It is established here in Brazil (God knows why), that a good technician or audio engineer is the one who does everything. There´s a veiled expectation that the band´s engineer will unload the truck, set up equipment on stage, line up the PA and monitor systems, play a quick jam as Roadie, will make line check (sometimes PA and monitors from the same console), mix during the show and, if any equipment is broken, become a super-electronic technician and fix it.
Posts in category SoundGirls of Brazil
Each month, a different SoundGirl from Brazil will be sharing her experiences with us. This group began in 2012 in São Paulo, as a result of female engineers in Brazil meeting each week to study sound, talk about experiences, and share information. Over time, they began to develop workshops and created a support network on the Facebook group “Mulheres do Áudio”, where more than 260 Brazilian SoundGirls from all areas (cinema, broadcast, theater, studio, live sound and students) share jobs, help each other overcome technical problems, and exchange knowledge and information.
In our past blog, Live Recording of a DVD of Setanejo, my colleague Karen Avila went through the crazy process of Brazilian DVDs. Although she was specifically referring to the ‘sertanejo’ style, most Brazilian artists record a DVD before going on tour. We only get one day of live recording. Also, some new singles are recorded live on that day, to promote the ‘DVD tour.
What is important as a SoundGirl here is to keep in mind that we live this whole mix every day and that even if you want to direct and specialize in one style only, you’ll always have the opportunity to mix unusual instruments in the same job. This is what make the daily life of our profession here fun and intriguing.