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Learn To Sound Engineer & Mix Live Bands.
In two days you can be ready to start live sound engineering!

2 day sound engineer course

2 Day, Live Sound Course - All the skills needed to start engineering after 2 days

4 day live sound engineer course

4 Day, Pro-Live Sound Course - All the above plus advanced outboard skills and digital mixing

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Live Sound One 2 One Training - Bespoke One to One or Group training specific to your needs

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Live Sound Digital Training - Teaches setting up and using Digital Mixers

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We provide 1, 2 & 4 day live sound engineering courses using both analogue and digital desks to give you the skills to start sound engineering straight away. Don't put off learning to do something you dreamed of. Thousands of students are now engineering live bands thanks to our training!

Hello Howard
Just a quick note to thank you so much for all your help recently, and to say how thrilled we were at the band rehearsal following the one day course of instruction with the Mackie 1642 VLZ Mixing Desk. The Musical Director said that it’s the best sound we’ve ever had, and he’s not easily pleased! Thank you again.
All the best

The 2 day live sound training was excellent. There is very little training available that covers live sound. Simply put, this course fills that gap brilliantly. Its a great balance of theoretical input and lots of hands on practical training, to suit all levels of experience. Howard's expertise coupled with his friendly and engaging teaching style simplified even the most complex bits of sound engineering.  The "light bulb" came on so many times for me !! This was entirely down to Howard's way of teaching and structure of the course. From a self-taught background of nearly 2 years of doing the sound for a local 5 piece band, I learnt so much in 2 days that has given me the confidence to put this into practice now with a gigging band, transform the sound and improve performance. I will get so much more out of my equipment too.
I highly recommend this training to anyone looking to learn or improve their knowledge of live sound engineering".
Andy JG"

"I found the 4 day course incredibly informative and useful in a practical way. Looking at live engineering on both analogue and digital desks was so useful and, as was said, it's easier to see the signal routing in the analogue domain, and then apply the same methodology digitally.
The course was clearly and logically structured, and went into enough depth with the relevant physics when necessary, without getting bogged down in science! 
I've been around live music, bands and recording for over 40 years (can it really be that long - sigh!) and have picked up an awful lot of knowledge on the way, but this course really put everything I knew, plus an awful lot I didn't, into context for me...and I've come away with a new-found confidence, and a template, or workflow, for live sound engineering as well as recording, which I'm also interested in.
I would recommend this course to anybody, whether they want to pursue a career in live sound, or just want to mix the sound for a mate's band, and can honestly say that was the best £3 2s 6d I've ever spent!! "
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Becoming A Sound Engineer Need Not Take Years:
If you are a complete beginner and yet want to want to learn to mix a full band, understand EQ, patching effects and know how to set up and mix monitors then our: 2 Day Live Sound Engineering Course is the one. This two day course will teach you enough skills to start earning money as a live sound engineer straight away. If you want to also learn some advanced skills such as using gates, compressors, graphics and use a digital desk plus practice with real musicians then our: 4 Day Pro-Live Sound Course will give you all this and more.

Located In Gloucestershire:
We have been teaching live sound engineering for over 20 years. With students attending from all walks of life and from all over world we are very proud to have taught so many people to sound engineer. So many musicians and engineers get frustrated when they know the sound could be better. With Base Sound you will get to understand how it all works and learn the science of creating a great live sound.

Who Attends Our Training Courses:
Quite simply anyone with an interest in music and sound. We have students who have already engineered that wish to learn more. We have complete beginners looking to start a new career in sound engineering. For others it's to get a better sound for their band and for some it's just a part time hobby they want to expand on. No Previous Experience Is Necessary as we will guide you through each step of the way and guarantee you will learn to sound engineer through hands on experience and tutorials so by the end of the course you are ready to start mixing your first gig.

What Is A Live Sound Engineer:
A live sound engineer is someone who controls the mixing of the sound at a live event whether it be the smallest of pub gigs right through to a stadium size concert. Pretty much all forms of live entertainment require a sound engineer whether it's a rock concert, a pub gig, live theatre show, live cabaret, classical concert etc. Basically anywhere where there is an audience enjoying a live performance will require a sound engineer. By enrolling on our sound engineering course you will gain the skills to engineer all of the above.
The training takes place at:
Unit 1, Lightpill Trading Estate, Stroud, Gloucestershire, GL5 3JW.

Booking your place:
As we limit the class sizes to no more than 6 people we advise all students to book well in advance to guarantee your place. For details on how to book your place please go to our Enrol Page. Here you will find details of how to pay online or by post.

Contact Us
Should you like any more information then you can contact us or call Howard on 01453 882256 or 07816 885066.

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What Our Students Say

Hi Howard
Just to say thank you so much for your amazing eye opening training yesterday, I was buzzing after I left and still am now. You managed to cram so much into one day even with the X18 which is no where near the beast that is the QU24, I want one lol." Thanks again,

Dear Howard.
Thank you for a great 2 day course. I approached it with a limited, self taught management of PA and came away with a much clearer understanding of best practice and what I might expect from a sound system.
You covered a lot of info in a short time and even though as students we were at different levels, I believe all of us progressed a lot from where we were at originally. It’s always a work in progress, so thank you again for imparting your knowledge in a very clear and understandable way.
Kind Regards
David Loughridge

Hi Howard, I just wanted to email you and say what a fantastic week I had on the course. You have really opened up my mind to live sound and I have soo many ideas that I now want to incorporate into my working life. I can't wait to fully start my career within the industry.
Thank you!
Chris Cholerton