live audio scene in modern times, with the number of benefits offered by digital systems making it impossible for engineers and to ignore.

FerroFish Staff


May 24, 2017

Full Sail University

Audio Engineer Brandon Blackwell on How to Keep the Ball Rolling as a Freelancer

After graduating from Full Sail’s Show Production degree program in 2013, Brandon Blackwell got his start working as a production assistant for musician Ray Chew, who has served as the music director for shows like Showtime at the Apollo and American Idol.

by Stephanie Rizzo


September 1, 2021


Sound engineer and production manager Brandon Blackwell – who has toured with the likes of Lizzo, A$AP Rocky, Camila Cabello and more – reveals how he got his first big break in live sound, his approach when it comes to mixing vocals, and why he doesn’t leave the house without his JH Audio Jolenes.

Headliner Magazine


January 28, 2020

Sennheiser Digital 6000 Wireless help realize the first 'end to end' digital signal chain for vocal mics at the GRAMMY Awards

Over 20 channels of Sennheiser Digital 6000 are deployed in milestone broadcast event, with marquee performances by Lizzo, Blake Shelton, Brandi Carlile and others

by Stephanie Schmidt 


January 17, 2019

DiGiCo sits down with Brandon

The A$AP Mob member’s first major North American road trip in more than three years, the 18-date arena trek carried a pair of DiGiCo mixing consoles—an SD12 at FOH and SD10 in monitor world—supplied by Cleveland-based sound reinforcement provider Eighth Day Sound. The two desks were specified by FOH Engineer Brandon Blackwell and Monitor Engineer Moshe Davenport, both of whom are diehard fans of the SD-Range.

by Maria Fiorellino


December 19, 2018

Sennheiser and Britannia Row Deliver at MTV EMA Awards

This year’s MTV EMA Awards was held at Bilbao’s Bizkaia Arena and hosted by American actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld.  For the past two decades, Sennheiser has provided unwavering support to its audio supplier Britannia Row Productions and their partnership delivered perfect results. Staff


July 09, 2020

Without Shows, Lizzo’s Audio Engineer Is Twitch Streaming, Trading Stocks, and Writing a Book

“I’ve never once thought about writing a book, but right now we don’t have anything but time — so why not?” says Brandon Blackwell, who’s been without work since March

Samantha Hissong


December 04, 2019

Lizzo: Cuz I Love You Too

One of this year’s most talked-about artists, Lizzo rounds off her incredibly busy year with a European run. Following relentless months of touring, TPi catches up with the men and women who try to keep pace with the singer’s skyrocketing success. TPi’s Stew Hume reports…

by Stew Hume


February 26, 2019 

Brandon Blackwell On Tour with A$AP Rocky

FOH/Monitor Engineer Brandon Blackwell (Camila Cabello, Big Sean, PartyNextDoor) discusses his current live setup, keeping turnt-up sound under control and meeting the challenges of the road head-on for A$AP Rocky’s Injured Generation tour. Staff


May 11, 2018

30 Under 30: Brandon Blackwell, Production 


In celebration of LDI’s 30th anniversary—1988-2018—Live Design gives a shout out to 30 Under 30: thirty young movers and shakers who are changing paradigms, looking at things from new angles, and rapidly rising to the forefront of their field.

by Sarah Jones

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