Videos about big audio systems

Here are some interesting videos related to PA and sound reinforcement systems. Wikipedia defines that a public address system (PA system) is an electronic system comprising microphones, amplifiers, loudspeakers, and related equipment. It increases the apparent volume (loudness) of a human voice, musical instrument, or other acoustic sound source or recorded sound or music. The term, sound reinforcement system generally means a PA system specifically for live music or performance. A sound reinforcement system for a rock concert or other large event in a stadium may be very complex.

Larsen effect

A brief history of live sound reinforcement

Stage Left Audio – Event Video 11

Dave Rat about his sound engineering for the Red Hot Chili Peppers live tour 2016

LIVE SOUND SUBS SUBWOOFER PLACEMENT & CONFIGURATION: LR, Center, Cardioid, End Fire (Pt1)

Look inside D&B, L’Acoustics and MicroWedge Monitors

DJ Sub and Speaker Placement For Dummies

Cardioid Subwoofers and Nexo Technology Part 1

Time Lapse of a Large PA Audio Sound System Setup for Rock & Roll

#38 – Arena line array system walk-through

How to Set Up a Simple PA System

Sound System Tuning Step-by-Step using TRACT and Smaart

Audio 101- How to do a pro sound check.

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  1. Tomi Engdahl says:

    #71 – How to: Setting up a new iPad for Live Sound
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fmOL136S9bQ

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  2. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Meyer Sound LEO Line Array System at Germany’s Deichbrand Festival
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=R2DDR_fqtKg

    Headlined by acts including Bush, Die Toten Hosen, and Funeral for a Friend, the four-day 2013 Deichbrand Festival in Germany attracted around 35,000 people a day to an airfield near the North Sea. Rental house POOLgroup supplied a Meyer Sound LEO line array loudspeaker system to cover the entire 150-meter-long audience area for the festival’s main stage.

    Go behind the scenes with Deichbrand’s production crew and learn what it takes to give fans the most enjoyable experience possible.

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  3. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Fast-motion pre-staging a large cluster for job H5721 by Polar Focus
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5FUswVZHUUE

    This video shows the assembly process for a large speaker cluster
    These speaker clusters are being pre-staged for rapid installation

    Line array cradle
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Y3MFAy1sL3Q

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  4. Tomi Engdahl says:

    MF#9 part 2 behringer X32 mixer teardown an in-depth look inside
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FKQtOyi5VCY

    a more in-depth look and teardown inside the Behringer X32 mixer. this is the second teardown of the mixer with a bit more detail.

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  5. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Antony King Interview Part 1 – Front of House Engineer for Depeche Mode
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SO3LKwZtEJw

    Antony King Interview Part 2 – Front of House Engineer for Depeche Mode
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5D5BBasZCj0

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  6. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Martin Audio – A look back at our 40 year heritage
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Pwkzu8ZTlvA

    Martin Audio was founded in 1971 and for over forty years we have driven innovation in both the touring and installation loudspeaker market. Take a look through our photo montage and relive memorable moments from our history. For more information on Martin Audio, please visit http://www.martin-audio.com

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  7. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Videos on construction of large stage with big sound system:

    Montaje Miley Cyrus Santiago de Chile
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LRD3QDJnL88

    Los Heroes detras del escenario “STAFF”
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i1Vy58bc4E0

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  8. Tomi Engdahl says:

    #40 – Presidential Inauguration – Live sound system for a million people
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e71idYwFrLM

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  9. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Access and Kemper Instruments at Depeche Mode’s Global Spirit Tour 2017
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=drvK22StHlA

    Depeche Mode’s musical director Kerry Hopwood gave us a quick stage tour at Schalke Arena, Gelsenkirchen, Germany.

    [ Warm Audio ] SOUND CHECK WITH JAMES IVEY – DEPECHE MODE SPIRIT TOUR 2018
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5OI6bsP8UtQ

    SOUND CHECK with JAMES IVEY (Presented By Warm Audio) interviews FOH Engineer Antony King and Monitor Engineer Sarne Thorogood of DEPECHE MODE – SPIRIT TOUR 2018 in AMSTERDAM.

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  10. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Martin Audio MLA: Chapter 3 – Beyond Line Array
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=th1VqW2dD4w

    ‘Beyond Line Array’ shows how MLA departs from traditional line array thinking to achieve unprecedented coverage consistency. With software control of up to 144 individual cells in an array, MLA delivers a phase-coherent wavefront at the listener’s ears — not immediately in front of the array itself, as advocated by early line array proponents.

    MLA is a revolutionary touring system that uses intelligent software to control the individual DSP and onboard amplifiers of up to 144 array cells to deliver:

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  11. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Linkin Park “The Hunting Party” Tour 2014 • System Tech Vic Wagner about the Sound and JBL VTX
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yVGnuheMYnI

    Linkin Park have been in business for almost twenty years – one of the best-selling bands of the decade. Ken “Pooch” Van Druten at the Front of House and Vic Wagner as Systech create the Wall of Sound live.

