In this section we will be exploring the main aspects involved in the management of a live event in terms of sound engineering, and looking at the material and equipment used. Before we start to speak about the technical side of things however, it's a good idea to touch upon the organizational aspect of live events.
Organizing a concert is by no means an easy task, in fact it can be pretty complicated business, and it is therefore important to hand the management of the workers involved and of the tasks to a competent person with undoubted management skills. This person is called the stage manager, and is crucial for the organization of large events. His role is to supervise operations onstage, knowing the pace and sequence of the work to be done; he is everyone's reference point. Clearly not all concerts are so big as to require a stage manager. There are situations in which one person is enough to do everything.