1st Edition

Live Audio: The Art of Mixing a Show

ISBN 9780240816043
Published November 19, 2010 by Routledge
256 Pages 50 B/W Illustrations

USD $46.95

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Book Description

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 

Table of Contents


Section 1: Pre Show
Chapter 1: What is a Live Audio Engineer?
Chapter 2: Audio Engineering Basics
Chapter 3: Electronics
Chapter 4: Power and Electricity
Chapter 5: Advancing the Show
Chapter 6: Rehearsals

Section 2: Show Day
Chapter 7: Load In
Chapter 8: Public Address Systems
Chapter 9: Desks Up!
Chapter 10: Line Systems
Chapter 11: Acoustics
Chapter 12: Tune up
Chapter 13: Stage Setup
Chapter 14: Soundcheck
Chapter 15: The Mix
Chapter 16: The Show

Acknowledgments and Thanks

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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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