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Live Sound Fundamentals is the "missing manual" to the art of live sound.

There hasn't been a book or learning resource to teach audio newbies and musicians how to set up and mix a live audio event--until now. For years, the only way to learn was through the frustrating and time-consuming process of trial and error or by watching others.

Live Sound Fundamentals is the "missing manual" to the art of live sound, covering the topic from a real-world point of view and providing real solutions to real problems. This how-to guide covers the equipment, processes, and techniques required for getting expert results. Using helpful pictures and illustrations, everything is taught with the beginner in mind. After reading this book, you'll have a solid grasp of the skills needed to work in the live event audio world.

1: What Is Sound?
2: Intro to the Signal Chain.
3: Mics and DIs.
4: Cables, Snakes and Splits.
5: The Console, Part 1: Mic Pre's, Master Section, Basic Gain Structure.
6: The Console, Part 2: EQ and Aux Sends.
7: Processing.
8: Amps.
9: Speakers.
10: Putting it All to Work.

About the author
Bill Evans was the editor of GIG magazine in the '90s and has been the editor of Front of House ( since 2002. Bill is also the Minister of Propaganda for the Live2Play Network ( and leads the tribe at the social network ProAudioSpace ( In his spare time, Bill has fronted the band Rev. Bill and the Soul Believers ( since 1984.

  • Author is the editor of "Front of House," the magazine for live sound engineers.
  • Covers live sound fundamentals in a clear, understandable, and compelling way.
  • Published with the newbie in mind, there are plenty of illustrations and step-by-step instructions.
  • Provides everything needed to get started in one book.

Live Sound Fundamentals Book Specifications:

  • Live Sound Fundamentals, 1st Edition
  • Bill Evans
  • ISBN-10: 1435454944 ISBN-13: 9781435454941
  • 250 Pages PB
  • 2011 Published
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