Live Audio: The Art of Mixing a Show

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Taylor & Francis, 2010 - Music - 239 pages
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A live sound engineer's world revolves around the venue. Whether you find yourself working in a cozy club or an expansive concert arena, every location has challenges. It takes more than plugging in a few amplifiers and turning up the volume full blast to get the job done. Experience and ingenuity are needed to ensure that the band's sound is always at its best. Live Audio is a practical, hands-on, 'in the trenches' guide to mixing and live sound from an author with years of professional experience. Combining a lively writing style and real world examples with essential details covering the technical and practical aspects of working a live show, Live Audio gives you a real-world look into working a live venue. Learn the technical, practical, and political aspects of the job… *Choosing the right equipment *Being creative with the tools you are given *Letting your mixes become more instinctual *Understand the important elements of live mixing *Working with the band

*Authors extensive in the trenches experience with big name artists *Practical hands on approach to mixing live sound, including real world examples *Covers the most up to date equipment, including modern digital consoles

  

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Contents

SECTION 1 Pre Show
1
SECTION 2 Show Day
63
Outro
227
Acknowledgments and Thanks
231
Index
233
Copyright

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Mixing Engineer, Live and Studio Audio Engineer, Tour Manager, Tour Consultant Toured Extensively in Europe, North America, South America, Japan Mixed & Supervised countless sessions including: Itunes, Aol, Yahoo, BBC, B-side cuts... Live TV appearances include: Jay Leno, Saturday Night Live, Dave Letterman, Austin City Limits, Conan O'Brien, Regis & Kelly, VH1, Later with Jools Holland, Brit Awards, Live at Abbey Road, BBC One Sessions, Parkinson, Friday Night Project, Album Chart Show, E4, Taratata, New Pop, Jonathan Ross, Alan Carr, Top of The Pops, CD: UK, T4, Davina, Mobo Awards

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