Join Brent Carpenter for an in-depth discussion in this video Where's the best place to sit at the venue?, part of Live Sound Engineering Techniques: On Tour with Rush.
…My opinion, the best place to sit for this rock show…is about eight rows up on this aisle on the sides.…When you are sitting, you are getting a left and right…image of the PA because we do a left, right, left, right.…So this main cluster is getting a left. The offstage is getting the right side.…So you're getting the full stereo imagery, sitting here.…You're up off the floor, so you can see down onto the stage.…You can see all the show elements…I think if you're going to be on the floor, about…ten rows back is the spot to be for, for audio.…
Unfortunately we're a, we're a fully seated floor, so if you're not a tall…person, by the time you get ten rows back you really can't see that much.…
- 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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