Based in Germany, I'm a professional FOH sound engineer with 15 years of experience. From small bars to stadiums I can manage all your sound needs including sound design, live sound mixing, technical riders, and technical touring arrangments. One-time gig, multiple concerts or a full tour - I do it all.
If you are looking for your live sound guy, don't look any further, you've found me! My passion is live sound, I'm a freelance sound engineer serving musicians, bands, and live sound companies.
I love my job and I can't imagine doing anything else in my life. I was born and raised in Israel and I'm in the sound business since I was 14 years old. I'm always excited to know new artists and bands and more important for me is to have a deep connection with whom I'm working with.
I have much experience with the following consoles: Avid (Digidesign), Yamaha, Midas, DiGiCo and Soundcraft.
In my experience, I am also a technical production manager, I can take all your technical requests and make them happen. I will get rental price quotes and close a deal, supervise on setup and tear down, coordinate with venues and take care of your backline needs.
Click the 'Contact' above to get in touch. Looking forward to hearing from you.
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Interview with Yoav Naveh
Q: What's the biggest misconception about what you do?
A: People thinking that sound engineers are magicians - we are not :) If your band source sounds awful then so will the FOH sound alike.
Q: What questions do you ask prospective clients?
A: What are your expectations from your sound guy?
Q: What advice do you have for a customer looking to hire a provider like you?
A: Look for a sound engineer that you have a true connection with, personal and professional. Let your sound engineer know what you want, it makes everything easier for all. Have your expectations match.
Q: What was your career path? How long have you been doing this?
A: The passion for sound has always been there for me, I'm in the sound business since I remember myslf. I started working in a sound company when I was 14 years old. I had to really beg the owner to let me carry speakers because I was not yet in the legal age for that.
Q: How would you describe your style?
A: I'm like a submarine, I listen carefully and tune everything in place without anyone noticing I'm there.
Q: Can you share one music production tip?
A: Stay cool no matter what happens, and weird things happen!
Q: What type of music do you usually work on?
A: Basically - all genres. Rock, pop, singer-songwriter, americana, metal, hip-hop, classic and more.
Q: What do you bring to a song?
Q: What's your typical work process?
A: I will always start with a sound concept brainstorming during a rehearsal (if none is available), then I will create a technical rider according to the band needs and at the end of this process, I will mix the band in their live concert.
Q: What's your strongest skill?
A: Mixing bands in live concerts.
Q: Describe the most common type of work you do for your clients.
A: Mixing position and taking care of all sound aspects for live music bands.