From August 5th to August 10th, Delhi will be the epicenter of live sound education, as Yaraks Pvt. Ltd. hosts an intensive and enlightening event aimed at sound enthusiasts and professionals. This six-day event, running daily from 10:00 AM to 6:00 PM, promises a deep dive into the world of live sound, covering a broad spectrum of topics critical to the industry. Each day is meticulously designed to offer practical knowledge and hands-on experience, making it an unmissable opportunity for anyone looking to enhance their skills in live sound management.

Day 1: Basics of PA System and Live Sounding

The event kicks off with a comprehensive overview of PA systems and the fundamentals of live sound. Participants will learn about the components of a PA system, including microphones, mixers, amplifiers, and speakers. Understanding the signal flow from source to output is crucial for setting up any live sound system.

Moreover, this session will cover the different types of PA systems—portable, installed, and line arrays—and their respective applications. Attendees will get hands-on experience with setting up a basic PA system, learning how to connect and configure each component to achieve optimal sound quality.

Day 2: EQ Techniques

Equalization (EQ) is a fundamental aspect of sound engineering, and Day 2 focuses on mastering EQ techniques. Participants will explore the principles of EQ, understanding how to manipulate frequency bands to enhance audio clarity and balance.

This session will cover the different types of EQ—parametric, graphic, and shelving—and their specific uses. Practical demonstrations will show how to apply EQ to various instruments and vocals, helping attendees learn how to carve out sonic space in a mix and eliminate problematic frequencies that cause muddiness or harshness.

Day 3: Dynamics – Compressor, Limiter, Noise Gate, AGC, AFS

On the third day, the focus shifts to dynamics processing, a crucial element in maintaining audio consistency and quality. Participants will delve into the workings of compressors and limiters, learning how to control the dynamic range of audio signals.

Noise gates and automatic gain control (AGC) systems will also be discussed, with practical examples of their applications in live sound environments. Additionally, advanced feedback suppression (AFS) techniques will be explored to help manage and eliminate feedback in live settings. This session is designed to equip attendees with the skills to maintain clean and controlled audio output.

Day 4: Analog and Digital Audio Mixer Layout and Tuning

Mixers are at the heart of live sound systems, and Day 4 is dedicated to understanding both analog and digital audio mixers. Participants will compare the two types, learning the unique features and advantages of each.

The session will cover mixer layout, signal routing, and the use of auxiliary sends for monitoring and effects. Attendees will get hands-on experience with tuning and optimizing mixer settings to achieve a balanced and dynamic mix. This practical approach ensures that participants can confidently operate any mixer they encounter in a live sound scenario.

Day 5: Network Audio and Live Streaming

As live streaming becomes increasingly important, Day 5 addresses the integration of network audio and live streaming technologies. Participants will learn about digital audio networks like Dante and AVB, understanding how they enable efficient and flexible audio routing over IP networks.

The session will also cover the technical aspects of live streaming, including the selection of streaming platforms, encoding settings, and best practices for ensuring high-quality audio transmission. This day is crucial for sound professionals looking to expand their skill set to include modern digital and online audio technologies.

Day 6: Speaker Management and Monitor Placement

The final day focuses on speaker management and monitor placement, essential for delivering clear and consistent sound to both the audience and performers. Participants will learn about the different types of speakers—main, subwoofer, and monitor—and their specific roles in a sound system.

This session will cover the principles of speaker placement, aiming to achieve even coverage and minimize issues like feedback and phase cancellation. Attendees will also explore monitor placement and tuning, ensuring that performers receive a clear and balanced mix on stage. Practical demonstrations will provide a hands-on understanding of how to set up and manage speakers in various live sound environments.