Live Sound Engineering (Advanced)

Course: Advanced Sound Engineering
Tutor: James Coxhead
Venue: The New Moorside Club Holborn Approach Leeds LS6 2PD
Dates: 1st May – 17th May
Times: 6.00-8.30pm (15th May: 5.30-8.00pm)
Day: Tuesday Wednesday & Thursday
Sessions: 9 (22.5 hours)
Full cost: £78.75/ FREE if you’re in receipt of any means tested benefits

COURSE AIMS:

This course follows on from the “Introduction To Live Sound Engineering” course and expands on the information taught in that course to cover: digital desks; setting up, features, on board effects, routing, saving and mixing; mic’ing and mixing larger bands; grouping, DCAs, routing; monitor engineering setting up and mixing as well as various tricks and tips to develop live sound engineering skills.

 

COURSE DESCRIPTION AND CONTENT: (including any assessment process):

Lesson 1 The filling in of forms. Recap of the basics of live sound engineering with information on how those skills will be expanded in the course. Looking at signal path for a more complex set-up.

Lesson 2 Digital Desk introduction. Basic differences between analogue desks and digital desks and overview of the features available on a digital desk. Setting up the desk for input (physical and scribble strips etc.)

Lesson 3 Further features of the digital desk: on board effects, dynamics, setting up the desk for multiple monitors, using an RTA.

Lesson 4 Mic’ing a full drum kit including placement, EQ, and mix.

Lesson 5 Mic’ing a full band. Mixing groups with loud and quiet instruments. Getting the best sound from the stage and balancing stage volume with FOH volume.

Lesson 6 Sound engineering away from the desk. Advancing, maintenance, communication, planning.

Lesson 7 Putting it all together for a balanced mix. Levels, EQ, dynamics for individual channels to make the full mix work well together.

Lesson 8 Practical set up, soundcheck and mix a band.

Lesson 9 End of course quiz, practical tricks and tips.