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

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CHAPTER 6

Rehearsals

Rehearsals are an incredibly important time for a sound engineer. They are when you might see the gear for the first time, when you first meet the band and the crew, and when you get to learn the music and the songs. With this in mind, this chapter is about everything that happens around the time rehearsals are taking place.

THE MUSIC AND THE ARTIST

Your band will probably have been in rehearsals for some time before you even get involved. The first thing you need to do before you even walk in through the door of the rehearsal studio is to get hold of the artists’ music and understand it. This may sound fairly obvious, but what isn’t as obvious is that you also need to understand the mental state of the artist when he or ...

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