Join Brent Carpenter for an in-depth discussion in this video Real-world example: Getting a basic monitor mix for different band members, part of Live Sound Engineering Techniques: On Tour with Rush.
…What we're going to do now is we're doing basic mixing.…What we have is a four piece band.…We have a stage right guitar player who's also a singer.…We have a center guitar player who's a singer, a stage left bass…player, who's also a singer, and a…drummer, who unfortunately is also a singer.…So, there're not a whole of lot inputs but…they play, they, especially their vocal harmonies are very dynamic.…So what we're going to do is start off by building a mix for a…bass player.…
Anytime you're mixing for guys that play…different instruments, you don't just send one blend.…That, that, that's not fun for them.…Most guys want to have a blend, a little bit…of everything with their instrument on the very top.…So we're going to start with a bass player mix and here's the way we start.…You almost always start with the basics: kick, snare drum.…So we're going to bring a kick drum up.…We have two microphones on the kick drum;…we want to see which one works better for us.…That one not great right now.…
We could do some EQuing, we could do some compression,…
- 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
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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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