Information about powered and unpowered speakers, mics and DI's for instrument connections, audio connections, phantom power for DI boxes and condenser mics, equalization – channel and graphic, types of EQ, managing drums, filters, vocals, sends & faders brought forward to help you achieve a better understanding of how to operate your PA. Read more →
This document covers some of the ways to use features of many digital mixers available to schools, which teachers may not have encountered before and also great insights for students wishing to develop an understanding of current industry practice. Topics covered include auxiliary sends for monitors and effects, optimizing signal levels Read more →
This document examines the common features of Digitial Mixers that are not only affordable but provide unparalleled control over the sound for productions and performances. With focus on the Roland M200i Mixer, an advanced product that allows schools to experience great sound, powerful & flexible control, scene storage, multiple ins and outs, Read more →
ACMA (The Australian Communications and Media Authority) has put out a fact sheet on changes that will affect wireless microphones.
These changes are part of the Federal government’s work to clear specific radiofrequency spectrum (known as the ‘digital dividend’) to use for 4G mobile broadband services from 1 January 2015. Read more →
This document outlines the range of technologies that are used in the Musical Futures classes at Doveton College – a brand new school where it was decided to look at the music classes and department itself as a completely blank canvas, without any historical or cultural influences, and explore various hardware, including Read more →
This document discusses the integration of music technology into VET Music programs and demonstrates the TPN VET teaching and learning materials that are currently used in around 100 schools nationally. The first half looks at the VET in Schools sector, the arrangements between schools and RTOs, and also popular qualifications and Read more →
This document gives a brief overview of why digital consoles offer significant advantages in schools – particlarly for larger production and performance scenarios.
This document outlines the simple considerations for choosing and learning how to run a small PA system for school use. It includes a discussion of the basic elements of the PA, and then looks at the use of the various mixer controls in a couple of small scenarios. The practical Read more →
Whether it’s in a live performance situation or doing recordings, many of us have spent time trying to even out variations in sound levels of vocalists, instruments, and even the sound levels of a whole mix. We have had our hands almost glued to mixer faders to adjust to the changes.
This session will be a Read more →
This session will be a hands-on opportunity using your Ipad to learn the EQ techniques used by professional live sound engineers and in digital studios to sweeten the mix, optimize the sound in school performances. Whether you are a novice, or have some experience, using the simple and elegant visual Read more →