Produced in conjunction with Yamaha, this two-hour DVD covers every
aspect of live sound reinforcement from the equipment to the intricacies
of putting it all together. Plenty of helpful hints and expert advice
are given throughout. This is a must-see for anyone planning or currently
operating a sound system.
As a commendable follow-up to Yamaha's Sound Reinforcement Handbook,
this new instructional DVD from Yamaha Professional Audio is an excellent
resource for beginners and professionals who do live sound. Executive
Produced by John Schauer of Yamaha Corporation of America in cooperation
with Shure and produced by Keyfax NewMedia, the two-hour-plus DVD is an
instructive break down of the use of audio amplification systems. The
disc features six languages-English, Spanish, French, German, Italian
and Japanese-and contains no region encoding, so it can be played anywhere
in the world without formatting issues.
The disc includes five sections covering basic sound system components
with an approach that you know virtually nothing about sound reinforcement.
Chapters include Introduction, The Equipment, Putting It All Together,
and Live Applications. Each chapter is broken down into subchapters covering
everything from cabling, microphones, sample system setups, to mixing
and monitoring techniques, as well as troubleshooting. All aspects are
individually addressed so that you can skip to an area you need, without
wading through a lot of information you don't need. The presentation is
interspersed with hands-on demonstrations, tips and techniques used in
real live sound situations along with advice from experts.