A well-run soundcheck can make a world of difference in your show.
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.
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.
Gain Structure is you friend! This is the real solid base of everything we do in 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.
The Midas XL3 has been Jon’s trademark desk for many a year. He recently retired one of his collection…
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?
Jon’s experience doing a three day workshop in Yerevan, Armenia, was a wonderful thing!
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 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.
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.
We are happy to bring you Part 2 of Nathan Lively’s series on Speaker Coverage Angle.