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 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$AP Rocky.
Ferrofish A32 AD/DA Converter with Brandon Blackwell
Live engineer Brandon Blackwell (Camila Cabello, X Factor USA) takes his analogue gear on the road with the Ferrofish A32. Digital equipment has come to dominate the live audio scene in modern times, with the number of benefits offered by digital systems making it impossible for engineers and to ignore.
May 24, 2017
Full Sail University
Audio Engineer Brandon Blackwell on How to Keep the Ball Rolling as a Freelancer
After graduating from Full Sail’s Show Production degree program in 2013, Brandon Blackwell got his start working as a production assistant for musician Ray Chew, who has served as the music director for shows like Showtime at the Apollo and American Idol.
by Stephanie Rizzo
September 1, 2021
BRANDON BLACKWELL ON TOURING WITH LIZZO AND JH AUDIO
Sound engineer and production manager Brandon Blackwell – who has toured with the likes of Lizzo, A$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.
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$AP Mob member’s first major North American road trip in more than three years, the 18-date arena trek carried a pair of DiGiCo mixing consoles—an SD12 at FOH and SD10 in monitor world—supplied by Cleveland-based sound reinforcement provider Eighth Day Sound. The two desks were specified by FOH Engineer Brandon Blackwell and Monitor Engineer Moshe Davenport, both of whom are diehard fans of the SD-Range.
by Maria Fiorellino
December 19, 2018
Sennheiser and Britannia Row Deliver at MTV EMA Awards
This year’s MTV EMA Awards was held at Bilbao’s Bizkaia Arena and hosted by American actress and singer Hailee Steinfeld. For the past two decades, Sennheiser has provided unwavering support to its audio supplier Britannia Row Productions and their partnership delivered perfect results.
December 04, 2019
Lizzo: Cuz I Love You Too
One of this year’s most talked-about artists, Lizzo rounds off her incredibly busy year with a European run. Following relentless months of touring, TPi catches up with the men and women who try to keep pace with the singer’s skyrocketing success. TPi’s Stew Hume reports…
by Stew Hume
February 26, 2019
Brandon Blackwell On Tour with A$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.
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