Jon gives us a unit by unit description of the kit in the FOH rack. There are several different devices here but generally they will fulfil one of three different roles. The inserts or signal processors such as graphic equalisers, noise gates and compressors, the effects like reverbs and delays and media or playback devices like CD players.
Why it's best to work at the zero point of the faders.
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.