Access All Areas: A Real World Guide to Gigging and Touring

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Taylor & Francis, 2007 - Business & Economics - 291 pages
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From the paperwork to the practical aspects, Access All Areas gives you an excellent insight into the live music and touring industry. Drawing on a vast range of real-world experiences Wilkins provides you with the key technical aspects of gigging and touring in an easily understood manner. Whether you are performing in a church, club or concert hall, Access All Areas has examples and suggestions to make the event run smoothly. Gain understanding of the terms and techniques involved in live music performance. Learn what the industry use as standard equipment as well as what it does and how to use it effectively from an industry expert. If you are backstage, in front of the mic or behind the sound booth this book needs to be in your toolbox for constant reference.

* Gain expert advise on key practical areas of the live music scene and what's involved in putting a show together
* Benefit from Wilkins' extensive industry experience
* Learn how to stage an event in any venue
 

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Contents

1 Getting started
1
2 We are family
13
3 Ready to rock but is your gear?
28
4 Hello Rehearsals and meetings
39
5 Arranging the gigs
48
6 The knowledge Basics that you need to know
61
7 Speakers and amps
80
8 Microphones and DI boxes
99
13 Lighting
198
14 Arrival The venue and setting up
215
15 Testing one two The soundcheck
224
16 Good evening The show
235
17 Goodnight After the show
244
18 There and back again Transport and accommodation
250
Reallife examples
263
General glossary
268

9 Monitoring
118
10 EQ dynamics and effects
132
11 Mixing Consoles and how they work
155
12 Connections Plugs sockets and cables
183
Theater glossary
277
Index
285
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Trev Wilkins is Cakewalk UK's former product specialist. He runs Tightdigital Music Services and has written extensively for Future Music and Computer Music magazines, including the Sonar Masterclass series and Trev Wilkins' World of Cakewalk. Trev is also an experienced live sound engineer and performer and has worked with a diverse range of artists, producers and technicians including Grammy Award winning guitarist Albert Lee, top sax player Mel Collins and renowned producers Nick Griffiths and Pete Wingfield. He has worked at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London alongside artists such as Mark Knopfler, Dave Gilmour and Ronnie Wood.

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