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Live Audio: The Art of Mixing a Show by Dave Swallow

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CHAPTER 5

Advancing the Show

Before a tour has even started, part of your job as an enthusiastic audio engineer is to advance the shows, which means that you create documents of your band’s technical specifications (or “tech specs”) and then send them over to your tour or production managers so they can send them to the venues and/or promoters, along with any other documents they need. You need to make sure you have received the tech specs from each of the venues or the PA companies that are supplying the gear. This process needs to start sometime before the first show.

As part of advancing the show, it is also your responsibility to go through the venue specs and make sure everything you will have at the venue will work with your band’s setup. ...

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