Explore Sound Reinforcement with Info from the Pros
As a commendable follow-up to Yamaha's Sound Reinforcement Handbook, the new Exploring Sound Reinforcement instructional DVD from Yamaha Professional Audio is an excellent resource for beginners and professionals who do live sound. Executive Produced by John Schauer of Yamaha Corporation of America in cooperation with Shure and produced by Keyfax NewMedia, the two-hour-plus DVD is an instructive break down of the use of audio amplification systems. The disc features six languages - English, Spanish, French, German, Italian, and Japanese - and contains no region encoding, so it can be played anywhere in the world without formatting issues.
The Exploring Sound Reinforcement disc includes five sections covering basic sound system components with an approach that you know virtually nothing about sound reinforcement. Chapters include Introduction, The Equipment, Putting It All Together, and Live Applications. Each chapter is broken down into subchapters covering everything from cabling, microphones, sample system setups, to mixing and monitoring techniques, as well as troubleshooting. All aspects are individually addressed so that you can skip to an area you need, without wading through a lot of information you don't need. Exploring Sound Reinforcement's presentation is interspersed with hands-on demonstrations, tips and techniques used in real live sound situations along with advice from experts.
With the ability to watch and review a subject, it is a faster way in today's busy environment to comprehend aspects of live sound reinforcement principles. Yamaha's Exploring Sound Reinforcement is a good reference and worth purchasing for anybody with interest in this field.