“You can be the best mixer on the planet. But if you can’t get along out here, your just gonna get rooted out like a bad weed.” – Robert Scovill
It was at a Supertramp concert when he was 13 years old where Robert Scovill got his first glimpse of a FOH soundboard, and since that day, he’s followed his insatiable passion for live music all the way the top of his field.
Known and well-respected by many of his peers, Robert has been mixing sound for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for an incredible 23 years. Prior to his post with Petty & Co., Robert was at the helm for many notable rock bands including Rush, Def Leppard, Prince, and Alice Cooper.
As the Senior Specialist for live sound products for Avid Technologies, Scovill is at the forefront of the migration into digital live sound reinforcement, and is a two-time recipient of the distinguished Parnelli award for Sound Reinforcement Engineer of the Year.
Join us in the lounge of his crew bus where I caught up with Robert at the Xfinity Center in Hartford, CT.
Special Mentions: RFR on Patreon, Robert Scovill, Tom Petty Soundcheck Event, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers 40th Anniversary Tour, The Who - Who’s Next LP, Eastern Acoustic Works, Robert Scovill youtube channel, Got Roadies? T-shirt, ROADIE FREE RADIO Youtube channel, Audible Trial