Go on tour with a rock band and learn about live sound engineering techniques… without leaving your desk
Interested in learning what happens behind the scenes on a tour? Want to learn about sound engineering techniques from experts who do it every day? You can do it without leaving your desk or sofa or spending a penny on plane tickets.
Take a look at this online course from LinkedIn Learning, which may be of particular interest to anyone in the area of Sound Engineering, Live Music Management or Music:
Follow along with Brent Carpenter on tour with Rush, as he demonstrates what it is like to be a live sound engineer for a major rock show. We shadow Brent and the Rush sound crew as they prepare for the Denver, Colorado, show on their Clockwork Angels tour, where the band is set to perform for 12,000 fans. After the gear is loaded into the venue, Brent explains how he and the crew set up the rigging, amp racks, and fly the speaker arrays to make sure well-balanced stereo sound reaches every seat in the arena. He also shows how he sets up his console to mix the onstage sound for Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson, and Neil Peart and configures the in-ear monitor system and balance of audience mics for each member of the band. Then we get to sit backstage with Brent and watch what he does during line check, sound check, and the actual show. After the fans file out, see how all the equipment comes back down and is packed away so the cycle can start all over in the next city.
LinkedIn Learning boasts a portfolio of online courses made by industry experts from a variety of disciplines and you can stumble upon some really exciting online courses that will teach you tricks you would only learn on the job in the field.
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Last reviewed: 20/01/2020