What is front of house mixing?

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What is front of house mixing?

Front of house mixing The front of house (FOH) engineer focuses on mixing audio for the audience, and most often operates from the middle of the audience or at the last few rows of the audience. The output signals from the FOH console connects to a Sound reinforcement system.

Where is FOH placed?

There is a perfect place to put the sound console in any facility. Ideally, it should be in the middle of the facility with good sight lines to the main speaker system, and as the sound engineer, you should feel like the high-frequency drivers on the speakers are pointed directly at your head.

Where should I put a mixing desk?

For those of you in rectangular shaped rooms, your goal is to situate yourself and your desk in the room so that you are pointing down the long direction. Whichever walls are the longest are those that should be on your lefthand and righthand sides, because you too will be maintaining symmetry in the room.

How do I get depth in my mix?

The simplest and most effective way to create depth in a mix is with volume. In short, louder sounds appear closer, quieter sounds create a sense of distance. As an approximate guide: to double the distance of a sound, decrease its volume by 6dB.

What does FOH do music?

FOH stands for Front of House and the FOH Engineer, (sometimes referred to as Band engineer or soundman/soundwoman) is responsible for mixing the sound for the audience at a concert.

What does an FOH engineer do?

The FOH (front of house) engineer, who works at a mixing board located in the audience, controls the sound heard by the audience through the venue’s main speakers.

Where should speakers be placed?

Move your speakers at least 2-3 feet away from the nearest wall. This will minimize sound reflections, which can negatively impact playback clarity. Adjust speaker angle (toe-in). Angle your speakers inward so they’re pointed towards the listener – more specifically, at a point directly behind the listener’s head.

What does a front of house do music?

A Front of House staff member ensures quality customer service for the audience before, during and after a performance. They will work on a rota basis and are sometimes placed on the bar, box office or on the door.

What is stage mix?

A stage mix is a fanvid where a musician or band’s stage performances of the same song are pieced together to smoothly transform the subject through their different performances.

What does a front of house person do?

What does front of house mean? ‘Front of house’ refers to any space within a restaurant where guests sit, eat, drink and interact with restaurant staff. In most cases, the front house will contain the dining area with a floor plan, a bar complete with a bartender, and a workstation for waiters and bussers.

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