As a professional touring FOH audio engineer, I've had a nice career and have been lucky enough to work with a bunch of Grammy-winning and -nominated artists. But that’s not how I learned about electrical distribution!
All of this knowledge comes from years of working in production, getting hands-on training from some really great electricians.
BUT — just like learning audio or lighting on the job — the fast workflow of live music production makes the stage a poor classroom.
Getting a clear explanation about WHY we set up our electrical distribution system the way we do, and (very importantly) HOW it affects us in live music production, is really tough.
And that’s exactly what this course offers.
IMPORTANT NOTE: THIS COURSE DOES NOT QUALIFY YOU AS AN ELECTRICIAN
SHOW POWER IS MORE THAN AC AND DC.
To successfully manage electricity for live music, we need to know WHY we do it like we do.
Who's this course for?
Here’s a quick test to see if Show Power is right for you:
*Do you know the answers to all the questions below?
If so, maybe you need a more involved technical manual. If not, proceed to the next question.
*Do you want to add this knowledge to your skill-set?
Well, then, this is the perfect way to do it!
Some of the questions this course answers:
Use these tools to check your knowledge
Use the Math Worksheet to review the equations we solve throughout the course.
Calculate the full power needs for a small production, including audio and lighting systems.
Each video in this course has a corresponding quiz — it’s great way to check your knowledge!
"This training was absolutely incredible. I spent about an hour a day for 10 days and learned more from [Live Sound Essentials] than I did in 2 years of college in audio."
- Ethan Helling, North Dakota, USA
"The Production Academy is an awesome online resource that provides clear and reliable information on all the technical things your need to know to work in Live Sound or the Touring industry."
- Karrie Keyes, Monitor Engineer for Pearl Jam and Executive Director for SoundGirls.org
"Scott, I have been mixing live sound since 1998 and I have never seen such a well-done educational platform as you have created. I audited this course to determine if it was right for our church sound technicians and it passed with flying colors."
- Lloyd Richardson, Charleston, South Carolina, USA
"Scott is able to capture the nuances of what we do in the studio and scale it up arena size."
- Ariel Rechtshaid, Grammy award-winning producer for Haim, Madonna, Usher, Vampire Weekend, Adele, and more
A lifelong musician, Scott started his journey in audio by purchasing recording gear to make demos for his high school band. After moving to Chicago to start a studio and work in a variety of live music venues, a transition to full-time touring work came as the excitement of live production and worldwide travel proved to be too much to ignore.
During his entire career, the idea of The Production Academy was forming. There has long been a lack of quality educational resources for live music production, and the desire to change that has resulted in a wide range of course offerings. Now, The Production Academy has helped thousands around the world improve their live sound skills.