Live Sound 102 Workshop with Joseph DeJarnette
June 12, 2023 @ 7:00 pm – 9:00 pm
The Handmade Music School presents Live Sound 102 with Joseph DeJarnette at the Floyd Country Store on Monday, June 12, 2023 from 7:00-9:00pm. Cost is $30 per person.
About the Workshop
This intermediate workshop is designed for folks who play music at gigs through PA systems and already know how to set-up and run a small PA, but are looking to become more familiar with optimizing microphones, DI boxes, and fine tuning a system for the best possible sound using whatever gear and space is available.
This session will also be useful for musicians looking to communicate better with professional sound engineers, as well as running their own sound at gigs. I will share some simple but often overlooked tips and tricks for microphone and speaker choice and placement.
We will take an in depth look equalization, (both channel EQ and graphic/parametric EQ) to learn how to shape sounds to create a cohesive natural mix for a band both onstage in the monitors and in the front of house. We will look at advanced feedback elimination techniques, proper gain staging, monitor mixing, stage volume management, and room acoustics.
This workshop will conclude with a hands-on mixing session where attendees will set up a multichannel mix with stereo mains and 2 stage monitors using the Allen and Heath console and house speakers at the Floyd Country Store. (approximately 2 hours)
*workshop requires a minimum of 6 participants otherwise workshop may be canceled
About Joseph Dejarnette
Joseph “joebass” DeJarnette has extensive experience as an audio engineer, but also as a player, performer and teacher, so he brings expertise to projects from multiple perspectives. He mostly plays oldtime stringband music these days but has played everything from orchestral music to hip hop and rock over the years. Bass (upright and electric) is his main instrument.
Joebass grew up in Madison County VA and the story of Studio 808A arguably began back in the 1980s when he received a wind up Victrola and a handful of 78 rpm records for his 6th birthday and became completely mesmerized by the concept of capturing sounds across time.