Running a Soundboard and Wonderful Music Lessons in Bartlesville

Hello and welcome to Curtis Music Academy! I’m here with another podcast about some of the things we do at Curtis Music Academy and just some general tips and tricks from a music teacher, whether it comes to our guitar lessons, piano lessons or wonderful music lessons in Bartlesville, or whether it just relates to music in general or music theory or anything of that nature. So today I would like to talk about how to run a soundboard. So I don’t know if if the listener you all out there, if you guys have ever been in a position where you kind of had to run a soundboard, whether it was a local school production or a church function or a outdoor concert or anything of that nature, but it is something that it requires a little bit of know how. 

In fact, we do have some students that have shared their experience with us. If you’d like to take a look at how much they enjoyed wonderful music lessons in Bartlesville, you can watch this video. In that video, one of our amazing students, Josh, explains how he has continued to make progress through the course of his piano lessons. Whether you are a beginner looking to start learning a musical instrument, or a seasoned musician looking to expand your repertoire, we’d love to meet with you! The first lesson is just $1, that way you can meet your instructor and see what your experience will be like.

And so I have had a little tiny bit of experience with wonderful music lessons in Bartlesville. And needless to say, it was kind of more like I learned how to turn on the soundboard. I learned how to turn up and down the volume, and I learned how to on mute and mute certain microphones that we were using. And then obviously I went a little further than that, but I knew the very basics of it. I didn’t really know how to make the quality sound that some people just really have a gift for. And the more that I do music, the more I realize that certain musical people who just focus on running the soundboard, they are just as gifted as the musician. So they really have a profession and a skill that really is amazing. 

So in this podcast about wonderful music lessons in Bartlesville, I have Googled how to use an audio mixer, which is a sound board, and it looks like I pulled up an Internet site, Instructables dot com. So I’m just going to read some key points from this that might help the listener to kind of grasp an understanding of how to use this on board during wonderful music lessons in Bartlesville. So step number one is the channels. The most important aspect of understanding mixers is understanding the channels on almost all console’s. The channels are laid out in strips. The signal comes in physically through the back of the device, then passes through the channels, various controls from top to bottom with gain or trim at the top and bigger at the bottom. 

Number two from the top is gain. I have used this countless times in wonderful music lessons in Bartlesville. On a good sized mixer, there will be a knob at the very top labeled gain or sense or trim. These are all the same thing. Simply put, the gain knob sets the input volume. Think of a water faucet. A full water signal comes in through the pipe. And the faucet itself sort of limits the amount coming into the sink because of the way a sound signal is composed of several different sounds at different volumes mixed together. 

The gains will naturally eliminate some of the quiet signals unless it is set very high. It’s like survival of the loudest in the trim sets. The bar on how to present a signal must be to get into the mixer. For this reason, it’s sometimes labeled as a sense of sensitivity. A high gain will be more sensitive to quieter signals like soft overtones and even spit pops in the microphone. This can be distracting during a wonderful music lesson.

Learning the Soundboard in Wonderful Music Lessons in Bartlesville

Most people make the mistake of gain for volume, this is wrong, games should not be used just like any other control net gain. Should we use any other control knob to set the kind of sound you would want in the quality, not volume. This is what faders are for. Additionally, any gain changes will affect the sound in the monitors or other boxes. So be careful if you don’t know what those are. Don’t worry, I’ll explain them later in the podcast about wonderful music lessons in Bartlesville. A common use for gain is sort of to even out or normalize the signal calibration. This is done. If you have a view meter which tells you how loud the output sound is, one would set your fader or output volume controller to ODP and alter the gain until the meter says the sound is ODP.

This can apply to wonderful music lessons in Bartlesville. The article goes on to describe more of that step, step four is auxiliary output, auxiliary output or ox’s are incredibly useful tools. If you can picture the signal coming into the mixer, going through the gain in the ECU, then hitting the accelerator on this knob controls how much of the signal from that channel gets sent into the auxiliary out on this board? There are four auxiliary outputs thus for auxiliary knobs on each channel. Each row of auxiliary knobs controls the level of all the channels in its auxiliary output, for example, the most common use for oxes is a stage monitor. Let’s say that we have a bob on stage singing and Joe playing the guitar and each has his own monitor. Let’s say we have Bob’s voice plugged in to Channel one in the guitar and channel to Bob’s Monitor is an X one in Joe’s is an X two. 

So if Bob wanted more guitar in his monitor, we’d have to go to Channel two where Joe’s guitar is plugged in and turn up the auxiliary one. This tells his board to put more signal on the Channel two of the device plugged into the axillary one. Two other common uses for oxes are reverb, a device that simulates reverberation effects in subwoofers, loudspeakers designed to reproduce lower frequencies than normal speakers can play. So hopefully this helps kind of get going with some of the soundboard technology, especially in wonderful music lessons in Bartlesville. 

It is one of those things that I feel like most musicians run into needing. But it would be nice to have like a month class just to, like, understand the basics of it. Obviously, you can get really complex and go really far with it and apply it to wonderful music lessons in Bartlesville. But to understand how to really make a good quality, not just volume, how to mix the sounds really well so that the band sounds like they’re playing one sound and it’s not just all you hear is the piano and drums. You don’t hear the guitar or the bass player or the singers. So another thing is you don’t want it to sound too much like treble or you don’t want it to sound too much like bass. You want it to sound really mixed really well. So that is something that I am looking forward to learning more about, but I thought you might as well. So thank you as always for tuning into this podcast about wonderful music lessons in Bartlesville.