How to Set Up PA Systems : How to Set Gain Level for PA System

This is a good basic video on one of the basic areas that gets missed in a lot of sound systems that are set-up or run by volunteers: setting the gain level in the sound system. If this step is missed, then the sound system will not produce as clean a sound as it's capable of, either because we're clipping the system somewhere, or because we're amplifying the noise floor.

Kip Bradford has been doing sound systems for a number of years, and his simplified explanation is easy to follow. You might want to bookmark this article and let the new members of your team review it. It'll be on's homepage for a week, and in the archives for approximately forever.

How to Set the Gain Level for a PA System

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