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

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Taylor & Francis, Jul 26, 2012 - Technology & Engineering - 288 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.
 

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Contents

Thanks and dedication
Getting started
We are family
Ready to rock but is your gear?
Hello Rehearsals and meetings
Arranging the gigs
The knowledge Basics that you need to know
Speakers and amps
Mixing Consoles andhow they work
Connections Plugs sockets and cables
Lighting 14 Arrival The venue and setting
Goodevening The show
Goodnight After the show
There and back again Transport
Reallife examples
Theater glossary

Microphones and DI boxes
Monitoring
EQ dynamics and effects

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About the author (2012)

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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