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The SOS Guide to Live Sound by Paul White

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Preface

 

 

Whilst there are some excellent books that delve deep into the theory of large-scale sound systems, I’ve always felt that many of these were a little too theoretical, and that what many people really need is practical guidance on getting a good sound when playing small venues, using their own back-line and PA system. In many ways, this is actually more challenging than working in large-scale venues, as the audience will always be hearing a blend of the backline and what comes over the PA, whereas in a stadium the contribution of the back-line is almost insignificant. Furthermore, the sound company setting up for a stadium gig can place the speakers where they’ll give the best coverage, but a band playing in a typical pub or small ...

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