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No matter the size of venue or complexity of the audio system, the principles of audio are built on the same foundations. From the basics of terminology to mixing a full band, you will learn practical audio techniques from industry professionals. For a new user or causal operator alike, these captivating video notebooks will offer essential knowledge to build the confidence required to feel like an expert.
This notebook begins with the basics, providing an understanding of terminology, proper system set-up and creating your first mix.
Learn the different applications of equalization, from controlling system feedback to enhancing the overall colours and tones of your mix.
Selecting the right mic is the first step to capturing great sound. Review commonly used microphones and the unique characteristics they provide.
Mic'ing a band is a practice that may vary with personal preference, style and instrument. This notebook provides a general overview of how to mic a typical rock band.
In this notebook we take a look beyond the technical skills and into the attitude and character of the sound operator. However often overlooked, this is as essential as mastering the tech side.
Continuing the conversation about generating sound, this notebook expands on cable connection, gain structure and console control.
In this notebook we’ll dive into compression and gating and learn how to gain dynamic control of your mix. Addressing real, live stage issues, like peaks in audio levels and ambient bleed from different sources into your microphones.
Often in the production world we’re not only dealing with bands, quite often the keynote speaker, be it a pastor or a speaker at a corporate event is the main attraction. While many will use a conventional handheld microphone, the majority will want to be hands free and use a lapel or lavaliere mic, or a low profile headset. In this chapter we will look at the proper use of these options.