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.
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.
The correct technical terminology is important when talking about the stage and theatrical terms can be confusing. Not any more...
Making sure your information is correct and correlates with reality.
Labelling your inputs clearly and in detail is vital for efficiency on stage.
Justin describes his method for labelling up and positioning your satellite boxes.
There’s more to connecting up your wedges than meets the eye! Being methodical and tidy reduces margin for error, and makes a good impression.
The beauty of the “grealing” system is that once all is properly labeled, patching up your stage is simple and easy. Top tips on reducing margins for error.
Setting your mics stands up properly prevents embarrassing moments in a show. Justin shows you how to set up bullet-proof stands.
Drooping microphones are not acceptable as it is, in fact, avoidable. Learn how to be more professional and impress your clients.
There are many ways to coil a cable, but Justin’s preferred method has the added advantage of being a noise-cancelling coil when the cable is in use.
How to assess your audio environment, set up your work space and a channel-by-channel look at getting a mix together.
Jon and Justin, as visiting engineers at The Plug in Sheffield, explore their territory and assess the tools at their disposal.
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 & Justin investigate the house system in the Plug, Sheffield
Jon gives us a comprehensive tour of the Soundcraft series 5.
Jon gives a comprehensive tour of the Soundcraft Series 5’s master section.
Jon gives us a unit by unit breakdown of the various pieces of outboard in the effects rack.