So there’s sound technicians, and there’s live sound technicians. Where the media version of this role works on films, in the studio and on TV sets, the live music sibling has a different job, which is amongst the most challenging in the profession. We have combined the roles here at Treehouse Sessions, and our sound technicians need to relish the challenge of making live music and TV work – no retakes, no second chances – just delivering first time, every time.
Where does the volunteering take place?
How many hours would I be expected to work?
There are volunteering positions with more sociable hours, but sound is a calling and the people you get to socialise with are probably those you want to be with anyway! There are long hours and often extremely hectic schedules, but that’s nothing to worry about if you’re making your favourite band tick, right? And, it’s only once a month for 10 months of the year.
How long would the volunteering last for?
What sort of work would I be doing if I volunteered?
- Reading artist spec sheets and liaising with the head of department on the best way of setting up to suit
- Creating schematics of the sound layout as it changes
- Learning to use the correct mics and micing techniques
- setting up stage
- Breaking down the stage
- Stage management
- Artist Liaison
- Equipment and line checking
- Front of house sound mixing
- Broadcast mixing
- Recording the sound stems in Logic X or Reaper Software
- Cuing live sound and following cues from script
- Communicating with 2 way radio to other sound crew and head of department
- liaising with all other departments as necessary