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Live Sound Reinforcement
Live Sound Reinforcement
Actor: Hunter Stark
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
NR     2004     2hr 46min

Based on the bestselling MixBooks title, the Live Sound Reinforcement deluxe DVD is for anyone serious about operating professional sound reinforcement equipment - whether you run sound for a rock band, mix acoustic perfor...  more »


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Actor: Hunter Stark
Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Sub-Genres: Special Interests, Educational
Studio: Hal Leonard
Format: DVD - Color - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 04/13/2004
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 2hr 46min
Screens: Color
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 2
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English

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Mostly fundamentals. I recomend it only for intermediate use
B. villa | Mexico city | 07/23/2007
(2 out of 5 stars)

"I am a Mexican audio engineer with a lot of experience in the studio, but not to much of it in live reinforcement. I bought this dvd to get an insiders view of a live event situation, but I only got some very basic principles. The problem is that if you don't know anything about audio, then you probably won't understand many of the concepts because they don't take the time to explain most of them. They talk of the components and problems like if you already know what they are talking about. So that would make this dvd unsuited for a beginner. And if you have atleast once in your life been at a Live event at the front of house working with a professional engineer, then you probably do know what they are talking about to the extent that you don't need to watch this dvd.

The conversations between the two engineers are very sinthetic, like on an infomercial. And most of it is boaring.

I for one, am very used to miking instruments, but I wanted to know wich techniques where better for a live situation. I also wanted to know more of how to run the event once it started. But this dvd does not talk about miking techniques, it talks about how to unload your truck, how to do the conections that this perticular engineer uses, how to set up the equipment in the manner that this engineer likes, and how to run a sound check like this guy does. It totally skips things like how to set the amplifier level, or how to run a show once it started, or what to do when there is more than one band in a single event(how to handle the change of bands), and it doesn't even talk about speaker placement.

So if you are a musician or have a band and already have some fundamental audio knowledge, then this dvd may help you set your PA system in most of your gigs. But if you wanted some deeper knowledge of Live Sound Reinforcement or lack any audio know how, do not buy this dvd.

Today I am starting to read the book, I promise I will post a review as soon as I finish it."
Good stuff, way better than the other one I bought
C. Gill | Northeast USA | 02/01/2007
(5 out of 5 stars)

"I use this as a training aid for new audio volunteers. It is a lot easier than reading a book for most folks. I learned a few things too, but then live audio isn't my profession. I recommend it, and I'll probably watch it from time to time as a refresher. I could really appreciate a set of these as a training series covering more topics in greater detail.

If I could return the other DVD I got ("How To Mic a Band For Ultimate Live Sound") for another copy of the "Live Sound Reinforcement" DVD, I'd do so. The folks in training who got to see both DVDs all agreed that "Live Sound Reinforcement" was several times better.
A Rare and Excellent Tutorial in PA System components and te
P. Rhode | portola, ca United States | 08/21/2006
(5 out of 5 stars)

"This DVD provides and excellent treatise on PA Systems and how they work for your band. Practically every aspect of the PA System is demonstrated, with Dave the sound engineer explaining and demonstrating all the various components and information on how to set them up. Brad Smiley is the host, and he provides insights and common questions and solutions as Dave goes over various aspects, from microphone types and how and where they go, to mixers, amps, speakers...the entire gear setup! The DVD runs over 2 hours of practical demonstrations, and even uses a band with each instument getting the explanation of their respective placement in the PA setup. The chapter include: (1) Setting up getting connected (2) Tuning the PA (3) Amplifying the band (4) The soundcheck (5) electrical problems (6) Mixing (7) The Field Segment (8) The Wrap. This DVD is perfect for all you aspiring sound techs and players want to learn the in's and out's of PA setup. The diagrams and examples are very well done as well. This is RATED a HIGHSIERRABASSPLAYER MUST BUY! Go AMAZON!"