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Level 2 Live Sound Engineering

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9.30am-4.30pm

This course expands on the Introduction to Live Sound Engineering course, putting it into practice and working with a live band on stage in the main auditorium at The Stables. For those who work with, or want to work with, live musicians, this course will be an aid to seeing how the components of a live sound system work together, optimising the sound from the stage monitors, communicating with the band, effectively positioning microphones, balancing the mix and using effects and dynamic processors efficiently and creatively.


You’ll review the key concepts from the part 1 workshop before looking in more detail at the PA system in the main auditorium. You’ll then work in two smaller groups, swapping over practical exercises. Each group will rig the stage, sound-check and run a short performance with the band while the other practices on a small digital desk and PA, setting up signal paths using dynamic and effect processors and becoming familiar with EQ operation and feedback control.

Questions are welcome at all times and professional support is on hand throughout the day. Participants should have attended The Stables’ Introduction to Live Sound Engineering Level 1 and/or be familiar with the operation and functions of a live sound desk, a graphic equaliser, effect units and stage monitors. You will be using digital mixing desks – previous experience using a digital desk is not essential but would be an advantage. If you have not done the Introduction course but you think your previous experience is suitable please contact education@stables.org to discuss.


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