LIVE EVENT AUDIO COOKBOOK
PLUGGING INTO A SOUNDBOARD
The easiest way to get quality audio is not to do a complicated setup of mics and mixers and leveling everything out, but rather to take advantage of a venue’s pre-existing layout of carefully placed mics, mixers, and pre-amps by simply “plugging in” to their sound mix.
More often than not, the people running the show, be it the venue or the act itself, already have every instrument and vocalist miked up, leveled out, and fed into a large, professional mixing board that will be manned (or womanned) by an audio engineer or sound mixer whose fondest goal in life is to make live music sound good. ...