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The Soundperson’s Survival Kit Checklist by Karen Kane

– Several of every kind of adapter imaginable
– A set of Allen keys (useful for guitar repairs and various other things)
– Tape – electrical, duct, masking
– Markers for the console
– Soldering tools
– 9-volt batteries
– Meter for testing cables, batteries, AC lines
– Screwdriver set, wire cutters, exacto knife
– Flashlight
– Ear plugs
– If possible, spare cables and speaker wire
– Headphones to do line checks during set changes

Karen Kane has been engineering and producing music since 1974. Her credits, profile and other published articles can be seen at her Web site,

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Andrew King is the Editor-in-Chief at Professional Sound. He is also a co-host of Canadian Musician Radio and NWC Webinars’ series of free music and entertainment industry webinars.
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