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Sound Check. SoundCheck. How to Sound Check a band. Patch in all the channels. Start from the drums channels 1-8 then Percussion Bass Guitars Keys Horns Vocals and instruments as you see them from the FOH. Assign groups accordingly Turn on phantom power for appropriate channels

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How to sound check a band
How to Sound Check a band

  • Patch in all the channels. Start from the drums channels 1-8 then Percussion Bass Guitars Keys Horns Vocals and instruments as you see them from the FOH.

  • Assign groups accordingly

  • Turn on phantom power for appropriate channels

  • Important!!! Have all musicians play at the volume they will be at during the show


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How to Sound Check a band

  • Get the drummer to play the Kick drum. PFL and EQ the kick channel and then move on to the snare

  • Have the drummer hit each tom one at a time in sequence as to get an even balance between each one.

  • ( Insert Gates and adjust )

    You may want to add some reverb to the toms at this time

  • Follow this by the Hi Hat and overheads

  • Have the drummer play “time” mix drums and add effects ( Reverb to the snare ) and insert gates if necessary

  • If there is percussion check PFL and EQ ( Add reverb )


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How to Sound Check a band

  • Have the bassist play. PFL and set gain, set EQ insert a compressor if you have one and adjust.

  • Time Permitting, have drummer and Bass player play together to get a nice blend of rhythm section focusing on the Kick and Bass.

  • If there is percussion check PFL and EQ



How to soundcheck a band
How to SoundCheck a band

  • Guitars same as above PFL an EQ

  • Keys PFL and EQ ( If keyboard player doesn’t have his own amp add it to his monitor mix immediately so he can hear himself ) ( May need Compression )

  • Horns ( Compression and Effects )

  • All the vocals in order as you see them written on the console ( Compression not too much )

  • If you are mixing monitors from FOH turn off all the instrument channels except for the vocals so that you can still communicate back and fourth then start setting the monitors.


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How to SoundCheck a band

  • Send each singers vocal in their monitors first then work on each mix one at a time.

  • Ask each musician what he or she would like to hear in his or her monitor. ( Watch for thumbs up )

  • Put only what they ask to hear in their monitors (Within Reason)


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How to SoundCheck a band

  • Usually things that are farthest away from them on the stage. (Instruments they can’t hear well acoustically)

  • Usually you will put all the vocals in each singers mix but keeping their vocal on top of the others in their monitor



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How to SoundCheck a band

  • Once they are happy with the monitor mixes turn on the main mix.

  • Get the band to play a song and before bringing up the mains ( Left and Right Master ), put the vocals in the mix first and see how the it sounds in the room with vocals only.

  • Slowly start bringing in the instruments one at a time as needed. Starting with the Kick and Bass

  • Get a decent mix by reinforcing the stage sound

  • Walk around the room and listen


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How to SoundCheck a band

  • Realize that sometimes you can't make it sound great in all areas of the room because of coverage standing waves reflective surfaces etc.


  • A standing wave, also known as a stationary wave, is a wave that remains in a constant position. This phenomenon can occur because the medium is moving in the opposite direction to the wave, or it can arise in a stationary medium as a result of interference between two waves travelling in opposite directions.

  • Standing waves are produced whenever two waves of identical frequency interfere with one another while traveling opposite directions along the same medium.



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