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A Typical Audio Setup at WPI

This assumes knowledge of how to properly use much of the audio equipment discussed in this chapter. This is not the only way this can be done, it is just a suggested setup method.

  • Retrieve speakers, amplifiers, cables, mixing boards, and other equipment from storage, as per the audio design.

  • Set up the mixing board and other equipment in a temporary location. Wire everything as per audio design.

  • Run snakes and other cabling as necessary.

  • Connect audio amplifiers to source (mixing board and EQs, typically).

  • Arrange speakers as per the audio design.

  • Connect speaker cabling to speakers and amplifiers. Test every element of the speaker/amplifier system to be sure it is working properly.

  • Connect any microphones that are to be used for the performance. If wireless mics are being used, have assistants wear them and walk around the acting space with them.

  • Begin equalization processs. Reposition speakers if necessary. Repeat until feedback problems are eliminated, and sound is satisfactory.

  • Move mixing board and other equipment to permanent location.

  • Re-connect equipment, test.

  • As the house fills up, slight changes in equalization will be necessary or desired. It helps to have a qualified assistant sit in the house to make judgements, especially if the equalizers and mixing board are located in a remote location, such as in the balcony of the hall.


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Steve Richardson 2000-07-06

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