Stagecraft for Live Sound Engineers
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- Certificate of Completion
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- Present themselves and their workspace professionally
- Impress clients with safe, fast and efficient work
- Create a comfortable performance space for the artist
- Run a neat and efficient live music stage
- Label and colour code a stage clearly
- Set up microphone stands correctly
- Place microphones so they don't suffer from droop
- Coil cables correctly
- Label and run cables, looms, fan outs and fan ins
- Understand stage orientation terminology
- Decide on a centre point of an asymmetrical stage
- Know how to design your workspace on a stage
- Set up wedge monitors for musicians
- Create a great "gig bag" of tools to take to work
- Students should have at least a small amount of experience on a rock and roll stage.
Justin Grealy has over thirty years experience in the rock and roll business, and has even had the verb "to greal" a stage coined after him - meaning to label and colour code a stage environment so that show-stopping mistakes are almost impossible to make.
This is an immensely practical course on how to make a rock and roll stage into an efficient, safe and pleasant working environment. You will need some experience on or around stages,understand basic signal flow in live sound - the difference between inputs and outputs, what satellite or sub boxes and monitors are - and that your job as a sound engineer is to provide a stage which makes it easy for the artist to perform.
The course consists of 16 videos which will take just over an hour to complete, but which will change your working life as a live sound engineer.
- This course is suited to Sound Engineers who are either starting out and want to learn how to present themselves more professionally or other engineers who have fallen into bad habits with untidy stages!
- It is not suited to seasoned pros who have immaculate stages
The correct technical terminology is important when talking about the stage and theatrical terms can be confusing. Not any more...
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