Why do we structure checks the way we do?
- We ultimately want to release the platform team to do what they are called to, without them concerning themselves with the details of our responsibilities.
- Every service is made up of different moments all linked together to create a unified experience. Soundchecks are structured to ensure each engineer has had the opportunity and time to test everything they need to successfully navigate a complete service.
- In order to convey the message from the platform clearly in both spirit and content without the distraction of technical or operational shortcomings.
0:00 – CREATIVE TECHNOLOGY CREW READY TO GO
- Power up the system & perform appropriate tests.
- Test all lines of communication (comms / talk-back / MD mics etc).
- Complete MC / preacher mic checks – know your headroom you have on a
mic, and always check worst-case scenario (preacher speaking from the
- Check mic placements on instruments – (performed by FOH with input
from other engineers where needed).
0:15 – MUSICIAN SOUNDCHECK
- Learn how the soundcheck flows.
- Band check (band play a familiar song giving FOH / monitors / broadcast
time to establish mixes).
- Band in-ears adjustments – monitors (vocals load onto stage at this time).
0:45 – VOCAL CHECK
- Vocal check and first song, followed then by initial mix adjustments.
- Vocal check -FOH/ monitors / broadcast
- Band / vocal check (band and vocals play/sing a familiar song and mixes
are established further) – FOH / monitors / broadcast
- Vocals in-ears check – monitors.
0:55 -WHOLE CREATIVE TEAM BRIEFING
1:05 – LINK CHECK
1:20 – REHEARSAL / HANDOVER TO MUSIC DIRECTOR
1:53 – BAND / VOCALS PLAY FIRST PART OF FIRST SONG
1:55 – POST REHEARSAL
- Band / vocals clear stage
- Preacher look check
- Check videos
- Tidy stage
- Battery change for wireless components
- Fitting of headset mic if needed
2:05 – DOORS OPEN