Nathan welcomes you to the series and asks the important live sound questions such as "How does this thing work?" and "Is it for me?".
Introduction to Live Sound
Nathan reveals some of the challenges in live sound and the differences compared to studio work.
Power (Will I Overload the Circuit?)
Learn to compute your exact power needs for a gig and communicate it to the venue.
Where Do I Put My Speakers?
Nathan shows you how to place your speakers for best audience coverage.
The Best Stage Layout
Learn to set up the stage so that everyone is happy and you can do your job effectively.
How to Aim Any Speaker
Nathan covers how to aim your speakers to improve isolation and reduce overlapping coverage.
Signal Flow & Gain Staging
Learn to route signal from a microphone to a speaker correctly, and how to set your levels for optimal operation.
Learn how to make sure that all of your inputs and outputs are arriving on schedule.
Nathan explores how to balance the level and frequency response of your sound system in the room by ear.
Setting Up Your Board
Learn to set up your mixing console for quick operation under stress.
Nathan reveals an upside down sound check procedure for improved efficiency when on the job.
Nathan shows you how to learn to trust your instincts, take notes, and mix from the stage, getting a good sound every time.
Nathan gives you one last easy trick to speed up your live sound growth and learning.