The fundamental vocabulary of music – pitch and rhythm, are based on mathematics. Mat explains all in easy-to-understand terms.
In part 3, Mat Mckinley delves into “movement” – in other words, rhythm, the organisation of sonic data according to time.
In part 4, Mat discusses how time signatures are created using fractions.
The four videos in this series go into great detail about what it takes to design, supply and operate a world class music festival sound system.
From our friends at D.A.S. Audio, this first video talks about preparing for a festival.
Part 2 of this series talks about the wiring and sub-woofer set up for the Main Stage sound system, as well as the components of the line array.
Part 3 describes the delay tower set-up, front fills and monitor systems as well as amplification, connections and processing.
A skill all sound engineers need is to re-cone a loudspeaker. This video from D.A.S. Audio will help you develop this skill, enabling you to do your audio engineering job better.
Mixing monitors from FOH can be tricky – you’re doing two different jobs at the same time. Justin has some tips and tricks up his sleeve to help you make the best of the situation.
Start by getting your desk set up –in this case the Midas Pro 2 – in readiness for all anticipated requirements.
Just because your loudspeakers look the same doesn’t mean they sound the same! Testing them all is the way forward.
Justin discusses the use of Drum Fills, Side Fills and In Ear Monitors
Many small venues have a very small stage. Fitting both the monitors and the band onto the stage can be difficult!
Avoiding unpleasant surprises is one of the aims of a live sound engineer, so good EQ techniques are essential to retain control.
Justin discusses what kinds of surprises you might want to prepare for from the band, and how the FOH mix influences the monitor sound.