Professional Sound - Indepth

The Soundperson's Survival Kit Checklist

  • 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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