When I was a sabbatical officer at the University of Bradford I did many strange and wonderful things with my time, but a standard thing was running live music events. This saw me learning (and subsequently teaching a group of students) to run a mixing desk for live band nights where each night had two supports and then the lead act. The drum kit belonged to the venue so only the breakables came with the band which made setting up far quicker every event. Sound checking was done for the main act before opening, while the support act had a live soundcheck just before their set.
“Party on the Amp is our huge end of year event featuring huge live acts, DJs, a fairground food stalls and more.
Party on the Amp is a huge free day festival on the amphitheatre featuring the best in student performers, acoustic acts, local bands and big headliners, but make sure you grab your wristband to get you access to our fairground and to our huge after party with three rooms of music, DJs and three great acts performing on our main stage.”
[TDTDJ from a gig at Bradford SU in November of 2011]
For Party On The Amp 2012 I wanted to do something really impressive (more so than in past years) so I put the stage on the roof and arranged for more commercial acts to perform. Below is the full set (including first track soundcheck) for the band That Drummer That DJ. The feed is taken from the master channel of the desk via an Edirol 203.