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

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CHAPTER 13

Stage Setup

At this point, it’s time to join the crew on stage. The stage set is a big deal because it’s what you’re presenting to the audience. At this point, it will be a hive of action: The monitor engineer will be running out cables to his monitors, and the in-house engineers will be looking around for instructions, as long as they haven’t all gone to the crew room for tea and biscuits. The backline techs will be busy building all the backline and other paraphernalia that has to be set up. You’ll probably be shouting at the lighting techs because they’ve decided to put MAC500s on flightcases that are sitting right on top of all your mic cables, and the production manager will be nowhere to be seen. Somehow, though, the whole team ...

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