Synopses & Reviews
From the paperwork to the practical aspects, Access All Areas gives you an excellent insight into the live music and touring industry. Drawing on a vast range of real-world experiences Wilkins provides you with the key technical aspects of gigging and touring in an easily understood manner. Whether you are performing in a church, club or concert hall, Access All Areas has examples and suggestions to make the event run smoothly. Gain understanding of the terms and techniques involved in live music performance. Learn what the industry use as standard equipment as well as what it does and how to use it effectively from an industry expert. If you are backstage, in front of the mic or behind the sound booth this book needs to be in your toolbox for constant reference.
* Gain expert advise on key practical areas of the live music scene and what's involved in putting a show together
* Benefit from Wilkins' extensive industry experience
* Learn how to stage an event in any venue
About the Author
Trev Wilkins is Cakewalk UK’s former product specialist. He runs Tightdigital Music Services and has written extensively for Future Music and Computer Music magazines, including the Sonar Masterclass series and Trev Wilkins’ World of Cakewalk. Trev is also an experienced live sound engineer and performer and has worked with a diverse range of artists, producers and technicians including Grammy Award winning guitarist Albert Lee, top sax player Mel Collins and renowned producers Nick Griffiths and Pete Wingfield. He has worked at the legendary Abbey Road Studios in London alongside artists such as Mark Knopfler, Dave Gilmour and Ronnie Wood.
Runs Tightdigital Music Services and is an experienced live sound engineer, technician and performer. Past tours and gigs cover the full range of venues from small bars to outdoor festivals including working alongside artists such as Albert Lee, Scotty Moore, Bill Wyman, Ronnie Wood, Mark Knopfler, David Gilmour, Styx, Robert Fripp, Tom Robinson, Martin Taylor, Steve Howe, Alexander O’Neal, Uriah Heep, Peter Andre and many more. He has worked at top-flight venues such as Abbey Road, The Royal Albert Hall, St Paul’s Cathedral and The Cavern and spends much of his time on the road touring. He has also written for Future Music and Computer Music magazines and owns a recording studio.
Table of Contents
Introduction- it?s all in the preparation, We are family- who is needed to put a show together, Ready to rock- but is your gear, How ya doing?- rehearsals and meetings, Arranging the gig- the prior arrangements and the paperwork, The knowledge- what you need to know about the stage equipment, Speakers and amps- what are they and how they work, Microphones and DI boxes- how to use them/ types etc, Monitoring- essentials for most acts, EQ, dynamics and effects- making it sound good, Connections- plugs, sockets and cables, Lighting- industry standard types, Arrival- the venue and setting up, Testing one two- the sound check, Good evening- the show, Good night- after the show, There and back again- transport and accommodation, On the road again- how to tour, Foreign travel- things to remember, Appendices.