The third edition of The Ultimate Live Sound Operator's Handbook offers new sections on digital concepts, wireless considerations, digital mixers, modern digital snakes, routing schemes, block diagrams, signal paths, plug-ins for live sound, and more. Any live act must sound great to be well received by today's increasingly demanding audiences. If you're a sound operator, teacher, musician, or even a music fan who is interested in becoming a sound operator, you know that regardless of the musical genre or venue, high-quality audio is mandatory for an artist or band's success. This book shows you how to improve your audio skills, including how to build great sounds that form a professional-sounding mix.
Revised and updated, The Ultimate Live Sound Operator's Handbook, 3rd Edition, focuses on each modern and classic aspects of live sound operation in a way that is straightforward and easy to understand from system, component, and acoustic considerations to miking, mixing, and recording the live show. Tightly produced online videos clearly demonstrate key concepts presented in the text. These instructional videos, along with hundreds of detailed illustrations and photographs, provide an incredibly powerful and useful learning experience.
Shaping Instrument and Vocal Sounds
Creating an Excellent Mix
Digital Mixers and Snakes
Volume Issues and Sound Theory
Managing the Signal Path
Signal Processors and Effects
Microphone Principles, Techniques, and Design
In-Ear versus Floor Monitors
Loudspeakers and Amplifiers
Miking the Group and Sound Check.