A/V Training for Student Assistants
There is a great series of articles on Shure's web site... in particular -
Written for the beginner, this guide will help you choose and set up equipment for a variety of typical applications.
Recommended microphone type and placement for a large variety of vocal and instrument situations.
Also, for a greater insight into one of the most complex problems to deal with in live sound...
In this guide, Shure application engineers describe particular microphone techniques and placement: techniques to pick up a natural tonal balance, techniques to help reject unwanted sounds, and even techniques to create special effects.
You can also find other articles here -
Artists House Music has some great short video interviews with industry professionals on a wide variety of topics of interest to people intending to take this recording thing past MUN's School of Music.
This is a great hearing test...