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Basic Live Sound Reinforcement by Penny Pattison, Raven Biederman

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Chapter 22

All in the Mix

Fundamentals, Mixing Monitors, and Sound Check

Setting Gain Structure

Monitor Mixing

Stage Sound

Sound Check

Dynamic Processes

Setting Your Compressor

Gating

Setting Your Limiter

Setting Effects

Essential Mixing Concepts

Panning

Equalization

Dynamics

Overall Volume Concerns

Setting Gain Structure

You must get the gain settings correct at each mixer channel in order to deliver a clean signal to the rest of the chain. You can boost the fader up as high as you want, but if the trim is off you’ll get nothing but noise. Conversely, if you have the trim way up and the fader way down, the chances for distortion are much higher. In addition, it is as important to concern ourselves with setting our gain structure so that it ...

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