A well run soundcheck can make a world of difference in your show.
Wouldn’t you love to start the show with a great mix instead of spending the first several songs trying to pull it together? What can you do to get the most out of soundcheck?
Prior to doing a soundcheck with the band, it’s very beneficial for the audio crew to run through a line check of all the inputs. This can be done with the band technicians or another audio tech. During line check the house and monitor engineer should be making sure all of the inputs are patched and working correctly, no buzzes, crackles, or pops. Listen for things like bad cables, noisy lines, interference, etc. repair or replace as needed.. Line check is also time to work on getting inputs dialed in.
Line check has several purposes-
1- To make sure all inputs are working correctly. All signals should be clean and strong and patched in the right channels.
2- To set input...