    Linkin Park “The Hunting Party” Tour 2014 • Front of House Ken „Pooch“ Van Druten about the Sound
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g7YnHfAMqr0

    Linkin Park have been in business for almost twenty years – one of the best-selling bands of the decade. Ken “Pooch” Van Druten at the Front of House and Vic Wagner as Systech create the Wall of Sound live.

    The sound reinforcement system is a VTX system from JBL. Pooch and Vic are satisfied with the equipment, they don’t need a delay line and praise the distortion-free reproduction even at high sound pressure levels.

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  12. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Meyer Sound at the 2008 Beijing Olympics
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8zA4-ada-eE

    John McMahon, Executive Director of Digital Products at Meyer Sound, reflects on the unique challenges of providing the sound for the most spectacular opening and closing ceremonies in the history of the Olympic games.

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  13. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Stage Left Audio – Physics 1 (Power Alley)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xhJBSXTk0-k

    A brief look at the physics issue of “power alley” in sound systems.

    The bass audio from sound systems become very prominent when the subs (loudspeakers) are placed too far to the left and right. The distance between the FOH speaker and the bass frequency they are producing, will cause a “power alley” of bass frequencies to occur down the middle of the guest area directly in front of the stage.

    Please Note: The Power Alley is most prominent in outdoor events (due to no reflective surfaces). Power alley can exist for indoor shows, but may not be as prominent due to reflective surfaces causing interference.

    Stage Left Audio – Stereo or Mono for FOH
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oOdjIHFBCXk

    This video (slide-show) covers a sensitive topic among many people in the audio field. This video is about the use of stereo vs. mono for front of house (FOH) sound. The video is NOT trying to convince anyone to mix in mono, but rather shed more light on the use of mono in a sound system.

    A lot of people run stereo FOH mixes. Both stereo and mono have their place in sound. However, there seems to be a misunderstanding of what mono is in live sound.

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  14. Tomi Engdahl says:

    STAGEBOX SPLITTER – Cómo enviar los instrumentos a DOS MESAS DE MEZCLAS DIFERENTES: FOH y MONITORES
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fw3T2ihPYfY

    PROTOCOLO DE AUDIO DIGITAL EtherSound – Conexiones entre la MESA y el PATCH DE ESCENARIO DIGITALES
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zoAX6RtrT38

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  15. Tomi Engdahl says:

    K-LA28 easy setup video
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CFTBiyYl2tQ

    Audiocenter KLA 28 Set Up Video Stacking

    Audiocenter KLA 28DSP Line Array System Preview
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I8iphP2lZ5U

    I am taking apart everything of Audiocenter KLA 28DSP Line Array System. Check this video to see what is inside, what component is is use and what brand of component it is using.

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  16. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Understanding Sound Reinforcement – Power Amplifiers (Part 1)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xFRH_1WQw4Y

    This chapter on power amplifiers is one of the many topics covered in QSC Audio’s Understanding Sound Reinforcement, The Learner’s Guide training course. This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of audio, acoustics and sound reinforcement.

    Understanding Sound Reinforcement – Power Amplifiers (Part 2)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QS2JXG6QWmQ

    This chapter on power amplifiers is one of the many topics covered in QSC Audio’s Understanding Sound Reinforcement, The Learner’s Guide training course. This course is designed to teach the fundamentals of audio, acoustics and sound reinforcement.

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  17. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Studio Tour – Steve Vai’s Harmony Hut
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5D0FfQkDWg

    PG’s Jason Shadrick is on location in Steve Vai’s backyard inside his personal recording studio dubbed the Harmony Hut. In this segment, we get to check out all the gear, speakers, EQ devices, and rackmount gear guitarist Steve Vai used to record

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  18. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Top 10 Powered Speakers Under $1,000
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Oe-unhfIT8

    Presenting the ten Top 10 Powered Speakers Under $1,000.

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  19. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Motley crue concert conversion
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OcQcUQkjaXI

    This is a time lapse video of he Motley Crue set up and teardown at the Alamodome.

    Guns n Roses Not in this lifetime tour Time lapse
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VkWANFtkP9Y

    Guns n Roses concert setup time lapse at the Alamodome

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  20. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Eurovision 2011 HD Time-lapse Original
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58DSaE5L0SA

    The conversion of a soccer stadium into a high tech arena to stage the biggest music event of the world is a logistical masterpiece. MKtimelapse covered this amazimg transformation with 4 camera systems and delivered the resulting movie in time to be shared by 125 million spectators in 42 countries.

    Drake – Would You Like A Tour Load In Timelapse
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifuHwE0YAFA

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  21. Tomi Engdahl says:

    SSL L500 Training Highlights | Audio Recording School
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qqTzZqHn7TQ

    Here are highlights of the 2-day training seminar of the new Live range of consoles by SSL.

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  22. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Stage Left Audio – Physics 3 (Inverse Square Law)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=67h21GdW1p8

    Basic information on the Inverse Square Law and its relationship to decibel levels with outdoor events.

