Another year and another super sunny weekend at the Dartmouth Music Festival. This year our students were managing three stages in various locations around the town of Dartmouth, covering a variety of acts from traditional folk music to blues.
Our live sound students had all the gear loaded in to the stages the day before the festival and made sure everything was line checked and working as they were being assessed. The assessment was on their ability to do an analogue mix for both monitors and the front of house.
The desks the students used were either 16, 24 or 32 channel Midas mixers with a Martin Audio PA and monitors. Each FOH setup also had a small effects rack with graphic EQs, compressors and FX to help get the mix to sound right in the space as well as giving the singers any reverb or adding delay to thicken up the mix where needed.
As with all the professional events that our dBs Music students attend, either for assessment or work experience, they were able to handle any issues that were thrown their way. This real world experience given to our students prepares them all eventualities they may face in the working world as well as bulking out their CVs ready for the world of work.
If working a live sound stage sounds like something you could see yourself doing, why not come and have a tour of our facilities or speak to one of a tutors for some more information.