Clayton Hutson is a sound engineer who works with musicians to create the best possible live music experience. He graduated college with a degree in theatre design but then went on to take a different path in the entertainment business and decided to stick with sound production and management. He now owns his own live entertainment production company and has worked with artists such as P!nk and Guns n’ Roses.
Hutson states that he has gained his extremely valuable experience from having worked in many different fields of sound production. He has worked with artists, engineered their sound, set up live tours, and has held many other different positions in the music industry that have allowed him to become the star that he is today. He states that he owes the success of his production company to all the experience he has had throughout the years.
Clayton Hutson also states that when it comes time to plan a show, he knows what works and what doesn’t. He envisions everything from lights to sound to props, to even the set design that would work for the specific artist his company is working with at the time. His experience allows him to make decisions when it comes to even the smallest of details. He states he knows everything about the show, even the exact size of every door in the venue.
When it comes to productivity, Hutson states that he always likes to stay three step ahead of what he has to do. He always visualizes the performing space in the mornings and outlines the events of the day, and how the show would go. Hutson maintains the importance of doing this every day and even with the most mundane of tasks in order to stay ahead and be prepared and productive.
He also states that one of his most productive work tips for the field that he is in is to plan for the end of the show. He makes sure his team places equipment strategically so that as soon as the show is over, they can start to pick everything up, saving everyone a considerable amount of time and also allowing the artist and the team to get a well-deserved break faster.
All in all Clayton Hutson is a great sound engineer who has used his experience in the music industry and turned it into his major strength and this has ensured the success of his company.