Jon shares some great advice about keeping your faders at zero when mixing live. Around the zero mark is the area where you have most control on the fader, and keeping them all at the same level (adjusting the gain to be able to do this) also means you know where the faders ought to be in the event of something being knocked accidentally. He also describes micing on VCAs and subgroups.
Jon gives us a unit by unit breakdown of the various pieces of outboard in the effects rack.
Jon and Justin, as visiting engineers at The Plug in Sheffield, explore their territory and assess the tools at their disposal.
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.