The Live Sound Manual: Getting Great Sound at Every Gig

//The Live Sound Manual: Getting Great Sound at Every Gig

The Live Sound Manual: Getting Great Sound at Every Gig

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By | 2013-03-03T11:24:48+00:00 March 3rd, 2013|Gigs Media|3 Comments

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  1. Stephen Cooper March 3, 2013 at 12:19 pm
    27 of 29 people found the following review helpful
    1.0 out of 5 stars
    Useless, May 12, 2004
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    Stephen Cooper (Twin Peaks, CA USA) –
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    This review is from: The Live Sound Manual: Getting Great Sound at Every Gig (Paperback)

    250 8×11 pages without a single picture, drawing, image, graphic, table, graph or equation. Zero. Not one.

    The section on calculating the net impedance of speakers without an equation is hilarious: “This means turning each number on its head, then adding the numbers in this form, then changing the resulting number back to ordinary form.”

    I bet you have never thought of an XLR connector as “three small round pins/holes forming a triangular pattern inside an 18mm diameter circle.”

    There is also some questionable information, such as “the gain setting knobs [on an amplifier] should generally be set at maximum…” Never seen that one in print.

    Much better choices for an actual book are Davis: “Sound Reinforcement Handbook” and Stark: “Live Sound Reinforcement”.

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  2. Tim Specht "Tspecht" March 3, 2013 at 1:06 pm
    12 of 14 people found the following review helpful
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    Good, but…, July 28, 2003
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    Tim Specht “Tspecht” (San Antonio, TX, USA) –
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    This review is from: The Live Sound Manual: Getting Great Sound at Every Gig (Paperback)

    I wanted a few books for reference, to share with working musician friends. This book does seem to be complete, but, with its total lack of diagrams and illustrations, really makes for very boring reading.

    I would recommend instead this book: “Live Sound Reinforcement: A Comprehensive Guide to P.A. and Music Reinforcement Systems and Technology”, ISBN 0918371074.

    Another excellent sound reference is the Yamaha Sound Reinforcement Handbook, from Hal Leonard (# HL 00500964). A littl e more detailed than the above recommended book, but still good for both beginners and experts.

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  3. Dan Anderson "Guitarist" March 3, 2013 at 1:53 pm
    5 of 8 people found the following review helpful
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    this guy knows his live sound, February 21, 2006
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    Dan Anderson “Guitarist” (Fairfax, Va) –
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    This review is from: The Live Sound Manual: Getting Great Sound at Every Gig (Paperback)

    This book is the end all/be all of live sound. It covers everything you need to know…from what the knobs do, to what rooms have different sound qualities and how to adjust. It’s perfect. As a professional touring musician, this is one of the most detailed books I’ve read on the issue. I highly recommend it.

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