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The MxU Podcast. Hosted by Jeff Sandstrom, Lee Fields, and other special guests. Join in on convos about audio, lighting, life, concerts, and interviews with the industry’s best.

Episode Date
Remembering Stone
Remembering our friend and co-founder, Andrew, today.  One year ago feels like forever and yesterday all at the same time.  That’s because his legacy is alive and well.  We decided to bring you an unreleased conversation between Andrew and Robert Scovill.  So fitting, the nature of what they were discussing.  After you listen to this podcast go crank up some Pink Floyd.
Jul 09, 2020
#035 - Churches Should Spend More Money. Guest Chris Stephens
Lee, Jeff, and Grace tell you why they think your church should spend more money. The soapbox and #TurnDownForMxU have returned. Followed by a chat with Chris Stephens. Chris is the FOH engineer for Jason Aldean. His approach to manual delay compensation will make your mix better and your brain bigger! Enjoy!
Jul 06, 2020
#034 - VCR Media Servers. Guest Brian Vaughan
Lee, Jeff, and Daniel Connell chat it up with Brian Vaughan. Brian is a designer for the world's largest tours. Justin Timberlake, Carrie Underwood, Billie Eilish, Thomas Rhett, Aerosmith, Little Big Town, Fireplay, and many many others. And he started learning at his church youth group.
Jun 29, 2020
#033 - Look Mom, I mix on TV. Guest Josiah Gluck
Josiah Gluck is one of the award-winning music mixers for Saturday Night Live. Grace, Lee, and Jeff ask him about his experiences and advice for mixing broadcast for one of the biggest TV shows on the planet.
May 21, 2020
#032 - The Church Has Left The Building! Guests from Elevation Church Online.
Jeff and Lee peek behind the curtain into one of the most successful online church campuses in the world, Elevation Church.  They chat with Chad Zollo, Zach Kimrey, and Nicole Hambrick, the backbone and the frontal lobe of the online experience we’re all trying to learn from in this strange strange time.
Apr 08, 2020
#031 - CoVid-eo 24. Guest Rusty Anderson.
Jeff and Lee interview video director extraordinaire, Rusty Anderson. Rusty is the video director behind Passion Conferences, Chris Tomlin, any MANY others. He gave some very practical advice about cinematic video in live settings. Also you'll hear how cinema cameras are invading broadcast environments and how we can all get ahead of the curve. Check this episode out as you navigate this new landscape of the digital Church.
Apr 03, 2020
#030 - Corona was better with limes. Guests CJ Alvarado and Jake Cody.
Coronavirus has caused every church in the world to pivot. Jeff, Lee, and guests from Bayside Church CJ Alvarado and Jake Cody talk through what they are doing in Sacramento to meet the digital needs of their Church. Also, an update on future live events closes this episode.
Mar 17, 2020
#029 - A Fireworks Utopia. Guests from Passion Conference.
In this lighting episode Daniel, Lee, and Jeff talk about a minimalist show they experienced on broadway. Special guests Taylor Charboneau, Noah Hawley, and Davis Kornegay from Passion City Church talk about the recent Passion Conference 2020. Enjoy a great discussion on how minimalism or fireworks in your event can be effective if done for the right reasons.
Mar 11, 2020
#028 - Lee, Your Mix Sucks! Guest Ricki Cook.
Grace, Jeff, and Lee recap MxU Anaheim 2020 where Lee shares some invaluable feedback he received. Guest Ricki Cook from Hillsong Church shares some fantastic insights we can all use. And then a closing with one of the wildest #TurnDownForMxU entries yet! Buckle up for this one!
Feb 10, 2020
#027 - Our new Co-Host Grace Royse
Announcing our new 3rd host, Grace Royse! This episode the trio dive DEEP into some leadership topics. Grace's extensive production management background has given her loads of experience that help guide this episode as she puts Jeff and Lee in the hot seat. Enjoy and welcome Grace to the MxU team!
Dec 24, 2019
#026 - 222 Noise Complaints. Guest Cory Edwards.
Special guest Cory Edwards chats with Lee and Jeff about audio, lighting, and production management. With stories from Cory's most recent tour with Elevation, Hillsong, and Casting Crowns, the guys nerd out over some audio tricks and answer some listener Q/A.
Dec 09, 2019
#025 - Lighting Launch - With Daniel Connell
The First MxU Lighting podcast episode with Daniel Connell. Hear Daniel's story, lessons for new LD's, and what's in store for the future of MxU as we add lighting to the brand.
Nov 29, 2019
#024 - Chapter 2. Guest Robert Scovill
We're back. We talk about what's next for MxU. Then, we get down to business. Music history, how to emulate a drum room in live sound, immersive sound systems, and Lee's lack of respect for classic rock.
Sep 16, 2019
#023 - The Indiana Jones Ride & Greg Price
We're back! After a 2 month hiatus the MxU Podcast has returned with a special interview with FOH engineer Greg Price. He's a great friend of team MxU with a TON of great stuff to share about life, mixing, his beginnings, and more.
Jun 09, 2019
#022 - Our Pirate Friend. Grace Royse
You'll need to sit down for this one... We interview Grace Royse, FOH and monitor engineer, stage manager, and production manager for the likes of Sublime, 311, The Super Bowl, Fitz and the Tantrums, and many more!
Mar 07, 2019
#021 - The Fourth Scene Smells
A Recap of all things Christmas, a VERY necessary censored #TurnDownForMxU, and another segment from the MxU FORUM featuring Senior Pastor Justin Miller! Details for 2019's MxU ALL-ACCESS and other events for year.
