The Recording Connection Live Sound Program prepares aspiring live sound engineers with an in depth understanding of what it takes to be a live sound operator—giving you the skills needed for creating the ultimate live sound experience!
The live sound engineer can either make or break a concert experience. The success of the concert and the band’s reputation lie in his/her hands.
The Recording Connection gives you the knowledge, experience, and understanding of what it takes to make any performer at any venue sound their best. Equipped with these insights, you can be ready to follow your own path towards an intense yet rewarding career in which two days are never, ever the same.
Live Sound Chapters
LIVE SOUND CHAPTER 1 – SOUND AND HEARING
Understanding the science behind how you perceive sounds, how sounds travel, and how sounds are produced and measured—this knowledge is essential for anyone aspiring to become an audio engineer. The best live sound engineers don’t simply have a basic understanding of sound and hearing: it is more second nature. In this first chapter, we’ll provide you with the knowledge, and it is up to you to turn that knowledge into second nature.
LIVE SOUND CHAPTER 2 – MICROPHONE DESIGN
Obviously, as a live sound engineer, you will always be working with microphones. In this chapter, you will learn the basics concerning the history, anatomy, and general application of most relevant microphone types and patterns. Be warned, this chapter might be the one that first triggers a gear addiction you never knew you had.
LIVE SOUND CHAPTER 3 – WHAT IS A SOUND SYSTEM?
You may think you already know the answer to this question, but if your answer is only one sentence long, think again. In this chapter, you will learn about every peripheral that could constitute a live sound system, and the science behind each of them.
LIVE SOUND CHAPTER 4 – FREQUENCY RESPONSE
Beyond manufacturing quality and materials, what sets two different brands of speakers or microphones apart from each other? Answer: their frequency response. You will learn multiple definitions for this frequently used term, and examine how it relates to various types of audio equipment.