A few weeks ago, in my post “Interested in Stage Lighting,” I told you about some resources that we recommend on the topic of stage lighting. Another topic that I thought would be of interest to the those readers new to the world of live theatre and music production is stage audio.
BOOKS (recommended by Megan Duckett and linked to Amazon)
“Live Sound Reinforcement, Bestseller Edition,” by Scott Hunter Stark
Mixonline: Mix bills itself as “the world’s leading magazine for the professional recording and sound production technology industry.” Mix really is comprehensive, offering articles on a wide range of sound production topics in several different areas, including live production.
Live Sound International: Live Sound is a magazine that focuses exclusively on live audio. Regretably, as it is a print magazine, the content (even the recent digital content) requires purchase of a subscription. However, there is some interesting information in the free older archive material (2001 through March 2005) and in the forums.
ProSoundWeb: Interestingly enough, this website (owned by the same folks as LiveSound), offers plenty of free content on the site, including some content from LiveSound.
Professional Sound Magazine: Again, this is the website for a print magazine. The main website has some good content (check out the “Sound Advice” section), and there is a link to a digital edition of the magazine. Unfortunately, this is one of those “digital” editions in which it looks like the print edition and you have to “flip the pages” to read it, but at least the content is available (and free).