Basics of Live Sound is both an introduction to live audio engineering and an orientation to Vera Project’s methods and equipment. Topics covered include an introduction to microphones and mic placement, signal paths, stands, cables, DI’s, snake, sub-snakes and etiquette for working with bands. This class is designed for both the novices and experts of all ages and will give an overview of signal flow and setting up small PAs, in addition to the basic requirements for being part of the Vera sound team at shows. Discover why the accommodating, open minded “Vera Attitude” of show production is appreciated worldwide.
This class is a prerequisite for advanced audio classes at Vera and Sound Runner shifts at Vera Project show. Each Live Sound class unlocks new audio engineering volunteer shifts at Vera and eventually paid opportunities in and outside of the venue. Become a volunteer at Vera to access other audio-related educational programs such as tours, field trips, and internships.
COVID-19 Safety Information
All attendees (with the exception of youth 5 and under) are required to present proof of COVID vaccination by bringing your original vaccination document or a photo/digital copy + ID to the workshop. For the duration of the workshop, attendees will be asked to wear masks, maintain social distancing where possible and sanitize hands between use of materials or equipment. Please do not come to Vera if you test positive for COVID-19, are experiencing any COVID-19 symptoms or if you had a recent exposure to someone with COVID-19.
Getting to VERA
The Vera Project is located at 161 Republican Street, at the corner of Warren and Republican. Our classroom entrance is north of the Climate Pledge Arena, across the breezeway from KEXP. Public transportation options include: the Monorail (via Westlake Center Light Rail) and the following bus routes: RapidRide D Line, #1, #2 #8, #13. Paid street parking is available west and north of Seattle Center's campus.
In addition to the staircase, a lift and outdoor ramp are available for moving between the first and second floor. Restrooms are on the first floor and are gender neutral. Please contact Lev Betron at firstname.lastname@example.org with any accessibility requests.
Classes at Vera
For more information about Vera's class offerings, requirements, scholarships, and more, visit theveraproject.org/classes