Join Brent Carpenter for an in-depth discussion in this video Alex Lifeson's stage position, part of Live Sound Engineering Techniques: On Tour with Rush.
During the show you'll see Alex up here, he'll be playing his guitar, he'll be singing into his microphone. This is his pedal board system that he uses to play back the samples from the offstage racks. This is his guitar pedal board. During the show when he wants to switch from one amp to another, or from one sound to another, or turn on effect, or turn off an effect, he can control all of that through these foot switches. As well as a volume pedal and a wah, and when he wants to turn on the Piezo guitar, which is the acoustic sound, he just hits that button right there, which there are actually two of.
During one song during the set, he actually does play this piano. It is a piano sound, but it's coming from the samples off stage, exactly like all the foot pedals do.
- 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
Music Production Secrets: Larry Crane on Mixingwith Larry Crane1h 51m Intermediate
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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