Jan 14, 2019
#020 - The Christmas Halftime Show
Merry Christmas from MxU! This episode features a sample of the MxU FORUM held in Orlando last month, a Church sound complaint makes the TV news, and Jeff is at home for Christmas while Lee and Stone continue to grind away. The jealousy is real.
Dec 21, 2018
#019 - Breakfast With Stan 2
The most laughs yet! Stan Endicott joins us again for another bucket of laughs. We talk Thanksgiving, side-jobs for church employees, how much is too-much when it comes to technology and church, and Connie's Beef Stroganoff.
Nov 27, 2018
#018 - Z28's and Spinal Tap
Recorded on location, this episode contains stories from Stone's past as well as the dudes talking very specific on mix techniques and new learnings they are each currently working on.
Oct 30, 2018
#017 - Show Me The Money
The dudes discuss day rates and salaries of production staff while on the soapbox, sensor some #TurnDownForMxU, and preview MxU Orlando and the all new MxU Forum.
Oct 21, 2018
#016 - Breakfast With Stan
Breakfast with Stan Endicott, founder of Slingshot Group. Easily our favorite guest to date. So much so, we're gonna keep up this "Breakfast With Stan" series throughout the year. Enjoy this first installment of a candid convo with our dear friend, Stan.
Aug 24, 2018
#015 - Phil Bledsoe
Phil is the FOH engineer for Sam Hunt. He's mixed for bands like Skillet, Tree 63, and Mathew West. But, the biggest reason we had him on is that he is a big reason Lee is doing what he's doing today. Along with some great road stories we also talk about Phil's experience as a mega-church TD. You're gonna love this and love Phil!
Aug 19, 2018
#014 - The Gattaca Bath
Big changes, broadcast mixing, bleeping complaints, a counter argument to spending your church's money, summer vacations, and new MxU Live events announced. Also, ya know those other conferences we're always talking crap about?
Aug 06, 2018
#013 - How To Not Waste Your Church's Money
How To Not Waste Your Church's Money. Recorded at the FILO conference May 2018. The fellas taught a breakout class at FILO and shared some practical steps on saving money. This one gets pretty real. Enjoy!
Jul 02, 2018
#012 - LIVE from the FILO Conference w/ Robert Scovill.
Recorded live at the FILO conference in May, 2018. We celebrate the first live recording by having our friend Robert Scovill join the entire show. Robert even steps up to the soapbox!
Jun 04, 2018
#011 - The Blowback Sucks. Pat Baltzell Part 2.
#TurnDownForMxU reaches new heights. Or depths. You be the judge! We wrap up our interview with Pat Baltzell and hear stories of top-secret new microphones used on the Oscar's. (Track repaired version)
Apr 25, 2018
#010 - Physics Are Fake. Pat Baltzell Part 1.
Pat Baltzell is a 6-time Emmy Award winning FOH engineer for the world's largest TV events. The Super Bowl, The Oscars, The Grammy's, American Idol, and more. We get to the bottom of all the Monday morning mixers critiques of the 2018 Super Bowl. Your usual favorites also don't disappoint with a Stone Soapbox and some hilarious #TurnDownForMxU sound complaints!
Mar 16, 2018
#009 - Much.Too.Loud. Brad Madix Part 3
It's already been a busy year for team MxU! We chat cheap vs expensive console, Sweden and SoCal, a soapbox like no other, MxU All-Access, and wrap up with the grand finale of Sir Madix!
Feb 06, 2018
#008 - The Christmas Hangover. Brad Madix Part 2.
Not the Jim Beam+Egg Nog hangover. The Church at Christmas hangover. The fellas get real on their Christmas seasons. Celebrating the wins, but also being honest about the difficult days and how to stay encouraged during our busiest time of the year. Brad Madix brings in the new year with part 2 of his interview.
Dec 31, 2017
#007 - Gargling Peanut Butter. Brad Madix Interview. Part 1
You can't handle all that Episode 7 has! A brand new type of MxU event is announced in this episode. A hilarious #TurnDownForMxU and part 1 of a fantastic interview with our new friend, Brad Madix (Rush, Def Leppard, Van Halen, Shakira, Beck, & then some).
Nov 20, 2017
#006 - The White Doberman. Pooch Interview Part 2
Part 2 of our Interview with Pooch! More samples from #TurndownforMxU and Stone explains the dead animals hanging inside his office. Should entertain you and upset PETA all at once!
Oct 06, 2017
#005 - #TurnDownForMxU. Pooch Interview Part 1
INTRODUCING #TurnDownForMxU! Listen to learn how you can be apart of the newest MxU addition. We kick off part 1 of a KILLER interview with Ken Pooch Van Druten. The man behind the faders of some small local bands like, Justin Bieber, Linkin Park, Katy Perry, KISS, Pantera, and the rest of the bands you bought CD's of for .13 cents on Columbia House mailers. Enjoy!
Sep 17, 2017
#004 - Road Warriors. Zito Part 2.
In this episode we dive deep in to mixing tips with Zito. The boys also talk about volume, ear plugs, and rental car facility spike barricades.
Aug 30, 2017
#003 - Where's The Tylenol. Zito Interview Part 1
In this episode we recap the Seeds conference, MxU Tulsa, and start part 1 of a killer interview with Zito! (OneRepublic - Backstreet Boys)
Aug 05, 2017
#001 - The Origin Story & Robert Scovill Part 1
Episode 1! In this episode we tell how we got this whole circus started. It's also the first of a 2 part interview with legendary FOH mixer, Robert Scovill. Enjoy, share, and subscribe!
Jul 07, 2017
#002 - Stone gets plugged. Robert Scovill Part 2
Next up, Andrew talk plugins and part 2 of our interview with Robert Scovill.
Jul 05, 2017