Join Brent Carpenter for an in-depth discussion in this video Achieving even sound coverage in a large arena and adjusting for pockets of frequency buildup, part of Live Sound Engineering Techniques: On Tour with Rush.
…So right now it's loud in this room…with the music playing because the system engineer is…walking around the room at critical points to make…sure that there's an even coverage of the PA.…He'll start down lower in the bowl, on the floor, he'll work his way up the seats,…all the way around, then he'll go upstairs and…walk all the way around to ensure even coverage.…If he needs to turn up a high end here or turn…down a mid range there, or turn up a low…end here or there, that's what he's doing with a…he has a computer tablet that is talking back to…the PA system, and he can control it all that way.…
The main computer that's operating the PA system never moves.…It's not even using processing to control the PA.…It is merely controlling the system amplifiers and crossovers.…That computer never comes unplugged, it never moves around.…He's using a VNC controller on a separate laptop to walk around the room and…it talks back to the original, what we call the main computer, or the primary.…So there's a primary and a secondary, the primary…
- Choosing the PA for the venue
- Setting up points, motors and cables, and trusses
- Getting the best use of both analog and digital signal paths
- How Rush gets that Geddy, Alex, and Neil live sound
- Setting up the digital monitor mix console
- Doing the line check and sound check
- Using audience microphones to connect the band to their fans
- Getting even coverage in a large arena
- Working the monitor console and the power of snapshots
- Loading out of the venue
Skill Level Intermediate
Music Studio Setup and Acousticswith Bobby Owsinski1h 20m Intermediate
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1. Setting Up the Sound System
2. The Onstage Monitor Mix
3. The Clockwork Angels Stage Tour
4. Front-of-House Sound
5. When the Band Hits the Stage
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