It has been mentioned a few times that there should be a live thread so here it is. There are pleanty of live engineers on here (myself included) so this can be the place for all those important live sound questions. I have been doing live sound for over 10 years and have done literally thousands of gigs from every style of music. Metal, rock, blues, jazz, reggae,52 piece brass big bands, ukelele orchestras, Aboriginal bush bands, all sorts or cultural world music from Japan, Africa and others from the smallest systems to full stadium gigs running over 40 channels on desks both analogue and digital. I hope all other live sound engineers will check back often and help answer any questions that are posted. So, get asking those questions guys! Cheers.