A Musicianâ€™s Guide to Professional Live Audio, by Rob Gainey
Montclair, NJ â€“ Hal Leonard Books, the musicianâ€™s best source of books on the music business, audio technology, instrument history, and more, is shipping Rockinâ€™ Your Stage Sound ($24.99), a step-by-step guide for improving your stage sound with over 170 stage tips for musicians and 100 tips from players in national acts.
Rockinâ€™ Your Stage Sound is designed to help musicians understand what they will be facing onstage during a performance and how they can best use their gear to improve their sound on stage. Professional live-sound engineer Rob Gainey combines his experience and observations with the perspectives of successful players from various genres of music.
Rockinâ€™ Your Stage Sound offers conventional and radical approaches to solving stage problems and gives musicians multiple strategies for achieving the
best sound in any venue. The book provides a wealth of tips and viewpoints along many illustrations and diagrams on topics such as microphones and miking technique, monitor set-ups and mixes, standard and alternative stage setups, as well as information on getting the most from your stage equipment and instruments.
Rockinâ€™ Your Stage Sound is a practical â€œfieldâ€? guide for any musician, band, or sound engineer, from those playing coffee houses and small clubs, to those playing large clubs, auditoriums, and more. Gainey covers virtually every conceivable setup or situation, and the theory he presents can apply to almost any size or shape venue. The information is presented in clear, easy-to-follow language and is rounded out by a glossary of audio terms to help the reader quickly decipher important technical concepts.
About the Author:
Rob Gainey is a Los Angeles-based musician and live-sound engineer with over 30 years of experience. A native of Greenwood, South Carolina, he began playing guitar and bass professionally at age 17 and soon began focusing on live sound, which has become his specialty. He has mixed dozens of national acts in Los Angelesâ€™ top showcase venues.
Rockinâ€™ Your Stage Sound
Hal Leonard Books
256 pages, 8.5â€? x 11â€?
$29.99, ISBN 978-1-4234-9278-8