Input Lists and Stage Plots

posted on 23rd February 2020 in Mixing Live Sound
When doing live shows, there are two things that can make setting up and patching the stage go smoothly and efficiently. They are an input list and stage plot.

Digital Console Cheat Sheet

posted on 23rd February 2020 in Mixing Live Sound
There is such a huge disparity between digital surfaces and systems from one console to another- it can be overwhelming to know where to start on a board you haven’t used before.

How To Get The Most Out Of Soundcheck

posted on 23rd February 2020 in Mixing Live Sound
A well-run soundcheck can make a world of difference in your show.

Core Principles of Live Sound and Mixing – 2 Gain Structure

posted on 21st February 2020 in Mixing Live Sound
Gain Structure is you friend! This is the real solid base of everything we do in live sound.

Core Principles of Live Sound and Mixing- 1 Signal Flow

posted on 20th February 2020 in Mixing Live Sound
Why do you need to understand signal flow? Well for one, so you can properly connect all the various parts of your sound system.

Retired, But Still In The Game

The Midas XL3 has been Jon's trademark desk for many a year. He recently retired one of his collection...

Audio Ear Training

posted on 4th July 2018 in Being a Sound EngineerKeeping Up to Date
Training your ears is a continuous practice - made super-easy and fun with SoundGym!

Training in Serbia

posted on 1st February 2018 in Being a Sound Engineer
Jon Burton is just back from presenting some training in Serbia - How To Soundcheck

How far Apart Can I Space My Subwoofers?

posted on 14th November 2017 in Mixing Live Sound
We all know that pushing your subwoofers together gives you more SPL and less power alley. But what if you want to pull them apart to make the line longer for more narrow coverage?

Teaching In Yerevan

posted on 12th July 2017 in Being a Sound EngineerMixing Live Sound
Jon's experience doing a three day workshop in Yerevan, Armenia, was a wonderful thing!

Mixing Monitors from FOH: 17 lessons I learned from Grealy at Soulsound

posted on 5th June 2017 in Mixing Live Sound
It doesn't matter how good a monitor engineer you are. If you have severe halitosis you will not be asked back. Things that I learned/re-learned from watching Mixing Monitors from FOH on Soulsound.

Soulsound In Armenia

posted on 30th May 2017 in Keeping Up to Date
Soulsound's Jon Burton was recently invited to do some teaching in Armenia.

Should I Go Freelance?

posted on 6th April 2017 in Being a Sound Engineer
Freelancing can give you great freedom, but also has it's downsides. Jon Burton ponders the question.

D.A.S. Audio sponsors Calibration & Design Techniques For Modern Sound Systems in London

Soulsound is teaming up with D.A.S. Audio to deliver a four-day seminar programme that will explore ‘Calibration & Design Techniques for Modern Sound Systems’. The programme, which is aimed at intermediate and experienced sound engineers, will be held at The Crypt, Christchurch Spitalfields, London.

Tools and Techniques

posted on 7th February 2017 in Being a Sound EngineerMixing Live Sound
Good sound engineers and technicians are skilful with both the tools that they use and the techniques that they employ while using them. A focus on new 'toys' at the expense of developing technique can lead to limited possibilities when engineering. 

Aim Any Speaker – Webinar

posted on 28th November 2016 in Being a Sound EngineerKeeping Up to Date
Remember the speaker coverage angle article we published a couple of weeks ago? Well, if you liked that, I've got another great free resource from Nathan Lively over at Sound Design Live. It's a live webinar training called How to Aim Any Speaker.

How To Use Speaker Coverage Angle In The Field

posted on 17th November 2016 in Keeping Up to DateMixing Live Sound
We are happy to bring you Part 2 of Nathan Lively's series on Speaker Coverage Angle.

Exploring Experiments

posted on 25th October 2016 in Keeping Up to Date
Technology is always pushed forward through experiments and long conversations - Soulsound provided the perfect platform for both at PLASA London 2016.

Sight And Sound

"Choose your battles, but make sure you fight them" - Jon Burton considers compromise when things aren't quite as you'd like them to be...

Two Types Of Mixing

posted on 13th June 2016 in Being a Sound EngineerMixing Live Sound
We are very pleased to welcome Andy Coules as a guest blogger! In this article, Andy reflects that not all live sound mixing is created equal and why live sound engineers need to adapt.
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