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I am learning how to mix live sound and monitor it for events at my church. Do you have any good websites, videos, YouTube channels where I could learn how to do it better.

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I am fairly new at this and have am looking to learn how to do this effectively.  I am looking for more beginner to average level help.  I have multiple questions (most of them simple I'm sure) that I am looking to research.  Some examples of questions I have are... What frequency level are "S" at and how can I EQ that out of a mic.  Or how loud (in decibels) should I be playing music at before an event starts when people are walking in, during the live music, and when the speaker is on stage.  Or how to EQ a guitar or bass to sound good.  Possibly some simple ways to EQ peoples voices (though I'm guessing that will go above where I'm at, in order to make it actually sound better).  Even things like how to aim speakers at an audience and where to place them.  Any direction would be helpful.

 

Thanks

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Head-fi is not the right place for these questions. A quick google gave me:

http://www.yorkville.com/downloads/other/basicpaprimer.pdf
http://www.harmonycentral.com/t5/Live-Sound-Production/Guide-for-Goobers-PA-Basics-and-Glossary-for-Newbies/m-p/9492#U9492
http://recording.org/
http://forums.prosoundweb.com/
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I know that this is a headphone website, but I figured that some of the people on here know sound better than I do and I was hoping some of you will be able to point me in a logical directions, because the stuff I have found is overly basic.

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Sound coming from headphones directly inside your ear and sound coming from speakers do not even go on the same page. I have quite a bit of experience doing live sound but I started out like you. I knew nothing about setting up live sound thinking about space, sound, direction, eq, etc. But I knew what 'sounds good' having a lot of experience doing live performances, bands, and doing stuff at church as well. Not to mention listening to a lot of music. I don't exactly remember how I was appointed this task later but I did it and I set up everything in the way that sounded 'good' to me. Played around a lot with eq settings and turning speakers this way and that during practice. The feedback I got from people was all really positive so I just kept doing what I was doing haha. I guess I just learned through direct experience.

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