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The purpose of this book is to provide only the most essential information needed to help the beginning audio engineer or live sound enthusiast get a firm grasp on the essentials basics of live sound reinforcement in order to land and perform their first gig. This book covers must-know topics with enough depth to establish a theoretical and practical understanding while covering often overlooked topics including emerging technologies and trends in the field. This is the first live sound text to include the use of vocal auto tuners in live venues, as well as the increasingly popular practice of combining analog instruments with digital production and effects during live shows. The author will show you how to access and interpret manufacturer spec information, and discuss shortcuts for plotting the equations needed to measure and test sound and set-ups. The comprehensive glossary will benefit even the most experienced live sound professional Time-saving workflow guidance, such as when and how to incorporate cutting-edge work-arounds-like apps to accomplish quick calculations Whether the performance is analog or digital, this book will improve live sound engineers' understanding of sound and ability to increase the overall quality of their shows