What's in the course?
Mixing Music Live is an introductory course to Live Sound and Mixing. This is an ONLINE video course. It will give you a solid foundation of the basic principles of live mixing with a focus on the soundboard. You’ll learn how to get signal to it and properly through it in order to achieve the best results. You’ll also learn how the parts of the sound system work together, how to choose the right microphone, how to use dynamics and effects, mic placement, and more. Whether you are doing live sound as a hobby or a possible gateway into a career as a live sound engineer, Mixing Music Live will teach you the fundamentals and beyond of mixing live sound for a live event.
Mixing live sound doesn’t need to be intimidating or mysterious. It’s not black magic and it’s not just having a pair of great ears (although that helps). There are basic principles that are essential to achieving great sound. It doesn’t matter if you are mixing live music in a club, a church band/choir, a theatrical event or a handful of talking heads at a convention, these basic principles apply to all.
These concepts will allow you to fully understand not only how the mixer/soundboard works, but how to operate it properly to get the best results! Whether you are doing live sound as a hobby or a possible gateway into a career as a live sound engineer, this course will teach you the fundamentals and beyond of mixing live sound and doing a proper gig.
If you have a passion for music and audio, mixing live music can be incredibly fulfilling and is a great way to let your creativity flow. My goal is to get you comfortable with the sound system and behind the soundboard so you can mix great sound and enjoy yourself while doing it!
I’ll be guiding you from the perspective of what you will be dealing with as an aspiring sound engineer with little or no experience, but with the goal of preparing you for what it takes to do the job at a professional level. Though most of the examples will be based around live music, these principles also apply to other live productions like theatrical shows, and live sound for speaking engagements. If you have any questions check out the FAQs or email [email protected]
Mixing Music Live is an ONLINE video course.
What Sound Reinforcement is
The Sound System
FOH and Monitors
Signal Flow through the Sound System
How to Patch the Stage
Input Lists and Stage Plots/why you need them
How to Patch the Soundboard/Console
Overview of the Soundboard/Console
Components of the Soundboard
Routing Console Inputs to Outputs
How to achieve Proper Gain Structure
Talkback and Headphones
The Digital Console/Soundboard
Main Surface Features of the Digital Console
Patching and Assigning Outputs on Digital Consoles
Digital Console Quick Start Guide
VCAs/DCAs and Groups
EQ, Dynamics, and Effects
Microphones and Mic Placement
How to Wrap a Mic Cable
How to EQ the Sound System
How to do a proper Line Check and Soundcheck
Doing Monitors from FOH
How to build your mix
The course includes 6 Quizzes and 5 Homework Assignments.
Downloadable instrument tracks for learning how to set up gates and compressors, PDFs to assist with lessons, Downloadable MP3s and Transcripts of each lesson, AND Bonus Lessons on Wireless, Sound for Theater, Feedback, and more! + Access to future updates!