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.
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.
Walking the room to check the dispersion and the balance.
Jon & Justin investigate the house system in the Plug, Sheffield
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.
Jon and Justin, as visiting engineers at The Plug in Sheffield, explore their territory and assess the tools at their disposal.
Final touches and conclusion.
Getting a basic mix together.
Working on the vocals and introducing effects.
Working on the electric guitar and the keys.
Working on the acoustic guitar
Working on the overheads and balancing the kit.
Working on the snare drum.
Jo gets to work on the kick drum.
Jon talks about patching and connecting the console.
Jon gives us a unit by unit breakdown of the various pieces of outboard in the effects rack.
Jon gives a comprehensive tour of the Soundcraft Series 5’s master section.