In this, the introductory video in the series filmed in The Plug in Sheffield, John Burton and Justin Grealy introduce themselves. In the series, Jon and Justin will be going through the PA system from the viewpoint of a visiting sound engineer, from walking in to the venue for the first time to being show ready. In this first episode, the boys discuss the PA system, stage and venue. They meet Adam the “house guy” and investigate his audio cupboard and have a little chat about amplifiers.
Jon gives us a unit by unit breakdown of the various pieces of outboard in the effects rack.
Why it's best to work at the zero point of the faders.
Jon gives a comprehensive tour of the Soundcraft Series 5’s master section.
Walking the room to check the dispersion and the balance.
Working on the vocals and introducing effects.
Jo gets to work on the kick drum.
Jon & Justin investigate the house system in the Plug, Sheffield
Getting a basic mix together.
Working on the overheads and balancing the kit.
Jon gives us a comprehensive tour of the Soundcraft series 5.
Jon talks about patching and connecting the console.
Final touches and conclusion.
Working on the electric guitar and the keys.
Jon and Justin set up the front of house console in The Plug. There are many things that need to be considered when choosing a mix position.
See the mixer from Jon’s view as he rustles up a mix of the Gomez track, “Options”, demonstrating the speed with which live engineers have to work.