I love being involved in live music. It's really fun and I get to work with some amazing people! But ever since I became a professional audio engineer, I've noticed that there's never been a good resource for learning the fundamental terms and concepts we use on stage. So I put together this free course with some audio tips for stage!
After all, music and audio gear are pretty interactive with each other. And the way audio engineers and musicians communicate can be critical in the success of any show. So, this is useful knowledge if you're on stage or behind the soundboard. Plus, it's free!
My name's Scott Adamson and I've been mixing FOH for live shows since I was a teenager. During that time I've been lucky to tour with a ton of amazing artists: Haim, Passion Pit, St. Vincent, Ingrid Michaelson, Sleater-Kinney, Matt and Kim, The Hold Steady, Jimmy Eat World, and many more.
During that time, I've mixed at some of the most iconic venues in the world, from the Sydney Opera House to Madison Square Garden to the main stage at Coachella. And along the way I had to learn everything on the job! I really wish there had been a good resource to get all this information when I was starting out - it would have put me light years ahead in building my skills.
That's why taking the time to build a reliable online resource seemed like a good idea. I figured it would be incredibly useful for anyone trying to learn about this stuff. And now that The Production Academy has given free material to thousands of people around the globe, I'm happy we're helping people who want to be involved in live music!