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Recording Music on Location, 2nd Edition by Bruce Bartlett

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4At the Session: Setup and Recording

This chapter describes some ways to conduct a multitrack recording session of a concert.

You’ve arrived at the venue. After parking, offload your gear to a holding area, rather than onstage, because gear on stage will most likely need to be moved.

Learn the names of the PA company crew members and be friendly. These people can be your assets or your enemies. Think before you comment to them. Try to remain in the background and do not interfere with their normal way of doing things (e.g., take the secondary side of the split). A successful remote engineer makes others feel comfortable and exudes confidence.

Power and Grounding Practice

At the job, you need to take special precautions with power distribution, ...

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