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.
Send me an email through 'Contact' button above and I'll get back to you asap.
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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.