David Santy Google Plus Hangouts On Air Studio Mode Setup Guide

Google+ Hangouts on Air: Audio Setup Guide for Studio Mode

Get your audio dialed in for Studio Mode Hangouts On Air!

Introduction

Back in the autumn of 2012 I’d already spent dozens of hours remotely troubleshooting audio setups for artists all over the globe. I came to realize that many, many artists had the same or similar hurdles with their setup, which inspired me to write this guide.

This guide is the culmination of two years worth of performing, engineering, and producing music Hangouts On Air.

Some can spend hours trying to set up their gear with lackluster results. The good news is, it doesn’t have to be particularly expensive or complicated to arrive at a pleasant sounding setup.

Why You Need This Guide

If you’re reading this guide you’re probably already sold on how Hangouts will afford you a new way to connect with your audience.

That being said, what is more important to a musician than the sound quality of their broadcast? Without high quality audio, you can’t convey the full depth and power of your performance.

You may have already discovered that you can’t just “plug it all in” and have it work like a dream. Oftentimes what you’re hearing through your headphones isn’t what is coming through to the broadcast audience. Even more important than the equipment you use is taking the time to set everything up properly.

With this guide I hope to cover most everything you’ll need to work out your own setup for Hangouts On Air. The goal here is to give you a better idea of the capabilities, limitations and requirements of using Studio Mode for Hangouts On Air. Also, to provide some resources for further research.
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David Santy Live at The Village Recorder

David Santy – Live at The Village

Live from the Moroccan Ballroom at world famous Village Studios
Los Angeles, CA – Sept 29th, 2013

It was an immense honor to perform and be a part of the team to put on the 2013 Artists In The Plus Online Music Festival. And what an incredible venue! Steely Dan, The Rolling Stones, Phil Collins, Stone Temple Pilots, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and scores of other legendary artists have recorded there.

These are the highlights from my performances over the course of the weekend.

Songs:
00:51 – Right Here
04:40 – End of the World
12:12 – Done
16:25 – Failure to Thrive
20:12 – End of the World (Reprise) [from Studio A]

AITP Music Festival 2013

Artists In The Plus Online Music Festival 2013

The world’s biggest online music festival has gotten even bigger! The 2013 Artists In The Plus Online Music Festival is LIVE on Youtube from Friday September 27th-29th.

Live from The Village

Village StudiosThis year we’re proud to be hosting the whole shebang, including 30 live musical acts from the famous Village Studios in Los Angeles, CA! Legendary groups Pink Floyd, Crosby, Stills & Nash, Fleetwood Mac, Steely Dan, and many more have recorded at The Village, along with contemporary acts like Sara Bareilles, The Shins and Grace Potter.

If you’re in the LA area and wish to attend, hit up the Contact button for more info. We’ve got space for 150 and it’s going to fill up fast.

From USA to Norway

We’re also bringing you several acts from Scratch Track Studios in Charlotte, NC, and from Biblioteket Bar in Bergen, Norway.

Two Stages

Virtual stages, that is. This year’s festival is so big it’s taking TWO Youtube channels to bring all the music to you.

As with last year’s festival, we’ll also be joined by dozens of artists the world over via Google+ Hangouts On Air. Be sure to subscribe to these two channels so you don’t miss a thing!

Artists In The Plus Main Channel
Artists In The Plus 2nd Stage

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