Mixing Live Sound
with Zach Varnell
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01 Class Introduction05:46
About The Class
learn all about live sound in one location.
In this class, you will get to see an entire day of load-in from Seattle's Capitol Hill Block Party along with a complete breakdown of a live sound production workflow and interviews with some of the country's top touring live sound engineers.
- Scaleable components of a live sound PA
- Power distribution and management
- Tuning speakers with a SMART system and FFT analysis
- Mic Placement and tips for an effective soundcheck
- Mixing front of house
- Mixing for stage monitors and in-ears
We'll also walk through a live mix setup and interview with two touring engineers from their FOH mix position: Adam Jackson and Andy Frost (FOH and Monitor engineers for Christina Perri) and Shane Bardiau (Twenty One Pilots).
Whether you are a working live sound engineer and just want to brush up on some core concepts or you are a new engineer looking to get into live sound production, this is the place to learn all about live sound in one location.
Power and Electricity10:44
Grounding and Ground Loops12:11
Signal and Power Cables14:46
Patching, Snakes and IO33:56
Line Checks and Levels19:21
Mixing for the Band31:08
Soundcheck with Live Band23:35
Mixing Front of House: Drums33:41
Mix Front of House: Vocals12:30
Things to Consider09:39
Helpful Tools and Apps04:10
100% of students recommend this class.
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A very good overview of live sound presented by a professional sound technician. Good supporting video of a real event that Zach worked. He explained everything very well and I enjoyed the split screen views of his console work. Good job.
Was fortunate to watch this live. Zach clearly is a master of his craft. I am a home studio drummer but learned allot about mixing and sound. Thank you Creative Live and Zach Varnell.
Extremely useful class and great presentation!
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