    Understanding the Inverse Square Law can greatly help you with managing decibel levels for outdoor events. It can also help you to determine how well you own sound system can perform.

    Sound Intensity Physics Problems & Inverse Square Law Formula
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6ZQYALZqZNQ

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  23. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Electric Love Festival • Stage Design, Lighting & Sound Production
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2R4jLFUJFA

    With around 50.000 visitors per day, the Electric Love Festival on the grounds of the Salzburgring in Austria is one of the largest EDM festivals in Europe.

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  24. Tomi Engdahl says:

    ArrayProcessing – What is ArrayProcessing?
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xD3uDpYniXU

    The optional ArrayProcessing function within the ArrayCalc simulation software V8 incorporates powerful filter algorithms that calculate and optimize the sonic performance of a d&b line array over an entire listening area. ArrayProcessing ensures that every member of the audience benefits from the same remarkable quality of sound by enhancing the spectral consistency, with a defined level distribution, to achieve a consistent tonal balance for each listener. The optimization intensifies the clarity and tonal balance of the J-Series, SL-Series, T-Series, V-Series or Y-Series line array solutions

    d&b Soundscape on tour with Imogen Heap. A creative experience with object based audio
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdWt8uCwPCI

    Recording artist Imogen Heap talks about her interest in music, technology, and shaping sound. She discusses her creative experience with d&b Soundscape, describing it as “like seeing technicolour for the first time”. Imogen also talks about her ambitious world tour and how she plans to take the production from the studio on the road by partnering up with innovative companies who are doing things a little bit differently.

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  25. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Wall of Bass
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CgK_-_SMufo

    Bass how low can you go ?

    Carreta TREME TREME – truck shakes shakes – the powerful sound of the world
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5LDoxSoMiEI

    Brazil direct to the world. The highest sound pressure from the earth .

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  26. Tomi Engdahl says:

    d&b audiotechnik’s SL Line Arrays at Gillette Stadium
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=buWVq9xPRS4

    FOH engineer Tim Holder, Dave Haskell and the crew from Morris Light & Sound talk about using d&b audiotechnik’s new GSL concert line array system for a Kenny Chesney show at Gillette Stadium. The new system was recently featured in FRONT of HOUSE magazine, http://www.fohonline.com

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  27. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Timelapse setup lighting and sound systems
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vfrCGweo6MQ

    Comment:
    Sloppy setup, The truss structure is definitely unsafe, also it just looks bad. Why on earth is the truss free to tip over?

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  28. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Turn it On Again Tour Stage Setup
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Cah2Z2Kilk

    Genesis – Turn It On Again Tour 2007, filmed at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, New Jersey USA. Filmed up to show day on the 27th September 2007.

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  29. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Studio Tour – Steve Vai’s Harmony Hut
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r5D0FfQkDWg

    PG’s Jason Shadrick is on location in Steve Vai’s backyard inside his personal recording studio dubbed the Harmony Hut. In this segment, we get to check out all the gear, speakers, EQ devices, and rackmount gear guitarist Steve Vai used to record his newest album

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  30. Tomi Engdahl says:

    Ed Sheeran ÷ Divide Tour 2018 • Lighting Design, FoH Audio and PA Setup
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YrhmRnZH0vY

    EventElevator had the chance to meet the crew of Ed Sheeran at the tour stop in Munich’s Olympic Stadium. Learn more about the entertainment technology, the live sound and the unique stage design from Mark Cunniffe.

    ÷ Production Manager and FoH Audio Engineer Chris Marsh explains details about his FoH sound techniques with his DiGiCo SD7 and outboard.

    ÷ System Engineer Charlie Albin explains the composition of the Meyer Sound PA

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  31. Tomi Engdahl says:

    This speaker system saves festivals from noise complaints | The Fix
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CHz-yDtpP6A

    A Canadian-made speaker system is saving outdoor music festivals from noise complaints. In the latest edition of The Fix, CBC News looks at how PK Sound is keeping the peace between music festivals and their neighbours.

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  32. Tomi Engdahl says:

    SOUND SYSTEM IN JAMAICA
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r823cA85q_c

    Made in Jamaica Ep7: Tony The Jamaican Sound System Builder
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QlmMPbu-9SI

    Watch Tony Myers, co founder of the Jamaica Sound System Federation, join the Made The Jamaica crew talk about his history with sound system culture in Jamaica.

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  33. Tomi Engdahl says:

    EEVblog #840 – Yamaha M3000 Mixing Console Teardown
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tKCjlU7-Vy0

    Dave tears down a monster of a mixing console!
    A Professional 40 channel Yamaha M3000 mixer designed for sound reinforcement and concerts.

    http://www.eevblog.com/forum/blog/eevblog-840-yamaha-m3000-mixing-console-teardown/

    http://www.yamaha.com/catalogs/PDFs/brochures/pac/com_Audio/M3000A.pdf

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