The focus of this class will be two fold: learning how to use the outboard gear that will inevitably lead to the need to trouble shoot. Some of the topics covered: diagnosing and tracing out of a problem, signal flow, and what to do in an emergency. Compressors, gates, equalizers and effect processors will be explained and demystified. Techniques for their use will be thoroughly discussed and practiced. Students are encouraged to come prepared with lots of questions.
Along with Mixing for Monitors, the Troubleshooting/Outboard Gear class is a prerequisite for the Front of House class and will prepare you for problem solving while doing Sound Reinforcement in the real world.