Guide to mixing and live sound from an author with years of experience

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Title: Live Audio; The Art of Mixing a Show
Category: Audio Engineering, Music Mixing, Live Music Mixing, Live Sound
Author: Dave Swallow
ISBN-13 number: 9780240816043

Binding: Paperback
No. of Pages: 256
Publisher: Focal Press
Publication date: 19/11/10
Dimensions: 7.5"x9.25" (19x23.5cm)

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 and 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

Introduction 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!
Chapter10: Line Systems
Chapter11: Acoustics
Chapter 12: Tune up
Chapter 13: Stage Setup
Chapter 14: Soundcheck
Chapter 15: The Mix
Chapter 16: The Show

Live Audio; The Art of Mixing a Show
Focal Press
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