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5 Benefits Of Doing A Live Sound Course

1. Learn about emerging technologies like AOE

The live sound industry has moved away from analogue systems and toward digital systems. Previously, analogue setups necessitated cumbersome analogue wiring that was both bulky and time consuming to instal. Heavy multicore snake cables would have to be routed throughout the venue by engineers. As the industry has embraced AOE (Audio over Ethernet) technology, this practise has become obsolete. All audio connections for a live event can be made using simple network cabling that is thin and easy to manage while supporting hundreds of audio channels. A live sound engineer must be familiar with AOE protocols, which have become industry standards.

2. Understand sound systems and how to improve their quality.

While the fundamental principle of speaker system transducers remains very similar to early inventions, it is the integration of computer-aided tools and digital signal processing that makes modern live sound systems quite complex. The sound quality is frequently compromised as a result of an incorrect or inaccurate setup of the live sound speaker system. True School will teach you these technologies from the ground up, as well as how to do hands-on practical work with loudspeaker systems.

3. Learn about dealing with feedback

When a microphone on stage begins to pick up the sound of the speaker system, most commonly the monitor speaker near the mic, a feedback loop is created, which builds up into a loud squeal. This will irritate both the artist and the audience. In a live performance, feedback should be avoided because it can make the artist uncomfortable and affect the performance. Understanding the application of loudspeaker dispersion and microphone polar patterns can help to eliminate feedback. A stage setup that incorporates these concepts can result in a show that is free of feedback. Students at True School learn these concepts and practise 'ringing out' feedback.

4. Learn about wireless technology used by artists

Wireless technology is used in modern live entertainment events; singers frequently use wireless mics to sing, allowing them to move around the stage. This results in more engaging performances; artists on stage also use wireless IEMs (In-Ear Monitors) to listen to the band while performing. IEMs have several advantages over traditional monitor wedge speakers. They provide stereo mix, block out external noise, and have better low frequency output than wedges. A live sound engineer must understand the fundamentals of wireless technology and be proficient in the setup and operation of wireless systems. Students at the True School of Music learn both theoretical and practical aspects of wireless systems.

5. Gain confidence with guided projects and practice

The ability to learn and practise in an industry-standard facility without the pressures of real-world events is one of the most appealing aspects of learning live sound in a formal course. In order to foster learning, a safe and inviting environment is created, which is impossible in a real-world live event scenario. Students are guided step by step in developing their knowledge and skills in the field of live sound technology.

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