Sound 101 is both an introduction to live audio engineering and an orientation to Vera Project’s methods and equipment. Topics covered include an introduction to microphones and mic placement, signal paths, stands, cables, DI’s, snake, sub-snakes and etiquette for working with bands.
Creating a good monitor mix is one of the most important skills for a live sound engineer to master. This advanced class will teach you the basic techniques in a low pressure environment. Subjects will include an introduction to Vera’s stage monitors, the basic ‘ringing out’ of monitors, EQing, and setting levels. The use of these techniques will allow you to create a clear monitor mix that will help performers be at their best.
This workshop is designed to acquaint students with a small PA system. Small PAs are generally used for band practices, acoustic sets, DJ sets, poetry readings, or even full blown rock shows with monitors (such as house shows or the shows Vera holds in its gallery!). Topics will include: speaker set up and placement, signal flow, setting up turntables, using EQ’s to ‘ring out’ a room, and mixing a small show.
The focus of this class will be two-fold: learning how to use the outboard gear that will inevitably lead to the need to troubleshoot. Some of the topics covered: diagnosing and tracing out of a problem, signal flow, and what to do in an emergency.
This is the big one! A full two hours of mixing a live band in a low pressure environment beginning with the basics of mixing at the front of house board and ending with a full blown mix. Subject matter will include: Setting up for a mix, preamps, EQ settings, mixing styles, sound pressure levels, advanced outboard gear techniques and lots of critical listening.
You can book a private class for your friends, your classmates, your high school jazz band, …whatevs. You can book time to take any one or all of the classes we offer, or talk to us and our talented teaching staff can tailor one to your specific needs.