AUS220 – Live Sound – Week 6 (andplaythatfunkymusictillya…)

Till ya die. Till ya diiie. Til ya diiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiieee.

And there was dancing, and singing, and movin’ to the groovin’, and just when, it hit me, somebody turned around and shouted….

So today we spent about 6 hours listening to the same song, over and over, and over, and over, and over again, while students were doing their 20-minute live sound baseline assessment.

Poor Tim. I was done after the first hour. Tim has had to listen to the same song with 4 different groups throughout the week. A conservative estimate would suggest that he’s now heard the song approximately 1,000,000 times.

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There wasn’t too much else to report for this lesson, everyone did a pretty solid job of mixing. I was slightly relieved we ran out of time before I could do my assessment as it was the end of the day and my ears were not in the best state to be mixing. Also my brain was done with the dancing and the singing and the movin to the gro…. damnit.

AUS220 – Live Sound – Week 5

Check check – check one – check one – tssu – tssuu – check -tsuu – check – ha – ha

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Monitors!

For this session, the Live Sound space was in use by film students, so we took the foldback, sidefill and cat-5-icore into the green screen room. We were tasked with setting up a monitoring system for a small band.

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We set up the wedges, 1 either side and a coupled pair for the center / singer. The sidefills were setup across the front line, also doubling as our FOH for this exercise. We mic’d up the school drum kit and fed it through the drum fill, DI’d the bass into the sidefill, mic’d up the guitar amp and set up 3 vocal mics for our imaginary singer and his girlfriend/girlfriend’s tambourine.  Everything was up and running well under an hour with the system tuned and cables especially neat.

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We managed to get a decent level out of the system, and I only recall feedback happening only once or twice.

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This was a fairly straightforward tutorial and everyone handled things with ease. Bonus points for the awesome Metallica jam we had ‘testing’ the system.