This is the part of the audio industry that I do the most work in.
Please note, I have a full website dedicated specifically to my work in the live sound industry. You can check it out here at: markslivesound.com.
How did I get my start in becoming an audio engineer, and getting into the live sound industry?
Well, I have been doing live sound work since the late 2000s. I started in junior high school by helping run the sound for the school assemblies and school band concerts.
When I moved on to high school I took on being the schools lighting tech/lighting designer. The student who was currently doing the tech work was graduating and they needed someone else to take over. With a little basic training from the current tech student I was able to take over for him.
As I went through high school I learned and taught myself more and more about lighting and the live sound portion of technical theatre. I had to teach myself because even though the school had a musical theatre department, they didn't have any technical theatre courses. Which meant I was all on my own – being the only student at the time interested in technical theatre, in my relatively small high school.
In my four years of high school (grades 9-12) I did the live sound and lighting for school pep rallies, band concerts and the yearly musical theatre productions. Upon graduating high school, I returned the year after to the school to help them do the live sound for that years musical theatre production.
After taking a year off from school, I went to the Centre for Arts and Technology in Kelowna, Canada. That is where I studied Audio Engineering and Production.
Upon graduation from the audio engineering and production program I have done tons of live sound gigs.
Since live sound is the main part of the audio industry that I am a part of. I have made my own website dedicated to my live sound services I provide. To find out more about my live sound services please check out my live sound website at: markslivesound.com.
MARK'S LIVE SOUND DEMO REEL