Sound for Live Events.

Learn all about live sound engineering with our brand new Sound for Live Events summer school.

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Overview

Delve into the world of live sound with our brand new Sound for Live Events summer school. Over the course of the week you’ll gain an understanding of what goes on behind the scenes at your favourite music venues, and the different roles in live sound engineering. 

Taking place in our on-site venue and taught by industry professionals, you’ll gain an understanding of how live sound works and the basics of sound theory. You’ll learn to identify the major components in a PA System and understand the signal flow. You’ll get hands-on with industry standard equipment, learning to operate different mixing consoles, creating a monitor mix and front of house (F.O.H) mix for a live band performance. You’ll learn how to mic up a band and apply gain, EQ and processing to the signal. Bringing together all your knowledge at the end of the week to undertake a soundcheck for a live performance.

Key info

  • Qualification: Short Course Certificate
  • Duration: 5 days (non residential)
  • Hours of study: 5 hours a day
  • Start date: 12 August 2024
  • Fees: Early bird fees before 30 April £249. Normal price £275
  • Entry Requirements: No formal qualifications requied. Find out more

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Course details

Here is the latest example of the curriculum for Sound for Live Events:

Your course

On day one you’ll be introduced to the world of live sound and our on-site venue. Looking at the variety of PA components and equipment used in live sound, such as microphones, signal cables, mixers and consoles, amps and speakers.

On day 2 you’ll delve deeper into the different mixing consoles, getting to grips with an analog console.

On day 3 you’ll look at different types of audio processing and effects,  learning about dynamic controllers and how they are used, You’ll also look at how aux fed effects are implements and set up different effects using the analog console.

On day 4 you’ll get look at roles of a front of house (FOH) and monitor engineers, getting hands-on with both desks.

On the final day you’ll pull everything you’ve learnt throughout the week together getting ready for a live performance. From microphone choices and placement, backline positioning and drum tuning, you’ll prep the stage for a live performance and run a soundcheck.

Teaching and learning

Teaching takes place in a variety of formats including informal, hands-on workshops and interactive demonstrations. Our aim throughout is to encourage your creative exploration and hone your technical skills in live sound engineering.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be at least 15 years of age, have good spoken/written English and basic IT skills. If you’re aged between 15 and 18, we may need to contact you before we can confirm your place on the course.

Fees and funding

  • £249 Early bird fee*
  • £275 Normal fee

*Early bird fees are available for applications received by 30 April.

How to apply

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