Band update.

The story so far...

Photo of Nick, the PA system contractor, setting up the PA system.'Beside the Point' (BTP) have been invited to play at a large birthday party which will include some local music industry identities.

The show is on a Friday night (in two weeks' time) and as you usually help the guys out, it is up to you to set-up the PA system and mix the sound for the night. You're wrapped at the opportunity to operate a full PA system in front of a large crowd.

Jodie is organising the party and has asked Dave (the manager of The Sound Lounge) to arrange for the local PA contractor (Nick) to supply the PA system. It will be delivered to The Sound Lounge on the morning of the party. It will be your job to connect the PA system when you get to the venue early afternoon, on the day of the party. What a job! You've got to get it right otherwise technical problems could cripple the gig and ruin your reputation in the process.

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Before you start setting up the PA system, download the following worksheet to complete as you work your way through the unit.


Operate sound reinforcement system - worksheet.

Store your completed worksheet in a file as your online teacher will want to see it at the end of this unit.

If you ever lose your worksheet you can grab another copy from the audio school lecturer, Helen.

To help you work out what you need to do in order to connect and test the PA system, you've made yourself a 'To do' list and it looks like this:

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1. Check your list of contacts and review your back-up plans.
2. Check that all the PA system equipment is supplied and ready to rock.
3. Connect the PA system components together and power up.
4. Carry out a sound check and get the PA system working.

For a complete list of what you're going to have to do to set-up the PA system for the birthday bash, you can always refer to the set list.