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 ever since I was 20, and I've been lucky to tour with a ton of amazing artists. People like Haim, St. Vincent, Ingrid Michaelson, Passion Pit, 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've had to learn all the live sound skills 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 saved me a ton of time and frustration.
So, I decided to take all the things I've learned about my job and create The Production Academy. I really hope this helps out anyone who wants to be involved in the exciting world of live music!