Join Brent Carpenter for an in-depth discussion in this video Audio rigging: Points, part of Live Sound Engineering Techniques: On Tour with Rush.
…There's multiple things called points in, in a touring situation.…Right now the point is the X on the floor.…That tells the local riggers that we want to have a chain motor, which is one…of these guys right here, we want to have the chain coming straight down right here.…So the X on the floor is called a point.…Once they set the chain up in the air, that's called a point.…And this is the wire rope that will be used to go…to the ceiling, that is also called a point.…
So when it comes to the morning when we are doing our rigging, we take a…sheet much like this one and the local…promoter has told us where people are sitting.…This lets us early in the morning figure out what PA, how…many speakers we need to fly, and where we need to point them?…
- 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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