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.
Another truly excellent, information-heavy Masterclass from Marcel. You'll never be the same again.
If you thought you knew your vocal mics... Marcel discusses, in remarkable depth, his personal favourite vocal microphones. This is good stuff indeed.
Recording Acoustic Guitar and Vocals
Capturing a truthful recording of a performance is the goal for studio engineers – Marcel shares his thought processes and methods for achieving this.
Thinking carefully about your microphone choice is the first step along the path to a great recording. Marcel shares his brain.
Marcel goes into detail demonstrating the proximity effect with various mics, and what choices one is faced with in a recording situation.
Recording in stereo, like most things in audio, has some glories and some pitfalls. Marcel discusses AB and XY techniques.
MS Stereo technique is a bit different in that you end up with 3 channels on the desk rather than the usual 2 channels.
Making a Living from Original Music - TV & Ads
Many sound engineers also compose their own music. The trick is to get paid for it. Learn how!
Martin Smith, owner of Mu Recording Studios and Music for Media Training, shows us around his studio with his lovely mix of analogue and digital gear.
Life on the Road
A valuable insight into the Rock ‘n’ Roll world, and how the crew grows as a band gains success. There are many more jobs besides mixing FOH!
Bigger tours mean more jobs to go round – watch on to find out what alternatives there are in the live music industry.