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Basic Live Sound Reinforcement by Penny Pattison, Raven Biederman

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Chapter 18

The Step-by-Step Guide to a Safe Setup

Don’t Assume It’s Done: Check It Off and Know It Is

Hardware Placement

Curb Cable Chaos

Cable Handling

Cable Practices for a Clean Signal and Gear Protection

Electrical Safety

Shocking Facts You Should Know

Two Must-buy Test Items for around $20

In an Emergency

Once the P.A. is in the venue, you could have anywhere from eight hours to two hours to get everything done that needs getting done. A large complex show requires the whole day to set up for, while a small club show shouldn’t take more than an hour and half. But whether it’s a huge festival gig, or just some local bands on a Friday night, the day of the show is when all the aspects of a live engineer’s job converge: science, art, and communication. ...

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